Jordin Brianna Sparks (born December 22, 1989 ) is an American singer, songwriter and actress. In 2007, she rose to fame 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 Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) and has sold over two million copies worldwide.
Sparks was born in Phoenix, Arizona, to Jodi (née Weidmann) Sparks and former professional football player Phillippi Sparks. Sparks has a younger brother, Phillippi “PJ” Sparks, Jr., who plays football at Arizona Christian University. Her father is African-American and her mother is Caucasian
In April 2008, it was announced that Sparks would team up with cosmetics company, Avon, to become a spokesperson for the teen-focused line Mark. In November 2008, Sparks teamed up with Wet Seal to create her own clothing line ‘Sparks’, The line launched on November 19, 2008, featuring sizes XS to XL. Sparks said, “I am so excited that Wet Seal and I have been able to create a line of clothing that will appeal to more girls than ever before.”