“I Am Woman” is the first promotional single from American recording artist Jordin Sparks‘ upcoming third studio album. The up-tempo song was written by Ali Pierre Gaschani, Dean Josiah and Ryan Tedder, who also produced the track.
The song’s lyrics contain a message towards female empowerment, which talks about different aspects of the lives of women.
“I Am Woman” received a positive reception from most music critics, who complimented its differences with any of Sparks’ previous singles, as well as noting its similarities to the sounds of American R&B singer Beyoncé. “I Am Woman” premiered online via AOL Music on May 5, 2011, and was later officially released in the United States on May 10, 2011.
In May 2011, Sparks said in an interview with AOL Music that she was still on the look out for an “amazing director” to shoot the video. She also added that she would also be focussing on the choreography for the song.
On May 12, 2011, Sparks performed “I Am Woman” on the American Idol top 4 results show.