After the second single released from the album, "Neva Get Enuf", underperformed, auditions were held across the country for a new third member.
Jessica Benson made the cut and joined 3LW in early 2003.
Aside from her work in film, she has also guest starred in numerous television series, including the Disney series That's So Raven, which starred her Cheetah Girls co-star Raven-Symoné, and The Suite Life of Zack & Cody.
Bailon has established a solo music career, contributing two solo tracks for The Cheetah Girls: One World, as well as The Confessions of a Shopaholic soundtrack.
So when the opportunity came to join a girl group I was ready! Kiely Williams and Naturi Naughton were the other two members of the group, and work on their debut album began in 1999. Their first single, "No More (Baby I'ma Do Right)", was released in the fall of 2000.
"No More" was a chart success, and was followed by "Playas Gon' Play" in early 2001.
In the summer of 2001, the group embarked on the MTV Total Request Live tour along with Destiny's Child, Dream, Nelly, Eve, and Jessica Simpson.
The tracks from "Same Game, Different Rules" were leaked to the Internet in MP3 format, and Epic considered dropping the girls.She is currently one of the hosts of The Real talk show along with Tamar Braxton, Tamera Mowry-Housley, Loni Love and Jeannie Mai. Bailon's parents are divorced, and she was raised by her mother and stepfather, Joe Felix.Bailon was born to a Puerto Rican mother, Nilda Alicea and an Ecuadorian father, Freddie Bailon, on October 24, 1983. She attended High School for Health Professions and Human Services, but did not pursue a career in the medical field because of her musical endeavors.Martin asked for the four best singers in the group, and Bailon was one of the four elected by Martin to perform as back-up singers as part of his "Livin' la Vida Loca Tour" concert show later that night.Following the performance, Bailon became a member of the girl group 3LW.Bailon stated that she was spotted by a producer while on a field trip to Beth Israel, and was later offered a slot in the female trio.