Although often outshined by her castmates on the Fox hit "Glee," Naya Rivera is surprising fans by being one of the first to announce a record deal with Columbia Records.
Teresa LaBarbera Whites, senior VP of A&R at the label, confirmed the news, noting that Rivera will begin working on her debut album after the Glee! Live! tour wraps in late June.
On the series, 24-year-old Rivera plays Santana Lopez, a malicious former cheerleader at McKinley High. In season 2, Santana saw a bigger presence on the show as she struggled to reveal her lesbian identity.