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Katharine McPhee Recording New Album, Ryan Tedder Helping Out

Image courtesy of Fox (via ABC News Radio)
Image courtesy of Fox (via ABC News Radio)

Katharine McPhee has a new album in the works. The American Idol alum and current Smash star is recording her new album with a stellar roster of collaborators.  Among the album's contributors are songwriters Linda Perry and  Sia , and OneRepublic frontman Ryan Tedder .  Katharine joined OneRepublic to perform "If I Lose Myself" on American Idol recently.

Last season, Ryan guest-starred on Smash and co-wrote the song "Touch Me" which Katharine performed on the episode.

The as-yet-untitled album will be Katharine's debut for Columbia Records.  After she came in second on Idol 's season five, she released her self-titled debut in 2007, followed three years later by both her sophomore disc, Unbroken and her holiday album, Christmas Is the Time to Say I Love You .

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