3LW Star Exits Def Jam; Signs With Ne-Yo

Published: Wednesday 4th Jan 2012 by Sam

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.

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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’

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  1. YOOSONDALOOSE January 4, 2012

    Very good for her. Def Jam was really failing her. Glad she might get to do something.

  2. Bassssss! January 4, 2012

    That is not Big Spender But SuperBad…..

  3. ASAP (As Sincere As Possible) January 4, 2012

    I loved 3LW 😳 I don’t care about The Cheetah Girls, but I always thought Adrienne Bailon was promising.She can sing, she’s a competent dancer, she has the looks, all she needs is the material and the good team.I am definitely checking for her, she has star quality and stage presence.I hope this all works out for her, she’s talented 🙂

  4. ASAP (As Sincere As Possible) January 4, 2012

    *and a good team

  5. Mari (RIP Dwayne McDuffie + Amy Winehouse +Steve Jobs) January 4, 2012

    Naturi Naughton is the only one out of them with an actual career.

  6. Jasmine January 4, 2012

    I think it is ironic that Naturi is the one with an active money generating career whe the other two are not. I don’t like Adriene’s personality but mane her new management can get her a new deal

  7. Kingphoenix January 4, 2012

    Lol. @ Naturi Naughton having the only actual career, allbeit the biggie movie was a flop, flame was a flop, and the playboy tv show flop…people be reaching.

    And @Sam Adrienne became leader of the Cheetah Girls by default when Raven decided she would only participate in the group only in the film projects.

    Adrienne your a cute girl and all but there is nothing really special or unique about your talent to fit in this market today…With all the big bad divas making comebacks and female pop stars all ready in reign, its going to be nearly impossible for you to breakthrough. But good luck with that anyway.

  8. Kingphoenix January 4, 2012

    Lol. @ Naturi Naughton having the only actual career, allbeit the biggie movie was a flop, flame was a flop, and the playboy tv show flop…people be stll be reaching.

    And @Sam Adrienne became leader of the Cheetah Girls by default when Raven decided she would only participate in the group only in the film projects.

    Adrienne your a cute girl and all but there is nothing really special or unique about your talent to fit in this market today…With all the big bad divas making comebacks and female pop stars all ready in reign, its going to be nearly impossible for you to breakthrough. But good luck with that anyway.

  9. Mari (RIP Dwayne McDuffie + Amy Winehouse +Steve Jobs) January 4, 2012

    @KingPhoenix

    No, your shade is a flop. The Biggie movie grossed 44M WW with a 20M production budget, and opened at #1 with 20M in domestic receipts. Keep dreaming boo boo.

    http://www.boxofficemojo.com/movies/?id=notorious08.htm

    So what if Playboy club and Fame Flopped. Naturi’s doing big things, Mad Men, she’s gonna be in the new X-men movie. Yeah, what movie and tv projects is Adrienne starring in? Oh that’s right, Cheetah Girls, LOL!

    When’s Kiely’s next homemade video coming out?

  10. @DaRealRastaBwoi on Twitter January 4, 2012

    She is pretty and forgettable SORRY… she aint even appealable anymore to Disney Tv fan bc she is too old now,, danggg ,,Oh well…lol

    Follow me on twitter @DaRealRastaBwoi and check out my videos and subscribe
    http://youtu.be/7GsNpmgpaZg

  11. teeheeeee January 4, 2012

    Her tittie is up too high~that’s not a natual look hun!

  12. Kingphoenix January 4, 2012

    @ Mari (The Basic B**** Worshipper)
    44mm world wide is not really that succesful at all, movies that dont flop make that s*** in two weeks heaux, and i wasn’t being shady its called honesty, try it and maybe you will like it then you can use it and stop trolling the internet stanning for insignificants.

    And i have a single f*** to give for Kiely, Adrienne, Not-tauri, or you.

  13. MRB January 4, 2012

    WASHED UP AND REALLY NO TALENT!!!!!!!! SHE’S A CUTE GIRL BUT SHE DOESNT OFFER NOTHING REALLY!!!

  14. HALF AMAZIN January 4, 2012

    Don’t see where she fits in the current musical climate. This song Big Spender is not good.

  15. Mari (RIP Dwayne McDuffie + Amy Winehouse +Steve Jobs) January 4, 2012

    @Jester Phoenix

    I can’t with your stupidity. Since when is a 200% return on an investment a flop? How is a movie that grosses double its production budget (20M), a flop? Notorious made its budget back (20M) in ONE WEEKEND of release and 36M US over the long haul. Notorious did great for a little movie with a small budget and no big name stars. Stay out of finance, remedial b****. You fail!

  16. Kingphoenix January 4, 2012

    @ Mari ( The Rabid Dog)

    Movies are made to gross well over their budget, a 200% return aint s*** just like Not-tauri’s career. Instead of reading a flopped movies projections and returns, how bout you go do something productive with you life like me….Have a blessed one, pressed one.

  17. Mari (RIP Dwayne McDuffie + Amy Winehouse +Steve Jobs) January 4, 2012

    @Apprentice Jester Phoenix

    Aw, hun, you mad at me, can unlike you I actually read charts and data, or are you
    mad at me for pulling receipts that make you look a damn fool? Just because movies are made to gross well over their budget doesn’t mean they do, Dumb-ass. Only an idiot would say that a movie that doubles its money and then some is a flop. Most movies don’t even make their production budget back, let alone in one weekend. Keep failing with your basic b**** logic.

  18. Kingphoenix January 4, 2012

    @Mari Mari Quite Contrary

    Are trying to convince me or yourself, and please don’t mention anything about logic to me…I am a freshmen at an Ivy League College give me your email address and ill email a picture of myself holding my acceptance letter. Are those good enough receipts for you?

  19. Mari (RIP Dwayne McDuffie + Amy Winehouse +Steve Jobs) January 4, 2012

    @Apprentice Jester Phoenix

    I don’t have to convince myself of anything. That link I posted already confirmed my argument. It’s not my fault that you choose to ignore it. I can lead an ass to water, but I can’t always make you drink.
    ______________________________________
    “I am a freshmen at an Ivy League College”
    ____________________________________

    LOL ,Yes, I’m sure you are sweetie . . . on imvu, the sims, or second life. And anyway, aren’t we arguing about whether or not Notorious was a flop? Well then, what would your fake college have to do with that or why you can’t comprehend how a movie that doubles its money at box office is not a flop? Yeah, you better take good notes in that remedial logic class. Maybe then, you’ll be able to come up with an actual topical rebuttal, to why a movie starring unknown actors, which grosses twice its budget, isn’t a flop, rather than basic s*** like “I’m a freshman at an ivy league college.” Who are you kidding? Sit your simple ass down.

    And Sis, I don’t give out my email address to stupid people who can’t comprehend basic math or can’t argue their way out of a paper bag.

    #Next

  20. junior January 4, 2012

    Thats Hot i cant wait to hear her new music, but She has been working ive seen her shoot ing amovie that comes out this year with some white girls. She can Actually sing!

  21. VA STAND UP!! January 4, 2012

    Damn, all this time I had no idea she was even signed to Def Jam! Go figure! I guess that just proves that you can have a deal with a major label & still not get any shine. *shrugs*

    I’m not trying to sound negative but I don’t really see how this is good news for her. I mean I guess it is good that she got signed to another label but I have a feeling she still won’t have much success. She is almost 30 & has been struggling for years to have a solo career. She is pretty, has a decent voice (nothing spectalur) and may be talented but that doesn’t mean she Is gonna pop off. She may get some coverage on the blogs but I don’t think there is general interest in her from consumers. I think when you hear her name your first thought is the spanish chick from The Cheetah Girls or 3LW. To me she is in the boat as Teairra Mari.

    I wasn’t even aware that Ne Yo had his own label, I wonder if he has any other artist signed because I haven’t heard anything about his Compound Label. Ne Yo is a dope song writer so maybe he can write her a hit or two, I guess we’ll see.

    Good luck to Adrienne but I don’t really see her having much success as a solo artist. *shrugs*

  22. Lax January 4, 2012

    Adrienne Bailon.>>>>>.Alot of ur faves

  23. Bread January 4, 2012

    Her time is up!!!
    Its been up,this isn’t the 70’s,80’s or 90’s where you can make it comeback just like that.
    She lost major points for going to Disney after she already had an record deal.
    The cheetah girls was her last time to shine same for the one with the gap.
    I mean certain artist have that flop syndrome.
    2nd album from 3lw flop!!! Cheetah girl movie minus raven(big mistake) flop

    And Co-Sign @Mari!!!
    Everything you said

  24. Adrinennefan January 5, 2012

    yes i love her she gret her site

    WWW> ADRIENNE-BAILON.COM

  25. NikKO January 5, 2012

    IT ONLY TAKES ONE GOOD SONG AND HAVING TOP NOTCH MOVES TO MAKE IT IN THE MUSIC SCENE ( AND LOOKS)… IM SO READY FOR A NEW POP DIVA….

  26. fearlless January 5, 2012

    The Cheetah Girls shouldve just kept it pushing and started doing R&B/Pop albums! No shade to Ms Bailon, that

  27. jacktrndjoker January 7, 2012

    I heard this song a long time ago by another female artist which was all over youtube. there was obviously some rights issues as to who would sing the song but I’ve heard another artist sing this song, and better actually. furthermore this song doesn’t do her vocal talent justice cuz she has a great voice.

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