Ne-Yo’s third album Year of the Gentleman has been pushed back to August 5th. It had previously been scheduled for a June 24th release, but has been moved after the lead single “Closer” failed to ignite at radio.

Universal Records has pushed back Nelly’s Brass Knuckles to August 19th. The fifth album from the St. Louis rapper had previously been scheduled for a June 24th release date along with albums from G-Unit and The Game all of which were also pushed back in recent weeks.

According to Billboard.com R&B singer Ciara has slated her third album, "Fantasy Ride," for a September release via Jive. Rather than one standard CD, the music will be spread across three separately packaged discs, bundled together, each with five to six songs catering to a different theme. The first disc is called "Groove City" and will contain sensual songs like "Promise," while the second disc is called "Crunktown" and includes tracks akin to Ciara's 2004 introductory single, "Goodies." Finally, the up-tempo "Kingdom of Dance" will showcase Ciara's house-leaning, freestyle-tinged cuts.Producer Tricky Stewart, who crafted Rihanna's "Umbrella," is co-executive-producing the project along with Ciara. Danja is helming both "Crunktown" and "Kingdom of Dance," while "Groove City" is led by Tricky and Jasper. An official single will drop in June, according to the label.