Fantasia Barrino Career Facts

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Fantasia Barrino is an American R&B singer, but also a television star. Actually, the star is equally known as an actress and a singer. The star has achieved worldwide fame in 2004, when due to her talent and incredible voice, she managed to win the third season of the popular television show, The American Idol.

Fantasia Barrino debut single, “I Believe”, was so successful that it actually debuted as a number one on Billboard Hot 100. In fact, all the songs that Fantasia Barrino has released until now have been very successful, while the fame of the singer grew. The first album that Fantasia Barrino launched, Free Yourself, was certified with Platinum. The album brought Fantasia Barrino three Grammy nominations, back in 2006. And 2006 is the year in which Fantasia Barrino has released her second album, which was very well received by fans from all over the world. “Fantasia” album included the very popular single “When I See You”, song which remained on number one position in the Billboard Hot R&B songs chart. Three more Grammy nominations for this artist came in 2008, in various categories of the award ceremony.

In August, 2010, Fantasia Barrino released her third album, “Back To Me”. And for the popular single “Bittersweet”, Fantasia Barrino has actually won a Grammy in the Best Female R&B Vocal Performance category. Although Fantasia Barrino has made her musical debut in 2004, the star has managed to win more than 10 Awards in various award ceremonies, throughout the years, being nominated for numerous others. However, despite her growing success when it comes to her career in music, Fantasia Barrino has always proved that she does not only have an incredible voice and the ability to share real emotions with her songs and lyrics, but she also has the needed skills to act. Fantasia Barrino was cast in The Color Purple, a Broadway musical which helped her win a Theater World Award, back in 2007. Well, fans surely expect for Fantasia Barrino to release new musical projects and be cast in more movies. And the star has never disappointed her fans!

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Fantasia Barrino 2011 – What’s She Doing?

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2011 has already been an eventful year for Fantasia Barrino. The year began with the news that she will be playing Mahalia Jackson in a movie about this woman’s life. For anyone who hasn’t heard of Mahalia Jackson, she was not only a wonderful gospel singer, but also a woman who fought hard for civil rights. Given Fantasia’s singing ability and professionalism, she should be able to do an excellent job playing this very strong woman.

The next notable event of 2011 was when Fantasia decided not to attend the Grammys. Given the fact that she won Best Female Vocal Performance, many people were quite surprised by her absence. While some were concerned that something was wrong with her, she later explained that she did so because she wasn’t asked to be part of the show’s tribute to Aretha Franklin. The reason her exclusion from this performance was so personal to her is because Franklin is one of Barrino’s idols. Although it’s disappointing that she wasn’t asked to participate in the performance, it is good to see that her talent was recognized with an award.

At the end of March, Fantasia got to return to American Idol and once again captivate the show’s huge audience with her amazing voice. Although the duo who performed prior to her was quite disappointing, Fantasia took control of the stage and gave an excellent performance.

In addition to everything else that is going on in 2011, Barrino will also be performing on multiple dates. Her upcoming appearances include a show in St. Louis, as well as one in Omaha.

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Fantasia Barrino lyrics

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Fantasia Barrino has been a big hit for many years now and her new songs fly off the record store shelves when they are released on albums or CDs. Getting to know the songs off by heart can be difficult however having the song lyrics by your side when the song is playing will really give you a heads up. Be the first in your class at school to be singing all the right lyrics to the latest Fantasia Barrino songs.

‘Free Yourself’ is one of her greatest hits, so here are the lyrics to this top rated chart-smashing song.

Baby you don’t pay me no mind

You act like you don’t love me no more

Maybe you need space or some time

Your attitude is unpredictable and I don’t want to make you unhappy

If your not happy then your free to go on because I don’t want you staying around if I make you so



If you don’t want me then don’t talk to me (if you don’t want me then don’t talk to me)

Go ahead and free yourself (go ahead and free yourself)

If you don’t want me then don’t talk to me (if you don’t want me then don’t talk to me)

Go ahead to someone else (go ahead to someone else)

If you don’t want me then don’t talk to me (if you don’t want me then don’t talk to me)

Go ahead and free yourself (go ahead and free yourself)

If you don’t want me then don’t talk to me (if you don’t want me then don’t talk to me)

Go ahead to someone else (go ahead to someone else)

Time again and again I tried I tried (baby don’t you know I tried) but the love I had inside has

Died has died (but the love I had inside)

Wont you be a man if it’s over and just admit that things aint the same instead of making me

Think its all good

Between us which ones the blame

I took a lot of too much to handle until I can’t take this game no more this love thing is full

Of scandal so you welcome to walk

[Chorus again]

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Fantasia Barrino Daughter

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All of her fans already know the news about Fantasia Barrino having a daughter nine years ago. They will also know that she was named Zion Quair Barrino and was on August the 8th in the year 2001. What we want to know now is what Zion is doing and is she following the same path as her talented mother who rose to fame in 2004 after winning the 3rd series of American Idol. It may take a while before we find out all the facts however one thing is for sure which is that Zion is doing the same as all the average American children are doing.

going to school is one of Zion’s favorite activities because she gets to see her friends and play with the other children like all normal kids should do. She loves art and strives to be one of the best in her class however it is said that there is no real pressure from her mum to be anything at this stage. Letting Zion make her own choices in life is one of the many goals that Fantasia Barrino has for her little daughter. Staying safe and loving god is also high on the priority list just as it is with most parents. There are many parents who are fans of Fantasia Barrino and would love to give their child the name Zion however to many people doing the same thing would lessen the originality of the name.

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Fantasia Barrino Biography

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Fantasia Monique Barrino was born on the 30th of June 1984 and has risen to be a star of R&B and soul music worldwide, often simply known as ‘Fantasia’. She was born and raised in North Carolina where she had a difficult childhood, including being raped at high school in ninth grade and then falling pregnant at age 16 from which she gave birth to a healthy girl, Zion. Her rise to fame came from an audition for the 2004 version of American Idol, where her soul-style singing gripped both the nation and the judges. She went on to subsequently win the contest and signed up a record deal. Since then her singles have been sold worldwide. For the final, she received 1.3 million votes on top of second place, giving her a large majority and leaving the audience in no doubt as to who had won. At the time she was then the youngest winner of the show.

Back in 2006, Fantasia released her memoirs in the form of an autobiography – a must read for all her fans. Unfortunately, her father sued her for $10m for libel against him in the book. This seems to highlight her hard childhood.

Over her career she has been nominated for a total of eight Grammys, four of which were for her debut album. Although she didn’t win any of the four for her album, she still performed at that year’s Grammy awards with some of the all time popular musical artists, including Maroon 5, Joss Stone, Aerosmith and Ciara.

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Fantasia Barrino Pregnant

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Fantasia Barrino is a name that most television watchers know and have come to love over the last few years. After the fame that came from her winning of American Idol, there have been many stories about this young singer that have captivated her fans. From dating an Atlanta rapper (Young Dro) to her financial problems that almost resulted in a foreclosure on her home, there has been nothing that has gotten Fantasia’s fans more excited and elicited more publicity than when people thought she might be pregnant.

When Barrino was just sixteen she gave birth to her first child Zion. Not long after her daughter’s brith, Fantasia Barrino left the baby’s father because of continued verbal and physical abuse despite the new baby. After this and her fame with American Idol in early 2004 Fantasia moved on to a lucrative singing career and a new beau. However, everyone wanted answers in 2007 when rumors surfaced revolving around the couple and their expected baby.

The rumors started when Fantasia had to miss a few showings of the Broadway version of “The Color Purple” in order to nurse herself back to health. This led the internet masses to assume that she had to have something wrong with her and the number one answer to what that might have been was that she had gotten pregnant. On December 20th, however, these rumors were laid to rest when a representative of Barrino’s stated that all of the internet rumors about the pregnancy were nothing more than fiction. The representative also said that the reason why she had missed shows was simply that she was sick and there were eight shows a week.

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Fantasia Barrino – biggest fan site

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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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