Jordin Sparks Finishing Her Debut Album

MTV catches up with a very busy Jordin Sparks.   As soon as the Idol tour finished, she flew back to LA to get back to work on her debut album.   The CD drops November 20.

“It’s all very exciting, but also kind of scary, because it doesn’t give me a lot of time to finish it, ” she said. “I’m out here in L.A., finishing up the record, and then they’re sending me back to New York to write some more songs, and then I’ll be coming back to master it and set the order for the songs. … I’m trying really, really hard to finish it.”

Oh,  Jordin will  finish  the CD  on time.   And she’ll release first.   Last  year, Taylor Hicks took a few extra weeks  to finish his album, allowing Chris Daughtry and Kellie Pickler to release their debut albums first.    Taylor suffered poor sales relative to prior Idol winners.   Could those few weeks of lost  holiday  sales hurt his momentum?   Did allowing other Idols to release first take the wind out of his sails, so to speak?   It’s hard to say, but I’m guessing that TPTB are not taking any chances this time.   Both Jordin and Blake will have their albums out before the end of November.

And I could be wrong, but I think it’s possible that both Jordin Sparks and Blake Lewis will outsell Taylor Hicks and Katharine McPhee.   Wouldn’t that be an interesting twist?

Sparks said her label has largely been hands-off when it comes to her debut disc, but that the process has been very collaborative and filled with compromise. Sparks has enlisted several producers for Jordin Sparks, including production team the Underdogs (Ne-Yo, Chris Brown); Robbie Nevil (who has worked on the “High School Musical” and “Hannah Montana” soundtracks); Norwegian duo Stargate (Nas, Rihanna); Sam Watters (Diana DeGarmo, Jessica Simpson); and Eman (Nick Lachey, Katharine McPhee).

Sure. Hands off until the Jive execs listen to the finished product.   If they don’t like it, they’ll send Jordin right back to the studio to record some more.   It’s happened before…

But, it sounds like Jordin’s being a good girl

“So far, I have a whole bunch of songs I love and can’t wait to perform, ” she said. “All of the producers are really awesome, and being in the studio with them is cool, because we can communicate. When they tell me to do something, I will try to do it ‘  if I can’t, they tell me to try it again. It’s cool to see how they all work. They know exactly what they want, what they need to hear, and it’s cool to get that direction.”

Cause she’s….say it with me….ONLY 17! Heh.

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