Mary J. Blige’s ‘Stronger’ Coming This Year

The bad news first: Mary J. Blige’s new album is not coming next month. The good news: It will still drop this year.

The Queen of Hip-Hop Soul’s ninth studio album Stronger is now scheduled for release on December 15, Rap-Up.com has learned. It was previously on the calendar for November 24. MJB will tentatively face competition from Lil Wayne’s Rebirth on the same day.

Stronger is set to include “The One” with Drake and the title track’s ballad, which was a single off the More Than a Game soundtrack. Among the album’s contributors are Rodney Jerkins, Ryan Leslie, Johnta Austin, Ester Dean, Stargate, T.I., and Trey Songz, who told Rap-Up.com that he has recorded a song called “Hood Love” with Blige.