Instead of releasing her greatest-hits compilation that was supposed to drop last year, Mary J. Blige on the other hand comes out with her next studio album. The set, tentatively titled "Reflections: The Journey," is slated to hit stores Dec 12 later this year.
The Geffen Records LP is said to consist of at least three new songs and some of Blige's classic cuts. A new song inside the LP, titled "We Ride," will hit U.S. radio outlets this week. Another new song, "Never Gonna Break My Faith," was recorded by Blige and Aretha Franklin for the film "Bobby," which arrives November 23 in U.S. theaters.
On the singer's upcoming album, producer/co-writer Bryan Michael Cox tells MTV "Mary's married, she's happy, in the best shape of her life, her voice is in the best shape of her life. People thought she was over, done, then she came through with The Breakthrough. The song 'We Ride' celebrates all of that."