Glee’s Naya Rivera Gets Signed To Label
Fox’s popular musical comedy series Glee has set the world ablaze with singing. The ever growing marketing machine Glee is not slowing down with churning out new stars. Many of the stars wind up with real record contracts thanks to the exposure from the comedy, along with the cult like fan base. While many of the bigger stars from the show have gotten contracts, some of the more minor ones are starting to finally get signed.
Naya Rivera has signed on with Columbia Records reported by the Hollywood Reporter. Naya will record her first album after the Glee Tour ends this month. She is joining the likes of Matthew Morrison and Mark Salling who have previously signed on with labels as well. No word on what path Naya will take her debut album in or what her plans for it may be.
Musical comedies that showcase popular music are prevalent in today’s landscape of music and TV. In my opinion songs that aren’t the first rendition are seldom as good as the originals. It doesn’t matter who does the remake or new version, it is tough to live up the original ones that are beloved by thousands everywhere. Many singers will want to perform their own interpretation of each song, which in turn can ruin them for many. Many of them attempt to make them their own, which is either too little or too much for the original song. It is a tough market out there, and while shows like this do give them the needed platform to be heard it is often under whelming market. These stars will always live under the shadow of what cover song made them famous, which may not work out in their favor by the long show.
Source: TV Guide