Vanessa Hudgens does play her life well. At the age of 19 she has achieved more than regular teens can imagine. The "High School Musical" (HSM) star will release a second studio album titled "Identified" on July 1 and premiere two of her new big screen movies, "Rock On" as well as "High School Musical 3: Senior Year".
On the heels of the charting 2006 album "V", Hudgens releases a sophomore set that has a stellar cast behind it. The new LP boasts productions from Dr. Luke (Kelly Clarkson, Avril Lavigne), Emanuel Kiriakou (Nick Lachey, Celine Dion), J.R. Rotem (50 Cent, The Cheetah Girls) and many more. It has spawned a first single called "Sneakernight" which music video received thousands of hits following its premiere in mid-June.
Keeping her schedule tight, Hudgens also took time to sign a deal with Sears shoes company to star in its commercial ads. She has shot the commercial with renown music video directors Joseph Kahn and Chris Probst, and will be featured in 5 different TV ads.
Coming on October 24, 2008 is her new silver screen project "High School Musical 3: Senior Year" which has probably been highly-anticipated by many tweens who become her fans. She reprises the role as Gabriella Montez who, in the new movie, faces the prospect of separation from lover Troy Bolton (Zac Efron) as they head off to different colleges. Also in line is her big starring role outside HSM, "Rock On" that sees her playing alongside big actors like Lisa Kudrow and David Bowie.