Hearst Magazines Magfront: Unbound Access
Early today, Idina attended the Hearst magazine Unbound Access event held at the Hearst building. I’ve added several pictures to the gallery. Click thumbnails below to see the full album.
In cased you missed it, the featured image in this post is from Idina’s morning tweet, taken at the same event.
Poll Time: Holiday Wishes
‘Holiday Wishes’ is on track to enter this week’s Billboard 200 album chart right around #13 (read more here), which is quite the feat considering it came out in mid October! So our first semi-regular poll* has to do with ‘Holiday Wishes’ and which of the songs is your favorite. Personally, I love December Prayer, though I’m putting the album away for a while to rediscover it in December ;)
Cast your votes below!
*This was going to be titled “Weekly Poll” but the truth is I don’t think I can come up with a new question every week so let’s just call it poll time!
American Indian College Fund Gala
Last night Idina performed at the American Indian College Fund’s 25th Anniversary Gala. I haven’t been able to find “proper” pictures of the event (yet?), but if you visit the College Fund’s twitter you can see a few pictures of Idina on stage.
See more pictures @collegefund
‘Frozen’ Nominated for an AMA
Frozen has been nominated as Top Soundtrack at the American Music Awards.
Click here to go to the AMA’s website and vote (Scroll all the way down for Top Soundtrack)
Voting is only open to those in the United States …unless you’re sneaky.
Idina Menzel’s Roller Coaster Year
Idina Menzel is still riding the success of the past year. The songstress made her triumphant return to Broadway in If/Then, starred in Frozen, the top-grossing animated film of all time, and her song “Let It Go” from the film has quite literally become a culture phenomenon.
But, when ET Special Correspondent Jessica Shaw sat down with the 43-year-old, she shared that not everything has been so rosy in her life.
“This whole year has been professionally rewarding and fantastic,” she admits. “Personally [it has been] a little more challenging and that is the way of life.”
While promoting her new holiday album, Holiday Wishes, Idina opened up about her split from Taye Diggs after 10 years of marriage and how she balanced that with her tremendous career successes.
“Thank God I have music and a play that I am in on Broadway, If/Then, every single night actually is a really great opportunity for me to work through some of the emotions that I have.”
It’s through music and her new album, out now, that she has also overcome her feelings on the holiday season.
“My experience with the holidays has kind of wavered,” Idina told ET. “My parents announced they were getting a divorce on Thanksgiving Day.”
But Idina says these days she has found a new appreciation for the season thanks to her 5-year-old son Walker with Diggs.
“But now that I have a son I am sort of rewriting history and rediscovering the holidays through his eyes,” she said.