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Halle Berry has revealed she is releasing an album next year.

The Oscar-winning actress, who has confirmed she has finished working on her self-titled debut album Halle, wants to be known for more than her acting.

She "I've always loved to sing and this album will show people that I can do more than act," Halle told Ebony magazine.

Halle's album was originally due to be released on January 9, but her hectic filming schedule has pushed the date back to February 6.

The Monster's Ball actress has reportedly recorded tracks with Timbaland and Ray star Jamie Foxx – who begged Halle for a date this summer.

"Halle is so beautiful," Fox raved.

"She is the only actress I've ever met who looks even better in the flesh than onscreen. She is close to amazing and I don't care if she knows what I think. My approach is always to be direct."

Halle, 40, who is dating Canadian model Gabriel Aubry, recently revealed she likes to dress up as her X-Men character Storm to "spice up" her sex life.

"Yeah, I wear the rubber suit sometimes," she said.

"You have to keep your life spiced up. Storm never has sex in the movies - but Storm has a lot of sex at my house."