While most high school juniors are rejoicing over the start of summer vacation, Jordin Sparks has bigger reasons to celebrate.Since Ryan Seacrest announced her as the newest champion of American Idol, her life has become a whirlwind of excitement - and the Idol nationwide concert tour is still to come. But the American Idol champ had always named her favorite male artists as John Mayer and Justin Timberlake.Her third studio album, Back to Me, was released worldwide on August 24, 2010 and features the single "Bittersweet," which peaked in the top ten on the R&B chart.The single won her a Grammy for Best Female R&B Vocal Performance.
Moreover, she has received rave reviews in the media for the performance.
Rumors that Blake Lewis has seen Antonella Barba nude were never confirmed.
Neither is the following story regarding the second place finisher's love life, but it's our duty to report it anyway: Blake may be dating Jordin Sparks.
Fantasia Taylor was born Fantasia Barrino to Diane and Joseph Barrino and raised in High Point, North Carolina. Taylor cites Aretha Franklin, Patti La Belle and Tina Turner as her biggest musical influences. R&B duo K-Ci & Jo Jo, formerly of Jodeci, are her first cousins.
Her uncles, The Barrino Brothers, were a 1970s R&B band.