A Broadway star by the time she was nine years old, Lea Michele made her name as a stage actress before landing a role in Glee, which turned her into a TV performer and Top 40 pop vocalist. Although raised in New Jersey, Michele spent most of her childhood in New York City, where she joined the cast of Les Misérables in 1995. Her later successes included the album Louder, released in 2014, which saw her collaborate with Australian vocalist Sia, American singer/songwriter Christina Perri, and also producers Stargate and Colin Munroe. The lead single "Cannonball" preceded the record, reaching 75 on the U.S. Billboard chart.