Last night, Whitney Houston hosted a listening party for her upcoming album I Look To You, which attracted the likes of Alicia Keys, Swizz Beatz, L.A. Reid and label head Clive Davis. I Look To You represents the first collection of new Houston songs since 2002's Just Whitney, and by all accounts it represents an exceptional comeback for one of the biggest divas in music history MTV.com reports.
"It took us three-and-a-half years to reach this point," an energetic Houston told the crowd, which also included her daughter, Bobbi Kristina, 16, mother Cissy, and cousin Dionne Warwick. When she spotted King, she told her, "Please tell Oprah I said hello."
Among Houston's new tunes are "Million Dollar Bill," written by Keys and Swizz Beats, which Davis described as "a feel-good song," People Magazine reports.
Whitney Houston says the support of her daughter helped fuel her as she geared up for her comeback record.
Houston says her daughter encouraged her, and kept telling her she could succeed, The Associated Press reports.