Jordin Sparks

Jordin Sparks Back to Music With New ‘Skipping a Beat’ (listen!)

Jordin Sparks, who has largely lived up to her “American Idol” billing, has released her first new song, “Skipping a Beat,’ in four years. She’s set to refocus on music after her solid outing in the 2012 film “Sparkle” with the late Whitney Houston. The track has an easy listening R&B vibe as she sings about true love, presumably inspired by boyfriend and singer Jason Derulo. The singer released her sophomore album, Battlefield” in 2009....

Nicki Minaj Battles Vocal Cord Injury to Appear on Today (watch!)

Nicki Minaj talked about her alter-egos, Barbie and Roman, on NBC’s the “Today Show” this morning, but it was all Nicki on stage. She belted out “Starships” and what she described as a “grittier” song. Minaj also revealed that she is suffering from a bruised vocal cord. “Doctors orders. Out for the count now,” she tweeted....