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After releasing her sophomore album "Battlefield" in 2009, Sparks toured with the Jonas Brothers and Britney Spears before launching her first headlining tour in summer 2010. Her rising star includes acting gigs on "The Suite Life of Zack and Cody" and "Big Time Rush" as well as a 12-week run in Broadway's "In the Heights." The singer even recorded the song "The World I Knew" for Disney's "African Cats" and opened for the new super-group NKOTBSB (New Kids on the Block and Back Street Boys). Her 2011 song/album "I Am Woman" became the theme song of the Woman's National Basketball Association (WNBA). In 2012, she looks to make her big screen debut in Sony Pictures' "Sparkle."