Jordin Sparks

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Jordin Brianna Sparks (born December 22, 1989) is an American singer-songwriter and actress. In 2007, she came to prominence after winning the sixth season of American Idol; at age 17, she became the youngest winner in the series' history. Her self-titled debut album was released later that year; it was certified platinum by the RIAA and has sold over two million copies worldwide. The album spawned US Billboard Hot 100 top ten singles "Tattoo" and "No Air"; the latter is currently the third highest-selling single by any American Idol contestant, selling over three million digital copies in the US. The song earned Sparks her first Grammy Award nomination for Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals.

Sparks' second album Battlefield (2009) debuted at number seven on the US Billboard 200. Its lead single "Battlefield" reached number 10 on the Billboard Hot 100, making Sparks the only American Idol contestant to have her first five singles reach the top twenty on the chart. The second single "S.O.S. (Let the Music Play)" became Sparks' first number one on the US Hot Dance Club Play chart. Throughout her career, Sparks has won numerous awards, including a NAACP Image Awards, a BET Award, an American Music Award, a People's Choice Award and two Teen Choice Awards. In 2009, Billboard magazine ranked her as the 91st Artist of the 2000s Decade. In 2012, Sparks was ranked at number 92 on VH1's list of the "100 Greatest Women in Music". As of February 2012, she has sold 1.3 million albums and 10.2 million singles in the United States alone, making her one of the most successful American Idol contestants of all time.

Sparks branched out from recording music, pursuing careers in acting and Broadway, and designing perfumes. She made guest appearances on several television series, beginning with The Suite Life On Deck in 2009, and later in Big Time Rush in 2010. That same year, Sparks made her Broadway debut in the musical, In The Heights, starring as Nina Rosario. She made her feature film debut in a remake of the musical film, Sparkle (2012), which also starred Whitney Houston, Derek Luke, Carmen Ejogo and Tika Sumpter. In October 2010, Sparks released her first perfume, Because of You..., which was followed by her second perfume, Fascinate, in March 2012, with her third perfume Ambition, in November 2012. That same year, People magazine named Sparks as one of 2012's "Most Beautiful at Every Age".

On July 22, 2013 it was announced that Sparks would make her return to the music industry after a four-year solo material hiatus. RCA Records released the first promotional single, "Skipping a Beat", on August 1, 2013 on SoundCloud. The song became available on music media markets on August 13, 2013.

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Discography

Album

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
2007 Jordin Sparks Jordin Sparks 3 5
2009 Battlefield Jordin Sparks 3

Single

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
2008 The Star Spangled Banner (The National Anthem) (as performed at Super Bowl XLII) Jordin Sparks 1
2008 No Air Jordin Sparks & Chris Brown 4
2008 Tattoo Jordin Sparks 2
2008 One Step at a Time Jordin Sparks 1
2009 Battlefield Jordin Sparks 5 1
2009 S.O.S. (Let the Music Play) Jordin Sparks 1
2011 I Am Woman Jordin Sparks 1
2013 Is This Love Alex Gaudino feat. Jordin Sparks 1

EP

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
2006 For Now Jordin Sparks 1

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