Dennis falls in 'Love' again


Following its online release via iTunes late last year, Bad Boy singer Cheri Dennis' oft-delayed debut album, "In and Out of Love," will finally hit stores on Feb. 26.

The follow-up single to last year's "I Love You," titled "Portrait Of Love," is currently No. 57 on Billboard's Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart.

"Last year, I loved 'I Love You,' but the album itself I wasn't confident in yet," says the 28-year-old Cleveland native about the revamped album. "It was hard to endorse it and support it and push it during that time. But now I can say with confidence, this is a good way to come in. The best meals are slow cooked. I'm just excited now because the timing is so perfect."

While collaborations were kept to a minimum, with Gorilla Zoe, Yung Joc and Sean "Diddy" Combs making guest appearances, high-profile producers such as Timbaland, Rodney Jerkins and Mario Winans contributed to the set.

Also included on the album are the sensual "Ooh, Ooh, Ooh" and the third single, "Remind You." And while details are still coming together, "Love" will include some bonus tracks to entice buyers to purchase the physical copy.

Dennis is currently on a statewide promotional tour and hopes to embark on a full-fledged concert outing later this year.