When Whitney Houston passed away on February 11, there were rumors that she had been working on new music for her own solo album. Since it seems as though said rumors are little more than hopeful speculation, for now we can only assume that the tracks recorded for the upcoming soundtrack to Sparkle will be her last recordings.
The soundtrack listing to Sparkle, which comes out on July 31 in advance of the film’s August 17 theatrical release date, features a total of 11 tracks, including a pair of Houston songs (the solo track “His Eye Is On the Sparrow” and the Jordin Sparks duet “Celebrate”) and a total of seven contributions from Sparks.
Check out the entirety of the soundtrack listing below. 1. “I’m A Man,” Cee Lo Green
2. “Yes I Do,” Carmen Ejogo
3. “Running,” Goapele
4. “Jump,” Carmen Ejogo, Tika Sumpter & Jordin Sparks
5. “Hooked On Your Love,” Carmen Ejogo, Tika Sumpter & Jordin Sparks
6. “Something He Can Feel,” Carmen Ejogo, Tika Sumpter & Jordin Sparks
7. “His Eye Is On The Sparrow,” Whitney Houston
8. “Look Into Your Heart,” Jordin Sparks
9. “One Wing,” Jordin Sparks
10. “Love Will,” Jordin Sparks
11. “Celebrate,” Whitney Houston & Jordin Sparks
The film, a remake of the 1976 flick of the same name, was directed by Salim Akil and tells the story of the rise of a family of sisters who become Motown sensations only to encounter the pitfalls of fame. Sparks plays one of the sisters (alongside Tika Sumpter and Carmen Ejogo), while Houston plays her mother.
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