Cheryl Cole to work with Eminem and Nicki Minaj on new 'urban' album
Singer's new effort is "completely different to anything she's brought out before"
According to The Daily Star, the former Girls Aloud singer – who is currently working on the follow-up to her last solo effort 'Messy Little Raindrops' - has lined up collaborations with the two rap stars in addition to duets with Rihanna and Usher.
An insider told the red top: "Cheryl's album is finally coming together now and is sounding incredible. It's completely different to anything she's brought out before and has much more of an urban vibe to her previous pop-based stuff. There's a lot of heavy beats and it has a real old-school flavour to it."
The source went on to say that Cole – who is also rumoured to be working with dance producer David Guetta on the new LP – was also in discussion with Minaj about a possible collaboration. "There's one track in particular on her album which Will.i.am thinks would be perfect to have Nicki's vocals on," they added.
Earlier this year (August 12), Cole reportedly landed her first film role alongside Jennifer Lopez and Cameron Diaz in new Hollywood pregnancy flick What To Expect When You're Expecting.
Last month (September 18), meanwhile, Simon Cowell seemingly ruled out the possibility of Cole returning to her former role as a judge on The X Factor after he reportedly offered to double the salaries of Tulisa Contostavlos and Kelly Rowland to entice them back to the talent show next year.