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 Broadway.com 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.