Black Eyed Peas star Fergie is preparing to make a musical comeback eight years after releasing her first solo album, according to a U.S. report.

The singer went back to the band after launching her 2006 record The Dutchess, but the Black Eyed Peas have been on hiatus since 2011.

Fergie became a first-time mother during her time off, welcoming a son with her actor husband Josh Duhamel last year (13), but a new reports suggests she is on the verge of making a return to the charts.

Editors at The Hollywood Reporter suggest she plans to release a follow-up to The Dutchess next year (15) and the album could be preceded by a comeback single in late 2014.

The publication also reports the record is being put together by Mike Will Made It, the producer behind Miley Cyrus' Bangerz.