3LWCountry: US
Genre: R&B
Labels: Epic, So So Def
Members: Andrienne Bailon, Kiely Williams, Naturi Naughton, Jessica Benson
Info: 3LW is an R&B girls band that was active from 1999 until 2007. Their debut single 'No More (Baby I'ma Do Right)', released in 2000, was a big chart success. The first album '3LW - 3LW' came in December 2000, followed by the single 'Playas Gon' Play' in 2001. In 2002, around the time their 2nd album was released, Naturi Naughton announced that she will no longer be a member of the group because of some conflict and arguments with Bailon, Williams and their management. After that Naughton claimed that she was forced out of the group.
Williams and Bailon continued as a duo still using '3LW' as their group name, even when the press joked with them by refer the duo as '2LW'. Sales of the new album where substandard like their live performance. The group's popularity was seriously lowered while they where getting death threats and needed to beef up their security.
In 2003 the group made a revival when Jessica Benson joined the group
The third album 'Point of No Return' would be released in 2007, together with the lead-single 'Feelin' You', first released on the radio station in July 12th of 2006. But the albums will never be released because of Adrienne and Kiely's involvement with Disney's Cheetah Girls franchise. The album delays were caused by image conflicts between both groups. In December 2008, the Cheetah Girls disbanded and every member began their own solo career.