Jordin Sparks, perhaps best known for her 'American Idol' win during the sixth season, is taking her sweet time working on her new album, which will follow up 2009's 'Battlefield.' Despite working at her own preferred pace, Sparks did issue a teaser earlier this year in the form of the single 'I Am Woman,' which she performed on the 'Idol' stage last spring. So it's not like she isn't being active or sharing her work-in-progress with fans.

"I'm still working on it and I don't really want to rush because I want it to be right," Sparks, 21, told Billboard. "['I Am Woman'] was definitely something to give my fans different to chew on, something a little bit edgier with more attitude … I want the music that I put out -- and especially after putting out 'I Am Woman' -- to make sense and be cohesive."

The song certainly has attitude and Sparks worked it when she performed it live, tossing off her trench coat to reveal her newly svelte, smokin' hot body, which she also tweeted photos of through the spring. This new edgy version of Sparks is something we're want to see (and hear) more of.

Music isn't the only field that is grabbing Sparks' interest as of late. The talented singer has been going on auditions for film roles. With an appearance on Nickelodeon's 'Big Time Rush' on her resume, Sparks should have an easy time making the leap from the studio to the big screen in the next few years.

However, Sparks is keeping her option opens regarding working in front of the camera, and even has a legal/crime procedural in her sights. She said, "I wouldn't mind guest-starring on a law show or something. I love all the criminal shows, 'CSI,' 'Law & Order' and 'House' as well, all the medical shows," the 'Tattoo' singer said. "Hopefully I'll have some time to go to an acting coach and really try and perfect that."

Sparks is totally tearing a page out of Taylor Swift's book, as Swift makes no secret of her love for crime procedural TV. Maybe they should co-star on a series together. 'CSI' writers, are you listening? Sparks and Swift could be the new 'Cagney and Lacey.'

Watch Jordin Sparks Perform 'I Am Woman' on 'American Idol'