Vanessa Anne Hudgens isn't "Breaking Free" of her "High School Musical" success.
Capitalizing on her fame from the Disney Channel's popular movie musical, the 17-year-old starlet has signed an exclusive recording deal with Hollywood Records. Her as yet untitled debut CD is aiming for a Sept. 26 release.
"We are delighted to have Vanessa at Hollywood," says Buena Vista Music Group Chairman Bob Cavallo. "Not only is she talented, she is tireless in her work ethic and has a vision for her career. People will be very impressed when they hear her voice and see her perform."