She grew up in the Lower East Side of Manhattan. I wanted to bring babies into the world 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.
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! Kiely Williams and Naturi Naughton were the other two members of the group, and work on their debut album began in In , the original line-up of 3LW formed. The group's self-titled debut album, 3LW was released on December 5, The album went on to be certified platinum by the RIAA , selling 1.
The album and its intended lead single "Uh Oh" were presented to the label, who felt it did not have enough urban radio appeal. Recording a new set of tracks, the group returned in the summer of with the P. That same summer, the group performed a concert special on Nickelodeon titled Live on Sunset. A Girl Can Mack's release date was pushed back a month, but sales were still disappointing debuting at 15 on the Billboard with a disappointing 53, 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. 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 Without Jessica, the group might have had to split due to "bankruptcy". The group then began working on their fourth studio album. The movie was released in August and was a ratings success.
In , she starred in Coach Carter as Dominique, her first theatrically-released film. 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 The movie premiered on August 25, , and brought a total of 8. The Cheetah Girls' second single from The Cheetah Girls 2 soundtrack, " Strut ", considered their most successful single, was their highest peaking single to date, peaking at 53 on the Billboard charts.
Bailon sung lead vocals and ad-libs. 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 album was supposed to be released later that year but was pushed back to a 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. However, rumors were finally put to rest by Bailon in an interview with Jonathon Jackson in 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. One World was in works.
According to Disney , the plot would involve the Cheetah Girls going to India to star in a Bollywood production. 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.
This still failed to meet the ratings of the first two and was the series' lowest-rated premiere. Bailon and Bryan later confirmed the statement. As of , the group is still disbanded, though all three members have stated they are "open" to working with one another again. So, happy I'm finally able to tell you guys.. Her first official musical release were the songs "Uncontrollable" and "Big Spender", both of which were featured on the Confessions of a Shopaholic film soundtrack, released in Later that year, she was featured in the Ghostface Killah song "I'll Be That", featured on his eighth studio album Ghostdini: Wizard of Poetry in Emerald City.
The couple officially split in On the breakup, Bailon stated "You know they say opposites attract. Julissa and Adrienne , which would revolve around Bailon and friend Julissa Bermudez. TV series website one hour before every episode in the live rounds of the show. Also in , Bailon separated from Island Def Jam due to creative differences. The Musical , on April 21, She appeared in the film I'm in Love with a Church Girl , which was released in October and became the highest grossing independent film of It had a trial summer run during on the Fox Television Stations group under consideration for a full launch in fall On October 7, , Bailon will be the host of a competition show called Nail'd It!
The Real and solo music[ edit ] This section is empty. You can help by adding to it. July Bailon has remained a co-host of the talk show throughout its run. On November 17, , Bailon, now going by the last name Houghton, released her debut solo album New Tradiciones, a Christmas album with both English and Spanish songs.
It reached number one on the US Latino chart on iTunes. Personal life[ edit ] On January 26, , Bailon announced on The Real the reason behind why she had not released her debut solo album at that point. 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.
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? No one is left without a sin. Everyone sin [sic] in their own different ways.
It kept me away from a lot of things like drugs that I never had an interest. I always had my faith in God. My relationship with God helped me to get along not to get caught up in those things.