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Most of her fans only know her as Fantasia however her loved ones including her parents and siblings know her as Fantasia Monique Barrino who is a modern day super hero when it comes to R&B soulful music and her great singing voice. Fantasia is also known for her Broadway performances including her several TV appearances as an actress. She is a very multi talented woman who does a great job at many things including her singing and acting. Fantasia was the third winner of the American Idol competition back in 2004 which was the biggest boost to becoming a star that you could ask for. Fantasia has been nominated for more than 8 Grammy Awards for her work which is enough of a compliment on its own.

In 2004 her first single called I Believe rocketed to the number one spot like many of the American Idol hit song do. It was not long after that with her contracted record producer that she was able to release her first album. Free Yourself was her first album which did just as well for her as her first hit song did selling more than a million copies in America alone. Her second self titled album Fantasia was also a big hit in America as well as other countries around the world where record sales and promotions where helping to boost her celebrity status. This album was certified as a Gold class album and received three nominations for a Grammy Award in 2008.

Her first TV appearance was of coarse in the American Idol series three where she won the show starting her climb up the fame and fortune ladder however the next year in 2005 she did not appear on TV as such in her next performance which was in the animated series the Simpson’s. In 2006 she plays a role in the movie Life is not a Fairy Tale which is a movie based on her own life experience and she plays the role of herself. In 2009 Fantasia played the role of awards quest in the Soul Train Awards ceremony where she sang a song and looked great in her outfit. Fantasia is a name that will continue to be around for several years as we find her celebrity status helping her to accomplish great things.

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The Best Songs Of Fantasia Barrino

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Fantasia Barrino is one of the best singers discovered during the American Idol auditions. She didn’t failed to impress from the first time she made an appearance and she was a favorite during the whole show. She auditioned with an impressive rendition of Proud Mary which made all the judges want to hear more from her. In the video bellow you can see her first audition that took place in Atlanta, the reaction of those who listened her and her reaction at the news that she is going to Hollywood.

She successfully won that edition of American Idol, the third, so she had the chance to work with the best producers. Fantasia Barrino released three albums with great songs that emphasized her talent and her wonderful voice: Free Yourself, Fantasia and Back To Me. Bellow you can see their covers.




Music website Sort Music offered fans the chance to vote for the best and worst songs released by Fantasia Barrino during her career and also made a chart to explain them better the genres the singer approaches. According to their votes, the top three songs of Fantasia are all from her Fantasia album: I Nominate U, a mix of R’n'B, pop and melodic, When I See U, a mix of R’n'B, soul, ballad and pop and Bump What Ya Friends Say, an R’n'B, soul and pop song. You can listen to these songs in the videos bellow.

In present, Fantasia Barrino wants to focus on her personal life and on her music. After a dramatic suicide attempt, she declared she wants to focus on music and to put the best of her in this. In December 2011 she gave birth to her second child, a boy (she was already the mother of a little girl).

Fantasia Barrino didn’t announce a fourth album, but fans are eagerly waiting for such a news. 


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The Fantastic Singer Fantasia Barrino

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Fantasia Barrino is an American R&B singer. She rose to fame as the winner of the third season of the reality show American Idol in 2004. Following her victory, she released her debut single I Believe, which debuted at number one on the Billboard Hot 100.

When she went to the American Idol audition, she sang Fugees’ Killing me Softly and Creedence Clearwater Revival’s Proud Mary. Thus, she was an early favourite in the competition. Here is Fantasia’s audition for American Idol.

Her standout performance during the course of the show was a heartfelt staging of the Porgy and Bess standard Summertime that left her in tears from really feeling the song and earned praise from the judges.

Randy Jackson called it the best performance in the history of the show. That particular segment of the show was named amongst AOL’s 2004 list of greatest television moments. Watch for yourself in the video below.

For the final performance on American Idol, she offered a second performance of Summertime that again drew praises from the judges. Simon Cowell was mind blown stated that she was the best contestant to ever compete in any competition, since the show’s first global airings.

On the finale, over 65 million votes were cast in order to determine the winner on May 26, 2004, up from 24 million in 2003. It was the highest finale vote in the show’s history until the 2007 season-six finale. Fantasia was the youngest American Idol winner until 2007, when Jordin Sparks won the title.

Her single Bitersweet, 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, Barrino has sold 2.842.000 albums and 1.425.000 tracks in the USA.

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Fantasia Barrino And Her Successful Albums

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Fantasia Barrino is an American R&B singer and actress, born June 30, 1984, being known as Fantasia. She became famous after she won the third season of the reality show American Idol in 2004. Her first released single was called I Believe and was number one on the Billboard Hot 100. Soon, Fantasia, released her first music album entitled Free Yourself, which was certified Platinum by the RIAA and it also garnered three Grammy nominations. Later, she released her second album, Fantasia, which included the single When I See You. The song soon topped the Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart for eight weeks, which was a great achievement and that was also the moment when she became appreciated indeed as a very talented artist.This second album was certified Gold by the RIAA and received three Grammy nominations. Nonetheless, it seems that her career took a different approach, Fantasia being also attracted to theatre, so she played the part of Celie in the Broadway musical The Color Purple and she won a 2007 Theatre World Award.

The singer as born in High Point, North Carolina. Fantasia suffered a lot when she was raped by a classmate, so she dropped out of school, became pregnant at 16 and in 2001, she gave birth to her daughter, Zion Quari Barrino. Later, she moved to neighbouring Greensboro, North Carolina and soon after this event, she auditioned for the American Idol show. Between 2008-2010, she worked on an album and in 2010 she released it, being entitled Back To Me and she appeared in many shows and collaborated with a lot of artists and producers, so her career developed gradually, but very well.

Fantasia Barrino was cast in her first role, portraying gospel singer Mahalia Jackson in a biopic based on the book Got To Tell It: Mahalia Jackson, Queen of Gospel, but unfortunately, she lost her role as she announced her pregnancy. Related to her personal life, in 2005, Fantasia Barrino published a memoir, entitled Life Is Not A Fairy Tale and soon after its launching, it became a New York Times best-seller. Despite the success of this book, she was sued by her father after she said unflattering things about him in her book. In 2011, the celebrity announced a second pregnancy, without revealing the name of the father.

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Main Discography Of Fantasia Barrino

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Fantasia Barrino is a name to be recognized from the American Idol show, from Broadway and theater shows and for her musical materials. The amazing talent with which Fantasia has been provided is the one that managed to make her into the great artist that she is today. For the ways in which she uses her voice, the amount of skill and of dedication that are required have a tremendous level and that is why she is so much passionate about what she does. There have been numerous installments in which she got the chance to showcase her talented voice, such as American Idol, through which she became known to the world.

Since she became that much popular, after her apparition on television, Fantasia started to record and to produce the actual materials that have founded her career in the real way. She started out with the release of Free Yourself. This was the first studio album for the singer and it came out in 2004. From the fact that the album went Platinum in sales in the United States of America, with over 1,820,00 sold copies, it is easy to understand that she became an instant famous artist. Then, in 2006, she came out with the second album, Fantasia, which got Gold in sales, for the 530,000 sold copies. Finally, the latest album, Back to Me, was released in 2010. In addition to these, Fantasia was noticed through the singles to promote the albums, such as: Truth Is, Baby Mama, Free Yourself, Hood Boy, When I See U, Only One U, Bittersweet and I’m Doin’ Me.

Featured singles and other album appearances were the ones to make up the rest of the installments in which Fantasia Barrino made a name for herself. The music industry welcomed her with open arms, after she managed to showcase her skills and talents on the American Idol stage and later on through the materials produced under her name. The most important thing for Fantasia Barrino is that she manged to make her dream come true and that she finally became one of the most well known artists of the music industry in the musical domain adopted by her and in general as well. Fans are still waiting for the following albums of Fantasia, as they cannot get enough of her unique voice and of her special songs.

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The Controversial Personal Life of Fantasia Barrino

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Fantasia Monique Barrino commonly known simply as Fantasia, is an American R&B singer and actress, who rose the fame as the winner of the third season of he reality show American Idol, in 2004. She released her debut single I Believe, which debuted at number on the Billboard Hot 100. Fantasia Barrino was an early favorite in the competition, due to her impeccable rendition of Tina Turner’s Proud May. Her interpretation was one of the most impressive in the history of the show. Since the American Idol chapter has ended her career went on an upward scale and was crowned with success. 

In terms of her personal life Barrino published a memoir, dictated to a freelance writer, titled Life is Not a Fairytale. The book became a New York Times best seller, reaching number seven on the list. In it, she revealed that she is functionally illiterate and was thus unable to read the text of contracts she signed or to read to her then four year old daughter. In 2006, following the release of her autobiography, Barrino’s father sued her for $10 million after she said unflattering things about him in the book that he claimed were false. Lately, things have not been great for Fantasia. In March, she gave birth to a baby, with boyfriend Antwaun Cook, but one of the online tabloids has exclusively learned the father is having second thoughts and is actively pursuing his estranged wife, Paula Cook. According to a family insider, Antwaun regrets giving up on Paula and their two children and while Paula is very hurt by what he did to their family, she is not staying away from him either. 

Fantasia is having a tough time right now, because she does not want to reveal the name of the father. Even so, she has been linked on and off to Cook who has been separated from his wife. What many people do not know is that the winner of the third season of American Idol even attempted suicide in August 2010, after Paula Cook named her in an alienation of affection lawsuit calling her a home wrecker. In November of the same year, Fantasia testified in family court about her relationship with Cook, and in August she announced she was pregnant delivering the news to a concert audience while she was onstage. Fantasia Barrino decided not to give the newborn son the last name of his father. 

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Fantasia Barrino – Personal Life

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Fantasia Barrino is a talented and highly appreciated R&B singer. Fantasia Barrino became well known all around the world when she first appeared in the famous television show contest, American Idol. Naturally, Fantasia Barrino went to win the competition, after which the star released her debut single. I Believe became a huge hit, actually debuting directly on number one on the Billboard Hot 100.

Fantasia Barrino was born in June, 1984, in High Point, North Carolina. The star has actually always been a writer, in 2005 publishing her first book. Life Is Not a Fairy Tale is a memoir book so much appreciated that it became a New York Times best seller. The autobiography of Fantasia Barrino has managed to cause quite a huge public scandal. So, the singer’s father decided to sue his daughter, for defamation. He claimed that much of the story Fantasia Barrino shared in her book regarding her relationship with him was untrue. He asked the sum of $10 million in damage. However, the allegations over untrue claims regarding her father is not the only scandal that Fantasia Barrino had to face. In 2010 it was discovered that the singer has been involved in a long time relationship with a married man, Antwaun Cook. However, Fantasia Barrino always said that the two began dating only after Cook and his wife separated. Fantasia Barrino was actually sued by Cook’s ex-wife, who claimed that the star pursued a relationship with her husband, although she knew about the marriage. A judge pronounced in the favor of Fantasia Barrino.

In August 2010, Fantasia Barrino was hospitalized. So, a new scandal was to affect the singer’s public image. It was claimed that she took an aspirin overdose to help her sleep. It seems that the star was exhausted and was unable to rest, so she turned to the help of pills. The whole event was considered to be an attempt of suicide. Fantasia Barrino herself declared that she was able to survive the incident only due to her love and passion for music. Music saved her, as the star declared back then. However, scandals did not stopped here. In August 2011, the singer announced to be pregnant, but refused to confirm Cook as the father of her child.

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American Idol Fantasia Barrino

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Fantasia Barrino, or more commonly known as Fantasia, is an American R&B singer and actress. Fantasia Barrino rose to fame as the winner of the reality television series American Idol,  in 2004. Following her victory, Fantasia Barrino released her debut single I Believe, which debuted at number one on the Billboard Hot 100. Subsequently, Fantasia Barrino released her debut album Free Yourself. The album went to be certified Platinum by the RIAA and brought Fantasia Barrino three Grammy nominations in 2006.

Fantasia Barrino impressed the American Idol judges with a unique version of Tina Turner’s Proud Mary, thereby making her an early favourite in the competition. The standout performance during the course of the show was a heartfelt staging of the Porgy and Bess standard Summertime. Her interpretation was named amongst the greatest moment in television. For the final performance of the American Idol season, Fantasia Barrino offered a second performance of Summertime, that again drew praise from the judges. Simon Cowell was very impressed and acknowledged that she was the best contestant ever, since the show began its first global incarnations.

Fantasia Barrino was one of the youngest American Idols that won the show. That is, until the 17-year old Jordin Sparks won the title.
In 2006, Fantasia Barrino was nominated for three Grammy Awards for her debut album. Although she did not win any awards, Fantasia Barrino performed at the 48th annual telecast with several worldwide artists, such as Aerosmith, Joss Stone, John Legend, Maroon 5, and Ciara.

In 2007, Fantasia Barrino appeared and performed on American Idol, and announced that she would be starring in the lead role of Celie, in the Broadway musical The Colour Purple, the hit musical based on the Pulitzer Prize winning 1982 novel of the same name by Alice Walker. After Fantasia Barrino appeared on American Idol and The Oprah Winfrey Show, the musical received a boost of over two million in pre-ticket sales in one week. The third album of Fantasia Barrino Back to Me, was released on August 24, 2010. Fantasia Barrino cited Tina Turner, Queen and Aretha Franklin as influences, and like the musicians she admired from their era, she recorded her albums with a live band. Fantasia Barrino is a promising young artists, who will make a name in the music industry.

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Fantasia Barrino First Album Free Yourself

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Fantasia Barrino released her debut album after she won the installment of the American Idol show, in which she was named as one of the Three Divas, with Jennifer Houdson and LaToya London. The album Free Yourself  was released in November 2004. It was the first milestone conquered immediately after winning the show, which proved that Fantasia Barrino was an artist here to stay. Free Yourself  was released under the L Label, by producers Louis Biancaniello, Craig Brookman, Bryan-Michael Cox and many others. Their professional contribution was aimed at instructing Fantasia Barrino into developing a great album, with perfect recordings and amazing songs. The general style of the album is R&B, with a touch of soul inflections. The voice of this amazing artist is what has captivated an entire world and has proven that she can have a long lasting career even after American Idol concluded the featuring season.

Since Fantasia Barrino launched the album in 2004, Free Yourself went platinum in terms of sales in America and was highly appreciated by critics everywhere. One of he most relevant appreciation that the album received was the nomination for over twenty awards, out of which four were Grammy Awards. These have proven that Fantasia Barrino is a great artist and that she can make a career in the entertainment industry and not be a one-hit-wonder. Free Yourself  by Fantasia Barrino includes 13 tracks, out of which 5 became singles: Truth Is, Baby Mama, Free Yourself, It’s All Good, Ain’t Gon’ Beg You. These five hit singles made the most splashes in charts and on the radio stations, being played continuously everywhere and known to all R&B lovers around the world.

Fantasia Barrino was also awarded two great trophies for the album Free yourself. The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers issued two awards for her at the R&B / Hip-Hop Awards, in 2006, for the songs Free Yourself and Truth Is. Thus, Fantasia Barrino and her first album made a great impression on the music industry and her following releases only came to show what was already visible – that she is an amazing artist.

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Fantasia Barrino Nominations and Awards

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Although she has entered the entertainment industry several years ago, due to her amazing voice and great talent, Fantasia Barrino has already managed to gather numerous nominations and awards. After being on American Idol, the music career launching television show, Fantasia Barrino released three albums: Free Youself (2004), Fantasia (2006) and Back to Me (2010). Even though Fantasia Barrino just started her journey in the music industry, she gathered a long list of nominations from all the most important award shows.

Right form her first interpretations, Fantasia Barrino got several awards for the song I Believe. In 2004, she won the Top Selling Single of the Year and the Top Selling R&B / Hip-Hop Single of the Year, at the Billboard Music Awards. The following year, many nominations came her way, but Fantasia Barrino only received two trophies, one for Outstanding Female Artist, at the NAACP Image Awards and the Top R&B / Hip-Hop Single, at the Billboard American Urban Radio Networks. The year 2006 also got Fantasia Barrino some very special awards: the Most Performed Song for Free Yourself and for Truth Is, from the ASCAP Rhythm and Soul Awards and the Best New Artist, at the Groovevolt Music Awards. In 2007, the contribution to the theater world through outstanding Broadway performances was also acknowledged, by the Theater World Award for Outstanding Broadway Debut Performance and by the Award for Favorite (Female) Replacement, due to her participation to The Color Purple. Greensboro sit-ins Organization gave her the Founder’s Apreciation Award, in 2008. The NAACP Image Award placed her in the most Outstanding Duo or Group, in 2009, alongside Jennifer Hudson. 2010 finally got Fantasia Barrino a Grammy Award for the Best Female R&B Vocal Performance, for Bittersweet. She also got the International Award of Excellence, from the Barbados Music Awards, in the same year. 

Last year, Fantasia Barrino received two honors from the NAACP Image Award. She was the proud winner of the Outstanding Song category, for her song Bittersweet and was also given the Distinguished Honoree award.

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Interesting Things about Fantasia Barrino

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Fantasia Barrino is a young American R&B artist, born on June 30, 1984, in High Point, North Carolina. In 2004, she won the famous singing contest American Idol, which was the triggering point of her career. That was the moment when everybody found out who was Fantasia Barrino. Even though, since then, Fantasia Barrino gained international fame, she did not have an easy life. Especially for her fans, here are more interesting things about Fantasia Barrino. For starters, few people know that Fantasia Barrino is a college drop-out. Unfortunately, the reasons behind this fact are quite dramatic.

Her then boyfriend and classmate Brandel Shouse abused her both physically and emotionally, so Fantasia Barrino was harassed and felt to embarrassed to go back to school. As a result of the rape, Fantasia Barrino became pregnant at the early age of 16. On August 8, 2001, Fantasia Barrino gave birth to a beautiful little girl, named Zioni Quari Barrino. She managed, however, to get it all out, when she published her memoirs in 2005. The book was called Life Is Not a Fairy Tale, and it soon became a best seller. One of the most interesting things revealed in the book was that she is illiterate, so she cannot read the text of her contracts, the lyrics of her songs, or children books to her little girl. The relationship with her family is not so great either. Even if she comes from a family of musicians, Fantasia Barrino was sued by her father, due to the unflattering things written about him in the book.

It seems that music was her salvation, since Fantasia Barrino was awarded with a Grammy, in 2010, doe Best Female R&B Vocal Performance. In 2007, Fantasia Barrino made her Broadway debut. She got the lead role in The Color Purple. Other TV appearances include The Simpsons and the currently running Fantasia for Real. Now, Fantasia Barrino is married to Antwaun Cook, and she is expecting his baby. Well, Fantasia Barrino is definitely a promising artist, and we are looking forward to see what does the future has in store for her.

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