Houston has six songs ready for recording and was "glowing with anticipation," hellomagazine.com reported.
Her producer, Clive Davis, who has managed her career from the start, accompanied her Tuesday night to the Ella Awards. He said the CD would be consistent with her established style.
"Whitney is Whitney and there's nobody like her," Davis said. "It'll be Whitney, not somebody reaching for a current trend, that's for sure."