“I remember them playing the demo for me and R. Kelly is singing them and I'm looking at everybody going, 'I get to sing this song? Are you serious?' I was very excited,” Sparks previously told Entertainment Weekly.
The track, written and produced by R. Kelly, incorporates an old school R&B sound. "My fans are going to see a different side of me," she explained. "Because it's deep R&B. It's got that old '60s flair. It's just really emotional and super connected."
Having grown up and idolized Houston, Jordin says, "For me as a singer growing up listening to her, to be able to do a song with her is incredible. And being her friend, just hearing how she sounded, it was amazing. So I can't wait for people to hear that. I cannot wait."
‘Sparkle’ is set to arrive in theaters on August 17th.