Cee Lo Pushes Up 'The Lady Killer' Release Date to Nov. 9
Cee Lo Green is moving up the release date for his new album "The Lady Killer" due to "popular demand," according to the singer's label. Instead of its original Dec. 7 street date, the album will now drop Nov. 9 on Elektra/Roadrunner.
The date change is likely due to the success of Green's "F**k You" single, whose lyric video and official clip have received over 10 million combined views since the former first hit the web one month ago. The viral surge quickly translated into radio airplay and chart success, despite the song's risque title and chorus.
"F**k You," which was co-written and produced by the Smeezingtons (of which Bruno Mars is a member), lands at No. 35 on the Hot 100 chart to be refreshed tomorrow morning (Sept. 23) on Billboard.com. Green recently expressed surprise over the song's success, saying, "It was more certain that a song called 'F**k You' wouldn't work than it would. But it worked right where I would prefer it: with the people."
"The Lady Killer" is Green's third solo album and first since forming Gnarls Barkley with Danger Mouse. 2004's "Cee Lo Green...Is the Soul Machine" sold 229,000 copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan.
Green will also toast "The Lady Killer's" new release date with an Oct. 6 show at New York's Irving Plaza.