'Vampire Diaries' Star Kat Graham Debuts Docu-Series About Making Album

Kat Graham is known for showing her face onscreen -- she's predominantly an actress, after all, starring as Bonnie Bennett in the supernatural drama "The Vampire Diaries" on the CW. But she also has a solid music career, one that's been active for over a decade and includes a top five Billboard hit on the dance charts with "Put Your Graffiti On Me" in 2012.
Now, Graham, in a partnership with Maker Studios, is looking to expose the inner working of her music career to all -- and, perhaps, dispel the notion that actresses who cross over to music shouldn't be taken seriously.
The 24-year-old has teamed up with Maker, which was just bought by Disney yesterday for $500 million, to present "Breaking the Record," currently a 13-part docu-series on the studio's YouTube channel that premieres today.
The series follows Graham as she creates her debut full-length album, which at this time has neither a name nor a release date. But, Graham says, "Breaking the Record" is more than just a behind-the-scenes look at how she records the album -- it's a documentation of "the whole process, from beginning to end."
"I would always complain," she tells Billboard. "I would say, 'Nobody sees what I'm going through! [They] just see the videos that are on MTV or the records that are on the radio.'"
Though she was approached by multiple TV networks to do a docu-series, Graham eventually settled on Maker to create a series that would focus on all aspects of making an album, from mere song recording to its release and promotion.
"I reached out to Chris Williams (chief audience officer, Maker)," Graham says. "I sat down with him and I told him my idea, and I actually had already shot the first couple episodes of the show and showed him them, and he got really excited. We decided it would be like the perfect project for us to collab on." See more
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