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Fantasia

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In Fantasia's early life she began singing in her church at the age of 5. She was a member of "The Barrino Family" group that traveled and performed in the Carolina and elsewhere in the South. The group was popular but was taken advantage of in bad business deals. Although that she is cousins to former group Jodeci's members KC & JoJo... Fantasia strive to make it on her own. Around 2001 Fantasia became a mother to her beautiful daughter Zion. She never stopped believing.
American Idol Fantasia made an immediate impression on American Idol with her stylized, gospel-influenced sound and her unconventional diction. Fantasia's version of "Proud Mary" in her audition made her an early favorite. But she stole the show and hearts of millions when she performed her version of "Summertime." This heartfelt and emotional performance earned raves from the judges and landed her on the Emmy Awards 2004 list of greatest television moments.
After Idol Fantasia released her first single in June 2004 "I Believe" which she had performed on American Idol that won against Diana Digarmo. Finally her debut album "Free Yourself", was released November 2004. Her singles "Truth Is" & "Free Yourself", became huge R&B hits, along with "Baby Mama" . To date Free Yourself has sold over one million copies and is certified platinum.
She has played Aretha Franklin in an episode of the series American Dreams, singing "Respect". Been guest voiced on The Simpsons episode "A Star is Torn" She's appeared as a headliner at several music festivals including the Saint Lucia Jazz Festival & Reggae Sumfest in Jamaica. In Fall 2005 Fantasia will be touring with Kayne West on the "Touch the Sky" tour. In the late summer of 2005, Fantasia collaborated with Lyfe Jennings on his single "Hypothetically Remix". But In September 2005, Fantasia published her memoir "Life is Not a Fairy Tale". Then later Fantasia played herself in a Lifetime Television movie based on her autobiography "Life is not a Fairy Tale". The movie was watched by over 19 Million viewers on August 19, 2006. The was movie was directed by Debbie Allen. The movie has touch many people and young single mothers giving inspiration and hope. Barrino has received critical lauds from a variety of respected and noted individuals including Donna Summer, Dallas Austin, India Arie, Anita Baker, Ellen Degeneres, Elton John, The Pointer Sisters, Patti Labelle and Ghostface Killah.
Awards 2004 Billboard Top selling single of the year, "I Believe" 2004 Billboard Top selling R&B/Hip-Hop single of the year, "I Believe" 2005 NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Female Artist 2005 Billboard-American Urban Radio Networks Top R&B/hip-hop single, "I Believe" 2006 Groovevolt Music Awards - Best New Artist 2006 2006 ASCAP R&B/Hip-Hop Awards - "Free Yourself" 2006 ASCAP R&B/Hip-Hop Awards - "Truth Is" 2005 American Music Awards- Favorite Soul/R&B Album- Nominated 2005 American Music Awards- Favorite Soul/R&B Female Artist- Nominated 2006 Grammy Awards- Best Female R&B Vocal Performance- Nominated ("Free Yourself") 2006 Grammy Awards- Best Traditional R&B Vocal Performance- Nominated ("Summertime") 2006 Grammy Awards- Best R&B Song- Nominated ("Free Yourself") 2006 Grammy Awards- Best R&B Album- Nominated (Free Yourself) 2007 NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Female Artist "Fantasia" 2007 NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actress in a Television Movie, Mini-Series, or Dramatical Special 2007 NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Television Movie, Mini-Series, or Dramatical Special - "Life is Not a Fairytale: The Fantasia Barrino Story" (Lifetime)
In the summer of 2006 Fantasia fired all ties with American Idol and signed with Violator Management . On December 12, 2006, she released her new album self-titled "FANTASIA" The album is has production by Missy Elliott, Diane Warren, Tone Mason, who produced first single "Hood Boy ft Big Boi of Outkast", Swizz Beatz, Dre, and many more. Click picture below to watch... Since the release of the album Fantasia has began a with Jamie Foxx She was featured on the United Negro College Fund's "An Evening of Star" tribute to Aretha Franklin. And also will be on Aretha's new album "A Woman Falling out of Love". Click picture below to view... Fantasia was on BET's Celebration of Gospel performing "Endow Me" with Coko of SWV, Lil Mo, Kiki Shepard Click picture below to view... Fantasia's has just announced that she will be on stage in the Oprah Winfrey's "The Color Purple". Beginning April 10th 2007.
"If God forgave me, then you guys can forgive me too. Life goes on and I can do it.' And I did it. ... If you're a single mom and you have a dream, go after it. "

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August 29, 2008

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April 22, 2007

Watch Fantasia's Access Granted: When I See U

Catch Fantasia on BET's Access Granted this Wednesday, April 25th at 7:30pm EST as she takes you behind-the-scenes of the filming of her "When I See U" music video. You can also catch the premiere of the video on Yahoo! Music the following day.

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February 25, 2007

Thanks for coming to check out the new look & news on my page...

"Thank you guys so much, love you, thank you for supporting. Keep supporting me and praying for me, and go after your dreams!" "Don't change for nobody, and don't let anyone tell you you can't, because you can. " "I love you All!" Fan.Tasia

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CinnaminJanetBerry
CinnaminJane...

Female, Age Private, Washington, DC

Posted May 08


NEEW neew

President Barack Obama receives award at centennial celebration for former President Kennedy at Kennedy library in Boston :
https://youtu.be/HXEAZ5XcwxA
Live now happening


Alfreezey
Alfreezey

Male, 36, Waycross, GA

Posted October 18, 2016


Sence you came intwo the music business it has been your time to shine so make everyday a good day


Alfreezey
Alfreezey

Male, 36, Waycross, GA

Posted January 20, 2016


I'm just writeing to say there's a place and time time for special music like your's


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Male, 39, Davenport, IA

Posted June 11, 2015


Keep up the great work! So beautiful.


Alfreezey
Alfreezey

Male, 36, Waycross, GA

Posted January 10, 2015


If your music had to be played on an old stereo people would still listen to you let him used you in a good way


Alfreezey
Alfreezey

Male, 36, Waycross, GA

Posted December 20, 2014


Keep doing what you do so that means keep your head up


wandah50
wandah50

Female, 58, Oxford, AL

Posted December 11, 2014


LET HIM USE YOU !!!


Alfreezey
Alfreezey

Male, 36, Waycross, GA

Posted December 07, 2014


I'm just writeing to say hi & you are so sexy


CinnaminJanetBerry
CinnaminJane...

Female, Age Private, Washington, DC

Posted September 27, 2013


URGENT VID PLEASE CLICK HERE:
https://www.youtube.com/watch? v=4GfvGDV9ADc

GOD ALMIGHTY LOVES YOU FANTASIA, GOD ALMIGHTY BLESS YOU

ONE DAY AGO, SEPT 24TH PRESIDENT OBAMA GAVE AN SERIOUS MEETING AT THE UNITED NATIONS NYC
PLEASE SEE THE VIDEOS IN MY COMMENTS, PLEASE JOIN MY OBAMA GROUPS.


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Male, 29, Jackson, MS

Posted September 24, 2013


I always felt bad for Fantasia after wat happen to her,


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