New York, New York - 19 Recordings/Jive Records artist Jordin Sparks is set to release her sophomore effort Battlefield on July 21st. Sparks is off to a great start with the album launch. This week the lead single and title-track "Battlefield" is the No.1 "most added single" at pop radio, according to industry monitoring service Mediabase. Sparks recently premiered "Battlefield" on American Idol.
"To me, the title 'Battlefield' is about strength and perseverance," Jordin explains about the album and song title. "Things can go from good to bad in an instant, it could be family, friendship or work; and my favorite line in the song is, 'you better go and get your armor,' because it's telling you to be prepared for that time so that you can overcome it."
"I think the range of songs and topics on the entire album are ultimately about strength in life, love and in staying true to yourself." On Battlefield Sparks is working with a cadre of hit-making producers and songwriters that include Dr. Luke, fellow label-mate T-Pain, Ryan Tedder, Stargate, and others. The "Battlefield" video was directed by Philip Andelman and recently wrapped shooting in California.
Post-Idol, Jordin's star has continued to rise; she's received rave album and concert reviews and has established herself as an accomplished, popular singer in her own right. The 19-year old's self-titled platinum 2007 album debut spawned three Top 5 hits on the Pop Singles charts - which have sold an impressive nine million tracks and ringtones cumulatively- including "Tattoo," the Grammy-nominated "No Air" and "One Step At A Time."
Jordin Sparks along with Honor Society are confirmed special guests on the North American leg of the 52-date "The Jonas Brothers World Tour 2009" which kicks off in Dallas on June 20th.