Kathleen Emperatriz DeLuna better known in her stage name as Kat DeLuna, is an American Pop and R&B singer of Dominican heritage. She was born November 17, 1987 in The Bronx, New York. At the age of 12, Kat DeLuna was invited by Milly Quezada to sing with her on stage. In her freshman year of high school at Arts High School in Newark, NJ (The Nations First Arts High School in the country for the Visual and Performing Arts), she responded to an audition in The Village Voice and was accepted into an all-Latina, Hip Hop/R&B group called Coquette.
At the age of 15, Kat entered a Coca-Cola sponsored karaoke competition and she won it. After the competition, Cuban salsa singer Rey Ruiz advised Kat DeLuna to start writing her own music. She signed a contract with the production label, Global Music Brand (GMB)founded by Tyrone Edmond. According to a brief interview she granted on HaitiXchange.com, she stated that she met Tyrone when she was 14, who was then scouting for talent
Kat 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.
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. She released a video, and set out on a "Gay Club" tour in February 2009 in the United States. Currently Kat DeLuna 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.
2009: Inside Out
2007: 9 Lives