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Whitney Houston passed away four and a half months ago, but the legendary singer has certainly not been forgotten.

She's back in the news now, in fact, because former American Idol champion Jordin Sparks has come out with the music video for "Celebrate," a duet Sparks sings with Whitney in the film Sparkle.

“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?”

Sparkle opens on August 17 and co-stars Derek Luke, Tika Sumpter, Omari Hardwick, Goapele and Carmen Ejogo show up in the video, the vocals for which were recorded just a few days before Whitney's tragic passing.

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John Legend and Jordin Sparks' tribute to Whitney Houston at the 2012 Billboard Music Awards moved the crowd - especially Bobbi Kristina Brown - to tears.

Now, Whitney's duet with Jordin Sparks - Houston's final recording - has leaked online. "Celebrate" was written by R. Kelly and is the last song she recorded.

Take a listen below:

Producer Harvey Mason Jr. said that despite her end-of-life struggles, Houston "really positive" and "fun-loving" during the recording with Sparks.

There's more music from these two yet to come. “Celebrate” will be featured on the soundtrack to Whitney and Jordin‘s upcoming movie, Sparkle.

The new film also stars Derek Luke, Mike Epps, Carmen Ejogo, Tika Sumpter, Omari Hardwick, and Cee Lo Green and will hit theaters on August 17.

Check out the Sparkle trailer after the jump:

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Whitney Houston's daughter, Bobbi Kristina Brown, appeared briefly on stage at last night's Billboard Music Awards after a tribute to her late mother.

Bobbi Kristina, in her first major public appearance since her mother died, called herself "blessed to have been in such an incredible woman's life."

She accepted the Millennium Award after performances by John Legend and Jordan Sparks. Here's Sparks' rendition of "I Will Always Love You" ...

Sparks, the one-time American Idol winner, more than held her own in the presence of greatness. Whitney's legacy will never be forgotten.

The camera cut to a crying Bobbi Kristina multiple times during the moving effort by Jordin, which moved much of the audience to near-tears.

Bobbi Kristina Brown was then joined on stage by Whitney's sister-in-law and manager, Pat Houston, who spoke briefly to the crowd as well.

For much more coverage of the event (spoiler alert: Adele won a lot of trophies), follow this link for a full list of Billboard Music Awards winners.

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Did you hear? Jane Carrey, daughter of beloved actor Jim Carrey, received a golden ticket to Hollywood on American Idol this week.

But the 24-year old still has a long way to go until she's considered one of the premiere celebrity offspring singers. That's right, there are a number of famous artists with similarly famous parents. We count them down below...

10. Hank Williams Jr. - Son of Hank Williams Sr. Loses points for being a narrow-minded moron.

9. Lisa Marie Presley - Daughter of Elvis Presley. Never responsible for any major hits. But her kiss of Michael Jackson at the 1994 MTV Video Music Awards was sort of a musical moment that will last forever.

8. Natalie Cole - Daughter of Nat King Cole. Who will ever forget the digitally-recorded, aptly-titled duet between father and child, "Unforgettable?"

7. Robin Thicke - Son of Alan Thicke. Has written songs for Jennifer Hudson, Usher and Mary J. Blige. Impressive!

6. Willow Smith - Daughter of Will and Jada Smith. Hasn't accomplished a great deal since whipping her hair all around, but is only 11. Still has time.

5. Jane Carrey - Daughter of Jim Carrey. Will move up a lot higher if she wins American Idol.

4. Jordin Sparks - Daughter of former NFL star Phillipi Sparks. Idol champion. Super Bowl national anthem singer. Broadway actress.

3. Chynna Phillips - Daughter of John Phillips. Would not even had made this list a year ago. But did you see Bridesmaids?!? A surprise top three entrant.

2. Liza Minnelli - Daughter of Judy Garland. Veteran of the song and stage industry, has won an Oscar, Emmy, Grammy, and Tony Award. Also, recurred on Arrested Development.

1. Miley Cyrus. Daughter of Billy Ray Cyrus. No Oscar, Emmy, Grammy or Tony Award. But advanced to the finals of our first-ever tournament of THG.

WHO IS YOUR FAVORITE FAMOUS OFFSPRING SINGER?

 

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Jordin Sparks wants to make one thing clear: she finds Demi Lovato's latest single, "Skyscraper" to be "amazing."

The American Idol champion in no way wishes to imply otherwise. But while sitting in her New York City hotel room this week, Sparks recorded her own version of the track, putting with her own "spin" on it.

Listen to it now and then vote on your favorite:

Whose version do you prefer?

 

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American Idol surprised many viewers with its elimination last night.

But the solid, entertaining performance of Jordin Sparks could not have come as a shock to anyone, as this singer returned to the stage that made her famous and performed her new single for fans.

Check out the video below to watch Sparks roar. She's making a clear statement about her strength and independence with the track "I Am Woman."

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Hear her roar.

Jordin Sparks is back with a new single, an empowering single titled "I Am Woman" that the star will perform this week on the American Idol results show. Says the former champion of the song's title:

"I just turned 21, I'm breaking out and the world is my canvas! The song is for me and all the young women who are discovering who they are and are proud of it!" 

Sparks is set to join the New Kids On the Block and the Backstreet Boys as a guest on the groups' NKOTBSB tour stop in Rosemont, Illinois on May 25.

Click on the video above and sound off: What do you think of Jordin's latest?