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Jordin Sparks got 10,000 roses from Jason Derulo for Valentine's Day

Jordin Sparks got 10,000 roses from Jason Derulo for Valentine's Day

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 17 (UPI) -- Jason Derulo had 10,000 roses delivered to Jordin Sparks' Hollywood hotel room on Valentine's Day.
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Jordin Sparks and Jason Derulo not engaged

Jordin Sparks and Jason Derulo not engaged

LOS ANGELES, July 15 (UPI) -- U.S. recording stars Jordin Sparks and Jason Derulo are not engaged, contrary to media speculation claiming they are, E! News reported.

Gladys Knight receives 365Black award

NEW ORLEANS, July 7 (UPI) -- Singer Gladys Knight was among those honored at the 10th annual 365Black Awards at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans, organizers said.
Quincy Jones, Michael Caine plan joint 80th birthday bash in Las Vegas

Quincy Jones, Michael Caine plan joint 80th birthday bash in Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS, Jan. 24 (UPI) -- Longtime friends Quincy Jones and Michael Caine will celebrate their 80th birthday with a charity fundraiser in Las Vegas this spring, organizers said.
Keys 'excited' by Super Bowl performance

Keys 'excited' by Super Bowl performance

PARK CITY, Utah, Jan. 19 (UPI) -- Singer Alicia Keys said she's "incredibly excited" about performing the national anthem at the Super Bowl in New Orleans next month.

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Hilson, Bedingfield join 'Divas' lineup

Hilson, Bedingfield join 'Divas' lineup

NEW YORK, Dec. 6 (UPI) -- Natasha Bedingfield, Keri Hilson, Ledisi, Iggy Azalea and Bootsy Collins are to perform at this month's "Divas Live!" concert in Los Angeles, VH1 said.
Kelly Clarkson, Pitbull join 'VH1 Divas' lineup

Kelly Clarkson, Pitbull join 'VH1 Divas' lineup

NEW YORK, Nov. 30 (UPI) -- Kelly Clarkson, Melanie Fiona, Metric and Pitbull have joined the lineup for next month's "VH1 Divas" concert in Los Angeles, organizers said.
Ciara, Cyrus, Lovato set for Divas show

Ciara, Cyrus, Lovato set for Divas show

NEW YORK, Nov. 9 (UPI) -- Next month's Divas Dance Party will feature performances by Ciara, Miley Cyrus, Demi Lovato, Kelly Rowland and Jordin Sparks, America's VH1 network announced.
Sparks recalls heartbreak over Houston

Sparks recalls heartbreak over Houston

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 13 (UPI) -- U.S. singer Jordin Sparks told ABC's "Nightline" she "lost it" when she heard her "Sparkle" co-star Whitney Houston had died.
Billboard Awards to honor Whitney Houston

Billboard Awards to honor Whitney Houston

LAS VEGAS, May 15 (UPI) -- Jordin Sparks and John Legend are to perform a tribute to late pop icon Whitney Houston at Sunday's Billboard Music Awards show in Las Vegas, ABC said Tuesday.
Jordin Sparks misses co-star Houston

Jordin Sparks misses co-star Houston

DETROIT, May 6 (UPI) -- Jordin Sparks says she'll have a lump in her throat when she sees the final cut of "Sparkle," the movie she made with late U.S. recording star Whitney Houston.

Houston approached as 'X Factor' judge

HOLLYWOOD, Feb. 11 (UPI) -- Singer Whitney Houston has been approached to take a spot as one of the judges on reality music show "The X Factor," The Hollywood Reporter says.
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Jordin Brianna Sparks (born December 22, 1989) is an American pop and R&B recording artist, songwriter and occasional actress from Glendale, Arizona who rose to fame as the winner of the sixth season of American Idol. Sparks won when she was 17 years old, making her the youngest winner. She followed her American Idol victory with the release of her self-titled debut album in 2007, which has gone platinum and has sold over 2 million copies worldwide. Sparks' second single, "No Air", which features Chris Brown, is the song with the most paid downloads by any American Idol contestant, selling about 4 million digital copies worldwide. Due to the success of her debut album and its four top 20 singles, she has won an American Music Award in 2008 and received her first Grammy nomination in 2009.

Sparks' sophomore album Battlefield was released in July 2009 worldwide and debuted at #7 in the US, three spots higher than her first album. The album's lead single, also titled "Battlefield", peaked in the top 10 on the Billboard Hot 100 and has sold more than a million copies thus far. Sparks has sold about 9 million singles worldwide to date. Sparks' first five singles all peaked in the top 20 on the US Billboard Hot 100, three of them peaking in the top 10. Battlefield's second single, "S.O.S. (Let the Music Play)", was her first song to top the US Billboard Hot Dance Club Play making it her first U.S. number one single.

Sparks was born in Phoenix, Arizona to Jodi Weidmann-Sparks and former NFL defensive back Phillippi Sparks. Her mother is White and her father is Black. She has a younger brother, Phillippi "PJ" Sparks, Jr., who plays football. She grew up in the suburb of Roseland, New Jersey while her father played for the New York Giants. She attended Noecker Elementary in Roseland for three years. After living in New Jersey, Sparks attended Northwest Community Christian School in Phoenix through the eighth grade. Sparks attended Sandra Day O'Connor High School until 2006, when she was homeschooled to better concentrate on her singing.

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