It’s been a whirlwind few years for Adrienne Bailon.
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.
Granted Adrienne was naturally the star of each collective she was placed in, solo stardom was perceived to be a case of ‘when’ and not ‘if’. As such, her hardship is yet more proof that luck (and a good team) hold much more weight than talent in today’s industry. A sad reality, yet a reality nonetheless. Hence, for success, artists need to get out their chess boards and start playing the game.
We can only hope it all works out for Ms. Bailon; for her material was actually promising. Case, point ‘Big Spender’…