Carey Delays Release of New Album Indefinitely

Mariah Carey is putting the brakes on the release of her latest album.

The 43-year-old half-Venezuelan singer and former American Idol judge informed fans via Twitter that she’s delaying the release of her 14th studio album indefinitely.

Mariah Carey

“While making this album, I got so immersed in the creative process that I just don’t feel it would be doing it justice to release it on 7/23,” Carey wrote. Originally slated for a July 23 debut, The Art of Letting Go doesn’t have a new release date yet.

“I’d rather not exclude meaningful songs,” she added. “I want to give you this album as it’s meant to be heard. When I’m ready, you’ll be the first 2 know.”

The news comes as a blessing to fellow Latina songstress Selena Gomez, whose forthcoming Stars Dance was supposed to come out on same day as Carey’s album. With the pop diva out of the way, Gomez now has a stronger chance of scoring a No. 1 chart debut, though she’ll still have to contend with Chris Brown’s X in its second week of sales.

Carey, meanwhile, still has a #Beautiful hit on her hands… The lead single from her now-undated album. “#Beautiful” feat. Miguel has thus far peaked at No. 15 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and No. 3 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart.

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