Celebrate Music Video: Whitney Houston and Jordin Sparks Sparkle Video

Jordin Sparks and Whitney Houston in Sparkle
Sparkle (Jordin Sparks) and Emma (Whitney Houston) in TriStar Pictures' 'Sparkle' - Photo by Alicia Gbur/© 2012 Stage 6 Films, Inc. All Rights Reserved
Whitney Houston and Jordin Sparks collaborated on “Celebrate” for Houston’s last film, Sparkle, although unfortunately for Sparks they weren’t actually in the recording studio together to do the number. In an interview with BET, Sparks talked about having to record it separately because of Houston’s schedule:

[…] it was amazing to be able to go in after she had already finished her part… It was so cool because you could just hear the smile in Whitney’s voice when she was singing it.”

The song is all about celebrating life and the video is upbeat, yet respectful. Sparks wears a Whitney Houston T-shirt and proclaims her love for the troubled singer, with the video ending with an “In memory of” acknowledgment.

Sparkle is set to hit theaters on August 17, 2012.

The Plot:

Musical prodigy, Sparkle (Jordin Sparks) struggles to become a star while overcoming issues that are tearing her family apart. From an affluent Detroit area and daughter to a single mother (Whitney Houston), she tries to balance a new romance with music manager, Stix (Derek Luke) while dealing with the unexpected challenges her new life will bring as she and her two sisters (Carmen Ejogo and Tika Sumpter) strive to become a dynamic singing group during the Motown-era.

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