One Step at a Time" is the third single from American Pop/R&B singer Jordin Sparks, from her eponymous debut album. Written by Robbie Nevil, Lauren Evans, Jonas Jeberg and Mich Hansen the song was released in the U.S. on June 10, 2008. Sparks performed the song on the season finale of the seventh season of American Idol.
When the song reached #17 on the Billboard Hot 100 (Week Ending August 27, 2008), Jordin became the only American Idol contestant ever to have their first four singles all crack the Top 20 of the Billboard Hot 100. The song peaked at #3 on the R&R airplay chart.
The song is track #13 on Now That's What I Call Music! 29 along with 19 other hits of 2008. It is Jordin's 3rd straight single to be added to the "Now That's What I Call Music" series.
The song served as Sparks' third UK single and digitally released on January 26. It has already surpassed the success of previous single "Tattoo" as it was A-Listed on Radio 1's playlist on the 14th January. On February 1, 2009, the song reached a peak of #16 on the UK Singles Chart despite no physical release.
Chart performanceThe song debuted at #79 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, and peaked at #17, giving Sparks her fourth consecutive Hot 100 top twenty hit. This makes Sparks the only American Idol contestant to have her first four singles reach the top twenty of the Hot 100. The song's current digital sales in the U.S. stand at around 1,300,000.
Pop 100, it became her third consecutive top ten and second top five hit, reaching #5. On pop radio the song is also her third consecutive song to reach the top five in airplay, so far peaking at #3 on Mainstream Top 40. It also became Sparks' third consecutive top twenty hit on the Canadian Hot 100 where it has peaked at #11. In Australia, "One Step At A Time" debuted at a promising #78 and eventually peaked at #12. In New Zealand the song debuted at #27 and peaked at #2, becoming Sparks' second consecutive top five hit there. The song was certified Gold in New Zealand on November 30, 2008, selling over 7,500 copies. On January 11, 2009, the song entered the UK Singles Chart at #56 on downloads alone and eventually peaked at #16.
Los Angeles, with renowned director Ray Kay. The official music video was added on the popular video sharing site YouTube via Sparks' official channel on May 28, 2008, but was quickly removed then added back on June 5, 2008. The official video later made its official debut on Amazon.com on June 9, 2008. After the premiere, the music video was available for purchase on the iTunes Music Store. The video made its television premiere on Canada's MuchMusic on June 18, 2008. The video reached #7 on TRL.