Whitney Houston finished filming the upcoming movie “Sparkle” just three months before her 2012 death. This week, fans got a bittersweet glimpse into the last of Houston with the release of the song “Celebrate.”
The song “Celebrate” was released this past week and is a featured song in the “Sparkle” movie that’s set to be released August 17. The movie is a remake of a 1976 movie of the same name that follows three teenage singers from Harlem who are trying to make it big.
The song was a collaboration between co-stars Whitney Houston and Jordin Sparks. Sparks hosts a party in the new video and while Houston wasn’t alive to film the music video, shots from the film were included.
“Everybody’s been so uptight and forgetting to live the life, letting all the problems get them down, till they make you wanna shout,” sang Whitney Houston, who plays Sparkle’s mom. Jordin Sparks, who plays Sparkle in the movie, sang, “See everybody’s been down on luck, now finally things are looking up, the sun has chased all the rain away, no more obstacles in our way.”
It was the last song Houston, 48, recorded before her death in February when she was found submerged in water in the bathtub of her Beverly Hilton Hotel room. She was pronounced dead on the scene, hours before she was scheduled to perform at Clive Davis’ pre-Grammy party.
Houston left behind Bobbi Kristina Brown, her 19-year-old daughter with ex-husband, Bobby Brown.
The toxicology report was released later and described “Cocaine and metabolites” as contributers to her death. “Marijuana, Alprazolam (Xanax), Cyclobenzaprine (Flexeril) and Diphenhydramine (Benadryl) were identified but did not contribute to the death,” the toxicology report read.
Check out the new video.