Singer-songwriter, actress, author
Fantasia Monique Barrino (born June 30, 1984), commonly known simply by the mononym Fantasia, is an American R&B singer and actress. She rose to fame as the winner of the third season of the reality television series American Idol in 2004. Following her victory, she released her...Wikipedia
Born: 30th June, 1984, High Point, North Carolina, USA
Height: 5' 7" (170 cm)
Claim to Fame: American Idol winner
Back to Me is the third studio album by American singer Fantasia Barrino. It was released by J Records on August 24, 2010. The album is her first studio album in four years since 2006's Fantasia. The album's title was suggested to her by comedian Steve Harvey, when Barrino visited his morning radio program. The album sold 117,000 in its first week, debuting at number two on the US Billboard 200 and at number one on the Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart, making it Fantasia's highest charting album as of September 2010.
Looking healthy and strong, Fantasia Barrino was welcomed back to American Idol last week, singing her new song "Lose to Win," and earning approval from the show's stars and fans for taking charge of her personal life and career.
"Everyone was saying how happy they were to see me at this place," she told PEOPLE. "I think my happiness and peace is now finally showing and so they were all like 'just stay right here.' "
Since she shot to fame to win season 3 of the show in 2004, the dynamic vocalist has chased ups and downs as she... Read More
Posted by Queenoftab 1 year ago
Fantasia Barrino has a new little backup singer.
The American Idol season 3 winner gave birth to a baby boy, Dallas Xavier Barrino, her rep tells PEOPLE. Baby Dallas made his debut on Tuesday in North Carolina at 7 lbs., 9 oz. and 21 inches long. He joins big sister Zion, 10.
"I feel so blessed that my son Dallas Xavier was born healthy, and is a wonderful new addition to our family," Barrino, 27, tells PEOPLE. "I thank all my fans for their well wishes and continued support."
he singer expressed her joy about the new baby when she revealed in... Read More
Posted by Dawn_light93 3 years ago
Fantasia Barrino has revealed the sex of her baby – and that she's due Dec. 29.
"I'm having a boy. I'm at home, I'm on bed rest right now," she said Tuesday in a phone interview on The Wendy Williams Show.
Barrino – already mother to a daughter Zion, 9 – still has not spoken about the baby's father, but the singer has most recently been romantically linked to Antwaun Cook. Their relationship made headlines last summer after his divorce from Paula Cook was linked to his affair with Barrino, 27 Read More
Posted by Queenoftab 3 years ago
Forbes has released its annual list of the top earning American Idol stars, and Carrie Underwood leads the whole field by leaps and bounds.
In fact, the country star earned so much more than any other Idol, the top four money-makers after Carrie barely eclipse her total combined.
Below is the list of top Idol earners from May 2010-May 2011. Note the lack of the last three winners of the competition from the top 10 ...
1. Carrie Underwood – $20 million
2. (tie) Adam Lambert and Chris Daughtry – $6 million
4. Fantasia Barrino – $4 million
5.... Read More
Posted by shanishine 3 years ago
Troubled singer Fantasia Barrino broke down in tears on TV on Friday when she was quizzed by chat show host Wendy Williams about her recent suicide attempt. Barrino was taken to hospital last month after overdosing on sleeping pills and aspirin and she has since revealed the attempt was no accident - she wanted to die. The drama prompted hardcore gossip queen Williams to ask the former American Idol star if she thought about her daughter before deciding to take her life. The pertinent question prompted her chat show guest to burst into tears. Through the... Read More
Posted by Queenoftab 4 years ago
I thought if I was going to go into the competition, I was going to go in the same way I was going to go out. I was just going to be me.
I like to go to the ocean and see the miracles that God has created. It reminds me of His power. He can do anything, like pulling me up from where I came, taking me through what I have been through, and bringing me to this point -- the point where I prayed to be my whole life. - Fantasia, in her book, Life is Not a Fairy Tale
1 December 2005: Made her Broadway debut with the lead role of Celie in `The Color Purple`.
Dropped out of high school after a sexual assault that left her feeling embarrassed and harassed.