Listen to Jordin Sparks/ Whitney Houston song Celebrate from Sparkle soundtrack
May 21, 2012
Source: Ryan Seacrest
Last night the Billboard Music Awards paid tribute to the legendary Whitney Houston by giving her their Millennium Award posthumously. Well, Whitney’s got one more gift to give back to us. RyanSeacrest.com got the world premiere of the very last song she recorded before she passed away: “Celebrate” a duet with Jordin Sparks.
The song was produced by R. Kelly for the movie “Sparkle,” which will hit theaters August 17th. In the movie Whitney plays Jordin’s mother. It will be great to see Whitney’s face on the big screen one last time.
Opening on August 17, the film stars Jordin Sparks, Whitney Houston, Derek Luke, Mike Epps, Carmen Ejogo, Tika Sumpter, Omari Hardwick, Cee-Lo Green, Terrence J, Tamela Mann, and Michael Beach.
“Sparkle” tells the story of the title character; Sparkle, (Jordin Sparks) the youngest of three sisters and a music prodigy who struggles to becomes a star while overcoming issues that are tearing her family apart. Sparkle is from an affluent Detroit area, naive to the unexpected experiences her new life will bring as she and her two sisters blossom into a dynamic singing group during the Motown-era.
Whitney Houston will play the trio’s mother (Emma). Mike Epps plays a wealthy comedian named Satin, who woos Sparkle’s sister into a drug-filled abusive relationship on their way to the top. During her journey, Sparkle endures the trials and tribulations of fame but fights to rise through the ranks of the music business. “Sparkle” is set in the late 1960s when Detroit was the music mecca of America.
Listen to Whitney and Jordin’s duet below!