Young 'Sopranos' Star Wrapping Up Latin-Flavored Pop Album

Debut from Jamie-Lynn Sigler will include nod to show's Bada Bing strip club.

NEW YORK — Unfortunately for Jamie-Lynn Sigler, the name Junior M.A.F.I.A. is already taken.

But Sigler, who plays Mob offspring Meadow Soprano on "The Sopranos," is nevertheless forging ahead with a music career.

The 20-year-old actress is nearly done recording her debut album, she said Thursday. The disc, which mixes pop and R&B with Latin touches, should be in stores by October or November, according to her label.

"I'm half-Cuban, so it's got a Latin flavor," she said. "I'm working with all kinds of producers."

Among those contributing to the album are veteran song doctor Desmond Child (Bon Jovi, Ricky Martin) and the production team of Jimmy Greco and Ray Contreras, who worked on Jennifer Lopez's J.Lo.

According to Sigler's label, Edel, the as-yet-untitled album is scheduled to include the songs "Cry Baby" and "Bada Bing" — a nod to the strip club in Sigler's show.

"They were talking about calling the album 'Bada Bing,' but I don't think so," Sigler laughed. Instead, the album is likely to be self-titled.

Those wondering what Sigler's singing voice sounds like need look no farther than that low-cut Levi's commercial with the singing belly buttons — that's her belting out Diana Ross' "I'm Coming Out."

Sigler was in New York's Central Park on Thursday night to help judge a singer/songwriter competition that included special performances by Willa Ford and Jewel.

The judges — who also included singer/songwriter Tracy Bonham, performance artist Laurie Anderson and Russell Simmons' wife, Kimora Lee Simmons — crowned Portland, Oregon's Libbie Schrader the winner.

Sigler is not the only musical Soprano. E Street Band guitarist and Asbury soul mastermind Little Steven Van Zandt plays Bada Bing manager Silvio Dante, and Dominic Chianese, who portrays Uncle Junior, released his first album, Hits, last month (see "'The Sopranos' ' Uncle Junior Gets Musical Revenge").

"It's a coincidence," Chianese said of the profusion of musical talent on the show.