Alecia Elliott Digs for Pop Success

Teen singer Alecia Elliott, who scored a Top 5 country hit last year with “I’m Diggin’ It,” has a pop album planned for the summer, Billboard reports. Her move to the pop field will align Elliott with her character in an upcoming NBC Saturday-morning TV series, in which she plays a singer in a Chicago-based girl group. Elliott, 18, will shift labels within the Universal Music Group, moving from MCA Nashville to pop/R&B label Island Def Jam.