Jordin Sparks

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Jordin Sparks

Born

12/22/1989, Phoenix, Arizona, USA

Birth Name

Jordin Brianna Sparks

Gender

Female
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9.1
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Biography

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Jordin was born on December 22, 1989. Her father plays for the NFL. Growing up, Jordin was already recognized for her talent. She joined junior competitions, such as "Star Search", and many more. On 2003, she made a five track album. Currently, she is about to make another…more

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Trivia and Quotes

  • Trivia

    • Jordin is ranked #48 in AIM's "100 Celebs Under 25".

    • She auditioned twice for American Idol. The first time, she did not make it.

    • Jordin is a commited Christian and is very religious.

    • She has naturally curly black hair and brown eyes.

    • Jordin's lucky charm is her cross pin with a music note.

    • Her nicknames are Jo Jo, JSpeezey and Jordin Speezy.

    • Her height is 6'(1.83 m).

    • Jordin's musical inspirations include Hanson, Justin Timberlake, Mariah Carey, Beyonce Knowles, and Christina Aguilera.

    • Favorites:
      Food: Mexican
      Brand of Make-up: MAC
      Color of Nail Polish: Black
      Gym Workout: Spin Class
      Athletes: Larry Fitzgerald, Steve Nash, Amare Stoudemire, Leandro Barbosa & Shawn Marion and Tiki Barber.
      Judge: Simon Cowell
      Female Artist: Christina Timberlake
      Male Artist: John Mayer & Justin Timberlake
      Movie: The Notebook

    • Jordin will be opening for Alicia Keys on her 30 date "As I Am" tour.

    • She sang the "National Anthem" for the Super Bowl XLII.

    • Jordin Sparks Track Listing

      1) Tattoo
      2) One Step At A Time
      3) No Air
      4) Freeze
      5) Shy Boy
      6) Now You Tell Me
      7) Next To You
      8) Just For The Record
      9) Permanent Monday
      10) Young And In Love
      11) See My Side
      12) God Loves Ugly
      13) This Is My Now

    • At age 17 Jordin Sparks is the youngest American Idol so far.

    • Jordin Sparks won American Idol season 6 on May 23, 2007 (1st place/winner.)

    • Teri Hatcher went to one of the American Idol shows and told Jordin how much she loved her.

    • Jordin's first run in with the paparazzi was when she was eating lunch at Johnny Rockets.

    • Jordin sang at a memorial service for Pat Tillman.

    • Jordin has met former Idol contestant, George Huff, who was also known for his big smile and warm heart not to mention Christian beliefs.

    • Michael W. Smith is leading an all out campaign on Jordin Sparks behalf for as long as she's on American Idol. He has a regularly updated page on his site and has also mentioned her in his blog.

    • Jordin has been to the home of contemporary Christian star, Michael W. Smith, and became close with his daughters.

    • In 2003, during the Glendale Youth Fest: Teen Talent Show, she won 1st Place.

    • In 2003 she won the Family Night Talent Show Five-time 1st Place Finals Winner at Mr. Lucky's in Glendale, Arizona.

    • List of Songs Sung On American Idol:

      February 21, 2007 - Gimme One Reason by Tracy Chapman
      February 28, 2007 - Reflection by Christina Aguilera
      March 7, 2007 - Heartbreaker by Pat Benatar
      March 13, 2007 - If We Hold On Together by Diana Ross
      March 20, 2007 - I (Who Have Nothing) by Shirley Bassey/Tom Jones
      March 27, 2007 - Hey Baby by No Doubt
      April 3, 2007 - On a Clear Day
      April 10, 2007 - Rhythm Is Gonna Get You by Gloria Estefan
      April 17, 2007 - A Broken Wing by Martina McBride
      April 24, 2007 - You'll Never Walk Alone from the musical Carousel
      May 1, 2007 - Livin' On A Prayer by Bon Jovi
      May 8, 2007 - To Love Somebody by Bee Gees
      May 8, 2007 - Woman in Love by Barbra Streisand
      May 15, 2007 - Wishing on a Star by Rose Royce
      May 15, 2007 - She Works Hard for the Money by Donna Summer
      May 15, 2007 - I (Who Have Nothing) by Shirley Bassey/Tom Jones
      May 22, 2007 - Fighter by Christina Aguilera
      May 22, 2007 - A Broken Wing by Martina McBride
      May 22, 2007 - This Is My Now
      May 23, 2007 - This Is My Now (Win)

    • Her number for auditioning on American Idol is 80066.

    • The toughest obstacle in her life is getting through math class.

    • Jordin's heroes in life are everyday people who work hard, and honest and have integrity.

    • She thinks people will be surprised to know the number of music genres she likes.

    • Jordin's definition of an American Idol is someone people of all ages can look up to.

    • If she couldn't sing, she would like to be able to play piano by ear.

    • The proudest moments in her life are winning the Overall Spotlight Winner for the GMA Academy in 2004 and making it to the top 24 of American Idol out of thousands who auditioned.

    • Before performing, Jordin prays and breaths to warm-up.

    • Her American idol is Tony Dungy because he's gone through so much and still holds his head up high.

    • She thinks people would be surprised to know that she has Blake Shelton's CD.

    • Her goals in life are to write meaningful stories through her songs, she also wants to touch people's lives through her songs and make a difference in their loves. She would also want to sing for a living.

    • If she did not win American Idol, she will still pursue a career in music.

    • Her other talents besides singing is that she can do great accents.

    • She does not have any formal singing training.

    • She started to sing when she was 18 months old.

    • On 2006, Jordin won the Colgate Country Showdown, Arizona state title.

    • Jordin won the Coca Cola Rising Star 2002.

    • Adult contemporary, Christian, Country, Gospel, Pop and R&B are some of the genres Jordin specializes at.

    • She auditioned for American Idol at Seattle, Washington.

    • Jordin is a fan of football, reading, church, and music.

    • Jordin attended Sandra Day O'Connor High School in Glendale, Arizona, but only for her freshman year. After that Jordin was home-schooled.

    • Jordin appeared in a compilation CD that was released on 2004. The title of the album was Live at Mr. Lucky's

    • Jordin recorded a five-track album in 2003, titled For Now

    • She performed with Alice Cooper at a Christmas show on December 2004.

    • She toured with Michael W. Smith two times in the past.

    • Jordin has sung at Country Thunder. Country Thunder is a famous country music venue.

    • Jordin has sung the national anthem at Phoenix Suns, the Arizona Cardinals, and the Arizona Diamondbacks games.

    • On 2004, Jordin was on America's Most Talented Kids twice and she won the first time.

    • On 2003, Jordin auditioned for two talent shows, American Juniors and Star Search.

    • She had a full page ad for the December 2006 issue of "Seventeen" magazine.

    • Jordin is one of the two winners for Phoenix Torrid's search for the "Next Plus Sized Model."

    • Jordin starred in the play Magdalene, she played two characters. Namely Deborah and Bea. She performed at the Plumbline Theater in Franklin, Tennessee.

    • Jordin is and was raised by Pam Wiedmann, her maternal grandmother.

    • Jordin is the daughter of Phillippi Sparks (former NFL football player) and Jodi Sparks. they are both real-estate agents. She has only one sibling, a younger brother named Phillippi Sparks, Jr (nicknamed PJ).

    • Jordin is a singer, actress, and model.

  • Quotes

    • Jordin (about the American Idol Live! Tour): I learned so much being out there every night singing live. How to grab hold of a song. To have and keep that control. I've always been a student of singing – listening to stuff on the radio and trying to figure out how a singer is 'breathing,' how they do harmonies. What was great about performing live every night is building the strength in my voice and seeing it resonate with the audience. I tried to bring that into my sessions for the album. Giving that kind of power to the material.

    • Jordin (about being bi-racial): Amazingly, I never felt singled-out. Even at school, we were always treated with respect, never out of the ordinary, which when I look back, is really an incredible thing. I try to be that accepting whenever I encounter a new or difficult situation.

    • Jordin: I was standing on the stage and I was doing it. I was actually doing what I said I wanted to do.

SUBMIT REVIEW
  • She's a good singer.

    9.5
    Jordin Sparks is a 17 year old girl who is on American Idol Season 6. She is amazingly talented. Even though I want Melinda to win, Jordin should be in the finale with her. She had so many terrific performances on American Idol. Some songs I like from her are I Who Have Nothing, Rhythm Is Gonna Get You, Livin' On a Prayer (I thought it was really good, unlike the judges), Hey Baby, Give Me One Reason, and many others. I can't wait until next week's performances . I have a feeling she's gonna do great. I love her song No Air with Chris Brown.moreless
  • Jordin Sparks is the winner of the six season of American Idol. She is very talented and can sing really well.

    9.6
    I think Jordin Sparks is a great singer. Her debut album is very good. I can not stop listening to it. Some of my favorite songs include "Next to You", Just for the Record", Freeze, and "Permanent Monday". She is not only a great singer, but she full of talent and she is on to great things in the future. I can not wait to see what is next for her. I like Jordin because she sings with a lot of emotion, and it feels real. I thought she did a great job on American Idol and she deserved to win.moreless
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