A new greatest hits package featuring songs spanning Whitney Houston’s entire career is in the works.
According to recent reports, the set will be the first to feature not dance mixes, but original cuts of her hits.
Due as early as this Fall, the set will be the first to be released since her original “Hits” package arrived in 2000. To date, that set has sold 2.6 million copies in the U.S. alone.
While a track list has not yet been revealed, this may be the first set to include songs from her last album “I Look To You.” With songs like “Million Dollar Bill” and “I Didn’t Know My Own Strength,” the album featured contributions from R. Kelly, Dianne Warren and Alicia Keys.
“Houston notched 39 hit singles on the Billboard Hot 100, with 23 of those reaching the top 10,” Billboard reports. “Of those, a whopping 11 went to No. 1, including “How Will I Know,” “I Will Always Love You” and “Exhale (Shoop Shoop).” Her most recent Hot 100 hit was 2009’s “Million Dollar Bill,” which peaked at No. 100. (Though it climbed to No. 1 on the Dance Club/Play Songs chart, in part thanks to the popularity of a remix by the Freemasons.)”
In related news, Houston can be seen in her final film role soon. ‘Sparkle,’ the anticipated movie she not only starred in, but executive produced, opens August 17.