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Whitney Houston appears in a scene from the 2012 movie Sparkle. - Provided courtesy of Sony Pictures

Whitney Houston posthumous song 'Never Give Up' released - Listen

11/07/2012 by Olivia Allin

A song recorded shortly before Whitney Houston's death, called "Never Give Up," has been released posthumously.

The previously unreleased Hip Hop song hit the web on November 6 and was produced by Jermaine Dupri and Brian Michael Cox. The song speaks to those struggling to stay afloat through the challenges of being a woman and a single mother.

"Never Give Up" will be part of the legend's 18-track greatest hits album, "I Will Always Love You - The Best of Whitney Houston," which goes on sale on November 13, through RCA Records. There will also be a deluxe edition, which includes another 14 tracks.

The iconic singer, who rose to fame as an actress in the 1992 film "The Bodyguard," died in February in a Los Angeles hotel at age 48. She was found in a bathtub and her death was ruled an accidental drowning, spurred by cocaine use and a pre-existing heart condition.

Houston's fourth and final big-screen film, "Sparkle," was released on August 17 and also stars "American Idol" season 6 winner Jordin Sparks. The movie has made more than $24 million at the U.S. box office.

In the film, Houston plays Emma, a no-nonsense mother of three daughters who tries to use her own tragic past to prevent her daughters for following in her mistakes.

Houston's daughter Bobbi Kristina Brown recently confirmed her engagement to her "adopted brother" Nick Gordon, on the new Lifetime series, "The Houstons On Our Own."

Brown and Gordon reportedly grew up together and Brown previously referred to Gordon as her "adopted brother." Although Whitney Houston never adopted Gordon, her brother Michael told ABC News that Gordon was "like a son" to Houston, who took Gordon in a decade ago after learning that his birth mother could no longer care for him.

On August 8, Brown and Gordon got matching tattoos on their wrists in memory of Houston. The tattoos feature Houston's initials W and H surrounded by birds.

"Tat tat tatted YURP.. ;) now your truly ALWAYS with us mommy (: we love you@nickdgordon always&forever{<3}," Bobbi Kristina wrote on her Twitter page, linking to her instagram photo of the tattoo, on August 8. The following day would have been Houston's 49th birthday.

What do you think of Whitney Houston's posthumous song, "Never Give Up"? Listen to the single and vote in our poll below.

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