Richie's pop career
13:30 24 July 2006
Nicole Richie is launching a pop career.
The 'Simple Life' star is following in her former best friend Paris Hilton's footsteps and bringing out an album.
Nicole, the adopted daughter of '80s pop legend Lionel Richie, claims she already has six tracks ready.
She revealed to Scotland's Daily Record newspaper: "Right now I'm just writing and recording. The way that a record goes, you sing up to 20 or 30 songs and then pick your favourite 10. I'm about six songs in."
Nicole, 24, has not revealed if she has been working with her father on any tracks, but claims the songs focus on her experiences.
She explained: "The songs are about what's going on in my life, growing up and becoming a woman. They are about realising what's great about life and living the way I live."
Paris - who is currently starring with Nicole in the latest series of their reality show 'The Simple Life: 'Til Death Do Us Part' - releases her debut album next month.
The socialite's self-titled LP, which features the single 'Stars Are Blind', is being tipped to be a worldwide hit.
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