Jordin Sparks, Mike Epps, Derek Luke and more sing birthday melody to Whitney Houston.

Myeisha Essex
Aug, 09, 2012

Whitney Houston would be celebrating her 49th birthday today and the cast of Sparkle is paying her a special tribute. In an interview with Bossip, Houston's Sparkle co-star Mike Epps sings Stevie Wonder's version of "Happy Birthday" alongside Omari Hardwick and Derek Luke. 

Next, the ladies of the cast — Jordin Sparks, Tika Sumpter and Carmen Ejogo — sing a soulful version of the original birthday song.

Epps adds that his favorite memory of Houston was simply working with her everyday. "It was like working with an all-star," added Luke.

Check out their birthday wishes above and let us know your favorite Whitney memory below.