Jordin Sparks may have been the youngest American Idol when she won the title on the reality show's sixth season, but the Glendale, AZ, resident had already packed plenty of accomplishments into 17 years. By her early teens, Sparks was singing, acting in plays and modeling, and already winning acclaim for her talents. She was Coca Cola's Rising Star in 2002 and made her recording debut with 2003's For Now EP. In 2006, Sparks auditioned for American Idol; while she didn't make the cut, she later won Arizona Idol, which allowed her to audition again for the show. She made it through and found a place among the 12 American Idol finalists early in 2007. Ultimately, Sparks beat out Blake Lewis to become the sixth American Idol on May 23, 2007. Her debut single, "This Is My Now," was released soon after the show's May finale, and Sparks spent that summer appearing on the American Idol tour. She also began working on material for her album. The single "Tattoo" preceded her self-titled debut album, which arrived in time for the 2007 holiday season. It also spawned the 2008 hit "No Air", which featured Chris Brown and peaked at number three on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. Sparks returned in summer 2009 with Battlefield, which was heralded by its namesake single.