Jordin Sparks and Friends 'Celebrate' Whitney Houston's Last Song

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"Celebrate" is a song from the soundtrack for Sparkle, the upcoming film starring Jordin Sparks and Whitney Houston. The video features Jordin and her fellow castmembers, as well as film clips of Whitney Houston, in '60s costumes for the flick. The song is like, whatever, but it's really sad to hear Whitney's voice and not see her, except in the film clips.


Jordin tells BET:

When we did the song, we planned on it being Whitney and me, but she's not here, so we wanted to make it a tribute to her. So it's fun, upbeat and exciting - there are clips from the movie and the main cast is in the video, too. It's me, Tika Sumpter, Carmen Ejogo, Derek Luke, Omari Hardwick, Goapele is in it and Mike Epps. We're all just having a good time [and the premise is] they all come over to my house singing along to Whitney's music. And we're missing her and celebrating her as well. It's actually pretty simple, but when you watch it and hear her voice along with it, it makes it so much more.


Whitney was this supernova, an amazing entertainer and vocalist. To even be in the room with her and get to talk with her was something that I could have only dreamed of. But then she was my employer, later my coworker and then she became my friend. And we did a song together. It just blows my mind really. But it's also a little bittersweet. Even though I got a chance to do the song with her, it was her last recording. So now her legacy and my story are forever intertwined - it's crazy for me to think about.