Mariah Carey has delayed the release of her forthcoming album entitled, The Art of Letting Go.

The Hero hitmaker was due to release her new album on July 23, but the singing sensation has announced it won’t be available until later this year.

Taking to her Twitter page Mariah wrote: “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.

"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!"