Posted on August 22nd, 2012 by ThisIsRnB in INTERVIEWS |
Jordin Sparks paid a visit to Jimmy Kimmel Live on Tuesday night. The singer/actress spoke about her role in the new movie Sparkle, and announced she and Jason Derulo recently celebrated their 1 year anniversary and shared the gifts they bought each other.
See part 2 below where she tells a story of Whitney Houston dancing to “Teach Me How To Dougie.”
Posted on August 16th, 2012 by ThisIsRnB in INTERVIEWS |
Jordin Sparks calls the experience of her acting debut in the new film Sparkle, the most amazing blessing since winning ‘American Idol.’ In a candid interview with Billboard the young star speaks about her role and working with Whitney Houston.
“It’s heavy, but at the same time its a celebration of her, because it was her baby, and she was so proud of it” explained Sparks. “Just to be able to watch her, she had this wisdom behind her eyes and this sense of knowing,” she continued describing the late legend. “The fact that she was fighting demons, and the fact that she had fought demons, and the fact that she was this amazing, supernova diva, and THE voice, yet she would walk in the room and you would feel like she was your best friend.”
“Sparkle,” a remake of the 1976 musical drama of the same name, hits theaters tomorrow, August 17.
“Two years ago, promises is all I heard,” sang Sparkle on her 1998 R. Kelly assisted and composed hit single, “Be Careful.” But that was nearly 15 years ago, and in the years since that success, the Chicago native has been relatively silent. However, she’s out to change that with the release of “So Bad.”
Co-written and produced by the singer herself, the song finds her in lighter territory, a far cry from the scorned spirit that was present on her gold-certified self-titled debut album.
Follow the jump to stream and download her new single now…
Jordan Sparks, leading actress in the highly anticipated move Sparkle, announces a contest for the vocal dreamers. “Sparkle” Singing Challenge, asks its contestants in major cities across the country to belt out a 60 second a capella version of “Celebrate” or “Something He Can Feel,” which are featured selections in the movie. Amateur singers between the ages 13 and 40 are welcome to put their chops to the test for the chance to be the next singing sensation on Myspace and BET. Follow the jump for more info on the contest.
Whitney Houston’s last movie Sparkle, a remake of the 1976 film, will hit theaters August 17, but before you can visually witness the musical you can hear the music. Due July 31, the 11-song soundtrack 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.
Whitney Houston stars in the upcoming movie Sparkle, her final on-screen performance. The late legend plays Jordin Sparks’ mother in the remake of the 1976 Motown-era film, which co-stars Cee-Lo Green and Derek Luke. The musical, which opens in theaters on August 18, also features new music from Houston and Sparks. Watch the official trailer below.
Posted on February 11th, 2012 by ThisIsRnB in NEWS |
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.