Sparkle is a 1976 blaxploitation film directed by Sam O'Steen and released by Warner Bros. Pictures. Inspired by The Supremes, Sparkle stars Irene Cara, Lonette Mc Kee, and Dwan Smith as "Sister & the Sisters", a struggling R&B/soul act.
Sparkle is an Aretha Franklin album, written and produced by Curtis Mayfield. The LP is the soundtrack album for the 1976 Warner Bros. motion picture Sparkle, starring Irene Cara. The songs on the soundtrack feature the instrumental tracks and backing vocals from the film versions, with Franklin's voice taking the place of the original lead vocalists.