Jessica Benson later replaced Naughton after she left the group in In , the original line up of 3LW formed. The group's self-titled debut album, 3LW was released on December 5, The album went on to be certified platinum by the RIAA , selling 1. The album and its intended lead single "Uh Oh" were presented to the label, who felt it did not have enough urban radio appeal. Recording a new set of tracks, the group returned in the summer of with the P. That same summer, the group performed a concert special on Nickelodeon titled Live on Sunset.
Williams and Bailon continued as a duo while using the "3LW" name, causing the press to jokingly refer to them as "2LW". The departure of Naughton greatly affected the group's popularity and album sales. A Girl Can Mack' s release date was pushed back a month, but sales were still disappointing debuting at No. Following the film's completion, Williams and Bailon went back to 3LW and held auditions across the country for a new third member.
Jessica Benson made the cut and joined 3LW in early Without Benson, the group might have had to split due to "bankruptcy". With the sudden success of the franchise, Williams and Bailon found themselves having to juggle activities for both 3LW and The Cheetah Girls simultaneously.
Though Williams and Bailon were heavily involved with The Cheetah Girls, they were still members of 3LW, though progress on their third studio album, now titled Point of No Return ,  had halted due to their work with The Cheetah Girls.
Point of No Return was supposed to be released on August 15, , but got shelved indefinitely and eventually fell off the release schedule. The album delays were caused by image conflicts between both groups.
As a result, the album was never released. However, rumors were finally put to rest by Bailon in an interview with Jonathon Jackson in when Bailon confirmed that 3LW officially disbanded after they were removed from the So So Def roster. Bailon and Williams decided to then pursue The Cheetah Girls franchise full-time, although the group itself would disband in the same year. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. This article is about the group. Epic So So Def Sony. Further information: 3LW discography. Retrieved March 15, March 4, Archived from the original on June 20, MTV News.
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