Pop star Whitney Houston is heading back to the recording studio next month (MAR06) to put down her first all-new album since 2003.

The 42-year-old star's bedraggled appearance recently sparked concerns for her health, but music mogul Clive Davis insists the MY LOVE IS YOUR LOVE hitmaker is plotting a huge comeback.

Davis says, "We've already selected two thirds of the material, and we're about five weeks away from going into the studio."