Chris Brown Sets New 'X' Release Date: May

Chris Brown has set a new date for his next album, "X": May 5, 2014. Breezy tweeted the new release date today (Feb. 22), calling "X," "by far my best album yet."

Brown's sixth studio album has been delayed more than once before. In October, he set the release date for November after a planned July release didn't materialize. Last August, he surprised fans by tweeting, "Don't worry mainstream America. After this X album, it'll probably be my last album."

"Love More," featuring Nicki Minaj, "Don't Think They Know" featuring Aaliyah, and "Fine China" have been three early tastes of "X." For Brown, R&B and soul has been a focus in his recent music-making. "I wanted to touch musically on Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder and Sam Cooke," Brown told Billboard, "and incorporate those influences with the new."

As previously reported, "X" wil feature Brown collaborating with Timbaland, Danja, Diplo BAM, Drumma Boy, CP Dubb, Mel and Mus, Verse Simmonds and Camper.

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