A new music video for the single “Celebrate,” a duet with the late Whitney Houston and Jordin Sparks, from the Motion Picture “Sparkle,” has arrived. In the tribute video, Sparks is joined by her Sparkle co-stars, including Goapele, Tika Sumpter, Derek Luke, Carmen Ejogo and Omari Hardwick, as they enjoy a fun evening together. Shots of Houston, from the upcoming musical film, where she plays Sparks’ mother, can be seen on a big screen.
“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 about the video.
Written by veteran crooner R. Kelly, Celebrate will appear on the Sparkle soundtrack, due out July 31. The Movie will arrive in theaters on August 17.