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Jordin Sparks, Jordin Sparks

Jordin Sparks

November 20th, 2007

Birth Name:
Jordin Brianna Sparks

Born:
Jordin Sparks

Genre:
Pop

Years Active:
'00s, '10s

Essentials

Jordin Sparks
Jordin Sparks
Teen Pop
Teen Pop
2008
2008





Jordin Sparks

Biography

Jordin Sparks may have been the youngest American Idol when she won the title on the reality show's sixth season, but the Glendale, AZ, resident had already packed plenty of accomplishments into 17 years. The daughter of Phillippi Sparks, former left cornerback for the Dallas Cowboys and former defensive back for the New York Giants, Sparks had no formal vocal training, but showed a flair for singing while still a toddler and was drawn to performing of all kinds at an early age. By her early teens, Sparks was singing, acting in plays and modeling, and already winning acclaim for her talents. Along with performing with Alice Cooper and Michael W. Smith, she was Coca Cola's Rising Star in 2002 and made her recording debut with 2003's For Now EP with CCM artist Matthew Ward and engineer Gary Leach. The following year, she won two awards at the 2004 Gospel Music Association Academy, placed second overall in that year's Music in the Rockies competition, and appeared on America's Most Talented Kids twice. In 2006, she won a plus-size model search held by the Torrid clothing line and appeared in an ad for Torrid in the December issue of Seventeen magazine. That year, Sparks also auditioned for American Idol, performing in the Los Angeles tryouts; while she didn't make the cut, she later won the American Idol-affiliated contest Arizona Idol, which allowed her to audition again for the show in Seattle. She made it through to Hollywood on the strength of her rendition of Celine Dion's “Because You Loved Me” and found a place among the 12 American Idol finalists early in 2007. Her performances of songs such as “I (Who Have Nothing)” and “Hey Baby” showed her charm and versatility, and soon made her a fan favorite. Like fellow American Idols Kelly Clarkson, Carrie Underwood, and Taylor Hicks, Sparks was never in the bottom two or three performers throughout the entire competition. Ultimately, Sparks beat out Blake Lewis and Melinda Doolittle to become the sixth American Idol on May 23, 2007. Her debut single, “This Is My Now,” was released soon after the show's May finale, and Sparks spent that summer appearing on the American Idol tour. She also began working on material for her album, reteaming with Leach on songs that were previewed on her website. The single “Tattoo” preceded her self-titled debut album, which arrived in time for the 2007 holiday season. It also spawned the 2008 hit “No Air”, which featured Chris Brown and peaked at number three on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. Sparks returned in summer 2009 with Battlefield, which was heralded by its namesake single.

Top Albums

Jordin Sparks, Jordin Sparks
1. Jordin Spark..
Jordin Sparks (Deluxe Version), Jordin Sparks
2. Jordin Spark..
Battlefield, Jordin Sparks
3. Battlefield
Battlefield (Deluxe Version), Jordin Sparks
4. Battlefield ..
Tattoo - Single, Jordin Sparks
5. Tattoo – Sin..
The Star Spangled Banner (The National Anthem) - As Performed At Super Bowl XLII - Single, Jordin Sparks
6. The Star Spa..
No Air Duet (With Chris Brown) - Single, Jordin Sparks
7. No Air Duet ..
No Air Duet - Single, Chris Brown
8. No Air Duet ..
The World I Knew (From Disneynature African Cats) - Single, Jordin Sparks
9. The World I ..
I Am Woman - Single, Jordin Sparks
10. I Am Woman -..

Top Songs

Name Album Time Price
1.

Battlefield Battlefield (Deluxe Version.. 4:01 $1.29
2.

No Air Jordin Sparks 4:24 $1.29
3.

One Step At a Time Jordin Sparks 3:25 $1.29
4.

Tattoo Tattoo – Single 3:52 $1.29
5.

Battlefield Battlefield 4:01 $1.29
6.

I Am Woman I Am Woman – Single 3:30 $1.29
7.

Tattoo Jordin Sparks 3:53 $1.29
8.

No Air Jordin Sparks (Deluxe Versi.. 4:24 $1.29
9.

No Air No Air Duet – Single 4:24 $1.29
10.

This Is My Now Jordin Sparks 3:50 $0.99
11.

S.O.S. (Let the Music Play) Battlefield 3:32 $1.29
12.

No Air Duet (With Chris Brown) [Main.. No Air Duet (With Chris Bro.. 4:24 $1.29
13.

Star Spangled Banner (The National A.. Star Spangled Banner (The N.. 2:11 $0.99
14.

One Step At a Time Jordin Sparks (Deluxe Versi.. 3:25 $1.29
15.

You Gotta Want It Official Gameday Music of t.. 3:07 $1.29
16.

World I Knew (From Disneynature Afri.. World I Knew (From Disneyna.. 4:47 $1.29
17.

Beauty and the Beast Beauty and the Beast (Sound.. 3:14 $1.29
18.

Cure Battlefield (Deluxe Version.. 4:16 $1.29
19.

S.O.S. (Let the Music Play) Battlefield (Deluxe Version.. 3:32 $1.29
20.

Next to You Jordin Sparks 3:16 $0.99
21.

Let It Rain Battlefield (Deluxe Version.. 3:45 $1.29
22.

No Parade Battlefield (Deluxe Version.. 3:31 $1.29
23.

This Is My Now Jordin Sparks (Deluxe Versi.. 3:50 $0.99
24.

Tattoo Jordin Sparks (Deluxe Versi.. 3:53 $1.29
25.

No Air (Main Version) Slow Grind 4:23 $1.29

Top Music Videos

No Air (Duet With Chris Brown), Jordin Sparks
1. No Air (Duet W..
One Step At a Time, Jordin Sparks
2. One Step At a ..
Battlefield, Jordin Sparks
3. Battlefield
S.O.S. (Let the Music Play), Jordin Sparks
4. S.O.S. (Let th..
Tattoo, Jordin Sparks
5. Tattoo
Battlefield, Jordin Sparks
6. Battlefield
Hangin' With Jordin Sparks, Jordin Sparks
7. Hangin' With J..
Battlefield Behind the Scenes, Jordin Sparks
8. Battlefield Be..
Battlefield Photo Shoot, Jordin Sparks
9. Battlefield Ph..


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