Former Destiny's Child star Michelle Williams is to release her first album in five years after signing a new record deal.
The singer has been focusing on building up her acting career with stints on TV and stage since her last musical project in 2008, but she is ready to return to the studio and has announced a new deal with Light Records.
Williams reveals her forthcoming album will be a return to her gospel roots after the pop-inspired Unexpected.
In a series of Twitter.com posts on Thursday (07Jun12), she writes, "I'm so excited about this new venture! Some people don't know that this will be my Third gospel/inspirational album!"
The new release will be Williams' first album since ditching Beyonce's father Mathew Knowles as her manager in 2010.