Jordin Sparks

Jordin Sparks - Updated Mar 2023

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Updated On March 26, 2023

Jordin Sparks is an actress and singer from the United States. Moreover, Jordin Sparks rose to fame in 2007 after winning the sixth season of American Idol at age 17, becoming the youngest winner in the series history.

Early Life

Jordin Sparks was born on the 22nd of December 1989, in Phoenix, Arizona, the United States of America. According to her date of birth, she is 32 years old and holds American nationality. Her birth name is Jordin Sparks-Thomas and belongs to the African-American ethnicity.

Sparks is the daughter of Phillippi Sparks (father) and Jodi Sparks (mother). Professionally, her father is a well-known sportsperson who played for the football team ‘New York Giants.’ She grew up with her younger brother, Phillippi “PJ” Sparks Jr. Her brother played football at Arizona Christian University.

Talking about her academic career, she studied at ‘Northwest Community Christian School,’ and ‘Sandra Day O’Connor High School.’ During her childhood, she appeared on talent shows such as ‘America’s Most Talented Kids,’ ‘Junior Idol,’ and ‘Star Search,’ and showed her ability as a singer.

She competed in the ‘Arizona State Fair,’ at the age of 12 and won a prize for singing exceptionally well. Moreover, she worked on various musical performances with well-known singers Alice Coopers and Michael W Smith when she was in her teens, from 2004 to 2006.

Jordin Sparks – Net Worth 2023

Being a well-known singer, and actress, she has collected a huge sum of money from her profession. As of 2023, her net worth estimates at around $8 million and earned more than $80,000 annual salary from her profession. She makes most of them from her albums, concerts, and television shows.

Professional Career

She began singing when she was hardly 18 months old, much before she could talk, taking her parents by surprise. Jordin Sparks auditioned for the sixth season of the popular television reality show ‘American Idol’ in early 2006, but her attempt was unsuccessful.

Her failure to impress the Los Angeles judges did not dim her spirits. She tried her luck once more at the Seattle auditions and was successful this time. Her performances on the television reality show were praised by both the audience and the judges.

On May 23, 2007, she was named the champion of the sixth season, inspiring people all around the world to take notice of this brilliant singer. During the show, she earns won the American Idol trophy and became the youngest winner in the series history.

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Caption: Jordin Sparks singing in concert (Source: The Boombox)

Later that year, her self-titled debut studio album was certified platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) and has sold over two million copies worldwide.

The album featured the Billboard Hot 100 top-ten hits “Tattoo” and “No Air” the latter of which, a duet with Chris Brown, is presently the third best-selling single by any American Idol participant, selling over three million digital sales in the United States.

She received her first Grammy nomination for Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals for the song. Battlefield (2009), Sparks’ second studio album, debuted at number seven position on the Billboard 200 list.

Its title song peaked at number 10 on the Billboard Hot 100, making Sparks the only American Idol contestant to have all five of her songs chart in the top 20 in the United States. Her second song, “S.O.S. (Let the Music Play)” reached number one on the Hot Dance Club Play chart.

Other Works

Sparks went into acting after the release of Battlefield, pursuing television and Broadway roles. She made her stage debut in the musical In The Heights (2010) as Nina Rosario and her feature film debut in the titular role in Sparkle (2012).

Moreover, she has also produced several perfumes, including Because of You… in 2010, Fascinate, and Ambition in 2012. She returned to music after a five-year break with the release of a mixtape, #ByeFelicia (2014), under a new record deal with Louder Than Life/Red Associated Labels, a joint venture with Sony Music Entertainment.

Sparks’ most recent R&B studio album, Right Here Right Now (2015), had less commercial success but garnered positive reviews from music critics.


In 2008, Spark NAACP Image Award for Outstanding New Artist and BET Pre-Award for Best Heartbreak Video. That same year, she earned one BET Award for Beautiful Face Award and Teen Choice Award for Choice Hook-Up. Again in 2008, she won the American Music Award for Favorite Adult Contemporary Artist.

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Caption: Jordin Sparks giving speech after winning NAACP Award (Source: Just Jared)

In 2009, she won the People’s Choice Award for Favorite Combined Forces and BMI Pop Award. Similarly, in 2012, she won the Soul Train Award for Best Gospel/Inspirational Performance. Later in 2014, she earned the BMI Pop Award for Songwriter.

Relationship Status

On July 17, 2017, Jordin Sparks married Dana Isaiah, a fitness model. People magazine revealed her pregnancy in November 2017.  Sparks gave birth to her first child, a son, on May 2, 2018. In past, she dated Jason Derulo for three years, ending their relationship in 2014.

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Caption: Jordin Sparks with her family (Source: Instagram)

Sparks had severe vocal cord hemorrhaging in April 2008 as a result of overuse of her vocal cords. Doctors advised vocal rest, forcing Sparks to postpone planned concerts, including cameos on Alicia Keys’ tour. Sparks was cleared by doctors a month later, allowing her to rejoin the tour.

Body Measurements

This American singer stands 6 feet tall and weighs around 64 kg. Moreover, she has dark brown eyes with black hair color, and her body measurement measures 36-28-36 inches. Likewise, she wears a bra size of 4 B, a dress size of 8 US, and a shoe size of 11 US.

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Caption: Jordin Sparks posing for a photo (Source: Instagram)

Jordin Sparks – Social Media

On his Instagram page, there are more than 1.9 million followers. Likewise, there are 3.5 million followers on her Twitter page and more than 9 million followers on Facebook. Moreover, she has a self-titled YouTube channel, there are more than 1.23 subscribers.