'She's a big fan of hers': Cheryl Cole to record one of Lana Del Rey's songs for her third album
She's been recording her eagerly-awaited third album since last summer and has teamed up with some huge charts stars on it including Usher and Taio Cruz.
And now Cheryl Cole has reportedly turned to new singing sensation Lana Del Rey and taken one of her songs which she thinks could be a No.1 hit.
The Girls Aloud singer is a huge fan of the New Yorker and came across some songs that the singer had written but wasn't planning to record herself.
Help with a hit: Cheryl Cole has reportedly chosen an unrecorded song written by Lana Del Rey for her third album
A source told the Sun: 'Cheryl is a big fan of Lana and was
intrigued to hear she had lots of songs written which she wasn't going
to sing herself.
'She got hold of one and was really taken with it. The record label are pretty happy about it because Lana has a massive following.'
Lana, 25, real name Elizabeth Grant, is currently number four in the UK album charts with her second album Born To Die.
Good friends: Cheryl's new album is believed to have been produced by Black Eyed Peas star will.i.am
And last month she scooped the International Breakthrough Artist gong at the Brit Awards.
According to the source, Cheryl has described the song that she has chosen to record as an 'urban, mid-tempo ballad' and could be the first song to be released as a single from the new album.
Cheryl started recording the album last July with some help from Black Eyed Peas star will.i.am and it is due to be released this spring.
Duet: Rihanna, seen here at last month's Brit Awards, is believed to have recorded a song with Cheryl for the album
She is also believed to be teaming up with Rihanna for a duet after the two became friendly last year and the first single off the album has reportedly been produced by will.i.am and Calvin Harris.
But, despite months of speculation, what Cheryl won't be doing, is returning to the X Factor.
Last month, she put all rumours to bed once and for all when she took to her Twitter page and wrote: 'X Factor was a great experience and time in my life and career but is part of my past. Let's move on now.'
Final answer: Cheryl took to her Twitter page to put paid to the rumours that she was returning to the X Factor this year