"Sparkle" Soundtrack Set for July 31
Thu, 14 Jun 2012 14:19:16
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The Motown sound will be celebrated with Sparkle: The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack, which will drop on July 31 via RCA. The film is a remake of the 1976 classic, the highly anticipated
film stars pop superstar Jordin Sparks and the late Whitney Houston and is directed by Salim Akil (Jumping The Broom, Soul Food). Sony Pictures will release Sparkle in theaters nationwide on Aug. 17.
The soundtrack is uber special, as it features the final recorded performances from the late music icon Whitney Houston. The 13-song soundtrack also includes tracks from pop superstars Jordin Sparks and Cee Lo Green including "I'm A Man," "Hooked On Your Love," "Look Into Your Heart" and many more. "Celebrate," a fun, up-tempo, feel good track produced by R. Kelly featuring Sparks and Houston, is the first single from the film with Whitney's soul-stirring take on the gospel classic "His Eye Is On the Sparrow" as the soundtrack's second single.
The film is the story of a musical prodigy who struggles to become a star while overcoming issues that are tearing her family apart. From an affluent Detroit area and daughter to a single mother (Whitney Houston), Sparkle (Jordin Sparks) tries to balance a new romance with music manager Stix (Derek Luke) while dealing with the unexpected challenges her new life will bring as she and her two sisters (Carmen Ejogo and Tika Sumpter) strive to become a dynamic singing group during the Motown-era. Also starring Mike Epps, Omari Hardwick and Cee Lo Green.
Will you see Sparkle? R.I.P., Whit. Your music lives on.