Nicole Scherzinger may have landed a hefty pay day with a reported $4.5 million record deal. According to MSN News, the 35-year-old singer, who also holds down hosting duties on the U.K. talent show X Factor, is in talks with Sony Records for a deal that could produce an album by summer 2014, Britain's Sun newspaper reported.
"Nicole was the most popular member of the X Factor panel this year and is the real winner in terms of bankability," an insider says. "She is set to sign with Sony and can't wait to get back to her music which took a back seat during X Factor."
Scherzinger was the lead singer of the girl group The Pussycat Dolls in the early 2000s and later embarked on a solo venture, releasing the 2011 Killer Love album including records like "Right There" featuring 50 Cent.