Jordin Sparks signs with Jive Records

American Idol 6 winner Jordin Sparks “has signed to 19 Recordings/Jive Records, becoming the first ‘Idol’ winner to join the label group,” Access Hollywood reports.

Her “album is due out in November,” but her single “Tattoo” will start playing on the radio a week from Monday. It was “co-written with Amanda Ghost, whose impressive credits include James Blunt’s ‘Beautiful’ and ‘Beautiful Liar’ with Beyonce and Shakira,” Access says.

Jordin is the first show winner to sign with “Zomba Label Group — all past ‘Idol’ winners and runners-up have signed with the RCA Label Group’s J (Fantasia, Ruben Studdard), Arista (Carrie Underwood, Taylor Hicks) or RCA (Kelly Clarkson, Chris Daughtry, Clay Aiken) labels,” Access Hollywood reports.

Zomba’s CEO Barry Weiss said in a statement, “We’re thrilled to welcome the partnership with 19 Recordings and Jordin Sparks as the first ‘Idol’ winner to make her home at Jive. Her poise, her amazing vocal ability, her relentless optimism has been apparent to millions of fans all around the world. We’re honored to have this burgeoning worldwide superstar on Jive Records.” And Jordin said, “Signing with 19 Recordings/Jive and Barry Weiss and his great team is hopefully the beginning of another dream opportunity for me to deliver the kind of meaningful music I love. I can’t wait to share this next chapter of my story with all the fans that have supported me so far.”

Jordin Sparks signs with Jive Records group [Access Hollywood]

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