The last recording of Whitney Houston, a duet with “American Idol” winner Jordin Sparks , has been released on Monday. Jordin’s upcoming film “Sparkle” will feature the number “Celebrate” sung by Whitney and Sparks. “Sparkle” will be hitting movie theaters on August 17 and was produced by R. Kelly and recorded a few days before Whitney’s death. The movie is being released by Sony Pictures Global.
On Sunday, Jordin Sparks delivered a moving tribute to Whitney Houston at the Billboard Music Awards. She sang “I Will Always Love You” before a posthumous award for Whitney was presented to Whitney’s daughter Bobbi Kristina.
“Sparkle” is a remake of the 1976 film with the same name. It tells the story of three sisters who went on to become Motown stars hard pressed to deal with fame and fortune. Houston plays the role of Spark’s mother in the film.
The role was supposed to be a big comeback for Whitney after almost a 15-year hiatus from movies like “The Preacher’s Wife,” and “The Bodyguard.” The movie would also be the first leading movie role for Jordin Sparks.
Whitney Houston died on February 11 at his Beverly Hills hotel by accidental drowning in her bathtub. Her collapse was caused by a potent mix of heart disease, medicines, and cocaine.
The song, which is already a must-see for Whitney fans, features disco beats and a message full of life: “I’m going to celebrate, celebrate you” sings Whitney.
The movie is still waiting for ratings.