UGLY BETTY actress Vanessa Williams has not turned her back on her music career - she's planning to release her ninth studio album in early 2008. Williams, 44, released her first single in 1988 and went on to sell over six million records worldwide. And although the star is busy with the hit U.S. TV series, she admits she has not given up on singing just yet, having signed a new contract with Concord Records earlier this year (07). She says, "I was in Rio for Christmas working on a couple of songs and I'm going back into the studio in the next couple of months so hopefully I should have something ready by the time the next series of Ugly Betty ends."