Tuesday, September 28, 2010
In 1998, Sparkle released her self-titled debut album which peaked at #3 on the Billboard 200, #2 on Billboard's R&B Albums chart and #39 on Billboard's Heatseekers albums chart.
The album was certified Gold by the RIAA on December 7, 2000. The album not only featured R. Kelly, but rappers Cam'ron and Nature as well.
Sparkle scored a hit with the song, "Be Careful" featuring R. Kelly which peaked at #37 on Billboard's Hot 100 Airplay chart, #3 on Billboard's Rhythmic Top 40 chart and topped Billboard's Hot R&B Airplay chart, staying on the chart for 21 weeks.
The second single "Time to Move On" peaked at #41 on Billboard's Hot R&B Airplay chart, staying on the chart for 9 weeks.
In 2002, Sparkle's 14-year-old niece was shown on a videotape allegedly engaging in sexual acts. Sparkle testified against R. Kelly in 2008 during his criminal trial for charges of child pornography. R. Kelly was later found not guilty on all charges.
Sparkle has performed along side her good friend, singer Toni Braxton in her Las Vegas stage show, "Toni Braxton Revealed."
In August of 2012, she released her first music video in 12 years entitled "So Bad," but the song has not been released digitally. As of 2013, she is working on a new album.
To see Sparkle's official website, go to:
To follow Sparkle on Twitter, go to:
To see Sparkle's Facebook page, go to:
To see the music video for "Be Careful," go to:
To see the music video for "Time To Move On," go to:
To see a fan-made video for the remix of "Loving You," go to:
To see the music video for "It's a Fact," go to:
To see the music video for "So Bad," go to:
[updated on 08/02/13]