Not only is Nicola Roberts definitely working on a new album, but she's doing so with the help of quite good producer Fred Ball.
The news was confirmed in a blurb on the artists section of Ball's management company, Roc Nation:
"His latest work will be featured in the 2014 album releases of Kylie Minogue, Little Mix, Daley, Bernhoft, Nicola Roberts, Samsaya, Medina and Roc Nation's latest signee, Mayaeni."
Kylie too. Amazing. (Oh and it looks like there's another Little Mix album on the way so that's good.)