Kat DeLuna (born Kathleen Emperatriz DeLuna on November 17, 1987 in Bronx, New York) is a crossover artist. Signed to Epic Records, she sings songs in both English and Spanish. At a young age, DeLuna and her family moved to the Dominican Republic. While there, at age 12, DeLuna performed on a stage where she was heard by Milly Quezada who commended her vocals. However, at age 14, her family moved back to the United States, to Newark, New Jersey, and DeLuna attended the Newark Arts High School. She had also attended Benjamin Franklin Elementary in Newark, New Jersey and was taught by Nicholas Straus. While there, DeLuna and her friends formed a R&B group called Coquette. In 2004, while DeLuna was 17, Coquette opened for a Cassidy concert in New Jersey. In 2006, DeLuna chose to pursue a solo career and was signed by Epic Records. Her debut album 9 Lives was released on August 7, 2007. It spawned the singles Whine Up, Run The Show, and In The End. Her second album, Inside Out, was released in Belgium on November 5, 2010. Singles released so far include Push Push and Party O’Clock. Dancing Tonight is set to be released as the third single.