Release Date: Aug 21, 2015
Record label: Relativity Entertainment
Genre(s): Pop, R&B, Pop/Rock, Dance-Pop, Pop Idol, Teen Pop, Contemporary Pop/Rock
Back in 2009, "Battlefield" put Jordin Sparks in the Top Ten of the Hot 100 for the third time, but its like-titled parent album didn't sell nearly as well as the singer's 2007 debut. The drop, however, couldn't have been the biggest factor in the six-year gap between the release of her second album and that of Right Here Right Now. Among other involvements, there were soundtrack appearances, touring, and a number of acting roles, preeminently the lead in the remake of Sparkle.
Jordin Sparks has made a career out of age-appropriate pop — catchy enough for the charts, tame enough for your parents. The 25-year-old star's first new LP in six years sees her becoming sexier, sassier and shadier with time. Taking cues from R&B upstarts like Tinashe and Jhené Aiko, Sparks focuses on singing in ways that play off the beats (many supplied by Amy Winehouse producer Salaam Remi), although she still makes time for some of her signature pop belting.
JORDIN SPARKS “RIGHT HERE, RIGHT NOW” (19/Louder Than Life) 3 Stars JORDIN SPARKS has finally found her sound. The third album by one of the last American Idols anyone remembers forges the first consistent style of her recording career — and captures her in a completely different stage of life. When Sparks won “American Idol” in 2007 she was just 17, the youngest singer ever to snag the title.