The original Sugababes line-up have sealed a million-pound record deal to kick-start their comeback.
Mutya Buena, 26, Siobhan Donaghy, and Keisha Buchanan, both 27, have signed with Polydor Records — home to Take That and Lady GaGa.
But the girls will not be able to use the Sugababes name — despite the current line-up featuring NONE of the original members.
An industry source said: "They've been working on new material all year with some high-profile songwriters and producers.
"The label have started to pick tracks they think will help them be as big as they once were."
The girls formed the band in 1998 — scoring a hit with Overload.
Siobhan left in 2001 and was replaced by Heidi Range. Mutya quit in 2005 and Amelle Berrabah came in. In 2009 final original babe Keisha left, to be replaced by Brit Eurovision contestant Jade Ewen.
But last year the new Sugababes scrapped their album plans.
Keisha, Mutya and Siobhan are yet to decide on a new name. The source said: "This is a huge sign the industry thinks they've still got it."
i thought siobhan hated keisha? if this is true though, hurray.