The former X Factor judge got tongues wagging over the weekend when she told fans she was thrilled to be shooting her new album artwork at a gorgeous location in LA.
New album artwork?! Woohoo!
Alongside a picture of the idyllic scenery, she wrote: "Can't believe I get to shoot my album packaging at this gorgeous location in the middle of LA! #sneakpeak #blessed."
Nicole's photo and message were favourite nearly 15,000 times by fans eager to hear new music from the ex-Pussycat Doll.
"Yes, Nicole, this is the best news we have been waiting for," wrote one. "The return of Nicole. It's gonna be shamazing. Can't wait!"
Another said: "I'm so excited for your comeback to the music industry! Your fans have missed you a lot!"
Nicole's last new track was the infectious 'Boomerang', released in January 2013, which peaked at number six in the UK music charts.
Her debut album Killer Love was released in 2011 and hit the top ten. It spawned singles including 'Poison', 'Don't Hold Your Breath' and 'Try With Me'.
Nicole joined RCA Records earlier this year, tweeting at the time: "So excited to be joining the Sony Music/RCA UK family! I can't wait to share new music with all of you."
RCA Records' president Colin Barlow said: "We are delighted that Nicole has joined the Sony family. She truly is one of the greatest singers in the world and we are very excited by the record she is currently making."
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Watch Nicole's music video for 'Boomerang' below: