The songstress kicked off her music career in 2007 with her Epic records debut, on which she paired up with Grammy award-winning producer RedOne, known for producing works for some of today’s most iconic artists like Grammy award-winning and Emmy nominated artist Lady Gaga, among others. The pop dancehall single “Whine Up” ft. Elephant Man, became an instant radio and dance club anthem. The timeless track was Platinum-Certified, nabbed the No. 1 spot on the Billboard Dance Chart, earned her a prestigious Billboard Latin Music Award, and the MTVtr3s award for Best New Artist. “Whine Up” also became the top-selling single on iTunes Latino.
“Run the Show,” her second single off her debut album 9 Lives featured Busta Rhymes and landed No. 1 in several European countries, opening the doors to international success. At the 2008 TMF Awards in Belgium, Deluna won Best New Artist, Best Video, and Best Urban Artist of the Year.