It’s been a loooong time since former Cheetah Girl and 3LW member, Adrienne Bailon, put out new music. She’d been teasing a new album for a few years, but we weren’t sure it would ever see the light of day. Well, it’s finally here!
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The singer announced the release of “New Tradiciones” on her talk show The Real and on Instagram, writing, “I wanted to do an album that felt like MY Christmas’s growing up & celebrating our Latin culture! I want my future children & the next generation to never forget our roots!”
F R I D A Y I can’t believe it... it’s finally here... My Christmas Album! NEW TRADICIONES! (New Traditions) My heart is so beyond full... i shared with you all a while back my fear of singing & because of YOUR words of love & encouragement... I DID IT! I thank you with all of my heart. This is for YOU! We recorded this entire album in our home with our familia & all the musicians & producers that became familia during the process! I wanted to do an album that felt like MY Christmas’s growing up & celebrating our Latin culture! I want my future children & the next generation to never forget our roots! Even my nieces Jet Marie & Beau Harper are singing on the album! This is a dream come true... & the best part is... We are giving back... All of the proceeds go to rebuilding PUERTO RICO! So this Friday 11•17 from my familia to yours... #NewTradiciones BESOS xo
All proceeds of the “half English, half Spanish” Christmas album will go to rebuilding Puerto Rico. The collection was released on 11/17 and in less than 24 hours it had already taken the #1 Latino album spot on iTunes.
And did we mention this is also the 34-year-old star's first album under her married name? Her singer-songwriter hubby, Israel Houghton, posted a sweet note on Insta saying how proud he was of his wife: "I’m so proud of @adriennebailon for an authentic & beautiful return to music. This is a very special project, made with hard work & lots of love."
We’re so happy to see Adrienne creating music again. The singer has been outspoken about her fear of returning to the studio, saying on The Real that she was afraid of failure and didn’t like the sound of her own voice, see clip below.
Click here to listen to the new album.
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