She won an award for best young artist of the year in Arizona three years in a row.Before appearing on American Idol, Sparks participated in and won such talent competitions as Coca-Cola's Rising Star, the Gospel Music Association Academy's Overall Spotlight Award, America's Most Talented Kids, Colgate Country Showdown, and the 2006 Drug Free AZ Superstar Search.The beauty - who split from Jason Derulo after three years of dating last September - refers to her new beau as her "#baemaxx" in one image and explained that the endearing moniker is actually a reference to the Disney animation Big Hero 6.
Sparks's second studio album, Battlefield (2009), debuted at number 7 on the Billboard 200 chart. Throughout her career, Sparks has won numerous awards, including an NAACP Image Award, a BET Award, an American Music Award, a People's Choice Award and two Teen Choice Awards.
He later continued, “So they kind of fu**ed with me only from that perspective.
I was really disappointed in her and how she handled it because she made people believe that it was my fault.
Sparks also appeared with Alice Cooper in his 2004 Christmas show and toured with Christian contemporary singer Michael W. In 2006, Sparks was one of six winners of the Phoenix Torrid search for the "Next Plus Size Model".
She was flown to California, where she was featured in Torrid ads and promotional pieces.