After a long absence from music, Whitney Houston is staging a much-hyped career comeback with an appearance on "The Oprah Winfrey Show."
Houston will be Winfrey's first guest as the talk-show queen launches her 24th season on Sept. 14. According to her Web site, Oprah.com, Winfrey calls Houston's appearance "the most anticipated music interview of the decade."
The 46-year-old superstar hasn't done a major TV interview since 2002, when she addressed questions about her drug use from ABC's Diane Sawyer.
Arista Records is releasing Houston's new album, "I Look to You," on Aug. 31. Arista is owned by Sony BMG Music Entertainment, a joint venture between Sony Corp. and Bertelsmann AG, a German media conglomerate.
Houston is one of the best-selling artists of all time, but her career stalled as she battled drugs and endured a troubled marriage to Bobby Brown.
"The Oprah Winfrey Show" is syndicated, but airs primarily on ABC stations in the nation's major markets.