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.