'American Idol' alumni: Where are they now?

Slideshow posted in Photos | Friday, February 25, 2011

20 of 32: At only the age of 17, Jordin Sparks was the youngest 'Idol' winner. Immediately following her win on season six, Sparks released her self-titled album that went platinum and received an American Music Award nomination in 2008 and a Grammy nomination in 2009. Sparks released her second album, 'Battlefield,' in 2009, which debuted at No. 7 in the United States. Sparks has proven to be one of the most successful alums with five consecutive top 20 singles.

The coming years proved to be full of success as in 2008 she partnered with Wet Seal and launched her own clothing line, Sparks; appeared on Disney's 'The Suite Life on Deck' and 'Big Time Rush'; and in 2010 she made her Broadway debut as Nina Rosario in the Tony Award-winning musical 'In the Heights.' In October of 2010, Sparks also released her fragrance, 'Because of You.'

Sparks stars in the late Whitney Houston's last movie, 'Sparkle,' which is set for release on Aug. 17, 2012. ( Photo / Myspace.com/jordinsparks)