The wait is over: Whitney Houston will release her long-awaited "comeback" album September 1, Sony Music announced Thursday.
No album titled was revealed. It will be Houston's seventh studio album. (Her last album of original material was 2002's Just Whitney.)
Despite being hailed by the Guinness Book of World Records as "the most awarded female artist of all time" (she's won a total of 411 awards - including six Grammys), Houston has made more headlines over the years for her erratic personal life.
She sought treatment for substance abuse and split with longtime husband Bobby Brown in 2006.
But in February, record industry icon Clive Davis told MTV News that Houston is ready for her comeback. "You wait for the great songs to be written," he said. "The great hits Whitney has given to the public for so many years- you keep encouraging and setting the bar."