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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.

Diddy-produced single "I Do (Wanna Get Close To You)", featuring Loon.

That same summer, the group performed a concert special on Nickelodeon titled Live on Sunset.

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.

Bailon said "..coming from very humble beginnings in the projects of the Lower East Side and not having any "Hollywood" connections... I sang in church, acted in all the church and school plays...

Aside from her work in 3LW and The Cheetah Girls, Bailon went on to develop her own acting career with roles in The Cheetah Girls films, Coach Carter and the MTV film All You've Got.

Aside from her work in film, she has also guest starred in numerous television series including the Disney Channel series That's So Raven and The Suite Life of Zack & Cody.

Bailon has established a solo music career, contributing two solo tracks, including "What If", to The Cheetah Girls: One World soundtrack as well as the Confessions of a Shopaholic soundtrack, and numerous other guest musical ventures.