The producers of American Idol will be releasing a new show this fall, involving bands instead of individual singers. Before that happens though, there is news about the most recent winner of American Idol. Jordin Sparks, who was the youngest winner ever of American Idol, has signed with 19Recordings/Jive Records. According to a press release issued by 19Recordings/Jive Records, she will be releasing both her first single and album in the coming months.
Sparks was the winner of American Idol’s finale this past season. The finale pitted her against Blake and his bee-box style. Sparks received the majority of the 74 million votes cast to become the newest American Idol. The number of votes in the finale was a record for American Idol. Since winning the title, Sparks has been preparing for her new professional career.
“We’re thrilled to welcome the partnership with 19Recordings and Jordin Sparks as the first Idol winner to make her home at Jive,” stated Barry Weiss, who is the CEO and President of Zomba Label Group (ZLG). “Her poise, her amazing vocal ability, her relentless optimism has been apparent to millions of fans all around the world. We’re honored to have this burgeoning worldwide superstar on Jive Records.”
She has progressed quickly, as she has both her first single and her first album on the way in the near future. The single will be released for radio airplay on August 27th. The title of her single is “Tattoo”. “Tattoo” by Jordin Sparks was co-written by Amanda Ghost and produced by the duo Stargate. Stargate consists of Beyonce and Ne-Yo. Ghost has writing credits including songs by James Blunt (“Beautiful”) and Beyonce and Shakira’s duet “Beautiful Liar”. Fans will have to wait a little while longer for Jordin Sparks’ first album though as it will be in stores in November according to the press release.
While getting ready for the release of her single and album, Sparks has been a part of the Pop-Tarts American Idols Live! Tour. She will also be appearing on The Teen Choice Awards live on FOX on August 26th, the day before her single hits the airwaves.
“American Idol has truly been a life altering experience,” Sparks said. “Signing with 19Recordings/Jive and Barry Weiss and his great team is hopefully the beginning of another dream opportunity for me to deliver the kind of meaningful music I love. I can’t wait to share this next chapter of my story with all the fans that have supported me so far.”
The Zomba label group includes labels such as Jive, LaFace, and Volcano just to name a few of it’s labels. A few of the artists that are signed by the group include Justin Timberlake, Britney Speaars, and Ciara.
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