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Kelly Clarkson accepts a Grammy Award for Best Pop Vocal Album for Stronger at the 55th Annual Grammy Awards.
08/06/2013

From singing cover songs in front of millions of television viewers a week, to selling hit records and garnering numerous awards, see what past 'American Idol' contestants, including favorites such as Kelly Clarkson, Carrie Underwood and Adam Lambert, have been up to since becoming stars on FOX's hit singing competition show.

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11/19/2012
Adam Lambert appears in a promotional photo for the VH1 Divas dance party which is set to take place on Sunday, December 16, 2012. - Provided courtesy of VH1

Adam Lambert is set to host the 2012 "VH1 Divas" which will feature performances from Miley Cyrus, Demi Lovato and Jordin Sparks, as well as from the glam rocker himself.

The "VH1 Divas" dance party is set to celebrate current and classic dance music. This is the biggest hosting gig for Lambert, a self-proclaimed "sometimes diva" who is also an "American Idol" alum.

08/16/2012
Jordin Sparks appears in an interview with OnTheRedCarpet.com on August 13, 2012. - Provided courtesy of OTRC

Jordin Sparks appears as a lead in "Sparkle" and not only is it the former "American Idol" winner's first time on the silver screen, but it is also the last role Whitney Houston ever performed.

Sparks, along with her "Sparkle" co-stars Carmen Ejogo and Tika Sumpter, spoke to OnTheRedCarpet.com earlier this week about Houston's performance in the film and what they want audiences to take away from the movie.

08/17/2012
Whitney Houston appears on the set of Sparkle in 2011. - Provided courtesy of Sony Pictures

Whitney Houston's final film, "Sparkle," was released on Friday and sees her playing Emma, a no-nonsense mother of three daughters who tries to use her own tragic past to prevent her daughters for following in her mistakes.

Houston, who died in February at the age of 48, spoke in an interview shot during the movie's production about her role and her co-stars.

08/13/2012
Jordin Sparks appears in a Nightline interview in August 2012.Jordin Sparks and Whitney Houston appear in a still from the 2012 film, Sparkle. - Provided courtesy of ABC / RICK ROWELL

Jordin Sparks appears in the upcoming remake of "Sparkle" with the late Whitney Houston and the "American Idol" singer recently talked about what it was like working with the music legend and how she felt when Houston died.

Houston died on February 11 at the age of 48 inside a hotel room at the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, California, a day before the 2012 Grammy Awards. She was found in a bathtub and her death was ruled an accidental drowning, spurred by cocaine use and a pre-existing heart condition.

05/21/2012
Jordin Sparks and Whitney Houston appear in a still from the 2012 film, Sparkle. - Provided courtesy of Stage 6 Films / Alicia Gbur

Jordin Sparks performed a tribute to her "Sparkle" co-star Whitney Houston alongside John Legend at the 2012 Billboard Awards on May 20 and on May 21, a new single featuring Houston and Sparks hit the web.

During her tribute, Legend and Sparks sang a medley of Houston's hit songs "The Greatest Love of All" and "I Will Always Love You." Houston was posthumously awarded the Millennium Award and her daughter, Bobbi Kristina Brown, accepted it on her behalf.

04/02/2012
Whitney Houston appears in a scene from the 2012 movie Sparkle. - Provided courtesy of Sony Pictures

The trailer for Whitney Houston's final movie, "Sparkle," has been released, less than two months after the famed singer's death.

The film marks "American Idol" season 6 winner Jordin Sparks' big-screen acting debut and is a remake of a 1976 flick. Sparks, a 22-year-old pop star, plays Sparkle Williams, one of three sisters who form a successful singing group amid the rise of Motown music and are subsequently forced to deal with the fallout of fame and drugs. Houston plays their mother.

03/14/2012
American Idol winner Jordin Sparks speaks at the commencement ceremony of the Disneys Dreamers Academy on March 11, 2012 at Walt Disney World in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. - Provided courtesy of Walt Disney Company

Jordin Sparks, a former "American Idol" winner, got to experience the results of Whitney Houston's famous sense of humor firsthand as they filmed "Sparkle," saying the late singer tried to get her to "crack" up while shooting serious scenes.

The movie is set to hit theaters on August 17 and marks Sparks' major on-screen acting debut and Houston's finale film. Sparks, 22, plays a singer, while Houston portrays her mother. Sparks talked about her experience working with Houston, who she called an "amazing woman," while addressing high school students at the Disney Dreamers Academy's recent commencement ceremony.

03/14/2012
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American Idol winner Jordin Sparks hugs Taylor Carter, a 17-year-old high school student from Merrillville, Indiana, at the commencement ceremony of the Disneys Dreamers Academy on March 11, 2012 at Walt Disney World in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. - Provided courtesy of none / Walt Disney Company Jordin Sparks gives student Taylor Carter advice at Disney's Dreamers Academy commencement ceremony on March 11.
03/14/2012
American Idol winner Jordin Sparks speaks at the commencement ceremony of the Disneys Dreamers Academy on March 11, 2012 at Walt Disney World in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. - Provided courtesy of none / Walt Disney Company Jordin Sparks tells Disney Dreamers Academy graduates about Whitney Houston's practical jokes on the 'Sparkle' set.
02/24/2012
Jordin Sparks and Whitney Houston appear in a still from the 2012 film, Sparkle. - Provided courtesy of Stage 6 Films / Alicia Gbur

Jordin Sparks, who was the sixth season winner of "American Idol," paid tribute to Whitney Houston at the 5th Annual Essence luncheon at the Beverly Hills Hotel on Thursday.

The singer, who will appear opposite Houston in the upcoming film "Sparkle," talked about meeting the music legend on the first day of filming.

05/21/2011
Britney Spears appears in a still from her Till the World Ends music video. - Provided courtesy of JustJared.com

See what Britney Spears, Russell Brand and other celebs Tweeted about the supposed end of the world and the Rapture on May 21, 2011.

03/21/2011

2007 "American Idol" winner Jordin Sparks hit the red carpet at at Muhammad Ali Celebrity Fight Night XVII on Saturday March. 19, 2011, in a sleek black dress. The singer's slimmer looks stirred the web but Sparks has kept mum on any weight loss.

04/13/2011
Jordin Sparks tells OnTheRedCarpet.com at the 2011 Elle Womken in Music event in Los Angeles how excited she is to open for New Kids on the Block and the Backstreet Boys. - Provided courtesy of none / OnTheRedCarpet.com Jordin Sparks is excited to open for New Kids on the Block and the Backstreet Boys.
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