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Jordin Sparks

Jordin Sparks may have been the youngest American Idol when she won the title on the reality show's sixth season, but the Glendale, Arizona 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 and helped provide the "spark" for her first headlining tour of the U.S. Sparks spent the next five years concentrating on television work, film music, and appearing on compilations, but in 2015 she ended the hiatus on her solo career with a new studio LP, Right Here Right Now, which was issued via her new joint label deal with Louder Than Life/RAL. ~ Heather Phares
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Stations Featuring
Jordin Sparks

    Breakup Songs

    Breakup Songs
    1 song

    Pop Holiday

    Pop Holiday
    2 songs

    R&B Holiday

    R&B Holiday
    1 song

    Love Songs

    Love Songs
    1 song

    Lite Hits

    1 song

    '00s R&B

    1 song

    Top Jams [Clean]

    1 song

Albums by
Jordin Sparks

Top Songs by
Jordin Sparks

  1.   Song
  2.   No Air by Chris Brown
  3.   I'll Be Home for Christmas
  4.   Battlefield
  5.   Do You Hear What I Hear?
  6.   Tattoo
  7.   Double Tap
  8.   One Step at a Time
  9.   S.O.S. (Let the Music Play)
  10.   Christmas Time to Me
  11.   Papercut
  12.   You Gotta Want It
  13.   Boyz in the Hood
  14.   One Wing
  15.   Right Here Right Now
  16.   Now You Tell Me
  17.   Silhouette
  18.   Landmines
  19.   This Is My Now
  20.   Next to You
  21.   How Bout Now
  22.   Unhappy
  23.   Casual Love
  24.   They Don't Give
  25.   1000
  26.   Work From Home
  27.   Love Will
  28.   No Air by Chris Brown
  29.   Young and in Love
  30.   Just for the Record
  31.   Freeze
  32.   100 Years
  33.   11-11
  34.   Tell Him That I Love Him
  35.   Left, Right
  36.   It Ain't You
  37.   Skipping A Beat
  38.   The World I Knew
  39.   Watch You Go
  40.   Walking on Snow
  41.   The Cure
  42.   Postcard
  43.   No Parade
  44.   Let It Rain
  45.   It Takes More
  46.   Faith
  47.   No Air by Chris Brown
  48.   Shy Boy
  49.   Permanent Monday
  50.   Gasoline
  51.   Was I the Only One
  52.   Emergency (911)
  53.   Don't Let It Go to Your Head
  54.   Save Me
  55.   See My Side
  56.   Look Into Your Heart
  57.   I Am Woman
  58.   Road to Paradise
  59.   God Loves Ugly
  60.   I Wish We'd All Been Ready
  61.   The Star Spangled Banner (The National Anthem) - As performed at Super Bowl XLII
  62.   Let Me Love You
  63.   I Will Be There for You
  64.   For Now
  65.   Whenever
  66.   Bottom of the Sea
  67.   [Bonus Material]
  68.   Tatoo
  69.   Fallin'
  70.   Vertigo
  71.   Battlefield Photo Shoot

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