Kat DeLuna is an American Pop and R&B singer of Dominican heritage, better known by her stage name Kat DeLuna. She is currently signed to Universal Motown, after previously being signed to Epic. She is noted for her Soprano vocal range and has won one Latin Billboard Music Award for her debut single « Whine Up »
Her debut album, 9 Lives, produced by hitmaker RedOne, and written by songwriter Jane’t Sewell-Ulepic and Kat DeLuna herself, was released on August 7, 2007. Its peak position on the Billboard Top 200 Albums was #58 on August 25, 2007. It was also the theme for WWE Summer Slam in the same year. Kat became highly successful overseas, especially in Europe. In France, her hit single « Run The Show » was holding #1 position in the airwaves for a few consecutive weeks. At The Latin Billboard Music Awards 2008, DeLuna won the award in the ‘Latin Dance Club Play Track Of The Year’ category for her debut single « Whine Up »
In September 2008 Deluna performed the US National Anthem at the Texas Stadium during the Monday Night Football game between the Cowboys and the Eagles. The performance garnered media attention because the crowd booed her during the performance. « Time » later labeled the performance the 8th worst National Anthem rendition. DeLuna also appeared in rapper Young Berg’s debut single Sexy Lady music video.
DeLuna premiered a new song called « Calling You », specifying that it was only an exclusive single and not a single from her second album. She premiered the song on her MySpace page and her website. Dawn Richard, ex-Danity Kane member, has confirmed to be writing for Kat DeLuna’s upcoming album. DeLuna filmed the video for her third worldwide single « In The End, » which was only released in Europe. The video for the single premiered on YouTube in January 2009, along with the unreleased video for « Am I Dreaming? ».
In 2009, her single « Unstoppable » featuring Lil’ Wayne (featured on the soundtrack of the 2009 film Confessions of a Shopaholic starring Isla Fisher) was released. Currently she released a new single entitled « Dance Bailalo », labelled « the single of the summer of 2009″ by the popular pop culture blogger Perez Hilton. She is currently recording tracks for her 2-disc English/Spanish album, Inside Out. In June 2009, Kat DeLuna performed at a New York City high school prom, as the star of My Prom Style’s official website feature: « Ultimate Prom » fashion reality series. Three aspiring teen designers are competing to design the dress she wears to prom, and the pattern of the winning dress will be produced and sold nationwide by Simplicity Patterns.