It went on to peak at number 30 on the Billboard 200, with over 200,000 copies sold.
The record spawned the lead single "Ready or Not" (2012), which was certified Gold and Platinum in various countries.
One of Disney's spokespersons told TV Guide the episode was "developed to be relevant to kids and families around the world and to reflect themes of diversity and inclusiveness." Disney aired the episode as planned.
Other people including actors Miley Cyrus and Evan Rachel Wood expressed their support.
She also had begun working on a film with actress and singer Lindsay Lohan titled Labor Pains, which kept being pushed back due to various conflicts and problems.
Though initially slated for a theatrical release, the film did not receive one in the US and was instead released as a TV film on ABC Family in 2009.
The follow-up single "Hurricane" (2013) did not achieve the same success.
Mendler has links with several philanthropic projects and humanitarian causes.
Mendler was featured on two singles released from the soundtrack of Lemonade Mouth, with both charting on the US Billboard Hot 100.
In 2012, Mendler released her debut studio album Hello My Name Is....
In 2008, it was announced that Mendler would play the role of Kristen Gregory in the film adaption of the popular teen novel series The Clique by Lisi Harrison.
Mendler had the role of Kristen, a girl who attends OCD on a scholarship, and works hard to keep her good grades.
But both ]stars are busy working on new TV shows and music, so one can only assume their demanding schedules had an impact, which is understandable, though no less heartbreaking for the Disney Channel stan inside of you.