Jordin Sparks

May
24
Fantasia and Jordin Sparks Perform on ‘American Idol’ Finale

Fantasia

Fantasia returned to where it all started on the season finale of “American Idol.” The Season 3 champ turned heads in a sequined gown with flowing hair as she posed with actress Jamia Simone Nash, who played a 10-year-old Fantasia in the 2006 Lifetime biopic Life Is Not a Fairytale: The Fantasia Barrino Story. She joined eliminated finalist Joshua Ledet, nicknamed “Mantasia,” on a duet of Elton John’s “Take Me to the Pilot.”

Another “Idol” alum, Jordin Sparks, arrived with her boyfriend Jason Derulo and belted out the show tune “You’ll Never Walk Alone” with Hollie Cavanagh.

See both performances below.

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May
21
New Music: Whitney Houston & Jordin Sparks – ‘Celebrate’

Jordin Sparks and Whitney Houston

Tears were shed during an emotional tribute to Whitney Houston at last night’s Billboard Music Awards. But today we “Celebrate” the life of the pop icon with the last song she recorded before her death.

Houston puts her troubles aside and duets with Jordin Sparks on the uplifting single, produced by R. Kelly for the Sparkle soundtrack. Whitney plays Jordin’s mother in the remake of the 1976 Motown-era film, which opens in theaters on August 17.

Put a smile on your face with the infectious tune.

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May
20
Jordin Sparks and John Legend Pay Tribute to Whitney Houston at Billboard Music Awards

Bobbi Kristina

There was hardly a dry eye in the house as the Billboard Music Awards paid tribute to the iconic Whitney Houston at Sunday’s show. Following an introduction from Whoopi Goldberg, John Legend performed “The Greatest Love of All” and Whitney’s Sparkle co-star Jordin Sparks wowed with her cover of “I Will Always Love You.” Whitney’s daughter Bobbi Kristina was present to accept the Millennium Award on behalf of her legendary mother.

“I just really want to say thank you to everyone who supported us through it all, not just from when it was good, but when it was bad, to just everything,” said the 19-year-old. “Thank you so much for showing that much love ’cause she deserved it. I’m just blessed to have been in such an incredible woman’s life. There will never be another one, ever.”

Watch the touching tribute below.

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Jan
21
Whitney Houston and Jordin Sparks ‘Sparkle’ on the Big Screen

Jordin Sparks and Whitney Houston

Whitney Houston returns to the big screen for the first time in 15 years in Sparkle, a remake of the 1976 Motown-era film. In the first official still from the movie (via PEOPLE), the legendary singer plays mother to her co-star, Jordin Sparks.

“Part of the fun of making this movie is definitely the costumes and the hairstyles,” the 48-year-old diva tells PEOPLE. “The movie is set in 1963, and we had a great wardrobe, hair and makeup person and I loved wearing the outfits.”

Sparks makes her film debut alongside Houston. “She was so cool and very motherly toward me,” says the 22-year-old “American Idol” winner, who plays a singer who hits it big. “If I ever looked like I needed something, here she came saying ‘Are you okay?’”

Sparkle, which marks Houston’s first big-screen role since The Preacher’s Wife in 1996, opens in theaters on August 10.

May
20
Nas, Diddy, Romeo, & Jordin Sparks Crash ‘Hangover II’ Premiere

Ron Artest, Mike Tyson, and Nas

Nas and Diddy hung out with the cast of The Hangover Part II at the movie’s premiere at Grauman’s Chinese Theatre in Hollywood on Thursday (May 19). The Queens rapper met up with Mike Tyson and Ron Artest, while Diddy—who is currently going by the name “SWAG”—befriended Robert Downey Jr. and Bradley Cooper. “Dancing With the Stars’” Romeo and a svelte Jordin Sparks arrived together, adding fuel to the rumors that the two are dating.

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Nov
21
Video: Usher Seduces Jordin Sparks Onstage

Usher turned up the heat with his labelmate Jordin Sparks during his “OMG Tour” stop at the Jobing.com Arena in her homestate of Arizona on Friday (Nov. 19). The R&B heartthrob, dripping in sweat, seduced the 20-year-old “American Idol” champ with “Trading Places,” while the seemingly uncomfortable songstress reclined on a chaise lounge. Watch Ursh give Jordin a truly OMG moment.

Dec
12
Justin Bieber Duets with Usher & Jordin Sparks at Z100 Jingle Ball

Justin Bieber and Usher

Usher was all smiles as he introduced his 15-year-old protégé Justin Bieber at Z100′s Jingle Ball 2009 on Friday (Dec. 11). The two dueted on Usher’s hit “U Got It Bad,” and Bieber also performed “No Air” with Jordin Sparks. Jay Sean, Pitbull, Taylor Swift, Adam Lambert, and more rocked the (jingle) bells at the sold-out concert at Madison Square Garden in New York City.

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