Geri Halliwell Signs Solo Deal, Set To Become UN Ambassador

Geri Halliwell is said to be launching a solo recording career by signing to Chrysalis Records.

The "London Sun" reports that the former Spice Girl has inked a three-album deal with the label worth roughly $3 million. Halliwell, who left the Spice Girls late last May, has previously been said to be hosting television shows and acting on stage and in TV movies.

The paper says that her contract with Virgin prevented her from releasing any new material for three months, but she's now free and clear and set to announce the new deal next week. They add that Halliwell picked Chrysalis because she liked the way the label handled former Take That singer Robbie Williams. Take That were a wildly popular band in England before Williams left, and he's since enjoyed a very successful solo career.

Halliwell has appeared at just two major functions since the split -- once at the MTV Music Video Awards and once at a charity auction. She's also set to host the MTV Europe awards.

Additionally, the former Ginger Spice has been making community appearances for charity. Last week Halliwell was in Uganda filming a segment for Comic Relief, a British charity program.

Most recently, the "London Times" reports that Halliwell is set to become a goodwill ambassador for the United Nations and will soon be meeting with UN Secretary General Kofi Annan in New York to discuss that position.