In a recent interview, Columbia Records prexy Rob Stringer mentioned Lea and her decision to wait to record her debut album:
“Columbia signee Lea Michele, long pegged as the show’s most likely breakout star and who had made a name on Broadway before TV beckoned, has only this month released her solo debut, though Stringer notes that the demands of shooting made it difficult for cast members to commit to launching independent music careers.
“That show is intense, you know, it’s eight months of work a year, and there were a few years where they were touring too,” he says. ‘And being a pop star is a full time job. We talked (with Michele) about making a record after season one, but she’s a very smart girl, and she didn’t know if she’d have the time to do it properly.‘”
I want like, a billion children
– Lea Michele
In a UK exclusive, Daybreak’s Tiffany Royce speaks to Glee star Lea Michele about her new album Louder, which was released yesterday.
The 100th episode of Glee airs tonight in the US, and includes a tribute to Lea’s former boyfriend, the late Cory Monteith.
Lea tells us what Cory thought of her album, how Gwyneth Paltrow’s daughter Apple taught her to speak with a British accent, and she chats about her plans for a family of her own.
Lea Michele was just added to the roster of stars set to present at the 2014 Kids’ Choice Awards, according to People!
The 27-year-old actress will be joined by fellow presenters Kaley Cuoco and her The Big Bang Theory co-star Jim Parsons, along with funny man Andy Samberg.
Meanwhile, it was recently announced that Vampire Diaries actor Ian Somerhalder along with Kristen Bell and a few others would also take the stage. We can’t wait!
Don’t forget – the 2014 KCA’s, hosted by Mark Wahlberg, will air live on Saturday, March 29 @ 8 p.m. ET/PT on Nickelodeon!
The Ellen DeGeneres Show – Wednesday, 03/19/14
The last time LEA MICHELE visited Ellen, she debuted her gorgeous new single, “Cannonball.” This time, she performs “Battlefield” from her new CD, “Louder.” The actress, singer and “Glee” star recently released her debut solo album, and it has been exploding on airwaves and charts. Thanks to Lea’s pulsating melodies and devoted fans, the album reached #1 in 11 countries around the world! It has been a huge and crazy year for the talented beauty, and with every move she makes, the reverberations go higher. She’ll tell Ellen the latest!
Lea Michele of Fox TV’s “Glee” arrives at No. 4 with her debut album, “Louder.” It sold 60,000 copies in its first week.
The Emmy Award-nominated actress has visited the Billboard charts previously as a member of the “Glee” ensemble and as part of the cast of the Broadway musical “Spring Awakening.” The “Glee” cast has notched 22 albums on the Billboard 200, with three of them hitting No. 1.
That’s so amazing! Congratulations Lea!
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Check out the pics and videos of Lea on Big Morning Buzz Live! Click on ‘continue reading’ to watch the second part of the interview and the ‘Cannonball’ performance.
It’s almost time to say goodbye to McKinley High School for good and say hello to the bright lights of Broadway.
As of right now, “Glee” shifts back and forth between McKinley High and New York, but soon the entire storyline of the show will take place in New York City.
Some of McKinley’s graduating class will relocate to New York to join the major characters — Lea Michele’s Rachel Berry, Chris Colfer’s Kurt Hummel and Naya Rivera’s Santana Lopez — who are trying to make their dreams come true in the big apple.
“We are filming, currently, episode 16 of season five and then we have 22 to shoot next year so we have a lot ahead of us,” Michele recently told MTV News. “Right now, the show is only in New York. The high school has been — it’s over … Amber [Riley] comes in for a few episodes, which is great because it’s so nice having her there. So we are in New York, all of us, it’s kind of like ‘Friends.’ ”