Sara Bareilles Working With Questlove On New Album

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Sara Bareilles

Singer/songwriter Sara Bareilles has begun work on her sophomore album for Epic Records, Billboard.com has learned. In the early going, Bareilles is recording in Brooklyn, N.Y., with production assistance from Roots drummer Ahmir "Questlove" Thompson and Adam Blackstone.

There's no timetable for the release of the follow-up to Bareilles' 2007 Epic debut, "Little Voice," which has sold 944,000 copies in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan. It featured the single "Love Song," a multi-format smash which peaked at No. 4 on the Billboard Hot 100 and has sold three million digital downloads.

Bareilles is off the road for the time being, but is scheduled to perform Oct. 26 at New York's Feinstein's at Lowes Regency. The event is a benefit for Cyndi Lauper's True Colors Fund, which aims to further gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender activism, and Broadway Impact, a grassroots organization that supports marriage equality.