First expected last summer and then due Dec. 18, Natasha Bedingfield's sophomore album, "Pocketful of Sunshine," is now due this week via Epic.

First expected last summer and then due Dec. 18, Natasha Bedingfield's sophomore album, "Pocketful of Sunshine," is now due this week via Epic.

The album has been out since April internationally. A new song not on the earlier edition, "Love Like This" featuring labelmate Sean Kingston, reached the top 25 of the Billboard Hot 100.

Overall, "Sunshine" has only 5 songs in common with its international edition, which was titled "N.B." Overseas, the first two singles from the project, titled "N.B." there, achieved robust success: The album launched with "I Wanna Have Your Babies," which reached No. 7 on the U.K. singles chart, followed by "Soulmate," which went to No. 6 on the U.K. airplay chart.

Bedingfield's first project was also a slow starter in the U.S., but the single "Unwritten" eventually wrapped up 2006 in the year-end top five on Billboard's AC, adult top 40 and Hot Digital Songs charts.

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