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Change in Release Date for Mario Vazquez Album

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Confused Mario Vazquez fans can take solace: his debut album really is hitting stores shortly.

While the season four contender's self-titled CD was originally slated for an August 29 release date, fans can now circle September 26 on their calendar instead. On that day, they can pick up the disc that boasts collaborations with Daddy Yankee, Scott Storch and Ne-Yo, among others.

Ready to Debut

Right now, the Vazquez hit, "Gallery," is number-32 on the Billboard Pop 100.

"It's everything I love - a bit of R&B, hip-hop, reggaeton and pop ballads," Mario said of the impending album. "I feel like people know me as kind of a crooner [or] a soft singer so I wanted to just remind them [of that]. Ne-Yo wrote a beautiful song - [he] gave me a golden ticket."

Of course, Vasquez is best known right now as the guy that mysteriously dropped out of American Idol last March before the final round, citing family issues.

"I feel like I've accomplished something major but I also feel like I have a lot to prove," he said. "With this record, I hope it answers people's questions of why I left, artistically."

The singer's next single will be "Cohiba," named after a brand of Cuban cigars.

"There's a bit of innuendo and it's edgier," said Vasquez. "It's just showing another side of Vasquez."

That makes American Idol Worship happy to hear.

Matt Richenthal is the Editor in Chief of TV Fanatic. Follow him on Twitter and on Google+.

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