03/30/2013 11:11 am ET Updated Apr 01, 2013

Sisqo's 'Last Dragon' Will Serve As Singer's Return To Music

Good news for Sisqo fans -- the "Thong Song" singer is set to make his big return to music.

After more than a decade away from the music business, Sisqo is set to release a new album this summer.

Sisqo made his mark with the Grammy-nominated smash hit "Thong Song," off of his debut studio album, "Unleash the Dragon." Released in 1999, the album performed well for Sisqo, going platinum and hitting No. 2 on the Billboard 200. In 2001, Sisqo released his sophomore album, "Return of the Dragon." While it couldn't live up to the success of "Unleash the Dragon," "Return of the Dragon" did not disappoint, hitting No. 7 on the Billboard 200.

Now, 12 years after the release of his last album, Sisqo is ready to release "Last Dragon." Originally hyped for a 2012 release, "Last Dragon" will hit stores this summer.

“I’ve been working on the album for a minute but the timing just wasn’t right to come out," Sisqo said in an interview with Soul Culture. "Last year was the year of the dragon. That would have been perfect but it still wasn’t the right time. There was too much going on for when we were trying to drop. In the music industry you have to catch the right quarter. It’s like double dutch.”

Speaking about his upcoming album, Sisqo added, “A lot of the time people say my music is ahead of its time. My album is compiled of a lot of music that I started working on three years ago and it’s relevant now. The whole techno’ thing – I started experimenting with that three years ago. It wasn’t even really that mainstream popular. Now everybody’s doing it.”