Get up and get ready to dance to the catchy Celebrate music video, the first single off the upcoming Sparklesoundtrack (out July 31).
It is Whitney Houston’s final recorded performance, and it features Sparkle cast members including Jordin Sparks, Carmen Ejogo and Tika Sumpter. Houston plays the single mom to the aspiring vocal trio in the film, opening in August.
According to Sparks, who recorded her parts of the song separately from Houston because of scheduling conflicts, the concept behind the video was to throw a party in the late diva’s honor.
“When we did the song, we planned on (the video) being Whitney and me,” Sparks, who plays Houston’s daughter in the film, told BET. “But she’s not here, so we wanted it to be a tribute to her. So it’s fun, upbeat and exciting,” she said.
“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.”
Watch the video below. “Sparkle” will arrive in theaters on Aug. 17.
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