Adrienne Bailon is renown for her role as co-host on ‘The Real.’
However, many will recall that she rose to prominence as a member of groups 3Lw and The Cheetah Girls. The latter of which proved wildly successful.
A brief solo run under Ne-Yo’s imprint aside, recent years have seen her turn the volume down on her music ambitions. She’s even spoken about her artistic insecurities on ‘The Real.’
Well, it appears the days of worrying are behind her. Because the star has just announced her first solo album.
Via Instagram, the 34-year-old revealed that she’ll be releasing a Holiday project named ‘New Tradiciones’ this Friday (November 17th).
Together with the cover, Bailon wrote an impassioned open letter chronicling her process:
F R I D A Y 💫
I can’t believe it… it’s finally here… My Christmas Album! NEW TRADICIONES! (New Traditions) 🎄
My heart is so beyond full… i shared with you all a while back my fear of singing & because of YOUR words of love & encouragement… I DID IT! I thank you with all of my heart. This is for YOU!
We recorded this entire album in our home with our familia & all the musicians & producers that became familia during the process! I wanted to do an album that felt like MY Christmas’s growing up & celebrating our Latin culture! I want my future children & the next generation to never forget our roots! Even my nieces Jet Marie & Beau Harper are singing on the album! This is a dream come true… & the best part is… We are giving back… All of the proceeds go to rebuilding PUERTO RICO! 🇵🇷 🙏🏽❤️
So this Friday 11•17 from my familia to yours… #NewTradiciones BESOS xo
We’ve long felt Adrienne has ample solo potential that was just waiting to be tapped into.
Whether or not she can (or even wants to) become the J.Lo offspring we’ve felt she could be remains to be seen, but this is a start.