Fans of Ne-Yo have to wait a little longer to get the singer's new album after it was reported that its release date is being pushed back. The R 'n' B singer's upcoming set "Year of the Gentleman" that previously being set to out on June 23, has now got August 5 as a new release date.
Rumor has it that the pushing back for the album was caused by a poor reception of the album's first single "Closer". The song, which was released on April 15, didn't manage to reach the top ten position on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and so far it only reached #54 as its top position.
The new album itself will be Ne-Yo's third album after releasing "In My Own Words" as the first set in 2006 and "Because of You" following it in 2007. Both albums debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200 chart.
In other news, beside preparing his new album, Ne-Yo will also make an on-screen appearance soon. The singer is set to become a guest star in soap opera "All My Children" episodes, to be aired on May 21 and 22. On the episodes he will be singing two songs, "Closer" and "Stop This World" during a wedding scene.