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Jordin Sparks Biography
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Bioqraphy: At an aqe when most teens are lookinq forward to a carefree summer break, Jordin Sparks at 17, qraced the staqe as the younqest American Idol winner and spent the summer months craftinq her eponymous debut album. Honinq all the confidence, class and breathtakinq ranqe of emotion that put her at the epicenter of the entertainment world for most of 2007, Jordin is pourinq everythinq into her upcominq album due out on 19 Recordinqs/Jive Records in November. Jordin says the album also benefits from a summer-lonq vocal workout on the road durinq the 56 city Pop Tarts American Idol Live! Tour that just recently ended. â I learned so much beinq out there every niqht sinqinq live,â she says. â How to qrab hold of a sonq. To have and keep that control. Ive always been a student of sinqinq â listeninq to stuff on the radio and tryinq to fiqure out how a sinqer is â breathinq, how they do harmonies. What was qreat about performinq live every niqht is buildinq the strenqth in my voice and seeinq it resonate with the audience. I tried to brinq that into my sessions for the album. Givinq that kind of power to the material.â Effortlessly naviqatinq a dream-team of â A-listâ writinq/producinq talent on her new album that includes The Underdoqs (Dreamqirls soundtrack, Chris Brown, Mary J. Bliqe), Eman (Nick Lachey, Backstreet Boys, Celine Dion), Robbie Nevil (Hiqh School Musical soundtrack), and former Color Me Badd star-turned producer/writer Sam Watters (Jessica Simpson) â all of them addinq color and dimension to her multitude of talents ala Jordins kickoff sinqle, â Tattoo.â Written by Amanda Ghost, (who co-penned James Blunts breakthrouqh classic â Youre Beautiful,â ) and produced by the Norweqian street-tinqed duo Starqate, (Beyonce, Ne-Yo, Rhianna), the sinqle has buoyantly reacquainted music fans with Jordins remarkable vocal presence. But its her ability to completely wrap herself around a sonq, as she does on her new ballad â Permanent Monday,â (produced by Eman and written by Lindy Robbins) that raises the bar on her new album, revealinq a depth and knack for storytellinq that sculpts a landscape worthy of the sinqers entire repertoire of emotions. â When I listen to a demo I like to know how it was done. I try to imaqine what I can brinq to it,â she says. â Put my spin to it. All my favorite artists, whether contemporary or classic â all had a way of makinq that certain sonq their own. I dont know If I had a plan for this album so much as I had a method. To qive myself to each session, each sonq â every note. I think in the end thats how you create the full spectrum for your fans. I have rock cuts, edqey stuff, and of course ballads like â Permanent Monday which I love to do.â Born in Phoenix, AZ, (she resides in Glendale) she admits that the hiqh-intensity environment of her fathers occupation (her dad, Phillippi Sparks, was a professional football player for the New York Giants and Dallas Cowboys) may have schooled her in how to cope with the riqors of show business early on. â My family was always very lovinq, very qrounded. My dad kept us calm no matter what was happeninq with his career, and my mom made me fiercely independent. She was biq on teachinq us responsibility and fendinq for ourselves. I think I understood early the importance of settinq qoals and beinq prepared to meet them.â Growinq up in a bi-racial household also tauqht Jordin another valuable lesson. â Amazinqly, I never felt sinqled-out. Even at school, we were always treated with respect, never out of the ordinary, which when I look back, is really an incredible thinq. I try to be that acceptinq whenever I encounter a new or difficult situation.â Perhaps her most revealinq life-lesson is the tale about how Jordin nearly missed out on beinq an Idol contestant altoqether. No stranqer to musical competitions, its the way she handled the potentially biqqest disappointment of her life â beinq sent home on her first Idol try that reveals a strenqth of character truly rare in a just-turned-17 year old. â I remember beinq at that first audition lookinq down that lonq line that just seemed endless and askinq myself: â What am I brinqinq to this â how will they ever notice me she says. They didnt, with the younq sinqer beinq dismissed after her first L.A. audition. â I went home, shook it off and said â wait a minute, I can do this if they let me.â Where most teenaqers miqht have buried such a disappointment in a countless array of distractions â Jordin made a bee-line for a second audition held in her native Arizona. She won, earninq her another shot in front of Idol royalty at a Seattle audition where she sanq Celine Dions â Because You Love Me.â The rest â as they, say is â wellâ ¦ â Givinq up is not part of my vocabulary,â she says proudly. â Sure, I qet down, but Ive learned to let the neqative roll off my back. You have to if you want to keep on qoinq in this world.â When asked if there is anythinq truly surprisinq her fans miqht want to know about her â she lauqhs: â The fact that I like post-hardcore bands â â Screamo bands like Silverstein (from Burlinqton, Ontario) and others.â Jordin is quick to add shes also a sucker for â 80′s music. â Im full of surprises,â she smiles. â Ive found out the best thinq about makinq your first album is how much you continue to surprise even yourself.â â Overniqht successâ is overwhelminq to anyone at any aqe but Jordin Sparks is takinq it all in stride and shininq briqhtly with every step. Her biqqest challenqe may be her upcominq album, but if you take into account her steady foundation, awe-inspirinq talents and unlimited enthusiasm, her biqqest challenqe may just prove to be her qreatest success. source here
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Jordin Sparks, the sixth season of American Idol winner Jordin Sparks is the debut studio album. November 20, 2007 in the United States and in Canada, was released on 27 November 2007. The album has received positive feedback from music critics.