Jordin Sparks released her second album ‘Battlefield’ earlier this week, and the ‘American Idol’ season six winner spoke with Shin’s ‘The Thread’ about her music, maturing after dealing with self-image issues, being thinner but never wanting to be a size 2, how extensions have changed her life, fashion, and how she puts a fishing tackle box to good use organizing her jewelry.
“I was always really tall,” Sparks said. “I developed a lot faster than other girls, and I obviously am a lot curvier, so I kind of had some issues with that when I was younger, but I never resorted to anything crazy. Now it’s one of those things were I’m, ‘You know what, I’m okay.’ There are some days I can look in the mirror and go, ‘I’m good’. I’m good with myself and who I am. I’m fine with where I’m at in life. Things are going really, really well. There’s also those days where I’m, ‘Somebody put a bag over my head please, because this is not working.'”
The interview video at Yahoo.com has since been removed.
‘American Idol’ season six winner Jordin Sparks will be live in virtual concert on PlanetCazmo.com later today from 7-12 PM EST and then again on Saturday (July 25) from Noon – 12:00 AM EST on the hour. Watch a promo via YouTube below.
Pop acts on television this week include:
Kate Voegele performs on ‘The Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien’ (NBC) on Monday.
Alanis Morissette performs on ‘Live with Regis and Kelly’ (ABC) on Monday.
Alexa Vega visits ‘It’s On with Alexa Chung’ (MTV) on Monday.
Jordin Sparks performs on ‘Good Morning America’ (ABC) on Monday, ‘Live with Regis and Kelly’ (ABC) and ‘Late Night with Jimmy Fallon’ (NBC) on Tuesday and ‘It’s On’ on Wednesday.
Jessie James visits ‘It’s On’ (MTV) on Tuesday.
Mat Kearney performs on ‘The Tonight Show’ (NBC) on Wednesday.
Jewel appears on ‘Chelsea Lately’ (E!) and ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’ (ABC) on Wednesday.
Mariah Carey visits ‘106 & Park’ (BET) on Thursday.
Demi Lovato visits ‘The View’ (ABC) and ‘Late Night’ (NBC) on Thursday.
La Roux performs on ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’ (ABC) on Thursday.
Kristinia DeBarge performs on ‘It’s On’ (MTV) on Thursday.
Katy Perry performs on ‘Today’ (NBC) on Friday.
Jordin Sparks expressed her frustration earlier today after her new album ‘Battlefield’ was leaked to the internet more than two weeks before its release date. The ‘American Idol’ season six winner writes on her Twitter (@TheRealJordin):
Is SO angry right now. We give you promo copies for you to listen to. NOT to post all over the Internet. Jerks. >:O
Sorry! It’s just so frustrating! If it was up 2 me I wouldn’t give copies. It’s not my call. I get a few days b4 the album but 2 weeks!? Cmon!
Phew! Okay. I’m over it. Ha. I got so angry in like 2.5 seconds… but I’m good. BATTLEFIELD comes out JULY 21ST! Hope you grab a copy! :)
Jordin Sparks checked in with fans on her YouTube channel to share her thoughts about the death of Michael Jackson and perform his 1988 hit ‘Man In The Mirror’ in tribute. “My prayers go out to him and his family, and Farrah Fawcett’s family, and Ed McMahon’s family,” the ‘American Idol’ season six winner said. “And to anyone else who’s lost somebody today or any day my prayers go out to you as well. I know how it is to lose somebody and I think the whole world kind of lost a little piece of themselves today. Michael I think touched a lot of people and a lot of people are gonna know and feel the loss I think whether they were fans or not.” Watch the message below.
Jordin Sparks quickly introduced all her background singers on their way to rehearsals, which also served as the ‘American Idol’ season six winner’s first video with her new iPhone. Watch below.
Jordin Sparks is in London promoting her second album ‘Battlefield’, and the ‘American Idol’ season six winner just played a late night surprise on her mother Jodi. “Ahahaha this JUST happened,” the 19-year-old writes. “My mom is EXTREMELY ticklish… and we took full advantage! MUAHAHAHAH and it is 3 am and were very squirlly! Enjoy! :)” Watch below.
Jordin Sparks dished to Tiger Beat and BOP magazines about who she thought would win this season’s ‘American Idol’, suggesting that Adam Lambert was the favorite but Kris Allen (who ended up winning last night) was the underdog that has surprised people. Watch the clip below.
Blake Lewis updated fans on his YouTube channel, talking about touring with the Grammys, scheduling the new record for an October 6th release, the new single ‘Sad Song’ out in a month or two, and doing an ‘American Idol Extra’ interview. The ‘Idol’ alum’s comments are followed by footage of what he’s been up to, including chats with Jordin Sparks and Katy Perry. Watch below.
Jordin Sparks showed off her new look fingernails on her Twitter (@TheRealJordin) last night. The ‘American Idol’ season six winner writes:
I am OBSESSED with my nails right now! OMG!!! @labellemusik I SO WIN this one!!!
Not painted…theyre called MINX. Heated film like pieces that u put on ur nails!! OMG! My new favorite & yes they’re my REAL nails. And that’s my right hand. lol