The R&B world has been a bit anemic, but it’s about to get a much needed transfusion. Whitney Houston is slated to release her seventh studio album on Sept 1 worldwide, according to Arista Records.

Despite the media storm surrounding her marital and personal problems during her highly publicized marriage to ex-husband Bobby Brown, the soul queen has taken much needed time away to prepare for what many industry insiders are calling her monster comeback.

Since her 1985 self-titled debut she has nabbed 411 awards including 6 Grammys, 2 Emmys, 23 American Music Awards and 16 Billboard Music Awards.

We’re looking forward to hearing that amazing voice once again. Are you?—KNB