Latin superstar Marc Anthony's second English language album, "Mended," is set for a May 21 release via Columbia. The set comes on the heels of last November's Spanish-language album "Libre," but is h

Latin superstar Marc Anthony's second English language album, "Mended," is set for a May 21 release via Columbia. The set comes on the heels of last November's Spanish-language album "Libre," but is his first English set since 1999's "Marc Anthony," which spawned the global smash hit "I Need To Know." Anthony is expected to launch a North American tour in July.

The 13-track "Mended," co-produced by the artist with Cory Rooney, was originally intended for a January release but was pushed back to fine-tune the tracklist. The album does not include the Bruce Springsteen-penned track "I'll Stand by You Always," as Anthony said it would when speaking to Billboard last year, but does feature "Tragedy," co-written by matchbox twenty frontman Rob Thomas. That track was planned as the first single, but following the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks on the U.S., Anthony was uncomfortable promoting it, even though it had nothing to do with tragedy itself.

Instead, the first single is "I Need You," which is No. 9 on Billboard's Adult Contemporary chart this week. A video for the track can be viewed on Anthony's official Web site.

Anthony will contend for top Latin albums artist of the year and tropical/salsa album of the year for "Libre" at the Billboard Latin Music Awards, to be handed out May 9 at the Jackie Gleason Theater in Miami Beach. For a full list of finalists, click here.