LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Whitney Houston’s last recording - a new duet with American Idol winner Jordin Sparks – has been released ahead of the singer’s new film, ‘Sparkle.’
“Celebrate,” produced by R. Kelly for “Sparkle” which will hit movie theatres on August 17, was recorded by Houston shortly before her sudden death aged 48 in February. The uptempo track features disco beats and a positive message, as Sparks and Houston sing lyrics such as “I’m going to celebrate, celebrate you.” Sparks throws in “We love you Whitney” at the end of the song.
Sparks on Sunday delivered a heart-felt tribute to Houston at the Billboard Music Awards. She sang a rousing rendition of “I Will Always Love You,” before presenting a posthumous award to Houston’s teenage daughter Bobbi Kristina Brown.