The album spawned the Billboard Hot 100 top-ten singles "Tattoo" and "No Air"; the latter, a collaboration with Chris Brown, is currently the third highest-selling single by any American Idol contestant, selling over three million digital copies in the United States.
The song earned Sparks her first Grammy Award nomination for Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals. (Let the Music Play)", became Sparks' first number one on the Hot Dance Club Play chart.
That year, Sparks made her Broadway debut in the musical In The Heights, starring as Nina Rosario.
She made her feature film debut in the musical film Sparkle (2012).
Before appearing on American Idol, Sparks participated in and won such talent competitions as Coca-Cola's Rising Star, the Gospel Music Association Academy's Overall Spotlight Award, America's Most Talented Kids, Colgate Country Showdown, and the 2006 Drug Free AZ Superstar Search.