With New CD and Makeover, Houston Has Liftoff

Diva is ready for her comeback
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 15, 2009 1:26 PM CDT
In this Feb. 8, 2009, file photo, Whitney Houston presents an award at the 51st Annual Grammy Awards, in Los Angeles.   (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – Whitney Houston “tumbled but she didn’t crumble,” music legend Clive Davis said last night at a London listening party for the diva’s latest. I Look To You is the first album in 7 years for the 45-year-old, reports the Mail. The crowd gave Houston—seemingly over past troubles including rehab and divorce—a standing ovation.

“You won’t forget it after you hear it,” Davis said of the album. “There is a song on this album called I Didn’t Know My Own Strength and it really speaks for Whitney.”