Jordin Sparks burst into the spotlight in 2007, when she was named the youngest contestant to win American Idol at age 17. Since then, she has become a household name, releasing catchy love songs like "No Air" and "Tattoo" that showcase her powerful vocals and upbeat attitude. What tends to stand out to the ticket buyers who attend her concerts is her engaging, sweet personality and raw vocal talent. One of the most magnetic performers in American Idol history, Sparks has wowed fans at each of her three concert tours since 2007. The release of the 2013 single "Skipping a Beat" was in preparation for her third studio album, giving fans an idea of what to expect from her 2014 release.
Sparks has been singing since she was a toddler, garnering dozens of awards and even winning a modeling contest before trying out for the sixth season of American Idol. Initially rejected by the judges at her Los Angeles audition, the ever-resilient young singer auditioned again in Seattle, not only making it on the show, but going on to win first place. After Idol, she released the single "No Air" from her self-titled debut album, earning a Teen Choice Award, an American Music Award, and, most impressively, a Grammy nomination for Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals. Her second album, 2009's Battlefield, achieved similar success, landing at No. 7 on the Billboard 200 and earning her another hit with its title track. Since her tour for that album in 2010, Jordin has explored other areas of the entertainment industry, appearing in films and photo shoots. Despite her busy schedule, Jordin remains focused on her music and plans to release her third album in 2014.