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Sparks, Chesney to perform at Macy's bash

Sparks, Chesney to perform at Macy's bash

NEW YORK, June 9 (UPI) -- Jordin Sparks and Kenny Chesney are set to sing during the "Macy's Fourth of July Fireworks Spectacular" show in New York, NBC said Monday.
'Lollipop' tops U.S. record chart 4th week

'Lollipop' tops U.S. record chart 4th week

LOS ANGELES, June 5 (UPI) -- Lil Wayne's "Lollipop" is No. 1 on the U.S. record chart for a fourth week, Billboard.com said Thursday.
'Lollipop' still No.1 on U.S. record chart

'Lollipop' still No.1 on U.S. record chart

LOS ANGELES, May 29 (UPI) -- Lil Wayne's "Lollipop" is No. 1 for a third week on the U.S. record chart, Billboard.com said Thursday.
'Lollipop' tops the U.S. record chart

'Lollipop' tops the U.S. record chart

LOS ANGELES, May 22 (UPI) -- Lil Wayne's "Lollipop," featuring Static Major, is No. 1 on the U.S. record chart, Billboard.com reported Thursday.
Rihanna's 'Bow' tops U.S. record chart

Rihanna's 'Bow' tops U.S. record chart

LOS ANGELES, May 15 (UPI) -- Rihanna's song "Take a Bow" is No. 1 on the U.S. record chart, Billboard.com reported Thursday.
'Bleeding Love' still No. 1 U.S. song

'Bleeding Love' still No. 1 U.S. song

LOS ANGELES, May 8 (UPI) -- British pop singer Leona Lewis' "Bleeding Love" is No. 1 on the U.S. record chart for a fifth non-consecutive week, Billboard.com said Thursday.
Leona's 'Love' tops U.S. record chart

Leona's 'Love' tops U.S. record chart

LOS ANGELES, May 1 (UPI) -- British singer Leona Lewis' "Bleeding Love" is No. 1 on the U.S. record chart, Billboard.com reported Thursday.

Lil Wayne hits it big with No. 1 single

NEW YORK, April 24 (UPI) -- The Billboard Hot 100 singles chart has a new face and song on top this week -- Rapper Lil Wayne with "Lollipop."
Alicia Keys silenced by voice problems

Alicia Keys silenced by voice problems

CLEVELAND, April 23 (UPI) -- Vocal problems have forced pop star Alicia Keys to pull out of a concert in Cleveland Thursday, her reps said Wednesday.
Tips offered for avoiding vocal problems

Tips offered for avoiding vocal problems

HOUSTON, April 22 (UPI) -- "American Idol" season six winner Jordin Sparks has been sidelined by a vocal chord injury, but anyone can get a voice problem, U.S. experts say.
Sparks' vocal injury can be overcome

Sparks' vocal injury can be overcome

NEW YORK, April 22 (UPI) -- The vocal ailment that has silenced "American Idol" champion Jordin Sparks will take discipline to overcome, a New York doctor says.

Vocal injury silences Jordin Sparks

NEW YORK, April 21 (UPI) -- A vocal cord hemorrhage has forced U.S. pop newcomer Jordin Sparks off the Alicia Keys tour, her record label says.

'Bleeding Love' reclaims top singles spot

NEW YORK, April 17 (UPI) -- Leona Lewis's "Bleeding Love" returned to the top spot on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart of singles, overtaking Mariah Carey's "Touch My Body."
Carey's 'Body' still No. 1 on record chart

Carey's 'Body' still No. 1 on record chart

LOS ANGELES, April 10 (UPI) -- Mariah Carey's "Touch My Body" is No. 1 on the U.S. record chart for a second consecutive week, Billboard.com said Thursday.
'Bleeding Love' tops U.S. record chart

'Bleeding Love' tops U.S. record chart

LOS ANGELES, March 27 (UPI) -- Leona Lewis' "Bleeding Love" is No. 1 on the U.S. record chart, Billboard.com said Thursday.
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Jordin Sparks attends the premiere of the film "Jonas Brothers: The 3D Concert Experiece" in Los Angeles on February 24, 2009. (UPI Photo/ Phil McCarten)
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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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