Gossip Girl actress Leighton Meester, is set to release an album this autumn.

According to NME the actress has signed a deal with Universal and has been working in the studio with producers Polow Da Don (Usher, Fergie), Harvey Mason, Jr (Justin Timberlake, Pink) and Spencer Nezey.

In a statement, the label described Meester's music as: 'electro-pop'.

Speaking about her new deal, the 23-year-old said: "I'm thrilled to be welcomed into the Universal Republic fold.

"Their reputation for nurturing artists combined with a willingness to break new ground makes it the ultimate environment for me to enjoy making music and explore my own creative boundaries."

The actress has previously sung alongside Tony Bennett on TV show, 'Entourage'.