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OTRC: Mariah Carey delays release of new album

Mariah Carey appears in a scene from her 2013 single '#Beautiful's music video. (youtube.com/mariahcarey / The Island Def Jam Music Group)

Mariah Carey is gearing up to deliver new music -- just not quite yet.

The veteran songstress, 43, was set to release her 14th studio album, "The Art of Letting Go," on July 23. The Grammy winning singer took to her official Twitter account to let her fans know that she needs more time to perfect the record.

"While making this album, I got so immersed in the creative process that I just don't feel I would be doing it justice to release it on 7/23," she Tweeted on June 24.

"I'd rather not exclude meaningful songs," she continued in a separate Tweet. "I want to give you this album as it's meant to be heard. When I'm ready, you'll be the first 2 know!"

Carey went on to re-Tweet messages of encouragement from her fans, who largely seemed to support her decision, posting "take all the time you need" and "we'll wait for your creativity."

The singer, who recently dropped Randy Jackson as her manager, can currently be heard on the album's lead single, "#Beautiful," with Grammy winner Miguel. The mellow yet catchy track debuted on May 6 and is currently No. 15 on Billboard's Hot 100 list.

The songstress is set to embark on a world tour following the album's release. While it was officially announced that the tour would kick off in October 2013, it's unclear whether the album's delay will impact the tour's start date.

Regardless of any changes, the tour still appears to be happening, with the performer posting on her official website on June 24: "I finally get to go on another world tour!! I can't wait to see my fans and sing my brand new music as well as the fan-favorites!!!"

Check out Carey's song "#Beautiful," featuring Miguel, below.

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