Mariah Carey delays release of album

It would appear that Mariah Carey has not learned the art of letting go. Carey, whose album, “The Art Of Letting Go,” was slated for a July 23 release, has been pushed back.

In a tweet to fans Monday night, Carey said, “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.” And then later, “I”d rather not exclude meaningful songs. 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.”

That could be code for “we need more hits” or “I don”t want to do all this promo stuff right now” or it could really mean that she wants to rework the album, though calling it back a month before release for an artist as big as Carey is a bit of a major step given that the marketing campaign was surely already in place for a July 23 drop.

As far as we know, Carey will still perform at the 2013 BET Awards on June 30 and for free in Central Park on July 13 as part of a Major League Baseball”s Sandy Relief efforts.