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Nicole Scherzinger’s first U.S. solo effort, Killer Love, has been delayed to Dec. 6, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. The singer’s label Interscope Records will only confirm a December release for the album, which hit stores in the U.K. in March, peaking at No. 8 on the country’s album chart.
Its original release date was announced to be Nov. 15, the same day fellow Universal Music Group artists Drake and Florence + the Machine are due to drop new albums.
The U.S. version of Killer Love features an alternate track-listing and production by RedOne, Jim Jonsin, The-Dream, Harvey Mason, Jr. (with R. Kelly) and Tricky Stewart. Featured guests reportedly include 50 Cent (“Right There”), Snoop Dogg (“Peep Show”) and Sting (“Power’s Out”).
In May, the Pussycat Dolls singer explained the change of plans, telling Rap-Up.com, “At the time I was doing my U.K. album, I was really into more dance-inspired music, which is amazing and so much fun for Europe. For the U.S., I wanted to go back to my roots where I started, a little bit more urban sounding ’cause that’s still a very big part of me as well.”
Scherzinger currently appears as a judge on Fox’s The X Factor. According to sources, she is expected to perform on the show once live episodes kick off Oct. 25. on Thursday night, she mentors “over 30” contestants with the help of guest star Enrique Iglesias.
Correction: A previous version of this story cited an “early December” date by the label. Interscope will only confirm a December release.
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