Fantasia Barrino

Fantasia Barrino

 

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Fantasia Monique Taylor (née Barrino; born June 30, 1984),[1][2] known professionally by her mononym Fantasia, is an American R&B singer, songwriter, and actress. She rose to fame as the winner of the third season of the reality television series American Idol in 2004. Following her victory, she released her debut single, "I Believe," which debuted at number one on the Billboard Hot 100. Subsequently, she released her debut album, Free Yourself, which went on to be certified Platinum by the RIAA and earned Fantasia three Grammy nominations in 2006.

In 2006, she released her second album, Fantasia, which featured the single "When I See U" which topped the Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart for eight weeks. The album was certified Gold by the RIAA and received three Grammy nominations in 2008. She then played the part of Celie in the Broadway musical The Color Purple, for which she won a 2007 Theatre World Award. Her third studio album, Back to Me, was released worldwide on August 24, 2010 and features the single "Bittersweet," which peaked in the top ten on the R&B chart. The single won her a Grammy for Best Female R&B Vocal Performance. As of February 2012, Fantasia has sold 2,842,000 albums and 1,425,000 tracks in the United States.[3] In 2012, VH1 ranked her number 32 out of the 100 Greatest Women in Music.

On April 18, 2013, Fantasia returned to American Idol singing "Lose to Win." The performance dubbed "dynamic, passionate and powerful" won her fervent expressions of approval from the show's current judges and a wild ovation from the live audience. Moreover, she has received rave reviews in the media for the performance.[4][5] In November 2013, Fantasia returned to Broadway in the musical After Midnight.[6] On October 16, 2014, she was inducted into the North Carolina Music Hall of Fame.

Fantasia has been nicknamed "Baby Patti LaBelle" by her idol Patti LaBelle.[7]

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No Time for It
 
"No Time for It" is a song recorded by the American singer Fantasia for her fifth studio album, The Definition Of... (2016).
Back to Me
 
Back to Me is the third studio album by American singer and songwriter Fantasia Barrino.
Free Yourself
 
Free Yourself is the debut album by American Idol winner Fantasia Barrino, which was released on November 23, 2004.
Fantasia
 
Fantasia is the eponymous second studio album by American recording artist of the same name, released by J Records on December 12, 2006.

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Fantasia’s Christmas album is about more than the music. It’s about a family feeling.
  –  December 1, 2017
Fantasia Barrino goes all out for Christmas ... This year, too, finds Fantasia (who performs and releases music under her first name) contributing to others’ Christmas traditions with her new holiday album “Christmas After Midnight.”
Fantasia Barrino Brings Down the House in Sneak Peek of 2017 Soul Train Awards ‘Soul Cypher’
  –  November 25, 2017
Fantasia Barrino, Faith Evans, Bilal and Mali Music go head-to-head in a freestyle session called “Soul Cypher” for the 2017 Soul Train Awards, and only ET has your first look. Barrino brings down the house with a soul-stirring melody complete with a ...
Fantasia’s Christmas album is about more than the music. It’s about a family feeling.
  –  December 1, 2017
Fantasia Barrino goes all out for Christmas. For starters, she’s very particular about her Christmas trees – all five of them – and she wants them to look just right. She has a piano, and she and her husband and children often end up around it ...
Fantasia Barrino Brings Down the House in Sneak Peek of 2017 Soul Train Awards ‘Soul Cypher’
  –  November 25, 2017
Fantasia Barrino, Faith Evans, Bilal and Mali Music go head-to-head in a freestyle session called “Soul Cypher” for the 2017 Soul Train Awards, and only ET has your first look. Barrino brings down the house with a soul-stirring melody complete with a ...
Fantasia Barrino Brings Down the House in Sneak Peek of 2017 Soul Train Awards ‘Soul Cypher’ (Exclusive)
  –  November 25, 2017
'Tis the season for baby bumps! Jessica Alba showed off her burgeoning belly at the Baby2Baby Holiday party, presented by Toys"R"Us, at the Montage Beverly Hills on Sunday. The third-time mom-to-be brought the whole Alba-Warren clan -- husband Cash Warren ...

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