Jordin Sparks first won over our hearts when she appeared on American Idol as the bubbly teenage powerhouse who could tear down a room with her vocals alone. That was eight years ago, and the now 25-year-old is back after a six-year musical hiatus.
After releasing her #ByeFelicia mixtape earlier this year, Jordin, who’s been in the studio with famed super producer Salaam Remi, just dropped her third studio album Right Here, Right Now.
Jordin stopped by GlobalGrind’s offices to discuss the maturation of her life, personally and musically, as well as working closely with one of the most elusive super producers in the game. She also spent much of her time gushing about her Bay Area boyfriend Sage The Gemini–who she sort of, kind of met on Twitter.
The story’s a long interesting one, so watch it up top.
Right Here, Right Now is available on iTunes and at a music retailer near you.