Mary J. Blige’s ‘Stronger’ Pushed to Christmas Week

Mary J. Blige

Santa Claus is not the only one coming down the chimney this holiday season. Mary J. Blige will also be stuffing stockings with her new album, which has been pushed back one week, just in time for Christmas.

MJB’s ninth studio album Stronger will now arrive in stores on December 22, three days before Christmas. It was previously scheduled to go head-to-head with Alicia Keys, Chris Brown, Lil Wayne, and more on December 15.

A new song from the Queen of Hip-Hop Soul called “I Can See in Color” can be heard on the soundtrack to the film Precious: Based on the Novel ‘Push’ by Sapphire, opening in select theaters Friday.



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22 Comments

  1. vmars08

    So is she releasing another single from the album to justify the pushback or what?

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  2. Concerned Fan for MJB

    Smart move !!! MJB … Lil Wayne .. Alicia Keys .. and Chris Brown was dropping new music Dec 15 .. Let them 3 fight for #1 ..
    And make room for yourself for a # 1 Album on Billboard the following week !!!
    I hope that Mary release SkyCap featuring Timbaland !!! Hot Record !!!

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    Harvey Reply:

    @Concerned Fan for MJB, Sky Cap was recorded for her previous album, Growing Pains. It was even scheduled to appear on the album but was cut at the minute.

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  3. R-D

    that pic…

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  4. Baron

    Well this will be the third time in a row she’s released an album the week of Christmas, and after getting 730K with Breakthrough and 620K with Growing Pains in their first week, who can blame her?

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  5. joel

    nooooooooooooooooooooo
    mary
    tu album es el que mas espero
    pero bueno]!!!
    ya que me queda ya quiero que sea 22 de diciembre jajajajajjaaj

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  6. musakfool87

    I think she should just throw this album away and start from scratch. Her singles were ok but obviously didn’t make an impact. It’s like she is trying to compete with the younger generation which is stupid because she sings better than all of them. Her and Jazmine should stop messing around with these hit producers and develop their own sound. If she got with ?uestlove and made a bomb ass soul album it could really change the game.

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  7. gina

    This is her 3rd pushback. I agree with the poster above, start from scratch cuz obviously the 2 singles didn’t do well and didn’t generate buzz. She is not going to sell 700, 600, 500 or even 400k first week- justnot happening

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  8. HereForMary

    She NEVER EVER pushed the album back dumb bitch, the GOSSIP BLOGS pushed it back. Mary has NEVER EVER confirmed a date you dumb bitch and “The One” was for her the haters like yall, to let yall know she STILL in the game and she is THE ONE! Bitch when her OFFICIAL single come, you will know and so will the WHOLE WORLD you dumb gullible broke bums. Where are yall albums?

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    Agreed Reply:

    @HereForMary,
    Thankyou , these people are so clueless ,
    You are a true soldier for the Queen !!!

    If ya’ll real Mary fans , then ride with her
    regardless if she push back her album !!

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  9. parisian girl

    LMAO@hereformary
    you sound like a delusional pressed stan
    she’s just desperate for another#1 album because she knew it would have been hard against alicia or lil wayne
    she just needs to give it up,her album will flop,that’s what she gets for releasing crap songs like”the one”
    we need another”be without you”

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  10. davidf

    SO FUNNY.. J BLIGE AND ALICIA ALWAYS PUT THEIR ALBUMS ON CHRISTMAS SO THEY CAN SELL- NEVER GET THE BRAVE TO DO IT ON MID YEAR SEE THAT’S WHY THEY SELL. MARIAH AND BEYONCE TAKE CHANCES.THOUGHT YOU KNEW

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  11. musakfool87

    @hereformary chill the hell out. I’m the biggest Mary fan you will ever meet and I just want a solid product. From the songs that have been leaked I haven’t been too impressed. “Sky Cap” so far is my favorite out of all the leak songs and I’m not sure if that will even make the album. It would suck if Mary flopped right now because she is a pivotal point in her career. She has never been more famous and all eyes are on her. I’m looking for her to bring it back to the “Mary” days. I mean do we really need an album filled with the same producers that you hear on everyone else’s album. What the game needs right now is something different and I know that she can give that to us.

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  12. keith

    I WOULDN’T SAY THAT SHE’S PUSHING THE ALBUM BACK,SHE IS REALLY PUSHING IT FOWARD,SHE CHANGED THE DATE FOR THE ALBUM FOR A REASON!

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  13. HarryJBige

    This is soooo sad, fans worrying about an artists’ sales. If ur a REAL fan just go by the record and shut the hell up. However, i am going to relief some stress here. Lets do our ABC’s: A. Marys last two albums sold platinum in less than two weeks. B. Mary sells albums not singles. This is why she stayed in the game soooooooo long. music fans know she puts out REAL music. C. Mary has a dedicated 2 million-plus fan base, shes not EVER worried about floppin. Her not being overexposed only makes her more desireable. So please recognize shes 8 albums deep and haters are still on her nutz. Go Mary!!!

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  14. Harvey

    Of course. I’m not surprised in the least. But where the f*ck is her lead single man, damn.

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  15. Harvey

    Sky Cap is a leftover track from the Growing Pains album!!!!!!!!!

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  16. musakfool87

    @HarryJBlige.. I hope you’re right man

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  17. musakfool87

    the single is coming…she is working with ron fair,,,checked the twitter

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  18. Concerned Fan for MJB

    What !!! Sky Cap … is sooooo freakin’ hot ..
    No way … that song has to be her next single !!!
    Timbaland and Mary did such a great job !!! …

    I hate Geffen Records .. they suck at promotion and making sure she get radio spins ..
    Keri should have went 1.5 platinum .. Keyshia double ..Growing Pains 2.5 mill..
    Geffen and Interscope drop the ball to much!!

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  19. davidf

    TAKE YOUR ALBUM ON SUMMER TO SEE IF SHE CAN SELL. BUT ANYWAY SHE IS A TRICKY ARTIST.

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    Agreed Reply:

    @davidf,

    Your comment on Mary J to just release new music around the holidays . So What
    If it ain’t broke .. etc,etc
    You know summer sales are the lowest. Hell no one is selling units like they did 8 or 9 years ago. Internet illegal download killed SoundScan success ..
    Lil Wayne is the only 3X selling artist in urban music now

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