Mariah Carey's latest album has been cancelled.

The 'Hero' singer's LP 'Angels Advocate' - which features remixed songs from her album 'Memoirs of an Imperfect Angel' - had been due for release next month but now her record label Mercury have the axed plans.

Mariah's manager Chris Lightly tweeted: "That is an issue we are dealing with. The label is in disarray."

However, songs on the album won't go to waste with some tracks being lined up to be released as singles.

Mariah is determined not to let the setback upset her and is working on another LP, which may even be a Christmas album.

Her representative said: "We are looking to go possibly to another studio album or Christmas album. The decision hasn't been totally made yet. It's a creative process that cannot be rushed."

Earlier this year, it was claimed Mariah was considering quitting Mercury and returning to Sony, the label which launched her career and was once run by her ex-husband Tommy Mottola.

A source said: "Tongues are wagging over whether Mariah will stay at Mercury. She had all her biggest hits at Sony including 'Hero', 'Dream Lover', 'Vision of Love'. It was where all the magic began for her."