Whitney Houston Plots Comeback, Readies Disc For Christmas

Iconic pop-singer Whitney Houston will release her first studio album in over six years, following her 2002 release, Just Whitney. The untitled set is scheduled for a holiday release and boasts production from will.i.am and Akon. Announced yesterday by BMG Label Group chairman/CEO Clive Davis, during Billboard's Music & Money Symposium, the embattled star has recorded four songs and an additional four more songs will be put to tape later this month.

"We're on track for a holiday release," Davis told Billboard. "We're not going to compromise who she is to fit into today's hip-hop radio market. The public wants Whitney material."

Multi-platinum singer/songwriter, Ne-Yo, will also contribute to Houston's sixth solo album. Echoing Davis' remarks, Ne-Yo's focus is for Houston to make hit records and not to worry about trying to make a comeback album.

Houston became the first artist to have seven consecutive singles hit number one on the charts. Her 1993 Dolly Parton rendition of "I Will Always Love You" became the biggest hit single in rock history.

Last year, Houston divorced her long-time husband Bobby Brown. Shortly after, Brown filed court documents claiming that Houston was keeping him from visiting their 14-year-old daughter Bobbi Kristina.