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Whitney Houston

The LAST Recorded Song

5/21/2012 7:15 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0521_whitney_songThe VERY last song Whitney Houston ever recorded has finally been released ... a duet with Jordin Sparks ... which Whitney performed just 4 days before her death.

The song is called "Celebrate" -- from her upcoming movie "Sparkle" in which she plays Jordin's mother.

After Whitney died, officials found evidence of hardcore drug use in her hotel room and in her system ... but producer Harvey Mason Jr. didn't seem to think her addiction had an affect on the quality of her performance.

Mason Jr. told People.com, Houston was "really positive" during the recording ... saying, "We ended the session dancing around the control room while she said 'Turn it up! Turn it up!' She was so fun-loving."

The movie is scheduled to be released in August.

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Fidelis Connell    

I love the last bit ""We ended the session dancing around the control room while she said 'Turn it up! Turn it up!' She was so fun-loving."

fun-loving should be replaced with "high"

698 days ago
17.

SusanCoyote    

Yikes! Do they think it's 1983??

698 days ago
18.

Bloomcounty.USA    

Negators ... lol, I think it sounds good. Kind of a bit like the songs that came out for the Preachers Wife soundtrack.

698 days ago
19.

malagaaunike    

Shame on you "TMZ" from your third paragraph onwards....i am not a reporter as a profession BUT THERE NEVER WAS ANY EVIDENCE of "Hard core drugs"

698 days ago
20.

cmb0368    

You people are pathetic!! This song is fantastic, and Whitney sounds great on it. Yes, Whitney had her faults....she's human. She had the greatest voice EVER, yes even until the day she died. Whitney sounded better than most of the singers out there now.

You all will be criticizing her acting when Sparkle comes out too. Sick people.

RIP Whitney! The greatest voice of all time!!

698 days ago
21.

baretta    

She sounds fine to me.

698 days ago
22.

David     

Her voice has truly changed from it's heyday.

698 days ago
23.

John    

That was only a 36second sample.. who can you be soo critical .. BuT sound like a Hit to me !!!

698 days ago
24.

TMZISAPIECEOFSHIT    

From the snippet I just heard...It sucked.

698 days ago
25.

spitfire    

Whitney had the most beautiful voice. Even after the drugs & alcohol, she still had a better voice than most pop stars today. "I will Always Love You" by Whitney will forever bring tears to my eyes. Jordan did a beautiful job singing it at her tribute but Whitney had and was unique. I hope she knows how much she was loved by so many.

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