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Jordin Brianna Sparks (born December 22, 1989) is an American singer-songwriter and actress. In 2007, she came to prominence after winning the sixth season of ''American Idol''; at age 17, she became the youngest winner in the series' history. Her self-titled debut album was released later that year; it was certified platinum by the RIAA and has sold over two million copies worldwide. The album spawned US ''Billboard'' Hot 100 top ten singles "Tattoo" and "No Air"; the latter is currently the third highest-selling single by any ''American Idol'' contestant, selling over three million digital copies in the US. The song earned Sparks her first Grammy Award nomination for Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals. Sparks' second album ''Battlefield'' (2009) debuted at number seven on the US ''Billboard'' 200. Its lead single "Battlefield" reached number 10 on the ''Billboard'' Hot 100, making Sparks the only ''American Idol'' contestant to have her first five singles reach the top twenty on the chart. The second single "S.O.S. (Let the Music Play)" became Sparks' first number one on the US Hot Dance Club Play chart. Throughout her career, Sparks has won numerous awards, including a NAACP Image Awards, a BET Award, an American Music Award, a People's Choice Award and two Teen Choice Awards. In 2009, ''Billboard'' magazine ranked her as the 91st Artist of the 2000s Decade. In 2012, Sparks was ranked at number 92 on VH1's list of the "100 Greatest Women in Music". As of February 2012, she has sold 1.3 million albums and 9.8 million singles in the United States alone, making her one of the most successful ''American Idol'' contestants of all time. Sparks branched out from recording music, pursuing careers in acting and Broadway, and designing perfumes. She made guest appearances on several television series, beginning with ''The Suite Life On Deck'' in 2009, and later in ''Big Time Rush'' in 2010. That same year, Sparks made her Broadway debut in the musical, ''In The Heights'', starring as Nina Rosario. She made her feature film debut in a remake of the musical film, ''Sparkle'' (2012), which also starred Whitney Houston, Derek Luke, Carmen Ejogo and Tika Sumpter. In October 2010, Sparks released her first perfume, Because of You..., which was followed by her second perfume, ''Fascinate'', in March 2012. That same year, ''People'' magazine named Sparks as one of 2012's "Most Beautiful at Every Age".Wikipedia This entry is from Wikipedia, the user-contributed encyclopedia. It may not have been reviewed by professional editors and is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License. If you find the biography content factually incorrect, defamatory or highly offensive you can edit this article at Wikipedia.