Alicia Keys album pushed back

'Element of Freedom' slated for Dec. 15 release date

NEW YORK -- On the heels of performing her latest single, "Try Sleeping With a Broken Heart," during a lecture and performance for New York University students, Alicia Keys announced Sunday via her Twitter page that her upcoming album has been pushed back two weeks.

Originally slated for a Dec. 1st release -- World AIDS day -- "The Element of Freedom" will now be available on Dec. 15th. "Luv having the freedom to create beautiful music, so I'm pushing the album back to DEC 15th. So many more amazing songs!!!" she tweeted about the J Records release. Label reps have confirmed the new date.

First single, "Doesn't Mean Anything," is currently No. 15 on the R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart.