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Darren Criss: Solo Album in the Works!

Darren Criss: Solo Album in the Works!

Darren Criss wears his Warblers uniform on the cover of Billboard magazine’s latest issue, on newsstands Monday (April 18).

Here’s what the 24-year-old Glee actor and singer had to share:

On why he got into musical theater: “For me, it was Disney. I remember seeing people’s reaction to Aladdin and thinking, ‘Oh, man, I want to be a genie when I grow up!’ Robin Williams is a pretty big character in San Francisco. I was like, ‘I want to do whatever that guy does. What does he do, Mom? He’s an actor? OK, I want to do that.’”

On the possibility of recording a solo album with Sony: “We’re working on it – we’re really excited and it’s something I’ve been wanting to do for a long time. I’m so thrilled that it’s something that can happen because of Glee, and like the Warblers album I hope I can do it justice and make it something that people can really enjoy.”

On getting prepared for the Glee tour: A year ago, I was so psyched that my first show in L.A. was at the Troubadour. Talk about so much for baby steps. It’s like, ‘Wait – Staples Center, are you kidding me?’ I was happy to drive around in a beat-up, crappy old van with my bandmates and just go to small clubs around the country.”

For more from Darren, visit Billboard.com!

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  • MR.be

    whaaatever

  • Chris K

    Great, more auto-tuned music from glee d-listers. ugh.

  • Kaylee

    I don’t deny this guys talent. But I am getting sick of seeing his face every where. He gets more attention then the regular cast members. He needs to tone it down a bit if he wants to last longer then 15 minutes.

  • http://dnica Hate them all

    Of the Glee z-listers to me he is the most annoying by far, his ugly mug is in every mag now… ugh!

  • Celia

    I love Darren!!

  • blah

    gay face….

  • Elaine

    He looks like the love child of Matthew Morrison and a hobbit. And that is a good thing. He is just so cute and little. I want to stick him in my pocket.

  • chris

    way overrated!!!!

  • irons

    please shoot him !

  • http://give-it-time.tumblr.com/ Samantha

    I’m so proud of Darren. From acting as Harry Potter in a musical to the Cover of Billboard Magazine! This man has gone so far, and is a great example that good things happen to good people. He is so talented, warmhearted, humble, funny, and yet he’s underrated. He’s finally making it in the big time!

    He deserves this so much!

  • Marianne

    He already has an EP album called Human. And it’s really good. He’s really a great songwriter as well.

  • Joy

    FINALLY.
    I’ve been waiting for a full album ever since his EP (Human) came out.

    I’m loving all the negative comments here. Why be on this page unless you’re interested in the artist it’s talking about? XD Ah well.

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