The wait is finally over: Lea Michele launches her debut album.

Lea Michele's cover art for Cannonball.

Lea Michele's cover art for Cannonball. Image via E!Online

We've heard Lea Michele perform a million times on Glee, and her amazing voice stuck with us. After having the rough year she had with boyfriend Cory Monteith's death, we weren't really expecting her debut album to come out now. However, the artist released a sexy black and white picture of herself together with the Twitter announcement: “So excited for everyone to hear my first single Cannonball, off my debut album LOUDER!” The song was written by Sia, and will be included in Lea's new album, available for pre-order from December 10th. The singer/actress also tweeted a behind-the-scenes picture from the filming of her first video, for “Cannonball”. With a resume including five years of filming for Glee, we think the gorgeous brunette will nail it.

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Lea Michele covers the December issue of Elle. Image via Elle

In a recent interview with Elle magazine, which Lea covers in the final month of the year, confessed she was always told she's to ethic for TV, and so she gave her best to make Broadway work. She also mentioned staying with Kate Hudson in the tough time after Cory's death, and that she decided to rise above the situation and fight to make him proud. She also told the mag about including a tribute song on the album: “The album was done, and the label said, 'Do you want to add anything?' I was like, 'I might regret it if I don't.'” The performer added: “It makes me so happy, this song. It makes me think so much of Cory. It was ours. When I think if him, I play this.”