Adrienne Bailon Biography
Adrienne Bailon (birth name Adrienne Eliza Bailon) also known as Adrienne Eliza Houghton is an American singer, actress and TV Personality born on 24th October 1983 in Manhattan, New York, U.S. She came to fame as one of the founding members of The ‘Cheetah Girls’ (2003 – 2008). She is a co-host of the day time talk show ‘The Real’.
Adrienne grew up in the Lower East Side of Manhattan. She attended PS 110-The Monitor in Brooklyn and later joined the High School for Health Professions and Human Services. She wanted to study obstetrics but she opted out due to her musical endeavors.
Adrienne Bailon Age
Adrienne was born on 24th October 1983 in Manhattan, New York, U.S (34 years as of September 2018)
Adrienne Bailon Parents
Adrienne’s mother, Nilda Alicea, is Puerto Rican while her father, Freddie Bailon, is Ecuadorian. Her parents divorced and was raised by by her mother and stepfather, Joe Felix. She has an older sister Claudette.
Adrienne Bailon Husband
Adrianne married Israel Houghton in November 2016, Israel is an American Christian music singer, songwriter, producer and worship leader.
Israel Houghton was previously married to Meleasa Houghton (1994 – 2016). Adrianne and Israel had been friends for years before they ever contemplated dating.
“When he got officially divorced and started dating again, I immediately started to set him up with my friends, he didn’t think they’d want to go out with him but I told him, ‘Don’t be silly. You have a great smile, you’re successful, you’re kind, super witty, funny and smart. Of course they’ll go out with you.’”
“After one of the dates, I asked my friend, ‘What do you think?’ And she was, like, ‘He’s just not my type,’ I was so offended. I was like, ‘What do you mean he’s not your type? He’s got dimples! He’s got the best smile, brows of a god, his skin basically glows and he plays mad instruments. It doesn’t get any better than that!’ Her response was, ‘Why don’t you date him?!’”
“A while later, we were sitting in the corner together at a party and a friend of ours came up and said, ‘You guys have old love,’ We both heard that, and it had impact on us. That was such a special choice of words, and I felt it was correct,” adds Houghton. “I felt a connection to her that I still can’t define.”
My friend told me, ‘You have to kiss him. You can just be friends, but you’ll know if it’s meant to be more the moment you kiss him,’ and now we’re getting married, so you can see how that kiss went.” Adrianne told People magazine.
Adrienne Bailon Net worth
Adrienne has an estimated net worth of $2 million.
Adrienne Bailon Career
In October 1999 while performing at Madison Square Garden in a church choir she was discovered by Ricky Martin, a Latin pop singer. She was among the four members, from the church choir, who Ricky Martin selected for his ‘Livin’ la Vida Loca Tour’ concert show later that night.
Adrienne Bailon 3LW
Adrienne became a member of 3LW, together with Kiely Williams and Naturi Naughton, after she was spotted by a producer while on a field trip to Beth Israel. The group was signed to Epic Records and began working on their debut album in 1999.
In the fall of 2000 they released their first single “No More (Baby I’ma Do Right)”and was followed by “Playas Gon’ Play” in early 2001. On 5th December 2000 they released their self titles album “3LW” which was certified platinum by the RIAA and sold 1.3 million copies in the United States.
In Summer 2011 the group embarked on the MTV Total Request Live tour along with Destiny’s Child, Dream, Nelly, Eve, and Jessica Simpson. In 2001 they recorded ‘What more can I give’ alongside Michael Jackson, Usher, Beyoncé, Luther Vandross, Celine Dion and Mariah Carey in response to the 9/11 attacks.
In the first half of 2002 they spent most of their tme in the studio recording ‘Same Game, Different Rules’. The label felt that the album did not have enough urban radio appeal. The tracks from the album were leaked to the Internet in MP3 format and Epic Records contemplated dropping them. Fans began a support campaign titled “Never Let Go of 3LW” which spread to the radio and the act was retained.
In the summer of 2002 they released their single “I Do (Wanna Get Close To You)”, featuring Loon and in the same year they performed a concert special on Nickelodeon titled Live on Sunset.
They were set to release a new LP ‘A Girl Can Mack’ in August 202 but Naughton left the group after an argument. The released date was pushed to a month later and debuted at #15 on the Billboard 200 with minimal sales, 53,000 copies, in the first week.
Naturi Naughton left the group just when they were ready to drop their second album, due to conflicts and arguments with Bailon, Williams, and their management. Naughton later claimed that she had been forced out of the group.
Kiely and Adrienne continued to perform as a duo until Jessica Benson joined them in the early 2003. In fall 2003 the group parted ways with Epic Records and was signed with Jermaine Dupri’s So So Def label. The group later disbanded after they were removed from So So Def roster.
Adrienne Bailon The Cheetah Girls
In 2003 Kiely & Adrienne signed to star in the Disney Channel film ‘Cheetah Girls’.The group was composed of four girls Kiely, Adrienne, Raven-Symoné and Sabrina Bryan. The movie was released in August 2003 and was a huge sucess, the soundtract debuted at #33 on the Billboard 200 and was later certified 2x Platinum by the RIAA.
On 15th August 2006 the soundtrack for ‘The Cheetah Girls 2’, sequel for The Cheetah Girls was released and debuted at at #5 on the charts and was certified platinum by the end of the year. On 25th October 2007 they released their debut album ‘TCG’and featured the single “Fuego”, which charted on Hot Dance Club Play’s chart and had its video played in heavy rotation on Disney Channel and MTV Tr3s.
In 2008 they filmed ‘The Cheetah Girls: One World’ in India and Bailon recorded two solo songs, “What If” and “Stand Up” for the films soundtrack album. The film failed to meet the ratings of the first two and was the series’ lowest-rated premiere. The group disbanded to venture into solo career.
Adrienne Bailon Solo Career
Bailon was signed to Island Def Jam Records, she released two singles “Uncontrollable” and “Big Spender” which were both featured were featured on the Confessions of a Shopaholic film soundtrack, released in 2009.
Adrienne Bailon Television
Bailon appeared on ‘Keeping Up with the Kardashians’ starting 2007 for eight episodes as she was dating Rob Kardashian. They split in 2009 after Rob allegedly cheated on her.
In 2009 she became a host of ‘New Afternoons’ on MTV and also co-hosted MTV News Presents: Top 9 of ’09, the year-end MTV New Year’s programming live from inside and outside MTV Studios in Times Square.
On 1st November 2012 Bailon co-hosted ‘The Pepsi Pre-Show Live’ alongside Jesse Giddings and Jim Cantiello
Adrienne Bailon Empire Girls: Julissa and Adrienne
In 2012 Bailon said that together with her friend Julissa Bermudez they would be featured in a reality television show ‘Empire Girls: Julissa and Adrienne’ which would follow them around as they take their careers to the next level.
“The show follows us wanting to take our careers to the next level, coming back to New York City, where we’re originally from […] to take our careers to that next level.”
The show premiered on 3rd June 2012 and was a ratings success for Style Network. On 15th July 2013 she premiered on the daytime talk show ‘The Real’ alongside Tamar Braxton (former co-host for seasons 1 & 2), Tamera Mowry, Loni Love and Jeannie Mai. On 7th October 2014 she began hosting ‘Nail’d It!’ on Oxygen.
Adrienne Bailon Weight Loss
In November 2016 Adrienne dropped 15 pounds (6.8 kilograms) as part of a new pre-wedding detox. She used popular herbal tea drink to aid her weightloss. On 1st November 2016 she took to Instagram to share a video of herself enjoying a little “tea time”. She revealed that she embarked on a 28 day detox plan.
She also revealed that she sought the assistance of a trainer and a nutritionist as she wanted to fit in her wedding dress.
“I really wanted to get fit for my wedding because I wanted to look my best, I went to Dr. Hughes, who was recommended to me by Tamera [Mowry]. Hughes really helped me get perspective on nutrition, and that was really important to me. I didn’t want to follow any crazy fad diets. I wanted to do this the right way.”
She said that she followed her nutritionist advice and started by cutting out all carbs.
“That was really tough at first, because I was basically a carb-aholic. I loved, loved, loved carbs. I was the cheapest date ever because I could literally eat the bread basket for dinner. I was also kind of a fast-food junkie. That was my comfort food. Since I was always on the go and traveling, fast food was around a lot. And then, there was the drinking. I didn’t realize how many calories were in the smallest girlie, fruity cocktail. All of those choices really added up.”
““I made a conscious effort not to just eat tons of meat because I wasn’t eating carbs. For breakfast, I would have a green juice from Creation. It was important to me that when I was drinking smoothies and juices, they weren’t just loaded with fruit, which just turns into sugar.”
“I brought in this incredible trainer named Massy Arias. She’s trained Lala [Anthony] and Angela Simmons, and she really knows what she’s doing, I had to get 45 minutes of cardio in first thing in the morning.”
“My first goal was to be in shape for my wedding, but now my goal is to be in shape for bikini season, I love the saying that abs are built in the winter. This is the time that you have to build it so that by summer you’re good to go. If you don’t start until June, it’s too late.”