Adrienne Bailon (born October 24, 1983) is an American actress,
singer-songwriter, fashion designer, and television personality. She was a part
of the former girl group 3LW and the lead singer of group, The Cheetah Girls,
and is known for her roles in the Disney Channel Original Movie of the same name
and latter sequels which brought the group to prominence.
Adrienne was born to a Puerto-Rican mother and an Ecuadorian father on Lower Eastside Manhattan, New York. Adrienne Bailon has an older sister named Claudette. She attended the High School for Health Professions and Human Services in New York City. Adrienne started to sing at age 5. In 1999, Adrienne was singing in a church choir which caught the attention of popstar Ricky Martin. Martin asked for the best four singers, and Adrienne was among those chosen.
Bailon, along with Kiely Williams and Naturi Naughton, formed the girl group 3LW. The group released their debut album of the same name which had moderate succes in the U.S. Their debut single "No More (Baby I'ma Do Right)", peaked at #23 on the Billboard Hot 100, along with Playas Gon' Play which was favorable among fans but didn't share the same success of No More (Baby I'ma Do Right). The album peaked at #29 on the charts was certified platinum by the RIAA for shipping 1.3 million copies in the U.S. The group later returned with their second album A Girl Can Mack. The album was considered "racier" than their previous effort and dealt with negative publicity due to the departure of former member Naturi Naughton. The group later released a compilation album with the original lineup of the members and later disbanded.
Adrienne along with Kiely Williams were cast in the Disney channel original
movie The Cheetah Girls in summer 2003 with Sabrina Bryan and Raven-Symoné. The
Cheetah Girls soundtrack debuted at #33 on the Billboard 200 and was later
certified 2x Platinum by the RIAA.
Adrienne had a supporting role on Disney Channel's That's So Raven which she played Alana. In 2005, she starred in Coach Carter. In 2006, Adrienne 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 group later returned to film the sequel The Cheetah Girls 2. 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 premieres of High School Musical films. 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. The soundtrack had hit singles like The Party's Just Begun, and Strut which peaked at #85 and #53 on the Hot 100. The Cheetah Girls began work on their debut album in January 2006. However, when filming and recording for The Cheetah Girls 2 came up, the album was put on hold. "We'll be making a real album, not a soundtrack", Adrienne Bailon says. Their debut album TCG was released on September 25, 2007 and featured the hit single "Fuego", which was a top 40 hit on the Hot Dance Club Play chart and received heavy rotation on Disney Channel and MTV 3.
In 2008, the group filmed the The Cheetah Girls: One World; the film was the only film to not feature Raven-Symoné. The movie premiered on Disney Channel on August 22, 2008. Although the movie premiered to over 6.2 million viewers, it was the lowest rated premiere for a film in the series. The soundtrack to the movie peaked at #13 on the Billboard 200. Adrienne recorded two solo tracks for The Cheetah Girls: One World, "What If" and "Stand Up".
In November 2008, Williams announced to Touch Weekly magazine that the group will be going its separate ways and announced that the three are working on solo albums, that statement was also announced by Adrienne herself. As of 2009, the group disbanded.
Adrienne went on to record two tracks for the 2009 romantic dramedy film Confessions of a Shopaholic, "Uncontrollable" and "Big Spender".
Adrienne Bailon recently announced that she signed a solo recording contract with Island/Def Jam.
Since January 2009, Adrienne has hosted special event programming, along with interstitial segments between afternoon programming for MTV.
Adrienne started dating Rob Kardashian in the summer of 2007, and has appeared on the E! reality series Keeping Up With The Kardashians several times as a result.
In November 2008, racy personal photographs of Adrienne ended up circulating over the Internet, taken for Kardashian on a laptop computer which Adrienne has said was stolen while she was coming off a flight at New York's JFK Airport. The pictures were at first reported to be held for ransom as part of an extortion plot for $1,000, and were later leaked out. At the time, Adrienne and her authorized publicist stated publicly that they would seek damages from whoever stole the computer and leaked the photos.
Johnathon Jaxson, a gossip blogger who claimed to represent Adrienne publicly (in his regular gossip segment on Atlanta CBS affiliate WGCL-TV's morning show on November 11) confessed that the entire leak was a hoax perpertrated by him and Adrienne to give a bump to Bailon's career. However, Jaxson has been chastised by the gossip community themselves as trying to drive more traffic to his own gossip blog, and is currently involved with a civil defamation lawsuit with Perez Hilton. At the same time, Rob's sister Kim Kardashian claimed a day later that a rumor that Jaxson set up a photo opportunity about her love life six months before was completely untrue. Currently who actually circulated the pictures is still in question, and since the WGCL interview, Adrienne and Jaxson have not spoken on the matter. However in the aftermath of the photos being released, Macy's cancelled the appearance of the Cheetah Girls within their 2008 Thanksgiving Day Parade, citing "scheduling issues".
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