After winning American
Idol in 2007, Jordin Sparks hasn't attained Carrie
Underwood-level success, but she's fared far better in her pop
career than Idol alums like Taylor
Hicks. Her self-titled debut album featured two smash singles,
"Tattoo" and a duet with Chris
Brown, "No Air." Both songs showed that Sparks can put her DNA into
material and helped the disc move more than 2 million copies worldwide.
Last year's Battlefield yielded the hit title-track single, which
has very little to do with Pat Benatar aside from the fierce attitude attached. Currently, Sparks
is prepping for her Broadway debut later this summer in the Tony-winning
musical In the Heights.
New Times recently got on the horn with Sparks -- who does not want teens to text and drive, and neither do we -- to discuss her new tour, moving to New York, and what a Cowell-less American Idol will feel like.