We can stop holding our collective breath now. Today, Arista announced Sept. 1 as the release date for Whitney Houston’s first new studio album in seven years.
Details were scant but the hype was already in overdrive in a press release that trumpeted “The Wait is over” and proclaimed the project as “the most anticipated album of the year.”
The still-untitled project is her first since 2002’s “Just Whitney” (she also released a new holiday album in 2003). There’s no track listing or hint at a first single, but bits and pieces, all subject to change, have leaked out over recent months. Rolling Stone.com says among those whom Houston worked with on the project are R.Kelly, Diane Warren, David Foster, Swiss Beatz and Akon.
The comeback trail for Houston started at industry legend Clive Davis’s pre-Grammy party in 2008 when she showed up at the event in her first public appearance in some time. Davis signed Houston to Arista and has been…
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