August 18th, 2011
02:36 PM ET
After a long wait, original “American Idol” winner Kelly Clarkson has announced the release date for her fifth album: October 25. The news comes via the singer's newly revamped site, kellyclarkson.com.
Fans have been anxiously awaiting new music from Clarkson, as the album's experienced a series of setbacks. “Stronger” was originally set for a late 2010 release, but was pushed back to early 2011, and then delayed again until fall.
Lead single “Mr. Know It All” will be released at the end of this month, and those who pre-order the album will get the single sent to them upon release. Fans can also watch the singer debut the song via live webcast on August 30.
"Can't wait for y'all to hear the new single!" Clarkson wrote on her site Tuesday. "The band and I are really excited and currently gearing up for this record! It's gonna be a fun record to tour!"
A lucky few may have heard an accidental preview of the album last month when four tracks leaked, reports MTV.com. The songs, including "Let Me Down," the ballad "Forgive You" and the pop track "Dumb + Dumb = You" were quickly removed from the Web.
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