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Jordin Sparks, Jason Derulo split

Jordin Sparks, Jason Derulo split

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 25 (UPI) --Jordin Sparks and Jason Derulo have reportedly broken up, and sources say the split was mutual.
Annie Martin
'Duck Dynasty' star Willie Robertson helped produce Nicolas Cage's 'Left Behind' re-boot

'Duck Dynasty' star Willie Robertson helped produce Nicolas Cage's 'Left Behind' re-boot

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 5 (UPI) --"Duck Dynasty" star Willie Robertson served as an executive producer on Nicolas Cage's upcoming action-thriller "Left Behind."
Karen Butler
Jordin Sparks to host national anthem special on PBS

Jordin Sparks to host national anthem special on PBS

BALTIMORE, Aug. 21 (UPI) --Jordin Sparks and John Lithgow are set to host a ceremony celebrating the 200th anniversary of the national anthem.
Danielle Haynes
Miranda Cosgrove, Jordin Sparks star in NFL Women Apparel ad

Miranda Cosgrove, Jordin Sparks star in NFL Women Apparel ad

LOS ANGELES, July 15 (UPI) --Nickelodeon star Miranda Cosgrove and singer Jordin Sparks are joining forces in a new marketing campaign for the NFL Women's Apparel line.
Veronica Linares
Miley Cyrus, Ricky Martin to perform at the Billboard Music Awards

Miley Cyrus, Ricky Martin to perform at the Billboard Music Awards

LAS VEGAS, May 7 (UPI) -- Miley Cyrus and Ricky Martin have been booked to perform at the 2014 Billboard Music Awards ceremony in Las Vegas, the telecast's producers announced.
Karen Butler
Jordin Sparks 'feels really good' after her 50-pound weight loss

Jordin Sparks 'feels really good' after her 50-pound weight loss

NEW YORK, May 2 (UPI) -- Jordin Sparks is happy and healthy following her 50-pound weight loss.
Annie Martin
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.
Kate Stanton

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Sunday, Dec. 22, 2013.
By United Press International
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.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Saturday, Dec. 22, 2012.
By United Press International
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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.
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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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