Adrienne Bailon
American actress, musician and dancer
Adrienne Bailon
Adrienne Eliza Bailon is an American actress, singer-songwriter,dancer, and television personality. She was a member of former girl groups 3LW and The Cheetah Girls, and is also known for her roles in the Disney Channel Original Movie of the same name and its sequels which brought the group to prominence. She has since gone on to be a solo artist signed to Island Def Jam. She also hosts afternoon programming and other events for MTV.
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Adrienne Bailon Marries Singer Israel Houghton
ABC News - 3 months
The two wed in Paris.
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Top 5 Worst Celeb Tattoos Of Their Exes
Huffington Post - 5 months
There have been many clues that pointed to Rihanna and Drake finally becoming an official couple. But nothing says it's the real deal like a tattoo. Rumor has it that Rihanna's latest tattoo of a shark is dedicated to Drake as their first date was at an aquarium where the Canadian rapper won Riri a stuffed shark. Love or hate Rihanna/s new tattoo? Compare anything with Wishbone While the tattoo looks cool, not all were taken with it and thought it was an overall bad idea to get inked for your bae. Who's to say it'll last? A wide list of celebrities have gotten a tattoo for their significant other only to break up. A permanent reminder on your body of your ex has got to be harsh! Here's some of the worst tattoos celebrities got for their love that didn't last. Justin Bieber vs. Amber Rose Worse: Justin Bieber's tattoo of Selena vs. Amber's tattoo of Wiz? Compare anything with Wishbone Justin Bieber and current girlfriends must go through an awkward ...
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Adrienne Bailon Engaged to Israel Houghton—See Her Massive Diamond Ring! - E! Online
Google News - 6 months
E! Online Adrienne Bailon Engaged to Israel Houghton—See Her Massive Diamond Ring! E! Online The Real star just revealed that she is engaged to her boyfriend, Israel Houghton on Instagram. A source tells E! News that they loved-up duo "couldn't be more in love" and "have known each other for a very long time. It just felt meant to be for Adrienne. Adrienne Bailon Engaged to Israel Houghton - See Her Huge Diamond Ring!People Magazine Adrienne Bailon Engaged to Israel HoughtonABC News Adrienne Bailon Is Engaged -- See Her Gorgeous Ring!Entertainment Tonight Life & Style Weekly -Singersroom News -Daily Mail -Celebuzz all 29 news articles »
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Latino Celebrities Explain Why Voting Is Crucial In ‘Habla Y Vota’ Trailer
Huffington Post - 7 months
Speak up and vote! That’s the message behind a new trailer for HBO Latino’s upcoming special “Habla y Vota.” In the video, released Wednesday, numerous Latino celebrities and influencers explain why it’s imperative that Latinos vote in the upcoming election.  “For the first time in history, there’s a new rule,” explains journalist Jorge Ramos in the video. “No one, absolutely no one, can make it to the White House without the Hispanic vote.” Voto Latino’s President María Teresa Kumar agrees. “This election is all about us,” she explains. And that’s why it’s critical that Latinos take the election seriously, explains comedian George Lopez. “You cannot pretend that this election isn’t important. It’s important to all of us,” he says. “Habla y Vota” is the latest installment of HBO’s “Habla” series. It will premiere during Hispanic Heritage Month and feature numerous celebrities including actress Adrienne Bailon, comedienne Cristela, singer Prince Royce, a ...
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Daytime Emmy Awards Gift Lounge/Hampton Gift Bag
Huffington Post - 9 months
The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences recently held its Official Daytime Emmy Awards Luxury Gifting Lounge at the Westin Bonaventure Hotel in Downtown Los Angeles. Daytime Emmy nominees and presenters were treated to such goods as sunglasses by the ultra hip Toxic Eyewear and Di Valdi. Porsamo Bleu gifted watches for men and women with such unique dials as mother of pearl centers surrounded by 12 diamonds. Guests also got to choose bracelets and rings by Caposanti including 14K gold plated styles with topaz gemstones. The Two Guys Bowties (as seen on TV's Shark Tank) handed out their signature wooden bowties and their latest, wood brimmed fedoras. Best Actor nominee, General Hospital's Tyler Christopher, with his new Toxic Eyewear sunglasses. Designer Jessie Liu was on hand with her fashion designs, including trench coats, blazers and dresses. Inspired by Japanese pop culture and traditional societal mores, Liu uses silk fabrications, vibrant graphics ...
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This Is What Kylie Jenner Looked Like In 2008
Huffington Post - about 1 year
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Adrienne Bailon Is Engaged - AceShowbiz
Google News - about 2 years
AceShowbiz Adrienne Bailon Is Engaged AceShowbiz The 31-year-old singer-songwriter announces the happy news in a sneak-peak clip for the upcoming episode of 'The Real'. Google +. Adrienne Bailon Is Engaged. See larger image · Adrienne Bailon is set to tie the knot with her beau Lenny Santiago after six ... Adrienne Bailon Reveals That She's Engaged To Boyfriend Lenny Santiago ...PerezHilton.com Adrienne Bailon Engaged To Lenny Santiago & Her Announcement Was ...Bustle MAZEL TOV! Adrienne Bailon Is Engaged To Longtime Boyfriend Lenny ...Global Grind Wetpaint all 20 news articles »
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The Grammys - Are You In?
Huffington Post - about 3 years
As I prepare for my interpretation of the Grammys, Oscars, the Golden Globes or Fashion Week, I can't help but quickly recap my wonderful experiences with these star-studded events. There is much to be said about award ceremonies. I don't know if many people are aware of the quiet and not-so-quiet whisper of the politics involved in this arena. Maybe I'm finding myself more aware of said politics because I've gone further into the chaos due to my role in the beauty industry. For me, it's no longer as simple as just performing manicures on some of the artists involved in the music industry. In the past, the shear excitement of servicing stars such as Beyoncé, Ciara and Kelly Roland were highlights in my career path. It was like a badge of honor to meet each and every one of them. But now the Grammys have become a weekend of events that lead up to the big day. This season I had the honor of working with fellow artist, celebrity makeup artist, entrepreneur and socialite AJ Crimso ...
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Super Bowl 2014: All the Details on the Stars, and Biggest Parties
US Magazine - about 3 years
Football, parties, and wings! The 2014 Super Bowl XLVIII is days away, with fans dusting off their favorite team jerseys in anticipation for the big game. The Denver Broncos and Seattle Seahawks are set to go head-to-head for the championship at MetLife Stadium in NYC suburb East Rutherford, N.J. -- but first, there's some fun to be had, with plenty of boldfaced football lovers joining in. Here, Us Weekly rounds up just a few of the Super Bowl's hottest parties, and the stars expected to attend. PHOTOS: Celebrities dating athletes Thursday, Jan. 30 Fox Sports 1 Super Bowl Bash Almost game time! Michael Strahan, Erin Andrews, Hugh Jackman, Jason Biggs, Rebecca Minkoff, Gavin Degraw, Randy Mass, Brian Urlacher, Regis Philbin, CC Sabathia, and Kasey Kahne are set to attend Fox's big shindig before the big weekend. Kings of Leon is also on the guest list. Super Bowl Blitz Bowl Nick Cannon and Stacy Keibler are expected to attend. Bootsy Bellows New York Takeover insi ...
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Modern Mujer: Milly Almodovar of <i>Cosmopolitan For Latinas</i> Dishes Essential Beauty and Career Advice
Huffington Post - about 3 years
Little girls across the country watch their moms apply tinted creams, shimmered powders and glossy lips leading them to experiment with liners and rouges. I personally relate the scent of perfumes and blush to my morning ritual as a kid when mami would primp for work before scooting me off for school. Scents and shades leave a mark that are undeniably the most impressionable quality in a woman and overlooked aspect by others. Beauty products are a big deal for the average woman and depended upon as a daily necessity, not to mention budgeted in between our morning cafesito and monthly magazine subscription. Considering herself a third generation beauty enthusiast, Milly Almodovar was destined to perfect the art courtesy of cosmetics. I had the ultimate pleasure of interviewing this inspiring Latina and picked apart her journey as the beauty editor of Cosmopolitan for Latinas and how she balances her role as mom. Whether having a lunch date with long- time friend, singer Adrienne Bai ...
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Celebs Show Us How To Wear Pink Lipstick In Winter (PHOTOS)
Huffington Post - over 3 years
We thought we'd never see the day when our tubes of red lipstick would start to collect dust on the bathroom sink. Instead of wearing MAC Ruby Woo or Stila Fiery every day this winter, a few celebs have inspired us to switch things up with punchy shades of pink. (Aveda Winterberry Lip Glaze is among our current faves.) This week, Taylor Swift matched the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show pink carpet perfectly with her matte pink lips, and Anika Noni Rose sported a fuchsia lip shade that complemented her brightly-colored graphic print dress. See these celebrity pink lipstick looks below (plus more standout hair and makeup) and tell us what you think. Will you think pink this winter? BEST: Taylor Swift Swift stole the spotlight from the VS Angels with her bangin' hairdo. The lash-grazing fringe, smokey eye makeup and pink lips are a fresh change from her usual sophisticated updo and red lips. BEST: Anika Noni Rose Well, hello gorgeous! Rose's vibrant lip color makes her comple ...
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"I’m in Love with a Church Girl": Israel Houghton’s Involvement in the Movie and Ja Rule’s Salvation
CBN - over 3 years
You ever meet someone and it feels like you've known that person for years? The comradery is just there and your lives align in a divinely-inspired way? That's essentially what happened when Grammy Award-winning worship artist Israel Houghton and filmmaker Galley Molina first met. "Our first conversation was about legacy… about what are we building for our children's children. And that spoke to me. That said, that's somebody thinking eternally," says Houghton. The result of that meeting, besides a budding friendship, was a new industry partnership. The first fruits include their new movie, I'm in Love with a Church Girl, which opens in theaters this Friday (Oct. 18th). I'm in Love with a Church Girl is inspired by Galley's real-life story about his drug-trafficking past and the events that led him to give God a chance. The film stars rapper and new believer Ja Rule, actors Stephen Baldwin and Michael Madsen, and Christian music artists TobyMac and T-Bone. Molina can claim o ...
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Celebrities Spotted Out and About—Week of October 11
Ok Magazine - over 3 years
Global superstar Shakira performs at special event for T-Mobile at New York’s Bryant Park. Jesse Metcalfe and fiancee Cara Santana stopped by the The Discover Great Music Lounge party in Austin, TX on Saturday night. Diane Kruger and her long time love Joshua Jackson took a break from filming a pilot for their new TV show The Affair at Italian eatery Sotto Sopra in Amagansett. Michael Strahan was spotted dining at Bobby Van’s Park Avenue for a casual lunch and dined at Bobby Van’s West 50th Street for dinner at a private event. Actress, Jamie Chung and boyfriend, Bryan Greenberg celebrated their seven year anniversary of Benjamin Steakhouse. Giuliana Rancic spotted wearing a Rustic Cuff this past weekend as she teamed up with Save Lids to Save Lives to raise money and awareness for breast cancer. Nicky Hilton celebrated “The Big 3-0” Saturday night dining with her sister Paris and friends at celebrity hot spot Andrea’s in Encore with Wynn Las Vegas. Mark Ruffalo stopped ...
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'I'm in Love With a Church Girl' Gives Ja Rule A Feature Film After His Release From Prison
Huffington Post - over 3 years
ATLANTA -- ATLANTA (AP) — Ja Rule, who recently spent nearly two years behind bars for illegal gun possession, landed a role in a new movie because screenwriter Galley Molina empathized with the rapper's missteps. "People used to ask, 'Well, you know he's a felon?' And I would say, 'Well, so am I,'" recalled Molina, a 44-year-old pastor who was locked up for five years for drug trafficking. "I know his heart. I know what type of dude he is and he was probably one of the most professional guys on the set." "I'm in Love With a Church Girl" will debut Oct. 18 in more than 280 theaters in the U.S. Ja Rule stars as a high-level drug dealer who struggles to leave his illegal lifestyle behind after getting into a serious relationship with a church-going woman played by Adrienne Bailon of Cheetah Girls and 3LW fame. Stephen Baldwin, "Sopranos" actor Vincent Pastore and Michael Madsen also appear in the movie. The film, which was produced by Molina and Grammy-winning Christian singer Israe ...
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Adrienne Bailon Slams Britney Spears
Huffington Post - over 3 years
The show is called "The Real" and co-host Adrienne Bailon is serious about keeping it that way. While discussing troubled former child stars, Bailon brought up Britney Spears, calling her "the pop princess who had the ultimate meltdown" on a recent show. The former "Cheetah Girl" knows a thing or two about being a former child star herself, and she wasn't about to mince words when it came to her opinion of Spears. "Britney Spears needs to call Miley Cyrus' stylist ASAP," Bailon said, as the now infamous image of Spears shaving her head from 2007 appeared onscreen. "I worked with her on 'X-Factor.' Not gonna lie to you guys, I would sit to do my interviews with Demi [Lovato]. I did, like, the behind-the-scenes stuff. She can't hold a conversation." Spears suffered a very public mental breakdown in 2008, and her father Jamie Spears was granted a conservatorship over her personal and financial decisions that remains in place to this day. It's her father's tight control ...
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Ja Rule Kicks Off His Acting Career
Huffington Post - over 3 years
After being released from jail in May, rapper Ja Rule is kicking off his acting career with a new movie. Ja Rule stars in "I'm In Love with a Church Girl," a drama due out in October. HuffPost Entertainment somehow missed the film's first trailer earlier this month, but a Ja Rule movie is too good to pass up. The trailer for "I'm In Love with a Church Girl," shown above, features Ja as a high-flying man about town who has made his fortune on drug-trafficking. As the police look into him, he is encouraged to look for a second chance in the church, where he meets an attractive, church-going young woman. This isn't Ja Rule's first foray into acting, as the 37-year-old rapper has held bit parts in various films over the years. Ja Rule appeared in movies including 2001's "The Fast and the Furious," 2003's "Scary Movie 3," and 2004's "The Cookout." Hitting theaters on Oct. 18, "I'm In Love with a Church Girl" also stars Adrienne Bailon, Stephen Baldwin, and Michael Madsen ...
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Adrienne Bailon
    THIRTIES
  • 2015
    Age 31
    On February 5, 2015, Bailon announced via Instagram and on an episode of The Real, that she was engaged to her boyfriend of six years and music executive at Jay-Z's Roc Nation label, Lenny Santiago. In September 2015, the couple split and they called off their engagement. Since February 2016, Bailon is dating musician Israel Houghton. The couple got engaged on August 12, 2016, in Paris after six months of dating.
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    On January 26, 2015, Bailon announced on The Real the reason behind why she had not released her debut solo album.
    More Details Hide Details She stated that she was "scared to fail" and that she did not like the sound of her own voice because of the fact that executives at Disney praised the fact that she sounded "so young". Bailon expressed that when she got her solo record deal at Def Jam, things didn't go the way she expected. Bailon is a Christian. When asked "Do you relate with I'm in Love with a Church Girl and not get involve with the sins and craziness that Hollywood is all about?", she replied:
  • 2014
    Age 30
    On October 7, 2014, Bailon will be the host of a competition show called Nail'd It! on Oxygen.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 2013
    Age 29
    Bailon currently hosts a daytime talk show called The Real alongside Tamar Braxton, Tamera Mowry, Loni Love and Jeannie Mai which premiered on July 15, 2013.
    More Details Hide Details It had a trial summer run during 2013 on the Fox Television Stations group under consideration for a full launch in fall 2014. The show was approved to return September 15, 2014.
    She appeared in the film I'm in Love with a Church Girl, which was released in October 2013 and became the highest grossing independent film of 2013.
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    Bailon starred in the ABC Family movie, Lovestruck: The Musical, on April 21, 2013.
    More Details Hide Details The movie featured Bailon singing the Madonna classic,"Like A Virgin" with Sara Paxton and Chelsea Kane. Other songs Bailon sang in the film include a song entitled "Everlasting Love", alongside Paxton, Kane, and Drew Seeley.
    Bailon played as Katalina Santiago in the film, The Coalition, which was released on DVD and Blu-ray in February 2013.
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  • 2012
    Age 28
    Also in 2012, Bailon separated from Island Def Jam due to creative differences.
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    On November 1, 2012, Bailon appeared as the co-host of The Pepsi Pre-show Live alongside Jesse Giddings and Jim Cantiello, a podcast that was sponsored by Pepsi, and broadcast through the The X Factor (U.S. TV series) website one hour before every episode in the live rounds of the show.
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    In 2012, Bailon announced that she was taking part in the reality show Empire Girls: Julissa and Adrienne, which would revolve around Bailon and friend Julissa Bermudez.
    More Details Hide Details Bailon said of the show's premise, "The show follows us wanting to take our careers to the next level, coming back to New York City, where we’re originally from to take our careers to that next level." The show premiered on June 3, 2012 and has been a ratings success for Style Network. Bailon later appeared in the music video for Pitbull's "Give Me Everything".
  • 2009
    Age 25
    In 2009, Bailon hosted the programming block New Afternoons on MTV, relocating to New York City for the job.
    More Details Hide Details That same year, she co-hosted MTV News Presents: Top 9 of '09, the year-end MTV New Year's programming live from inside and outside MTV Studios in Times Square.
    The couple officially split in 2009.
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  • 2008
    Age 24
    At the end of 2008, Bailon appeared on MTV New Year's show from Times Square in advance promotion of her upcoming afternoon hosting on the channel.
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  • 2007
    Age 23
    Bailon dated Kim Kardashian's younger brother, Rob Kardashian, from 2007 until 2009; later on, Kardashian revealed that they broke up because he cheated on her.
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    Starting in 2007, Bailon began dating Rob Kardashian, the brother of Kim Kardashian.
    More Details Hide Details While dating Rob, Bailon appeared in a total of eight episodes of the reality series Keeping Up with the Kardashians, appearing as Rob's girlfriend. The show saw Bailon and Kardashian get tattoos with one another, among other aspects of their relationship.
    In early 2007, Bailon stated in Girls Life magazine that 3LW was on hold because of the Cheetah Girls project.
    More Details Hide Details However, rumors were finally put to rest by Bailon in an interview with Jonathon Jackson in 2008 when Bailon confirmed that 3LW officially disbanded after they were removed from the So So Def roster. Bailon and Williams decided to then pursue The Cheetah Girls franchise full-time. In 2008, work on the third film in The Cheetah Girls franchise, titled The Cheetah Girls: One World was in works. According to Disney, the plot would involve the Cheetah Girls going to India to star in a Bollywood production. Like The Cheetah Girls 2, it was filmed on location in a foreign country. In an interview, Bailon stated the movie would film for a three-month period, in India, and that she had been doing research for the film. She also stated that "all of the original cast will be back". However, Raven-Symoné later confirmed that she would not return for this film as she was busy with her fourth studio album and was filming movies such as College Road Trip. The movie premiered to over 6.2 million viewers, and reached 7 million viewers in its final half-hour. This still failed to meet the ratings of the first two and was the series' lowest-rated premiere. In the UK, its premiere night scored 412,000 on Disney Channel UK, making it #1 of the week, and received 182,000 on Disney Channel UK +1, also #1 on that channel for the week, totalling 594,000.
    Their debut album TCG was released on September 25, 2007, and featured the single "Fuego", which charted on Hot Dance Club Play's chart and had its video played in heavy rotation on Disney Channel and MTV Tr3s.
    More Details Hide Details Though they were heavily involved with The Cheetah Girls, Kiely and Adrienne were still members of 3LW, though progress on their fourth album had halted due to their work with The Cheetah Girls. The group's fourth studio album was originally called Phoenix Rising, but was renamed Point of No Return. The lead-off single, "Feelin' You", was added on radio stations July 12, 2006. The album was supposed to be released later that year but was pushed back to a 2007 release because of Adrienne and Kiely's involvement with Disney's Cheetah Girls franchise, and eventually fell off the release schedule. The album delays were caused by image conflicts between both groups. As a result, the album was never released.
  • 2006
    Age 22
    The Cheetah Girls began work on their second studio album in January 2006. "We'll be making a real album, not a soundtrack", Bailon said.
    More Details Hide Details The Cheetah Girls second single from The Cheetah Girls 2 soundtrack, "Strut", considered their most successful single it's their highest peaking single to date, peaking at #53 on the Billboard charts. Bailon sung lead vocals and ad-libs.
    The soundtrack to the movie released on August 15, 2006, and debuted at #5 on the charts and was certified platinum by the end of the year.
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  • 2005
    Age 21
    In 2005, she starred in Coach Carter as Dominique, her first theatrically released film.
    More Details Hide Details Walt Disney Records soon created a real-life girl group, composed of Adrienne, Kiely, and Sabrina. Raven was offered a spot in the group but declined, opting to focus on her solo career and her television series That's So Raven. The trio began working on their first studio album, later revealed to be a Christmas album. The album, titled Cheetah-licious Christmas, was released that year, and they soon left Walt Disney and signed to Hollywood Records in 2006. Bailon then starred in the MTV film All You've Got, along with R&B singer Ciara. The movie was released to DVD on May 2006 and premiered on MTV. The Cheetah Girls later returned to film the sequel The Cheetah Girls 2. Though she was absent from the main group, Raven-Symoné did return to film the sequel. The movie premiered on August 25, 2006, and brought a total of 8.1 million viewers, becoming the highest rated Disney Channel original movie and beating the premiere of the first of the High School Musical films.
  • TEENAGE
  • 2002
    Age 18
    Naughton alleged she had had a number of conflicts and arguments with Bailon, Williams, and their management, which led to a heated argument in August 2002 involving an altercation.
    More Details Hide Details Not long after, Naughton claimed she had been forced out of the group. Williams and Bailon continued as a duo while using the "3LW" name, causing the press to jokingly refer to them as "2LW". According to a cover story for the October 2002 issue of Sister 2 Sister magazine, Kiely & Adrienne said they received death threats and that they had to beef up security. The departure of Naturi greatly affected the group's popularity and album sales. After the second single released from the album, "Neva Get Enuf", underperformed, auditions were held across the country for a new third member. Jessica Benson made the cut and joined 3LW in early 2003. Without Jessica, the group might have had to split due to "bankruptcy". Jessica's first performance was on Live with Regis & Kelly, followed by a performance on Soul Train. In fall 2003, 3LW departed from Epic, signing with Jermaine Dupri's So So Def label. The group then began working on their fourth studio album.
  • 2001
    Age 17
    In 2001, 3LW recorded a song with various artists including Michael Jackson, Usher, Beyoncé, Luther Vandross, Celine Dion and Mariah Carey in response to the 9/11 attacks called "What More Can I Give".
    More Details Hide Details In late 2001, they collaborated with Lil' Romeo and Nick Cannon for "Parents Just Don't Understand" on the Jimmy Neutron, Boy Genius soundtrack. 3LW spent the first half of 2002 in the studio, recording an album tentatively titled Same Game, Different Rules. The album and its intended lead single "Uh Oh" were presented to the label, who felt it did not have enough urban radio appeal. The tracks from Same Game, Different Rules were leaked to the Internet in MP3 format, and Epic considered dropping the girls. A fan support campaign for 3LW named 'Never Let Go of 3LW' after their song "Never Let Go" spread to the radio, and the act was retained, despite the album loss. Recording a new set of tracks, the group returned in the summer of 2002 with the P. Diddy-produced single "I Do (Wanna Get Close To You)", featuring Loon. That same summer, the group performed a concert special on Nickelodeon titled Live on Sunset. By August, the group was set to release its newest LP, A Girl Can Mack, when member Naughton left the group for good after heated arguments. A Girl Can Macks release date was pushed back a month, but sales were still disappointing debuting at #15 on the Billboard 200 with a disappointing 53,000 copies sold in the first week. Approaching the time that the group was ready to deliver their second album, Naturi Naughton announced that she was no longer a member of the group.
  • 2000
    Age 16
    The group's self-titled debut album, 3LW was released on December 5, 2000.
    More Details Hide Details The album went on to be certified platinum by the RIAA, selling 1.3 million copies in the United States. In the summer of 2001, the group embarked on the MTV Total Request Live tour along with Destiny's Child, Dream, Nelly, Eve, and Jessica Simpson.
  • 1999
    Age 15
    The group was signed to Epic Records. Kiely Williams and Naturi Naughton were the other two members of the group, and work on their debut album began in 1999.
    More Details Hide Details In 1999, the original line-up of 3LW formed. Their first single, "No More (Baby I'ma Do Right)", was released in the fall of 2000. "No More" was a chart success, and was followed by "Playas Gon' Play" in early 2001.
    Bailon was discovered by Latin pop singer Ricky Martin in October 1999 while she was performing in a church choir at Madison Square Garden.
    More Details Hide Details Martin asked for the four best singers in the group, and Bailon was one of the four elected by Martin to perform as back-up singers as part of his Livin' la Vida Loca Tour concert show later that night. Following the performance, Bailon became a member of the girl group 3LW. Bailon stated that she was spotted by a producer while on a field trip to Beth Israel, and was later offered a slot in the female trio. Bailon said ".. coming from very humble beginnings in the projects of the Lower East Side and not having any "Hollywood" connections... It did not seem realistic. I sang in church, acted in all the church and school plays... So when the opportunity came to join a girl group I was ready!"
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1983
    Born
    Bailon was born to a Puerto Rican mother, Nilda Alicea and an Ecuadorian father, Freddie Bailon, on October 24, 1983.
    More Details Hide Details She grew up in the Lower East Side of Manhattan. Bailon has an older sister, Claudette. Bailon's parents are divorced, and she was raised by her mother and stepfather, Joe Felix. She attended High School for Health Professions and Human Services, but did not pursue a career in the medical field because of her musical endeavors. Bailon commented "I really wanted to be an Obstetrician! I wanted to bring babies into the world.
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