Carla Bruni Releasing New Album


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Carla Bruni-Sarkozy performing at Radio City Musuc Hall in 2009.

Carla Bruni is swapping the presidential palace for the recording studio.

Following her husband Nicolas Sarkozy's defeat in the French presidential election to François Hollande—which makes him the first French head of state in 31 years to not be re-elected after just one term—the former supermodel has expressed interest in reviving her music career.

"Carla did not put her career on hold during Nicolas Sarkozy’s five years in office," her spokeswoman Veronique Rampazza tells the Daily Mail. "She continues to compose. What she gave up for practical reasons was her public concerts, which she is now able to start."

The 44-year-old outgoing First Lady is expected to release her latest album in the fall, four years after her last solo effort, 2008's Comme si de rien n'était. The singer-songwriter also performed at Nelson Mandela's 91st birthday party in 2009 and has contributed songs for artists like Harry Connick, Jr.

And after turning heads with her role in Woody Allen's Midnight in Paris, the new mother is also rumored to be headed to the big screen once again for a film her sister Valeria Bruni-Tedeschi is producing about their wealthy family.

From First Lady to crooning cinema star? We've heard of worse career trajectories.

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