Jordin Sparks is a Grammy-nominated, multi-platinum, singer/songwriter and actress who, in one of the show’s highest rated seasons, garnered worldwide attention as winner of season six American Idol. Sparks was just seventeen years old when she won the coveted title.
Sparks’ impressive vocal talent has made her the go-to anthem singer and she has performed at many high-profile sporting events such as Super Bowl (XLII), NASCAR’s Daytona 500, Indy 500, etc. She has garnered two BET Awards, one American Music Award, one People’s Choice Award and has been nominated for two MTV Awards and a Grammy. After Sparks Battlefield tour, she headed straight to The Great White Way and starred in Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Broadway smash, In the Heights. She made her film debut playing the lead role in the SONY Pictures film, Sparkle, opposite Whitney Houston.
Jordin’s positive body image, message and success has impacted people worldwide. She considers philanthropy an integral part of her life and was recently profiled by CNN Heroes and Dress for Success for her charity work. Various organizations and campaigns supported include the U.S.O. by traveling to the Middle East with the Chairman of the Joints Chief of Staff to perform for the troops, Partnership for Healthier America, The Boys and Girls Club of America, Reading is Fundamental, St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, Special Olympics, VH1 Save The Music Foundation, Starkey Hearing Foundation, Stand Up to Cancer and many others through her own charity, The M.A.D. (Making A Difference) Girls.
Today she is considered a social media influencer due to her impressive social media following. She has successfully transitioned into network broadcasting hosting/co-hosting on some of television’s most iconic programs such as NBC’s TODAY Show, ABC’s The View, CBS’ The Talk, PBS’ Great Performances (with John Lithgow) amongst others. She is currently working on her untitled fourth album.