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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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Albums by
Jordin Sparks

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    14 songs

    On Air

    Right Here Right Now

    14 songs

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    Right Here Right Now

    12 songs

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    Battlefield

    18 songs

    On Air

    Battlefield [Deluxe Version]

    13 songs

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    Jordin Sparks

    1 song

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    Right Here Right Now

    1 song

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    Boyz In The Hood

    1 song

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    Work From Home

    1 song

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    Work From Home

    1 song

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    They Don't Give

    1 song

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    100 Years

    1 song

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    Double Tap

    1 song

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    Double Tap

    1 song

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    It Ain't You

    1 song

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    It Ain't You

    1 song

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    I Wish We'd All Been Ready

    1 song

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    Skipping A Beat

    1 song

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    Celebrate

    1 song

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    I Am Woman

    1 song

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    The World I Knew (from Disneynature African Cats)

    1 song

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    No Air Duet With Chris Brown Acoustic Version

    1 song

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    Tattoo

    2 songs

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    No Air Duet With Chris Brown (Deluxe Single)

    1 song

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    The Star Spangled Banner (The National Anthem) - As performed at Super Bowl XLII

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Top Songs by
Jordin Sparks

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    Popularity
  2.   No Air by Chris Brown
  3.   Battlefield
  4.   I'll Be Home for Christmas
  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.   No Air by Chris Brown
  14.   I Am Woman
  15.   No Air by Chris Brown
  16.   Boyz in the Hood
  17.   Work From Home
  18.   Right Here Right Now
  19.   One Wing
  20.   100 Years
  21.   Look Into Your Heart
  22.   Silhouette
  23.   No Parade
  24.   Unhappy
  25.   Casual Love
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Stations & Shows Featuring
Jordin Sparks

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    Top 50 Hip Hop/R&B Songs of 2015

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    Top 50 Most Banned Songs of 2015

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    Adele: DNA

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    Jason Derulo: I Am The DJ

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    Songs That Should Have Been Hits

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    Ariana Grande: DNA

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    Lady Gaga: DNA

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    Sean Kingston: I Am The DJ

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    Top Christmas Hits

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    Q102 Christmas Hits

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    Big Dave's Christmas Favorites

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    '00s Hits

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    Broken Heart

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    A Very Soulful Christmas

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    Soft Hits

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    Nothing But Love Songs

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    Great Songs You Forgot

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    New Holiday Hits

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    Britney Spears: DNA

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    Now THIS Is Music

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    Holiday Deep Dive


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