Nicole Scherzinger is set to sign a £3million recording contract with Sony, it has been revealed.
The 'X Factor' star is returning to music following her stint as a judge on the ITV show.
The former Pussycat Doll is due to release a new album in the summer, according to The Sun.
A source told the paper: "Nicole was the most popular member of the X Factor panel this year and is the real winner in terms of bankability.
"She is set to sign with Sony and can't wait to get back to her music which took a back seat during X Factor."
As well as her new recording contract, Nicole is also set to rake in the cash next year with other lucrative deals that include being the face of Herbal Essences shampoo and a reported £1million deal with fashion brand Missguided.