Billboard are reporting Mariah Carey (as well as other artists) has pushed back her forthcoming twelfth album, Memoirs of an Imperfect Angel. The album is now set for a September 15th release date, forcing Carey to acquire chart competition from Jay-Z, Whitney Houston and possibly Christina Aguilera. The new single "Obsessed" recently debuted at #11 on the US chart, far from the flop some have claimed the single to be.
If the song doesn't solidify as a commercial success, the albums push back could allow a second single to acquire that feat. A negative aspect about this is that Carey has now missed the dateline for the Grammys, Memoirs, is now ineligible to be nominated for any awards until 2011.