Jordin Sparks And Chris Brown 2017
Sparks was born in Phoenix, Arizona, to Jodi (née Wiedmann) 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 with French and Cherokee Indian & French roots and her mother has German, English, Scottish, and Norwegian ancestry. She grew up in the suburbs of Ridgewood, New Jersey, while her father played as a defensive back for the New York Giants. After living in New Jersey, Sparks attended Northwest Community Christian School in Phoenix through the eighth grade. Sparks attended Sandra Day O'Connor High School until 2006 when she was homeschooled by her grandmother, Pam Wiedmann, to better concentrate on her singing. Sparks is an evangelical Christian and attends Calvary Community Church in Phoenix. On her American Idol biography, she thanks her parents, grandparents, and God for her win. She won an award for best young artist of the year in Arizona three years in a row.