No, it's not a joke.
According to this AP article, Ms. Houston's new album will hit the shelves in September.
This begs the question - does anybody care?
No doubt the woman can sing. As a child I thought the Bodyguard soundtrack was the be-all-end-all of soundtrack awesomeness. But she definitely peaked.
Here's a clip just to remind the world (like anyone could forget) of the post-"I Wanna Dance with Somebody," post-"The Bodyguard" and post-"Waiting to Exhale" woman we're dealing with here.
The real gem is right about the 50 second mark.