For Mel B, the B stands for being "back."
For the last six weeks, the former Spice Girl – a.k.a. Melanie Brown – has been working with uber-producers Scott Storch and Damon Elliott to put together a new solo CD, she tells PEOPLE.
"It's kind of pop because that's what I am, but it's pop with a bit of an edge," she said Sunday, at the finale taping of TLC's music game show The Singing Office, which she co-hosts with Joey Fatone.
"I'm about six or seven songs deep into it."
She said she hopes to release her new CD before the end of the year.
Mel B, who was a finalist in last year's Dancing With the Stars, will also be attending the Dancing finale on Monday. But she's keeping mum on who she thinks will win.
"They're really good," she says of finalists. "It could be anybody."