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‘I Am So Happy’

NEARLY FOUR YEARS AFTER LOSING THE MAN SHE LOVED, THE SINGER AND ACTRESS TALKS ABOUT HOW FRIENDSHIP AND MUSIC HAVE HELPED HER FEEL ‘SO STRONG’
Finding Her Voice “This is exactly how I’m feeling in my life right now,” Michele says of her new album. “I want the world to hear it.”

Lea Michele is an optimist and a survivor. “People have a perception of who I am and where I’m at right now,” says the singer and actress. “Because of everything I’ve been through.” By that, she means a tragedy that has sometimes dogged her: the 2013 overdose death of her boyfriend and Glee costar Cory Monteith. That horror is now nearly four years in the past, and at 30, Michele

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