After failing to pay taxes on almost $2 million earned between 2005 and 2007, Lauryn Hill was facing jail time if she couldn’t hand over $504,000 by May 6. It has been over a decade since Lauryn has released an official album, but given the situation, she’s decided to record again.

According to Billboard, Assistant U.S. Attorney Sandra Moser revealed on Monday that Hill signed a deal with Sony that will earn her $1 million for five new songs. reports that the singer will receive more money upon the completion of an entire album.