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The 'Something New' singer signs to Decca record for the album 'Centre Songs' , which will be released in February 2013.
Girls Aloud singer Kimberley Walsh has signed a record deal and will release an album of musical songs next year, it's been announced.
The album, 'Centre Stage', will be released on 4th February via Decca Records.
The 'Call The Shots' singer said her "passion" for musical theatre had been re-ignited after appearing in Shrek: The Musical.
"I really wanted to share the love I have for musical theatre by taking some classic songs and completely reinventing them," she said.
"The melodies in so many musical songs are so brilliant I knew we could create something special by experimenting with the production and I really feel like we've come up with some interesting takes on classic songs."
Kimberley started recording the album this summer in Stockholm, working with producers Per Magnusson and David Kreuger.
The first song she recorded was 'One Day I'll Fly Away' from Moulin Rouge.
"I was in my absolute element recording it and really felt like I was discovering new tones to my voice and really pushing myself vocally," she said. "I loved every minute of recording this album I really felt like I was going back to my roots."
Kimberley is currently preparing to release Girls Aloud's greatest hits album 'Ten' before the group head out on tour next year.