Mary J. Blige is so ready to release her anticipated album “Stronger With Each Tear” that she’s decided to up the release date. According to Interscope, “Stronger With Each Tear” will now arrive in stores Monday, December 21, a day prior to her previously confirmed release. Led by the single “I Am,” “Stronger With Each Tear” represents knowing that the work we do on ourselves is never done, but we do get stronger through the trials, the tribulations, and the tears. Rodney Jerkins who produced the first song to be heard from the album, the single, “The One,” featuring newcomer Drake joins The Runners (“Tonight”) and Ryan Leslie (“Said and Done” and “Closer”) in lending a hand of expression to “Stronger With Each Tear”. The album, which also includes collaborations with T.I. and Trey Songz, boasts production from Bryan Michael Cox, The Dream, Tricky Stewart, Raphael Saadiq, Ne-Yo and Stargate. In related news, Mary J. Blige is due to make a number appearances over the next few weeks. A recently taped television special, titled “Words & Music with Mary J. Blige,” will air on BET December 22 at 7:30pm. “Stronger With Each Tear” arrives in stores December 21.