*Seventeen years after issuing sophomore album “My Life,” Mary J. Blige will release a sequel to the breakthrough disc this fall.
“My Life II, The Journey Continues,” the R&B star’s tenth studio album, is scheduled to drop on Sept. 20 and feature production from Kanye West, Danja, Swizz Beatz and Stargate, the singer announced Monday.
“From me to you, “My Life II” … our journey together continues in this life. It’s a gift to be able to relate and identify with my fans at all times,” says Blige, who recorded the album in New York and Los Angeles, according to Billboard. “This album is a reflection of the times and lives of people all around me.”
The album’s first single, “Someone to Love Me (Naked)” featuring Diddy and Lil Wayne, is currently at No. 66 on the R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart. The music video for the track will officially premiere tonight on VEVO, but the clip already leaked online today. [Scroll down to watch.]
Released in 1994, “My Life” featured hit singles like “Be Happy” and “Mary Jane (All Night Long)” and was nominated for Best R&B Album at the Grammys. The album has sold 2.8 million copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan.