Mary J Blige and Angie Stone are among the stars who will be featured on the next Ray Charles collaborative album, GENIUS + Friends, when it hits stores later this month (SEP05).

The album will be a follow up to last year's (04) smash-hit GENIUS LOVES COMPANY, which netted the late Charles a rare number one in America.

The new album will also feature ALICIA KEYS' stirring rendition of Charles' patriotic theme tune AMERICA THE BEAUTIFUL, which she performed at the Super Bowl in February (05).