Britney Spears' backing singer Kiley Dean is going it alone after signing up to record her debut album with Missy Elliot producer Timbaland.

Dean, who has toured the world with Spears, will release her debut album SIMPLE GIRL later this summer (03). She has recorded a debut single all about her rise to fame called MAKE ME A SONG.

Timbaland says, "The reason we want to lead with that single is it's the most innovative record that's probably ever been made.

"How many people make a record with a song about yourself, the reality of how it all really went down?"

03/06/2003 09:28