Willow Smith to release debut album next April

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Willow Smith has announced that she will release her debut album in April 2012.

The 11-year-old singer, who is the daughter of Hollywood actor Will Smith, told the US radio station 106 & Park that her ‘Willow’ LP will hit stores on April 3 next year.

The album is set to feature her hit single ‘Whip My Hair’, which scored her a Number Two hit in the Official Singles Chart in March this year, as well as its follow-up track ’21st Century Girl’ and her collaboration with Nicki Minaj, ‘Fireball’.

Willow Smith signed to Jay-Z‘s Roc Nation label in 2010. A spokesperson for the label said: “She has an energy and enthusiasm about her music that is truly infectious. It’s rare to find an artist with such innate talent and creativity at such a young age.”

In January of this year, it was revealed that Jay-Z wanted to remake the film Annie with Willow Smith set to take on the lead role.

In August, meanwhile, it was reported that Will Smith was also contemplating a return to music. He released his last studio album, ‘Lost And Found’, in 2005.