[artist id="976"]Mariah Carey[/artist] is pushing back the release date for Memoirs of an Imperfect Angel from September 15 to September 29, the singer announced on her Web site on Thursday (August 13).
"Mariah is putting the finishing touches on her newest album, Memoirs of an Imperfect Angel, and we have shifted all of our TV and promo appearances to coincide with the new release date of September 29th," the statement on her site reads. "We can't wait for the fans to hear the new album!!"
The news comes on the same day it was announced that Carey was canceling her "Today" show performance for their concert series on August 28 and would be replaced by Miley Cyrus.
Carey has garnered a lot of press for the album's first single, "Obsessed," which has been widely assumed to be about rumored former flame Eminem. Carey, husband Nick Cannon and "Obsessed" video director Brett Ratner have all denied that the song is about the MC.
Aside from all the Eminem talk, Carey recently spoke to MTV News about working on the album, saying she loved getting in the studio with Timbaland and Jermaine Dupri. "I worked with JD again," she said. "I always love working with Jermaine. Every time it's just ... it reminds me of the first time we worked together, which was 'Always Be My Baby.' Once you do a song like that and you have it forever, you wanna just continue to try and re-create that magic, so that's what we do."