Jessica Sanchez to release debut single in February


Posted at Jan 16 2013 03:23 PM | Updated as of Jan 16 2013 11:24 PM

MANILA, Philippines – After months of working hard to make it “completely perfect” for her fans, "American Idol" runner-up Jessica Sanchez said she is set to release her single from her debut album this February.

"American Idol" runner up Jessica Sanchez during her interview with MTV News

In an interview with MTV News during the “American Idol” premiere in Los Angeles last week, the 17-year old singer shared the big names whom she has worked with while completing the disc.

“Things are amazing. I just finished my album and the single’s coming out next month. I’m very excited for the fans to hear my music. I’m here, I’m doing things and I’m very excited for 2013," said Sanchez, who is expected to feature a duet with singer Ne-Yo in the album.

Aside from Ne-Yo, the young diva said she also worked with several music veterans including Toby Gad (One Direction, Kelly Clarkson), Harvey Mason Jr. (Britney Spears, Justin Timberlake) and Rykeyz (Wiz Khalifa, Fantasia).

"I wanted to make it perfect for the fans. I've worked in the studio before, but going to that next level with such high producers? It was crazy... working with Ne-Yo. Everything was such a blur and I was just a fangirl the whole time," she said.

Asked what her album would be like, the singer said: “More of like an RnB with the soulful kind of things. There would still be ballads but I brought new things to the table. I’m very excited for people to see it.”

Meanwhile, 19 Entertainment executive vice president and worldwide head of music Jason Morey told MTV News that they did not rush Sanchez to come out with her first album.

Morey said 19 Entertainment “wanted to develop her into an artist with longevity, and wanted her to put out a product that truly showcased her as the artist she wants to be and we wanted to take the time to make it perfect."

"She is truly a world-class singer and we wanted to put her with the biggest producers and writers in the business ... She literally blew everyone away in the studio with her talent and as she began working, more opportunities arose for her to work with different people," he added.

According to Morey, Sanchez’s album will be released in spring (May), just in time when her multi-episode arc in the hit musical series “Glee” will be aired.