Troubled Grammy winner Whitney Houston is set to begin recording a new album next week (ends27MAY05) - less than a month after she was released from a rehabilitation centre.

Houston's veteran producer, Clive Davis, says the 41-year-old will be finishing an album which she had previously started work on.

The singer's visit to rehab marked the second time the singer had sought treatment in just over a year. In March 2004, Houston entered a facility for substance abuse - only to check out just five days later to begin private care.

Sources tell PEOPLE magazine that it was her mother, gospel singer CISSY HOUSTON, who petitioned a Georgia court to order the star to seek help in a rehab facility this year (05).

The I WILL ALWAYS LOVE YOU singer eventually entered the Crossroads treatment centre - founded by ERIC CLAPTON - on the Caribbean island of Antigua, West Indies.

According to Houston's representative, the star is currently "entering the second phase of her treatment".

19/05/2005 02:42