[artist id="976"]Mariah Carey[/artist]'s latest release, Angels Advocate, is being pushed back from February 23 to March 9. The album, a remixed version of Carey's 2009 LP Memoirs of an Imperfect Angel, will feature appearances from Swizz Beatz and Christopher "Tricky" Stewart, as well as Trey Songz, R. Kelly, T-Pain, Gucci Mane and OJ Da Juiceman.
The news first broke on MariahJournal.com. Rapup.com further reports that Ne-Yo will appear on the track "Angels Cry" and Nicki Minaj will be on "Up Out My Face." This isn't the first time in recent months that one of Carey's releases has been pushed back. Memoirs of an Imperfect Angel was originally slated for a September 15 release and later got moved to September 29.
Late last year, Stewart spoke to Rapup.com about the direction of the remix album and the tracks he hoped to work on with Carey. He said, "I'm gonna do a remix to 'I Want to Know What Love Is' myself. I'mma raise the tempo up. I'mma try to make it into something else. ... Once I get the beat and if it calls for the right person, I can get anybody on the phone I want to right now, so I will be using my Rolodex for that."
Carey is currently on her Angels Advocate Tour, which is set to wrap up on February 27 at the Pearl Concert Theater in Las Vegas. And she may have won a People's Choice Award for Favorite R&B Artist, but she recently has been making headlines for her work in "Precious." She was honored at the Palm Springs International Film Festival gala, and after a tipsy, giggly acceptance speech, she later admitted she had had a bit too many "splashes of champagne."