Aretha Franklin begins work on new album

Los Angeles: Singer Aretha Franklin has begun working on a new album with producer Babyface, which she hopes will get ready by February next year.

The legendary soul singer is working on an LP with songwriter-and-producer Babyface, who has previously worked with Madonna, Beyonce, Diana Ross, late Michael Jackson and Paula Abdul.

In an interview with Detroit television channel WDIV-TV, she said: "I`m working on a new album, Babyface is producing it. I`m just working on things we`re going to be doing."

The 70-year-old singer will head into the studio to start work on the LP in "10 to 12 days", reports