They may be called The Cheetah Girls, but Adrienne Bailon, Sabrina Bryan, and Kiely Williams are all grown up! The proof is in their third CD, TCG. The trio, which became international sensations on the Disney Channel and have gone on to sell nearly four million albums, wrote or co-wrote six of the 11 songs on the album.
The group, whose hit Cheetah Girls movies paved the way for made for TV movies like Disney Channel's High School Musical, are already a household name with teens and younger audiences, grossing $26 million over 86 concerts, selling $10 million in tour merchandise in a mere five months, and holding the record for the largest sales in the history of Houston's Reliant Stadium with an impressive 73,200 tickets sold (the record was previously held by Elvis Presley in the 1970s).
But with a more diverse sound on TCG (the nickname their legions of fans gave them on message boards),The Cheetah Girls are primed for crossover success. Adrienne has brought her love of salsa and hip-hop to the music, while Kiely adds her passion for electronica and retro rock, and Sabrina contributes a pop and house sensibility. Together, they've created a whole new Cheetah sound.
Aside from promoting the CD, the girls will be heading to India in January 2008 to film their third made-for-Disney Cheetah Girls movie. In the meantime, the girls are each exploring their own talents. Kiely is writing a self-help book for teen girls and costarring in the 2008 Adam Sandler-produced comedy House Bunny alongside Anna Faris, Katharine McPhee and Rumer Willis. Adrienne is preparing to record her first solo album, a mix of Spanish and English songs. Sabrina is co-writing "Princess of Gossip" for Pocket/MTV Books. Sabrina will also be one of the stars on "Dancing With The Stars" this fall. Not only great singers but great role models too, you name it and these multi-talented girls can-and will-do it!