[artist id="2807016"]Jordin Sparks[/artist] is not a girl, but not yet a woman, and on her just-released Battlefield album the 19-year-old is eager to prove that she's matured since becoming the youngest "American Idol" winner in 2007.
One track, a cover of Fefe Dobson's "Don't Let It Go to Your Head," even has the pop star cooing stanzas like "So what if I want to kiss/ From your toes up to your lips/ It don't mean that you've had me yet/ You're gonna be good, I bet."
But Jordin assures her fans that the song isn't as risqué as it seems. "There are some things that could be taken the wrong way," Sparks told MTV News, "but the way I sing them, it doesn't mean that!"
In other words, Jordin's growing up, but not too fast. As she sheepishly put it while raising her purity-ring-wearing hand, "I'm 19! Hi!"
Turns out Jordin's connection to the song goes way back. As an eighth-grader in Arizona, Jordin immediately fell in love with Dobson's song and image. "It was so cool because she looked like me! And I was like, 'Whoa! That's so awesome!' " Sparks gushed.
Fefe's music even followed Jordin as she joined the retail workforce. "I remember working at my job ... folding jeans and hearing that song play every day, like, five times a day. And I was like, 'This song is so awesome!' And that was three years ago! I bought the single and everything!"
So when album producers began pitching tracks to Sparks, the American Idol was pretty freaked out that her personal idol had offered up her song as a potential album cut. "I was like, 'Are you kidding me? Are you kidding me? I can sing this song, really? You sure she's not gonna be mad?' It was just really cool to be able to do it."