Celebrate, Whitney Houston’s last duet with Jordin Sparks gets a tribute video
You’ll all know that at the time Whitney Houston died, she had finished wrapping up work on a new film with American Idol singer Jordin Sparks. That film was Sparkle, a remake of a 1976 movie inspired by the story of The Supremes.
Anyway, for the soundtrack of the movie, Whitney recorded a duet with Sparks. The song, Celebrate, turned out to be the last song Houston ever recorded. Which pleases us greatly, because despite the turbulent history Whitney had over the last decade or more, it’s lovely to see her last ever recording be such a fun, positive, upbeat song.
Celebrate is just one great big R&B party song, and it features the cast of the Sparkle having a house party intercut with video of Whitney in the film. Jordin Sparks – who paid an emotional tribute to Whitney during the funeral earlier this year – talked about the idea behind the video:
“What we wanted to do was make sure that this was a fun, happy video and just kind of dedicating it to her,” the American Idol winner has said “What better song to leave for people to hear than a song that is so upbeat and just so happy and so encouraging?”
Celebrate will be released on the Sparkle soundtrack on July 31, and the movie is slated for release on August 17. In Sparkle, Sparks plays a musical prodigy who struggles to become a star despite problems that are tearing her family apart. Houston plays her mother in the movie.
Check out the video below and let us know if you think it’s a fitting tribute to Whitney: