Adrienne Bailon Goes ‘Dark’ on Debut Album

Adrienne Bailon is shedding her family-friendly Disney image and revealing a more mature side on her debut album.

The former Cheetah Girl and 3LW member signed to Island Def Jam earlier this year and has been recording her solo effort with today’s top hitmakers.

Adrienne, 25, spoke exclusively to Rap-Up.com about what fans can expect. “The most important thing on this project is to let my fans get to know me. It’s more of a personal album. Let them know what it is I like to listen to. I love to have fun, I like to go out, and I like to party,” she said. “Coming back to New York, where I’m from, definitely has given an entirely different sound to my album—more of me, more of the way I grew up.”

The record will have an upbeat, party vibe. “I think it’s definitely a feel-good album, something you can listen to when you’re getting ready to go out with your girls.”

She’s already logged studio time with The-Dream, Bryan-Michael Cox, Rodney “Darkchild” Jerkins, The Runners, Kevin “KC” Cossom (“Knock You Down”), and Danja. “I feel I should be like, ‘It’s Britney, bitch!’ ’Cause I’m working with Danja who did [‘Gimme More’].”

While the project doesn’t have an official title yet, Adrienne’s friends have something in mind. “Everybody’s joking around that the nickname of my album is Disney After Dark, but we can’t name it that.”