Having risen to prominence as part of R&B outfit 3LW in the early 00′s, the singer’s big break came when Disney snapped her up to front (what would become) the wildly successful Cheetah Girls.
Yet, as the age old adage goes, all good things must come to an end; with that ‘end’ coming in 2008 when the Cheetah’s disbanded.
And while some members struggled to find their footing (with less than ‘Spectacular’ results), Bailon was swiftly snapped up by Island Def Jam. A deal That Grape Juice learned has since gone sour. Nonetheless, the future still looks bright for the 28 year old. Find out why below…
According to a reliable source, internal differences saw the termination of her Def Jam contract. However, the body of work recorded (with the likes of Darkchild and D’Mile), caught the attention of Ne-Yo and his Compound Entertainment imprint, who subsequently signed the singer to a management/development deal.
Under the hitmaker’s wing, Bailon is both recording and re-recording material with hopes of luring a major label distributor.