While partying in Cannes, Paris Hilton dropped the news that she is now a part of Lil Wayne's Cash Money Records. Her sophomore album will be released on the label and will feature some of the other big names on Cash Money, including Weezy.

She says her new album will be produced by Ducth producer and DJ Afrojack, with a tentative release this summer. Her new effort has her going in a different direction than was heard on her self-titled release seven years ago. She has promised that this new album is more true to herself and will be filled with dance music, which she loves.

Click below to browse a photo gallery of more photos of Paris from over the years and her evolution from hotel heiress socialite to recording artist.

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Check out Paris Hilton's 2006 music video for her single "Nothing in this World!"