Adrienne Eliza Bailon is an American singer-songwriter, recording artist, actress, dancer and television personality. Bailon was born to a Puerto Rican mother, Nilda Alicea and an Ecuadorian father, Freddie Bailon, on October 24, 1983. She grew up in the Lower East Side of Manhattan. Bailon first became publicly known when she rose to fame as a founding member and lead singer of both 3LW(1999–2007) and The Cheetah Girls (2003–2008). Bailon started her career with singing group 3LW which led to her involvement in the Disney franchise, The Cheetah Girls.
Bailon recorded a debut solo album which was later shelved. Since then, Bailon has stated that she plans to record a Spanish-language solo album. Currently, Bailon is one of the hosts of syndicated talk show The Real along with former fellow Disney Channel star Tamera Mowry,Jeannie Mai, and Loni Love, which premiered on July 15, 2013. Bailon’s career, spanning over 16 years with both 3LW and The Cheetah Girls, has helped her sell a combined 5.6 million recording albums worldwide.