90 Facts About Jordin Sparks


Jordin Sparks was born on December 22,1989 and is an American singer and actress.


Jordin Sparks rose to fame in 2007 after winning the sixth season of American Idol at age 17, becoming the youngest winner in the series' history.


Jordin Sparks's self-titled debut studio album, released later that year, was certified platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America and has sold over two million copies worldwide.


Jordin Sparks made her stage debut as Nina Rosario in the musical In The Heights, and her feature film debut as the titular character in Sparkle.


Jordin Sparks's father is of African-American descent and her mother is of European descent, specifically German, English, Scottish, and Norwegian.


Jordin Sparks grew up in the suburbs of Ridgewood, New Jersey, while her father played as a defensive back for the New York Giants.


Jordin Sparks attended Sandra Day O'Connor High School until 2006 when she was homeschooled by her grandmother, Pam Wiedmann, to better concentrate on her singing.


Jordin Sparks is an evangelical Christian and attended Calvary Community Church in Phoenix.


Jordin Sparks won an award for best young artist of the year in Arizona three years in a row.


In 2006, Jordin Sparks was one of six winners of the Phoenix Torrid search for the "Next Plus Size Model".


Jordin Sparks was flown to California, where she was featured in Torrid ads and promotional pieces.


On May 23,2007, at the age of 17, Jordin Sparks won the sixth season of American Idol.


Jordin Sparks remains the youngest winner in American Idol history.


Since her win in 2007, Jordin Sparks has returned to Idol six times.


Jordin Sparks performed twice on the seventh season of American Idol, once on the Idol Gives Back results show singing "No Air" with Chris Brown and again with "One Step at a Time" on May 21,2008, for the finale.


Jordin Sparks performed "Battlefield" on the May 13,2009 episode of American Idol.


Jordin Sparks appeared on the finale of the eleventh season singing "You'll Never Walk Alone" alongside that year's fourth-place contestant Hollie Cavanagh.


Jordin Sparks was the most recent female to win the competition until the twelfth season.


Jordin Sparks released her self-titled debut studio album on November 20,2007, which debuted at number ten on the Billboard 200.


On February 3,2008, Jordin Sparks sang the National Anthem at Super Bowl XLII.


Jordin Sparks had previously performed in a tribute to Diana Ross in December 2007.


In support of the album, Jordin Sparks opened for Alicia Keys on the North America leg of her As I Am Tour, starting on April 19,2008.


Jordin Sparks was back on the road by April 30,2008, and remained on the tour until June 18,2008.


Jordin Sparks later joined Keys for the tour leg in Australia and New Zealand in December 2008.


Jordin Sparks received two MTV Video Music Award nominations for Best Female Video for "No Air" and Best New Artist at the 2008 MTV Video Music Awards.


On January 20,2009, Jordin Sparks performed "Faith" at the Commander-in-Chief's Inaugural Ball hosted by President Barack Obama during the First inauguration of Barack Obama.


In support of the album, Jordin Sparks opened for The Jonas Brothers on the North America leg of the Jonas Brothers World Tour 2009, starting on June 20,2009.


Jordin Sparks opened for Britney Spears on the second leg of her Circus Tour in North America, beginning on August 24,2009.


Jordin Sparks opened with Kristinia DeBarge, Girlicious, and One Call.


In May 2010, Jordin Sparks embarked on her first headlining tour in the United States, the Battlefield Tour.


In 2010, she was featured on the Big Time Rush song "Count on You", and the show with the same name, "Big Time Jordin Sparks" which aired on June 18.


In March 2011, Jordin Sparks recorded a music video for a song called "The World I Knew" for the film, African Cats, released on April 22.


On June 16,2011, Jordin Sparks had her first-ever bikini shoot for the cover of People's Most Amazing Bodies issue.


Jordin Sparks stated in an August 2011 interview there was no scheduled release date for her third album which was still in production.


On November 14,2011, it was announced that Jordin Sparks had recorded an original song called "Angels Are Singing" as a part of ABC Family's "12 Dates of Christmas".


On September 12,2011, it was announced that Jordin Sparks would be making her feature film debut playing the lead role in the music-themed pic Sparkle, a remake of the 1976 film inspired by the story of The Supremes.


On May 21,2012, "Celebrate", the last song Whitney Houston recorded with Jordin Sparks, premiered at RyanSeacrest.


Jordin Sparks performed on VH1 Divas 2012 with fellow singers Miley Cyrus, Kelly Rowland and Ciara.


Jordin Sparks joined singers Ledisi and Melanie Fiona in a tribute to Whitney Houston.


In May 2013, Jordin Sparks took to Twitter announcing that she and RCA Records had finally come to an agreement about releasing new material.


Jordin Sparks asked her fans to email her their opinions and frustrations regarding the delay in the release of her third studio album.


Jordin Sparks later announced that her new music would be released in the fall of 2013.


Jordin Sparks played Alison Stone, a high school teacher who somehow found herself scared and covered in blood in a hotel room crime scene.


On December 9,2013, Jordin Sparks partnered with Glade and the Young People's Chorus of New York City to release a brand new Christmas holiday anthem "This Is My Wish".


Jordin Sparks made her first televised performance of the song on the same day on The Today Show.


An official announcement of Jordin Sparks's signing to the new label had only been released a year later in August 2014.


Remi announced that Jordin Sparks was now a part of the Louder than Life roster.


Jordin Sparks confirmed that she was no longer with her previous label, RCA Records, and stated that her single was due by the end of the year, with an album release in 2015.


Jordin Sparks then mentioned that she and her label were picking the first single, first look, and deciding on the album name.


On September 30,2014, Jordin Sparks's label released a promotional single for Left Behind, titled "I Wish We'd All Been Ready", which became available on music outlets the same day.


Jordin Sparks showcased three songs, two of which were performed live.


Jordin Sparks announced this was the first time she performed new music for people outside of the industry.


On November 23, Jordin Sparks announced during an interview at the American Music Awards that new music would be released on November 25,2014.


On February 11,2015, Double Tap, the first single for Jordin Sparks's album became available for pre-order.


That year, Jordin Sparks performed "The Star-Spangled Banner" at the 2015 Indianapolis 500.


In May 2016, Jordin Sparks was cast in the feature film God Bless the Broken Road, based on the song of the same name.


On May 20,2016, Jordin Sparks parted ways with her record company, Louder Than Life.


In 2017, Jordin Sparks joined Thomas Rhett and Molly Sims in judging Miss America 2018.


On February 12,2018, Jordin Sparks stated in an interview with OK magazine that she was recording her fourth album.


Jordin Sparks, who is currently unsigned, said she had finished five to six songs for the album, drawing inspiration from her new marriage and son.


On June 2,2020, after over five years of not releasing any solo music, Jordin Sparks returned with the single "Unknown".


In 2021, Jordin Sparks competed on The Masked Dancer as "Exotic Bird" and finished in fifth place.


Jordin Sparks was a contestant on the thirty-first season of Dancing with the Stars.


Doctors ordered vocal rest, forcing Jordin Sparks to cancel appearances, including scheduled cameos on Alicia Keys's tour.


On July 17,2017, Jordin Sparks married Dana Isaiah, a fitness model, in Hawaii.


On May 2,2018, Jordin Sparks gave birth to her first child, a son.


In October 2010, Jordin Sparks released her debut fragrance, Because of You.


Jordin Sparks wanted this product to be affordable for her fans, yet still high end.


On October 22,2012, it was announced that Jordin Sparks was releasing her third fragrance Ambition.


In 2009, Sparks made her acting debut on Disney's The Suite Life on Deck, guest starring as herself in the "Crossing Jordin" episode, which aired on October 23.


Jordin Sparks guest starred on the hit Nickelodeon show, Big Time Rush, on June 18,2010.


On May 3,2010, it was announced that Jordin Sparks would join the cast of the Broadway show In the Heights as Nina Rosario.


Jordin Sparks plays Alice, a neighbor and friend of the character Mister.


In 2013, Jordin Sparks played the part of Abby in Dear Secret Santa, a Lifetime Television romantic Christmas film that premiered on November 30.


Jordin Sparks guest starred on CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, playing Alison Stone, a high school teacher who somehow finds herself scared and covered in blood in a hotel room crime scene.


Jordin Sparks played Shasta Carvell in Left Behind, an apocalyptic thriller, based on the novel series of the same name.


In 2007, Jordin Sparks was asked by a relative who works for SOS Children's Villages in Florida to design a denim jacket festooned with Swarovski Crystal to support orphans.


Jordin Sparks was part of the delegation of George and Laura Bush to help with Malaria No More, an organization with a goal to end malaria deaths in Africa by 2015.


Jordin Sparks joined Laura Bush at the Maamobi Polyclinic, where the Bush donated a number of treated bed nets to local female traders in order to help combat the scourge of malaria in Ghana.


Jordin Sparks further supported the campaign by helping out at the Do Something 101 School Supply Volunteer Event held at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.


In February 2010, Jordin Sparks was one of the many artists who contributed to "We Are the World 25 for Haiti", a charity single for the victims of the 2010 Haiti earthquake.


Jordin Sparks teamed up with Pennyroyal Silver creator and designer, Tim Foster, to create her very own necklace design for the company's signature collection.


On July 28,2011, Jordin Sparks performed a live surprise concert in Times Square.


Jordin Sparks was named the "VH1 Save The Music Foundation Ambassador" in 2011.


On November 9, it was announced that Jordin Sparks would be a 'Vh1 Save the Music Ambassador' again for 2012.


Jordin Sparks was joined by fellow American Idol contestant Chris Daughtry, Lupe Fiasco, Katy Perry and others.


Jordin Sparks has shown support for Little Kids Rock, a national non-profit that works to restore and revitalize music education in disadvantaged US public schools, by donating items for auction to raise money for the organization.


On February 3,2010, Sparks and David Archuleta performed at the "Jordin Sparks Experience", held at the Eden Roc Renaissance Hotel in Miami Beach, Florida.


Fans at Jordin Sparks's concerts made a pledge not to text and drive by adding their thumbprint to a traveling banner at each of her shows.


Jordin Sparks traveled to Louisiana in June 2010 to visit the Gulf Coast oil spill with the Audubon Society to view the effects of the oil spill on the wildlife and marshes.