Originally planned for February, Mary J. Blige's next studio album, "The Breakthrough," arrives in time for the holiday rush this week via Geffen.

Originally planned for February, Mary J. Blige's next studio album, "The Breakthrough," arrives in time for the holiday rush this week via Geffen. The set is led by the single "Be Without You," which is at a new peak this week of No. 4 on Billboard’s Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks chart.

That song was previously tipped for inclusion on the retrospective "Reminisce," which was expected Nov. 22 and then bumped to Dec. 6; it will now not see the light of day until at least next spring.

Other tracks that appear on the album include a cover of U2’s “One” featuring Bono, “Can’t Hide From Luv” featuring Jay-Z and “I Found My Everything” featuring Raphael Saadiq. "The Breakthrough" is the follow-up to 2003's "Love and Life," which has sold more than 941,000 copies in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan.

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