The R&B star returns after a long absence with a double A-side single and album...

Ms Dynamite is to return with a double A-side single and album later this year.

The star won the 2002 Mercury Music Prize for her debut album ’A Little Deeper’. Now three years on the singer, real name Niomi McLean Daley – is finally ready with the follow-up.

Ms Dynamite’s new album is called ’Judgement Days’, and will be released on October 3. It’s preceded by a single, ’Judgement Days’/’Father’, which will be out on September 26.

The new album sees the R&B sensation team up with US songwriters Chink Santana, who has penned tunes for Ashanti and Lenky, who has written hits for Sean Paul.