After singles “Beautiful Monster” and “Champagne Life” failed to garner much radio play, Ne-Yo’s Libra Scale album was pushed back from its initial October release to November 22—i.e. the same day Kanye West and Ke$ha drop new material. (Good luck, Ne-Yo!) Now those clever sleuths at Rap-Up.com have picked up on another modification, this time with the cover art. Check out Ne-Yo’s arm and the new girl in the background on the new version (left) as opposed to the old (right). And then jump below to see the Deluxe Edition cover for Libra Scale.
Suddenly we’ve gone from sundown to early morning (or, quite simply, a quick adjustment of color in Photoshop) with the deluxe version.
While “Beautiful Monster” managed to climb to #53 on the Billboard Hot 100 and “Champagne Life” scraped its way to #75, Ne-Yo’s third single off his upcoming fourth LP, “One In A Million,” has yet to crack the chart.
Maybe radio programmers just aren’t feeling his whole concept album motif this time around?