It seemed as if there wasn’t much to celebrate back in February 2012, on the eve of the Grammy Awards when music legend Whitney Houston was found dead in her hotel room in Beverly Hills hours before the pre-Grammy bash.
But now Whitney posthumously gives us new music to celebrate in the form of her duet with Jordin Sparks “Celebrate” from the soundtrack of the upcoming film, Sparkle. Written by R Kelly, “Celebrate” is an uptempo song with a positive message of celebration.
Whitney and Jordin played mother and daughter in the remake of the 1976 rags to riches film which would have marked Whitney’s comeback to cinema after a 15-year hiatus following the box office hit The Bodyguard and The Preacher’s Wife.
Meanwhile on Sunday night Whitney’s real life daughter Bobbi Kristina, a;ong with her aunt Patricia Houston, accepted The Millennium Award in tears for her late mother at the Billboard Music Awards.
“I really want to say thank you to everyone who supported us through it all. Not just from when it was good but when it was bad, too. Thank you for showing that much love, because she deserved it … I’m just blessed to have been in such an incredible woman’s life. There will never be another one, ever,” said Bobbi Kristina.
Meanwhile Whitney Houston’s on-screen daughter Jordin Sparks sang “I Will Always Love You” as a tribute to the legendary diva.
Jordin wasn’t the only name who paid tribute to the late singer.
“I adored Whitney Houston. What all performers want and need and should get is love, and many of us here loved Whitney, and even if you’re one of those who didn’t show the love to Whitney, now is your chance, because tonight, that’s what we’re doing: We’re going to be giving Whitney the greatest love of all,” said Goldberg.
Following from Goldberg, John Legend performed a soulful rendition of Whitney Houston’s popular hit “Greatest Love of All.”
Sparkle will be released in the US on 17 August.by