The last songs Whitney Houston recorded will be heard in the film “Sparkle,” one on camera and the other during the closing credits. Houston sings the gospel classic “Eyes on the Sparrow” in the film and duets with Jordin Sparks, the film’s star, on a new R. Kelly song, “Celebrate” over the end credits. The film is in post-production and on schedule; Sony Pictures has it scheduled for release in early August. RCA will release the soundtrack.
Houston recently finished her recording of “Celebrate.” Sony executives were pleased with both the way Houston looks and sounds in the film, according to a person familiar with the production.