Adrienne Bailon

Adrienne Bailon Finds Her Own Lane: 'I Don't Want to Be Another R&B Girl'

  /  04.25.2011

Adrienne Bailon

Adrienne Bailon is singing a new tune. After attempting to go solo, the former Cheetah Girl is switching up her sound and revamping her debut album.

The 27-year-old entertainer has been through some professional changes in the past year and is taking her time to perfect her music. “I switched management. I’m now managed by the people who manage Ne-Yo,” she told “I refuse to put out anything that’s not going to be perfect and not be a good representation of me.”

While the Island Def Jam signee is still discovering her niche, she hinted at her new direction. “Ever since the 3LW days, I’ve always wanted to do something with a Latin influence,” she revealed. “And I think it’s hard for people to understand that I want to get it right, so I’m working with different people now who are helping me take this album in a completely different direction. It’s kind of like starting all over again.”

Fans got a taste of her solo material with the 2009 single “Superbad,” but Adrienne explained that the album’s direction has changed since then. “The songs are totally different. We’re going in a completely different direction and I’m much happier with it. I’m actually even more excited about these songs because I’m more in my own lane now. It’s really very me. I don’t want to be just another R&B girl.”

When she’s not in the recording studio, she is also developing a talk show and has plans to follow in some big footsteps. “I wanna be like Oprah,” she declared.

–Reporting by Rajul Punjabi


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