Recording a new set of tracks, the group returned in the summer of 2002 with the P.
The group's self-titled debut album, 3LW was released on December 5, 2000.The album went on to be certified platinum by the RIAA, selling 1.3 million copies in the United States.In the summer of 2001, the group embarked on the MTV Total Request Live tour along with Destiny's Child, Dream, Nelly, Eve, and Jessica Simpson.Williams and Bailon continued as a duo while using the "3LW" name, causing the press to jokingly refer to them as "2LW".
According to a cover story for the October 2002 issue of Sister 2 Sister magazine, Kiely & Adrienne said they received death threats and that they had to beef up security.
Bailon was born to a Puerto Rican mother, Nilda Alicea and an Ecuadorian father, Freddie Bailon, on October 24, 1983. She attended High School for Health Professions and Human Services, but did not pursue a career in the medical field because of her musical endeavors.