Kathleen Emperatriz "Kat" DeLuna (born November 17, 1987 in The Bronx, New York) but grew up in the parts of Newark, New Jersey. Kat is an American singer of Dominican heritage. Her parents which are truly of Dominican descent, of whom her mother, owns a bakery shop in downtown Newark. She is currently signed to Epic Records/GMB and Akon's label Konvict Muzik. Konvict originally announced its intention to re-release her debut album, 9 Lives but her recent announcement on myspace that she is back in the studio working on her second album, suggests that 9 Lives will not be re-released.