Watch the video for Whitney Houston's last song
Whitney Houston and Jordin Sparks in a scene from Sparkle.
Today The Huffington Post debuted the official video for 'Celebrate' - the last song ever recorded by Whitney Houston.
Houston recorded the track (which also features American Idol alumni Jordin Sparks), just before her death for the soundtrack to the film Sparkle.
The film, which Houston also stars in, is loosely based on the life of The Supremes. The track 'Celebrate' was written for the film by R. Kelly, who performed 'I Look To You' at Houston's New Jersey funeral in February.
"In the video, Sparks hosts a party for her Sparkle co-stars. Sadly, Houston is absent from the celebration, but the video features footage of Houston from the film. (The clip was shot in May.) Toward the end, Sparks is seen wearing a Whitney Houston t-shirt, as she delivers her last line, 'We love you Whitney.'
"We planned on it being Whitney and me, but she's not here, so we wanted to make it a tribute to her," Sparks told BET. Unfortunately, the young singer never got to record the song with Houston because of scheduling conflicts. "But 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," said Sparks."
And this is the trailer for the movie, in case you haven't seen it:
Sparkle is due to hit US theatres in August.