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Jordin Sparks Biography
Jordin Sparks is a singer, songwriter and actress from Phoenix, Arizona, U.S. She rose to fame in 2007 after her winning in the sixth season of American Idol at then she was 17, and the youngest winner in the series’ history.Jordin Sparks
Jordin Sparks Career
She was homeschooled to concentrate better on her singing career. She then started taking lessons at the age of fourteen from vocal coach Melissa Black. She was trained perfectly with her musical coach.
Before her appearance on American Idol, she participated in and won such talent competitions as Sprite Rising Star, Gospel Music Association GMA Academy, The Proof Is In The Pudding Contest, NBC/PAX America’s Most Talented Kids, Colgate Country Showdown and the 2007 Drug Free AZ Superstar Search.
In 2006, she was one of the six winners who won the Phoenix Torrid search for the “Next Plus Size Model.” She then flown to California, where she was used in a number of Torrid ads and promotional pieces. A full-page ad for Torrid featuring Sparks ran in the December 2006 issue of Seventeen magazine. She was the winner of the Season 6.
Jordin Spark Photo
After her success on American Idol, she was certified platinum by the RIAA, and her self-titled album fetched her numerous awards and nominations including an American Music Award in 2008, and her first Grammy nomination in 2009. That same year, she made her acting debut on Disney’s The Suite Life on Deck, where she played herself as part of the “Crossing Jordin” episode.
She made her Broadway debut in the musical in 2010. Her feature film debut was a remake of the musical film, Sparkle (2012), along with Whitney Houston, Derek Luke, Carmen Ejogo and Tika Sumpter. In addition to her career in the entertainment industry, she has released three perfumes Because of You, Fascinate and Ambition.
In 2013, she started her come-back in the music industry after a four-year hiatus, and she continues to enjoy success in both music and acting. She also performed for Diana Ross for the 30th Annual Kennedy Center Honors. She also performed “Tattoo” at the NBA Rookie game during NBA All-Star Weekend.
In November 2008, she performed at a Monday Night Football game between the Arizona Cardinals and San Francisco 49ers. In 2009, she sang at the Divisional Round of the NFL Playoffs between the Philadelphia Eagles and her father’s former team, the New York Giants. Later, she sang in Arizona in the NFC Championship game between the Arizona Cardinals and the Philadelphia Eagles.
Jordin Sparks Age
She was born on December 22, 1989 in Phoenix, Arizona, U.S. She is 30 years old as of 2019.
Jordin Sparks Family
She was born in Phoenix, Arizona to Jodi (née Wiedmann) Jackson and former professional American football player Phillippi Sparks. Shas a younger brother called Phillippi “PJ” Sparks, Jr., who plays football at Arizona Christian University.
Her father is of African-American with French and Cherokee roots and her mother has German, English, Scottish, and Norwegian ancestry.
Jordin Sparks Husband
She is married to Dana Isaiah in 2017. She has also dated R&B star Jason Derulo from August 2011 to September 2014.
Jordin Sparks Children
She has one child named Dana Isaiah Thomas Jr. born on May 2 at 9:04 p.m. PT. She confirmed the news of her baby in the E! News
Jordin Sparks Height
She stands at a height of 1.78meters.
Jordin Sparks Net worth
She is an American singer, songwriter and actress who has an estimated net worth of $10 million dollars.
Jordin Sparks Awards
- American Music Award for Favorite Artist Adult Contemporary 2008
- Soul Train Music Award for Best Gospel/Inspirational Song 2012 · Celebrate
- People’s Choice Award for Favorite Combined Forces 2009 · No Air
- Teen Choice Award for Choice Music: Hook Up 2008 · No Air
- NAACP Image Award for Outstanding New Artist 2008
Jordin Sparks American Idol
In 2006, she was auditioned twice in the American Idol once in Los Angeles, CA (only auditioned for producers) and again in Seattle, WA after winning KSAZ Fox 10’s “Arizona Idol.” The Seattle audition is the one seen in January 27, 2007 broadcast of American Idol where she earned a “gold ticket” and right to appear in the Hollywood Round.
The American Idol judge Randy Jackson made the offhand prediction that, “Curly hair will win this year,” which he admitted wasn’t Sparks. May 23, 2007, she was crowned the winner of the sixth season of American Idol having never been in the bottom three.
She was the fourth winner never to have been voted in the bottom three (after Kelly Clarkson, Carrie Underwood and Taylor Hicks); Cowell said “Jordin was the most improved over the whole season didn’t start the best, but midway through this was the girl who suddenly got momentum,” he included that “Young girl, likeable, and the singer won over the entertainer [Lewis].”
She performed twice on the seventh season, once on the Idol Gives Back results show singing her duet with Chris Brown, “No Air” and again with “One Step at a Time” on May 21, 2008, for the finale of American Idol.
Jordin Sparks Battlefield
Timbaland said in an interview that Sparks will be one of the collaborations on his forthcoming album Shock Value 2. In an update on her YouTube profile, she stated that her fans can look forward to seeing more upbeat dance tunes on her second album. She confirmed that fans could see her at a possible NFL playoff anthem in January, Charity Benefit in February at the Shrine Auditorium and VH1 Save the Music performing with John Mayer in March.
In addition to this an official Jordin Sparks fan club would open called “SparksTown”. Sparks returned to University of Phoenix Stadium to again sing the national anthem before the NFC Championship game between the Arizona Cardinals and the Philadelphia Eagles on January 18, 2009. She joined several A-List singers performing at the Commander-in-Chief’s Inaugural Ball which was hosted by President Barack Obama on January 20, 2009.
She has also attended the 51st Annual Grammy Awards and was nominated for her first Grammy for “No Air” in the category “Best Pop Collaboration With Vocals.” Sparks sang the National Anthem at the NBA All Star Game on February 15, 2009 (which, coincidentally, was played in Phoenix, Arizona – the same metropolitan area where she sang the anthem at Super Bowl XLII) and at an MLB Spring Training game between the Los Angeles Dodgers and the Chicago White Sox on March 1, 2009.
On October 1, 2009, Sparks will release a book via Thomas Nelson Publishers, titled “One Step at a Time”. Jordin hired her own personal trainer, Joey London and began working with choreographer Laurie Ann Gibson for her upcoming tour. She said that she plans on working with Jesse McCartney and Ryan Tedder on her new album in an interview on the radio show “Johnjay & Rich” the morning after her appearance at the 2008 American Music Awards.
She said the album will be more R&B and dance influenced, and will sound more “Beyoncé meets Rihanna.” In an update on her MySpace, Sparks stated she was “in the studio and writing amazing songs!” She also told HollyscoopTV that she had spoken to Leona Lewis and the pair were considering recording a duet along the theme of ‘female empowerment’
A press release stated that Sparks is working with Miami based producer “J-Vibe”. Sparks performed a new song entitled ‘Faith’ written by herself at the President’s Commander-In-Chief Inaugural Ball. It is unclear whether or not this track was written for her second album and whether or not it will be on it.
In a recent radio interview on The MJ Morning Show in Tampa Bay, Florida, Sparks revealed news about the highly anticipated album. She announced her label’s goal for the release of her second album is in late spring/early summer. At the time of the interview, Sparks had recorded a total of 9 songs.
Jordin Sparks Songs
- It Ain’t You It Ain’t You · 2014
- Celebrate Sparkle: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack · 2012
- Love Will Sparkle: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack · 2012
- Now You Tell Me· 2007
- Shy Boy · 2007
- Permanent Monday Jordin Sparks · 2007
- Young and in Love Jordin Sparks · 2007
- God Loves Ugly Jordin Sparks · 2007
- Skipping a Beat Skipping a Beat · 2013
- See My Side Jordin Sparks · 2007
- Was I The Only One Battlefield · 2009
- They Don’t Give They Don’t Give · 2015
- Just for the Record Jordin Sparks · 2007
- Walking On Snow Battlefield · 2009
- A Broken Wing American Idol Season 6: Greatest Hits · 2007
- The Cure Battlefield · 2009
- Work From Home Work From Home · 2015
- No Parade Battlefield · 2009
- Watch You Go Battlefield · 2009
Jordin Sparks TV Shows
- American Idol Since 2002
- Heart of the Batter With Jordin Sparks
- Majors & Minors 2011 – 2012
Jordin Sparks Movies
- God Bless the Broken Road
- Show Dogs
- The Grace of Jake
- Left Behind
- Dear Secret Santa
- The Inevitable Defeat of Mister and Pete
- Sparkle 2012
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