Nick Lachey has signed with Jive Records, which is expected to release his second solo album later this year. Lachey was previously on Universal Records, which issued his first solo set, "SoulO," in N

Nick Lachey has signed with Jive Records, which is expected to release his second solo album later this year. Lachey was previously on Universal Records, which issued his first solo set, "SoulO," in November 2003.

As previously reported (Billboard.biz, Dec. 2, 2004), MTV will air a reality show on Lachey's solo career and the making of his album. The show is tentatively scheduled to premiere in April.

Zomba Label Group president/CEO Barry Weiss says in a statement, "Beyond being a household name and TV star, the world has missed out on the fact that Nick Lachey is also a great singer and star recording artist. We are very excited to be involved with him in his music career going forward."

"SoulO" peaked at No. 51 on The Billboard 200 and has sold 160,000 copies in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan.

Lachey stars with his wife, Jessica Simpson, in the MTV reality series "Newlyweds: Nick & Jessica."

In other news, MTV has inked a deal with Cameron Diaz for a reality adventure series, "Trippin'," that will feature the actress and others travelling to exotic locations. DMX, Kid Rock, Mark Hoppus of Blink-182 and Redman are among the music artists who will be featured on the program, which premieres March 28.

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