At 17, Glendale’s Jordin Sparks became the youngest winner ever of the “American Idol.” Since then, the pop star has released two albums, won an American Music Award for Favorite Adult Contemporary Artist, and been nominated for two MTV Video Music Awards and one Grammy.
She’s also set to star as Nina Rosario in “In the Heights,” beginning in August on Broadway. Now, at 20, Sparks is headlining her first tour, and it stops this week in the Valley.
>> Jordin Sparks will perform at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at Marquee Theatre, 730 N. Mill Ave., Tempe. $25. (480) 829-0707 or www.luckymanonline.com.