Isn’t she lovely? Jordin Sparks sang her heart out and took home the crown of “American Idol” in the show’s sixth season in 2007.

Since then, she’s released two albums, sang the National Anthem at various big games, slimmed down a few dress sizes and more. Now she’s preparing for her film debut in the lead role of “Sparkle,” alongside Whitney Houston.

She’s 22 today, and Sparks is one of America’s most promising young starlets.

Join us in wishing this talented young lady a Happy Birthday!

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