Inductee Ne-Yo and his mentee Adrienne Bailon attend the Songwriters Hall of Fame 43rd Annual induction and awards at The New York Marriott Marquis on June 14, 2012 in New York City

*Her first big break came in 2000 as part of the singing trio 3LW, alongside Kiely Williams and future “Notorious” star Naturi Naughton.


But Disney came calling two years later, and Adrienne Bailon, along with Kiely, would step up her fame game in 2003 as two of the network’s four “Cheetah Girls,” with Sabrina Bryan and Raven-Symoné.

The film, about a teen girl group trying to be the first freshmen to win their high school talent show, became a huge off-screen phenomenon among Disney’s tweener crowd – and Bailon rode the wave until it was time to move on to more age-appropriate projects…which brings us to the theme of “Empire Girls: Julissa and Adrienne.”

The new Style network reality series has Adrienne and her BFF Julissa Bermudez getting their Laverne & Shirley on – trying to make their dreams come true in their New York hometown.

Below, Bailon lays out her game plan to make it happen – including her goal to become a household name by the time she’s 30.