Jordin Sparks

Aug
17
Bobbi Kristina, Cissy Houston, Ray J, & Jordin Sparks Attend ‘Sparkle’ Premiere

Nick Gordon and Bobbi Kristina

The stars came out to celebrate Whitney Houston’s final on-screen performance at the premiere of Sparkle in Hollywood last night. Whitney’s daughter Bobbi Kristina proudly walked the red carpet with her boyfriend Nick Gordon.

“Time to walk this carpet&rep mommy like she would want me too (: god bless u all !” tweeted the 19-year-old.

Whitney’s mother Cissy avoided the media, but Ray J did make the press rounds. The film’s leading lady Jordin Sparks wowed in a white gown, posing for photos with her parents, while her co-star Cee Lo Green showed off his tatted arms in a short-sleeve tee. Other sightings included Christina Milian, JoJo, Vivica Fox, and Keke Palmer.

Houston plays the mother of Sparks in the remake of the 1976 Motown-era film, which arrives in theaters today.

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Jul
2
Tracklisting: ‘Sparkle: The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack’

Sparkle Soundtrack

Whitney Houston’s legacy lives on with the soundtrack to Sparkle, a remake of the 1976 film. Due July 31, the 11-song compilation features the final recordings from Houston, as well as music from her co-stars Jordin Sparks, Cee Lo Green, and Goapele. Houston and Sparks duet on the feel-good first single “Celebrate,” produced by R. Kelly, and Houston takes it back to her church roots on the gospel classic “His Eye Is on the Sparrow.” See the tracklisting below.

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Jun
27
Video: Whitney Houston & Jordin Sparks – ‘Celebrate’

Jordin Sparks

Whitney Houston’s legacy lives on in the video for “Celebrate,” the R. Kelly-produced single off the soundtrack to Sparkle and the final song recorded by the late legend. Her Sparkle co-star Jordin Sparks threw a house party and celebrated the life of her mentor with her co-stars including Derek Luke, Omari Hardwick, Goapele, Carmen Ejogo, and Tika Sumpter.

“What we wanted to do was make sure that this was a fun, happy video and just kind of dedicating it to her,” the “American Idol” champ told “Entertainment Tonight.” “What better song to leave for people to hear than a song that is so upbeat and just so happy and so encouraging?”

The 22-year-old singer plays Whitney’s daughter in the remake of the 1976 Motown-era film, which opens in theaters on August 10.

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Jun
27
Sneak Peek: Whitney Houston & Jordin Sparks – ‘Celebrate’

Jordin Sparks

Jordin Sparks turns mourning into celebration as she remembers the life of Whitney Houston in the video for “Celebrate,” the R. Kelly-produced single off the soundtrack to Sparkle. Jordin, who plays Whitney’s daughter in the remake of the 1976 Motown-era film, throws a house party with her co-stars including Derek Luke, Omari Hardwick, Goapele, Carmen Ejogo, and Tika Sumpter. The full video will premiere later today. Watch a 30-second preview below.

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Jun
7
Behind the Video: Jordin Sparks & Whitney Houston – ‘Celebrate’

Goapele, Carmen Ejogo, and Jordin Sparks

It was a bittersweet moment as Jordin Sparks shot the video for “Celebrate,” the R. Kelly-produced single off the soundtrack to Sparkle and the final song recorded by Whitney Houston. The “American Idol” champ threw a house party and celebrated the life of her late mentor with her co-stars including Derek Luke, Omari Hardwick, Goapele, Carmen Ejogo, and Tika Sumpter.

“What we wanted to do was make sure that this was a fun, happy video and just kind of dedicating it to her,” Jordin told “Entertainment Tonight.” “What better song to leave for people to hear than a song that is so upbeat and just so happy and so encouraging?”

The 22-year-old singer plays Whitney’s daughter in the remake of the 1976 Motown-era film, which opens in theaters on August 10. Go behind the scenes of the video below.

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May
24
Fantasia and Jordin Sparks Perform on ‘American Idol’ Finale

Fantasia

Fantasia returned to where it all started on the season finale of “American Idol.” The Season 3 champ turned heads in a sequined gown with flowing hair as she posed with actress Jamia Simone Nash, who played a 10-year-old Fantasia in the 2006 Lifetime biopic Life Is Not a Fairytale: The Fantasia Barrino Story. She joined eliminated finalist Joshua Ledet, nicknamed “Mantasia,” on a duet of Elton John’s “Take Me to the Pilot.”

Another “Idol” alum, Jordin Sparks, arrived with her boyfriend Jason Derulo and belted out the show tune “You’ll Never Walk Alone” with Hollie Cavanagh.

See both performances below.

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May
21
New Music: Whitney Houston & Jordin Sparks – ‘Celebrate’

Jordin Sparks and Whitney Houston

Tears were shed during an emotional tribute to Whitney Houston at last night’s Billboard Music Awards. But today we “Celebrate” the life of the pop icon with the last song she recorded before her death.

Houston puts her troubles aside and duets with Jordin Sparks on the uplifting single, produced by R. Kelly for the Sparkle soundtrack. Whitney plays Jordin’s mother in the remake of the 1976 Motown-era film, which opens in theaters on August 17.

Put a smile on your face with the infectious tune.

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