'Gossip Girl' Star Leighton Meester Inks Record Deal

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Spotted – “Gossip Girl’s” Leighton Meester on the top of the pop charts?

Leighton might be best known for playing Upper East Side socialite Blair Waldorf on the hit CW series, but come fall you could be hearing the young actress on the radio – singing!

The 23-year-old has signed a record deal with Universal Republic through Time-Act Music, Billboard reported.

The actress’ music is described as “electro-pop edge,” and she’s already logged many hours in the studio with producers whose credits include work with pop superstars Usher, Fergie, Pink and Justin Timberlake.

“I’m thrilled to be welcomed into the Universal Republic fold,” Leighton said in a statement released to the mag. “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.”

Leighton’s album is expected to drop in fall 2009.

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