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Lea Michele appears at Barnes and Noble at The Grove in Los Angeles, California for a signing of her debut album, LOUDER, on March 8, 2014. - Provided courtesy of Daniel Robertson / startraksphoto.com

Check out photos of 'Glee' actress Lea Michele at Barnes and Noble at The Grove in Los Angeles, California on March 8, 2014, where she held an album signing for fans to promote her debut CD, 'LOUDER.'

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Lea Michele appears on the cover of her 2014 album LOUDER. - Provided courtesy of Columbia Records

Lea Michele has proven that she can command audiences on a hit television show and the Broadway stage, but can she do the same as a pop diva?

Michele, who has portrayed Rachel Berry on FOX's hit musical comedy "Glee" since its premiere in 2009, is ready to ditch cover songs and show tunes in favor of material all her own on her debut studio album, "LOUDER."

Lea Michele's debut studio album, "LOUDER," is currently available for download on iTunes. Check out a track-by-track review of the standard edition of the album below.

Lea Michele talked about Cory Monteith during her appearance on an episode of The Ellen Degeneres Show, which aired on Dec. 12, 2013. - Provided courtesy of Warner Bros. Television

Lea Michele appeared on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" recently, where she performed her new single, "Cannonball," and talked about moving on from the loss of Cory Monteith.

Michele co-starred with Monteith on "Glee" and was dating the actor when he died on July 13 at the age of 31.

Lea Michele releases debut single Cannonball. Lea Michele appears on the cover of her Cannonball single released on Dec. 10, 2013. - Provided courtesy of Columbia Records

Lea Michele is ready to go solo in the music world.

The 27-year-old "Glee" star released her debut single "Cannonball" on Tuesday, Dec. 10. The single, which can be heard below, is off Michele's debut album titled "LOUDER." The album is set for release on March 4 and is currently available for pre-order.

Lea Michele attends ELLEs 20th Annual Women In Hollywood gala in Beverly Hills, California on Oct. 21, 2013. - Provided courtesy of Sara De Boer / Startraksphoto.com

See photos of Lea Michele, Reese Witherspoon, Naya Rivera, Marion Cotillard, Emmy Rossum and others at ELLE's Women in Hollywood gala on Oct. 21, 2013.

Glee stars Lea Michele poses for photographers at the Do! Something Awards on Aug. 19, 2012. - Provided courtesy of Jason Merritt / Getty Images

See photos of 'Glee' actors Lea Michele and Cory Monteith as well as 'Twilight's Ashley Greene and Nikki Reed and other stars at the Do! Something Awards on Aug. 19, 2012. The ceremony airs on VH1 on Aug. 21.

Michele wore an off-white Giorgio Armani gown with a plunging neckline, an open back, a central slit, and an asymmetrical, ruffled hem as well as a metallic Fendi clutch and Jenni Kayne snakeskin sandals.

Glee stars Lea Michele and Cory Monteith pose for photographers at the Do! Something Awards on Aug. 19, 2012. - Provided courtesy of Jason Merritt / Getty Images See 15 photos of late 'Glee' star Cory Monteith and co-star and girlfriend Lea Michele together over the years. Monteith died on July 13, 2013.
Lea Michele appears at the FEED USA + Target Launch Event on June 19, 2013. - Provided courtesy of Marcus Owen/startraksphoto.com

Lea Michele is talking about Cory Monteith for the first time in her own words on Twitter since the actor's death earlier this month.

Michele, who appeared on "Glee" with Monteith and was also dating the actor at the time, talked about Monteith's death in a brief tweet she posted on July 29.

Lea Michele appears at the 2013 Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills, California on Jan. 13, 2013. - Provided courtesy of OTRC

Rachel Getting... Published?

Lea Michele, who plays the budding diva Rachel Berry on FOX's "Glee," has signed a book deal with the Harmony Books imprint of Random House's Crown Publishing Group, according to a recent statement released by the publisher.


Lea Michele might have "Glee" creator Ryan Murphy to thank for her off-screen romance with co-star Cory Monteith.

"Yes, I would definitely say he is my matchmaker for sure," Michele told to E! News about Murphy at his PaleyFest Icon Award ceremony at The Paley Center for Media on Wednesday, February 27, in Beverly Hills, California.

Lea Michele and Cory Monteith appear the FOX 2012 Programming Presentation on Monday, May 14, 2012, at Citrus Restaurant in New York. - Provided courtesy of Frank Micelotta/FOX

Lea Michele is candid in a new interview with Marie Claire about her relationship with "Glee" co-star Cory Monteith.

Michele appears on the cover of the magazine's January issue, which goes on sale on Tuesday, December 11. Monteith confirmed to Ellen DeGeneres last week that the two are dating.

Lea Michele arrives on the red carpet for the GLEE SEASON FOUR PREMIERE SCREENING AND VIP RECEPTION on Weds. Sept. 12 at Paramount Studios in Hollywood, CA. - Provided courtesy of Vince Bucci/FOX

Lea Michele is taking her new pregnancy rumors in stride.

On Monday, October 22, several websites published paparazzi photos of Michele in the Los Angeles area wearing loose-fitting clothing and speculated that the "Glee" star was trying to conceal a pregnant stomach.

Cassandra (guest star Kate Hudson) performs in The New Rachel, the season 4 premiere episode of Glee, which airs on a new night and time - on Thursday, Sept. 13, 2012 at 9 p.m. ET on FOX. - Provided courtesy of Adam Rose / FOX

Check out sneak peek photos of "Glee" season 4, which features guest star Kate Hudson as the sexy New York dance instructor Cassandra July.

The FOX musical comedy series stars the likes of Lea Michele as Rachel - one of her students, Cory Monteith as Finn, Darren Criss as Blaine, Chris Colfer as Kurt, Jenna Ushkowitz as Tina, Kevin McHale as Artie, Matthew Morrison as Mr. Schue and Jane Lynch as Sue Sylvester, as well as newcomers Melissa Benoist, who plays a new glee club member, and Alex Newell, who plays Unique. The fourth season of "Glee" is set to premiere on Sept. 13, 2012 at 9 p.m. ET.

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Lea Michele talks to OnTheRedCarpet.com about Glees season 4 at VH1s Do Something! Awards on Aug, 19, 2012. - Provided courtesy of OTRC Lea Michele talks to OTRC about 'Glee's season 4 at VH1's Do Something! Awards on Aug, 19, 2012.
Lea Michele and Kate Hudson appear in a photo posted on Ryan Murphys official Twitter page on July 30, 2012. - Provided courtesy of pic.twitter.com/NCjHnkWC

Kate Hudson bonded with Lea Michele on the set of FOX's "Glee," where she is set to portray a NYADA dance teacher.

The show's executive producer, Ryan Murphy, shared a photo of Hudson and Michele, laughing in what appears to be a dance studio, lit with an elaborate chandelier.


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