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Encyclopedia > Fantasia Barrino
Fantasia
Birth name Fantasia Monique Barrino
Born June 30, 1984 (1984-06-30) (age 23)
Origin High Point, North Carolina, United States
Genre(s) R&B, soul
Occupation(s) Singer, actress, author
Years active 2004-present
Label(s) J Records (2004 - Present)
Website FantasiaBarrinoOfficial.com

Fantasia Monique Barrino (born June 30, 1984), or simply Fantasia, is an American R&B/soul singer and Broadway actress who rose to fame as the winner of the third season of the television series American Idol in 2004. Her first album, Free Yourself, was certified platinum and received four Grammy nominations. Her second album, Fantasia, was certified gold, received three Grammy nominations and featured the 8-week #1 Billboard Hot R&B hit "When I See U." Following a critically acclaimed run on Broadway as Celie in the musical, The Color Purple, Fantasia was cast to star in the movie version of the musical, which is slated to begin production in 2009. is the 181st day of the year (182nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the year. ... Nickname: Location in Guilford County and the state of North Carolina Coordinates: , Country State Counties Guilford, Davidson, Randolph, Forsyth Government  - Mayor Rebecca Smothers (D) Area  - City 95. ... Official language(s) English Demonym North Carolinian Capital Raleigh Largest city Charlotte Largest metro area Charlotte metro area Area  Ranked 28th in the US  - Total 53,865 sq mi (139,509 km²)  - Width 150 miles (340 km)  - Length 560[1] miles (900 km)  - % water 9. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Contemporary R&B is a music genre of American popular music, the current iteration of the genre that began in the 1940s as rhythm and blues music. ... For other uses, see Soul music (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Singer (disambiguation). ... Actors in period costume sharing a joke whilst waiting between takes during location filming. ... For other uses, see Author (disambiguation). ... In the music industry, a record label can be a brand and a trademark associated with the marketing of music recordings and music videos. ... J Records is an American record label, owned and operated by Sony BMG, and is distributed through the RCA Records Group. ... is the 181st day of the year (182nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the year. ... Contemporary R&B is a music genre of American popular music, the current iteration of the genre that began in the 1940s as rhythm and blues music. ... For other uses, see Soul music (disambiguation). ... For other uses of Broadway, see Broadway. ... Actors in period costume sharing a joke whilst waiting between takes during location filming. ... The third season of American Idol premiered on January 19, 2004 and continued until May 26, 2004. ... For the most recent American Idol season, see American Idol (season 7). ... Free Yourself is the debut album by American Idol winner Fantasia Barrino, which was released on November 23, 2004. ... Fantasia is the second studio album by American singer Fantasia Barrino, released by J Records on December 12, 2006. ... Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs, formerly known by various names including Hot Soul Singles, Hot Black Singles, and Hot R&B Singles (before the hip-hop term was added in the late 1990s), is a chart released weekly by Billboard in the United States. ... When I See U is an R&B song recorded by Fantasia, written by Sam Watters, Louis Biancaniello, Kevin Risto, Waynne Nugent, Janet Sewell and Erika Nuri, and produced by Midi Mafia and Mzmeriq. ... For other uses of Broadway, see Broadway. ... The Color Purple is a Broadway musical based upon the novel The Color Purple by Alice Walker. ...

Contents

Biography

Early life

Barrino was born and raised in High Point, North Carolina, to Diane and Joseph Barrino. In her autobiography, Life Is Not a Fairytale, Barrino explains that a family rumor suggests her father's family was of Cuban and Trinidadian descent, explaining the surname Barrino (a rare surname for African Americans in North Carolina).[1] The Barrino Family traveled and performed in the Carolinas and elsewhere in the American South and recorded the CD Miracles for a local label. Fantasia's singing style was shaped by the example of gospel singers like Shirley Caesar and The Clark Sisters. Rhythm and Blues singers such as Patti LaBelle, Aretha Franklin and Chaka Khan also left a strong impact on young Fantasia. Nickname: Location in Guilford County and the state of North Carolina Coordinates: , Country State Counties Guilford, Davidson, Randolph, Forsyth Government  - Mayor Rebecca Smothers (D) Area  - City 95. ... Trinidad (Spanish, Trinity) most commonly refers to the larger island of the nation Trinidad and Tobago, the subject of this article. ... Shirley Caesar (born October 13, 1938 in Durham, North Carolina) is an American gospel singer, known for her energetic performances and powerhose vocals. ... The Clark Sisters are an American gospel vocal group consisting of four sisters: Elbernita Twinkie Clark, Jacky Clark Chisholm, Dorinda Clark Cole, and Karen Clark Sheard. ... Patti LaBelle (born May 24, 1944) is an American R&B, soul singer and songwriter. ... Aretha Louise Franklin (born March 25, 1942) is an American singer, songwriter, and pianist. ... Chaka Khan (born March 23, 1953) is a multiple Grammy Award-winning American singer known for hit songs such as Im Every Woman, I Feel For You and Through the Fire. Khan was first featured as a member of the funk band Rufus before beginning her solo career. ...


She attended T. Wingate Andrews High School in High Point, North Carolina. After she was raped by a classmate [2], she was left feeling harassed and embarrassed and dropped out of high school. In a later relationship, she became pregnant and, at age 17, on August 8, 2001, she gave birth to her daughter, Zion Quari who is now 6 years old. She broke up with the father for what she has described as physical abuse. [3] Nickname: Location in Guilford County and the state of North Carolina Coordinates: , Country State Counties Guilford, Davidson, Randolph, Forsyth Government  - Mayor Rebecca Smothers (D) Area  - City 95. ... is the 220th day of the year (221st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the year. ...

American Idol Season 3 Winner
Birthname Fantasia Barrino
Genres R&B
Successor Carrie Underwood
Predecessor Ruben Studdard

Contemporary R&B is a music genre of American popular music, the current iteration of the genre that began in the 1940s as rhythm and blues music. ... Carrie Marie Underwood (born March 10, 1983 in Muskogee, Oklahoma) is a three-time Grammy Award-winning singer. ... Christopher Ruben Studdard (born September 12, 1978), better known as Ruben Studdard, is an American Idol, an American pop, R&B, and gospel singer who rose to fame as winner of the second season of the American Idol television program. ...

American Idol 2004

Barrino made an immediate impression on American Idol with her stylized, gospel-influenced sound, and her explosive stage presence. Her audition version of Tina Turner's "Proud Mary" made her an early favorite in the competition. Her standout performance during the course of the show was a heartfelt staging, begun seated, of the Porgy and Bess standard "Summertime" that left her in tears from "feeling the song" and earned praise from the judges, as well as landing her on the Emmy Awards's 2004 list of greatest television moments. "Summertime" was also labeled by idol judge Randy Jackson as the best performance in the show's history. The third season of American Idol premiered on January 19, 2004 and continued until May 26, 2004. ... Gospel music is music that is written to express either personal or a communal belief regarding Christian life, as well as (in terms of the varying music styles) to give a Christian alternative to mainstream secular music. ... Tina Turner (born Anna Mae Bullock) November 26, 1939) is an 11 time Grammy Award-winning (sharing three), American Singer, Dancer, Record Producer, Executive Producer, Film Producer, Actress, Writer, Performer, Songwriter, Author and occasional Painter whose career has spanned from 1956 to present. ... Proud Mary is a song written by American singer and guitarist John Fogerty. ... The cast of Porgy and Bess during the Boston try-out prior to the Broadway opening. ... Summertime is the name of an aria composed by George Gershwin for the 1935 opera Porgy and Bess. ... An Emmy Award. ... This article is about the American Idol judge. ...


In the season finale Barrino performed, for the second time, "Summertime" that again drew enormous praise from the judges — including Simon Cowell's remarks that she was the best contestant to ever compete in any idol competition. This would include the over seventy Idol champions crowned nationally and internationally since the show began its first global incarnations. Over sixty-five million votes were cast in order to determine the winner on May 26, 2004, up from twenty-four million in 2003.[4] It was the highest finale vote in the show's history until the May 23, 2007 American Idol 6 finale. In the end Fantasia defeated runner-up Diana DeGarmo by 1.3 million votes.[5] At age nineteen, Fantasia was the youngest American Idol winner until May 23, 2007, when the 17 year-old Jordin Sparks won the title. Simon Phillip Cowell (born October 7, 1959) is an English artist-and-repertoire (A&R) executive and television personality/producer, best known as a judge on such TV shows as Pop Idol, American Idol, The X Factor, and Britains Got Talent. ... is the 146th day of the year (147th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 143rd day of the year (144th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... The sixth season of American Idol premiered on the FOX Broadcasting Network on January 16, 2007 and will run until May 23, 2007. ... Diana Nicole DeGarmo (born June 16, 1987 in Birmingham, Alabama) is an American singer and Broadway actress. ... is the 143rd day of the year (144th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... This article is about the singer. ...


Barrino participated in the U.S. tour with the other American Idol finalists and appeared in the 2004 Christmas special, Kelly, Ruben and Fantasia: Home For the Holidays. In American television, a Christmas television special is typically a one-time, half-hour program aired during the Christmas season. ...


2004–2005: Free Yourself

Debut Album: Free Yourself
Debut Album: Free Yourself

In June 2004, Fantasia released her debut single, "I Believe", which later debuted at number-one on the Billboard Hot 100. This number-one debut made Fantasia the first artist in history to achieve this with a first single. On the sales chart, the single spent eleven consecutive weeks at number one, giving it the longest consecutive stay on top of that chart for an American Idol contestant. The CD single, "I Believe", went on to become the top selling single of 2004 in the U.S., and has since been certified double platinum by the CRIA. Barrino also won three Billboard Awards for the single. Image File history File links Free Yourself, the album by Fantasia. ... Image File history File links Free Yourself, the album by Fantasia. ... 2004 : January - February - March - April - May - June - July - August - September - October - November - December See also: June 2004 in sports Deaths in June • 28 Anthony Buckeridge • 26 Naomi Shemer • 26 Yash Johar • 22 Bob Bemer • 22 Thomas Gold • 22 Francisco Ortiz Franco • 16 Thanom Kittikachorn • 10 Ray Charles • 5 Ronald Reagan... I Believe is an award winning debut single released by the music artist and American Idol season 3 winner, Fantasia Barrino. ... A CD single is a music single in the form of a compact disc. ... The Canadian Recording Industry Association is a non-profit trade organization that was founded in 1964 to represent the interests of Canadian companies that create, manufacture and market sound recordings. ... Billboard can refer to: Billboard magazine Billboard (advertising) Billboard antenna In 3D computer graphics, to billboard is to rotate an object so that it faces the viewer. ...


Fantasia's debut studio album, Free Yourself, was released in November 2004. It debuted at number eight on the Billboard 200 pop album chart, selling 240,000 copies in its first week. To date, it has sold over two million copies worldwide, and was certified platinum in the U.S. The singles "Truth Is" and "Free Yourself" became R&B hits, reaching number two and number three respectively on the Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Tracks chart, while the controversial "Baby Mama" – which critics accused of romanticizing single motherhood[6] – reached the top twenty. Barrino did even better on the Billboard Adult R&B Airplay, where she was the first artist of any kind to simultaneously have two of the top three songs,[7] and "Truth Is" spent fourteen weeks at the number one position. Barrino was named the number-one artist of the Adult Urban Contemporary format for 2005 according to the December 13, 2005 Billboard Magazine. Free Yourself is the debut album by American Idol winner Fantasia Barrino, which was released on November 23, 2004. ... November 2004 : January - February - March - April - May - June - July - August - September - October - November - December See also: November 2004 in sports November 2004 in science Events Deaths in November • 30 Pierre Berton • 29 John Drew Barrymore • 26 Bill Alley • 24 Arthur Hailey • 23 Rafael Eitan • 18 Bobby Frank Cherry • 16 John... The Billboard 200 is a ranking of the 200 highest-selling music albums and EPs in the United States, published weekly by Billboard magazine. ... Rhythm and blues (or R & B) is a musical marketing term introduced in the United States in the late 1940s by Billboard magazine. ... The Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks chart, formerly known as Top Soul Singles, Top Black Singles, and Top R&B Singles (before the hip-hop term was added in the late 1990s), lists the most popular songs, calculated weekly by airplay and sales, in traditionally African American venues... Rhythm and blues (or R&B) was coined as a musical marketing term introduced in the United States in the late 1940s by Jerry Wexler at Billboard magazine, used to designate upbeat popular music performed by African American artists that combined jazz and blues. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 347th day of the year (348th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Billboard is a weekly American magazine devoted to the music industry. ...


Through spring and winter of 2005, Barrino made many television appearances to promote her album. She played Aretha Franklin in an episode of the series American Dreams, singing "Respect", guest voiced on The Simpsons episode "A Star Is Torn", and guest starred as herself in a cameo role on the sitcom All of Us. She appeared three times as a musical guest on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. On March 25, 2005, Barrino performed at the thirty-sixth NAACP Image Awards in honor of Illinois Senator Barack Obama after winning the award for Outstanding Female Artist. In May 2005 Barrino went on her first tour with her own live band, with soul singers Kem and Rashaan Patterson. She also appeared as a headliner at several music festivals including the Saint Lucia Jazz Festival and the Reggae Sumfest in Jamaica. In October 2005, she received good notices as an opening act for Kanye West's Touch the Sky Tour.[8] Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... American Dreams was an American television drama program broadcast on the NBC television network. ... Simpsons redirects here. ... A Star Is Torn is the eighteenth episode of The Simpsons sixteenth season. ... This article is about the TV series. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... James Douglas Muir Jay Leno (April 28, 1950) is an Emmy Award-winning American stand-up comedian and television host, who succeeded Johnny Carson as host of The Tonight Show in 1992. ... is the 84th day of the year (85th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), is one of the oldest and most influential hate organizations in the United States. ... This article is about the U.S. State. ... “Barack” redirects here. ... 2005 : January - February - March - April - May - June - July - August - September - October - November - December- → Wikimedia Commons has media related to: May 2005 Deaths in May May 26: Eddie Albert May 25: Ismail Merchant May 25: Sunil Dutt May 25: Graham Kennedy May 22: Thurl Ravenscroft May 21: Howard Morris May 21... View of Kem in 1911. ... Rashaan Patterson is best known for portraying The Kid on the popular 1980s television show Kids Incorporated. ... The St. ... Reggae Sumfest is a large concert festival in a park-like environment in the middle of Montego Bay. ... 2005 : January - February - March - April - May - June - July - August - September - October - November - December- → Deaths in October 28: Richard Smalley 26: Emil Kyulev 24: José Azcona del Hoyo 24: Rosa Parks 23: Stella Obasanjo 22: Liam Lawlor 22: Shirley Horn 20: Endon Mahmood 17: Ba Jin 10: Milton Obote 7: Charles... Kanye Omari West (pronounced /kÉ‘njÉ›j/) (born June 8, 1977) is an American record producer and rapper who rose to fame in the mid 2000s. ...


September 2005, Barrino published her memoirs (which she dictated to a freelance writer), Life Is Not a Fairy Tale. The book quickly became a New York Times Bestseller, reaching number seven on the list. In it she revealed that she was functionally illiterate. She discussed this in an interview on ABC's 20/20,[9] saying she only had enough skills to get by, but was unable to recognize unfamiliar words. 2005 : January - February - March - April - May - June - July - August - September - October - November - December- → Deaths in September September 28 : Constance Baker Motley September 25 : M. Scott Peck September 25 : Don Adams September 20 : Simon Wiesenthal September 14 : Robert Wise September 10 : Hermann Bondi September 8 : Donald Horne September 7 : Moussa Arafat... Life Is Not a Fairy Tale is a book describing the life of American Idol 3 winner, Fantasia Barrino , and her rise to national prominence. ... The New York Times is an internationally known daily newspaper published in New York City and distributed in the United States and many other nations worldwide. ... Functional illiteracy refers to the inability of an individual to use reading, writing, and computational skills efficiently in everyday life situations. ... The American Broadcasting Company (ABC) is an American television network. ... This article is about the television show. ...


2006–2008: Fantasia and The Color Purple

Second Album: Fantasia
Second Album: Fantasia

In 2006, Fantasia was nominated for four Grammy Awards for her debut album. Though she didn't win any of them, she performed at the 48th annual telecast with several artists including Aerosmith, Joss Stone, John Legend, Maroon 5, and Ciara in an all-star tribute to Sly and the Family Stone during the Grammy Award show. Image File history File links Fantasiacover. ... Image File history File links Fantasiacover. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... This article is about the band Aerosmith. ... Joss Stone (born Joscelyn Eve Stoker on 11 April 1987) is a British soul, R&B, and blues singer, songwriter, and occasional actress who emerged to fame in late 2003 with her debut album, The Soul Sessions, which was certified triple platinum by the BPI, and was announced as one... John Legend (born John Stephens on 28 December 1978) is an American R&B singer, songwriter, and pianist. ... Maroon 5 is a soul-influenced American band originating from Los Angeles, California. ... Ciara (born Ciara Princess Harris on October 25, 1985 in Austin, Texas)(IPA pronunciation: [1])is a Grammy Award-winning American singer, songwriter, dancer, record producer, and occasional actress. ... Sly & the Family Stone were an American rock band from San Francisco, California. ...


In August of 2006, Barrino played herself in a Lifetime Television film based on her autobiography Life Is Not a Fairy Tale. The film was directed by Debbie Allen and debuted on the women’s cable network on Saturday, August 19, 2006. The movie received nineteen million viewers throughout its debut weekend. Life Is Not a Fairy Tale: The Fantasia Barrino Story has also become Lifetime's second most viewed program of all time.[10] August is the eighth month of the year in the Gregorian Calendar and one of seven Gregorian months with the length of 31 days. ... Lifetime Television is an American television network devoted to movies, sitcoms and dramas, all of which are either geared toward women or feature women in lead roles. ... Debbie Allen (born Deborrah Kaye Allen on January 16, 1950 in Houston, Texas) is an American actor, choreographer, film director, television producer and a member of the Presidents Committee on the Arts and Humanities. ... is the 231st day of the year (232nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Life Is Not a Fairy Tale is a book describing the life of American Idol 3 winner, Fantasia Barrino , and her rise to national prominence. ...


Fantasia had many musical collaborations during the Fall of 2006 including a remake of "Endow Me" (originally sang by the Clark Sisters) which featured Faith Evans, Lil Mo and Coko of SWV, a remake with Patti LaBelle & Yolanda Adams for the Happy Feet Movie Soundtrack and most notably her duet with Aretha Franklin which was recorded at that time and later released in 2007. She released her self-titled sophomore effort, Fantasia, on December 12, 2006. The album involved production by Missy Elliott, Swizz Beatz, Babyface, Diane Warren & others, and has since spawned the singles "Hood Boy","When I See U" and "Only One U" and went on to be Certified Gold.[3] Autumn colours at Westonbirt Arboretum, Gloucestershire, England. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Faith Renée Evans (born June 10, 1973) is a Grammy Award-winning American R&B singer, songwriter and producer. ... Lil Mo (born Cynthia Loving in Long Island, New York) is an African American R&B singer. ... Cheryl Coko Clemons (born Cheryl Gamble on June 13, 1973)) is an American Gospel and R&B singer, and was lead singer of R&B group Sisters With Voices (SWV). ... SWV, also known as Sisters With Voices, is an American female R&B trio from New York that formed as three school friends in 1990: Cheryl Coko Gamble-Clemons (born June 13, 1973), Tamara Taj Johnson-George (born April 1973), and Leanne Lelee Lyons (born July 17, 1974). ... Patti LaBelle (born May 24, 1944) is an American R&B, soul singer and songwriter. ... Yolanda Yvette Adams (born August 27, 1961 in Houston, Texas) is a Grammy Award-winnning American singer. ... Aretha Louise Franklin (born March 25, 1942) is an American singer, songwriter, and pianist. ... Fantasia is the second studio album by American singer Fantasia Barrino, released by J Records on December 12, 2006. ... is the 346th day of the year (347th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Missy Elliott (born Melissa Arnette Elliott July 1, 1971 in Portsmouth, Virginia), is a five-time Grammy Award-winning American rapper, singer, songwriter, and record producer. ... Kasseem Mike Dean (born August 30, 1978), better known by his stage name Swizz Beatz, is an American record producer and rapper. ... Kenneth Babyface Edmonds (born April 10, 1958 in Indianapolis, Indiana) is an R&B and pop singer, songwriter, keyboardist, record producer, film producer, and entreprenuer. ... Diane Warren (Born Diane Eve Warren on September 7, 1956 in Van Nuys, California) is an American songwriter. ... Hood Boy is the first single from Fantasia Barrinos second album, Fantasia, on November 28. ... When I See U is the second single from Fantasias second album Fantasia. ... Only One U is the third single of R&B singer Fantasia’s second album, Fantasia (2007). ... GOLD refers to one of the following: GOLD (IEEE) is an IEEE program designed to garner more student members at the university level (Graduates of the Last Decade). ...


February 2007, Fantasia appeared and performed on American Idol, and announced that she would be starring in the lead role of Celie in the Broadway musical The Color Purple, the hit musical based on the Pulitzer Prize winning novel by Alice Walker. After appearing on American Idol and the Oprah Winfrey Show, the musical received a boost of over two million in pre-ticket sales in one week. Leading up to her first performance on April 10, 2007 the play garnered a total of 6.5 million in pre-ticket sales. February 2007 is the second month of the year. ... For other uses of Broadway, see Broadway. ... The Color Purple is a Broadway musical based upon the novel The Color Purple by Alice Walker. ... Alice Malsenior Walker (born February 9, 1944) is an American author and feminist (although she prefers the word Womanist). ... Oprah Winfrey during her car giveaway to the entire audience. ... is the 100th day of the year (101st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ...


While in the role, Fantasia earned rave reviews for her performance. Long-time Broadway Critic Clive Barnes of the NY Post went on to say "...there is some elemental quality to Fantasia that is either greatness or something close to it.". Upon her warm welcome to the stage Fantasia was asked to perform at the 2007 Tony Awards in a tribute to the Atlanta Alliance Theater in which the Color Purple musical got its start. In recognition of an outstanding stage debut performance, Fantasia was given the Theater World Award and the Best Replacement Star Broadway.com Award. Fantasia was initially scheduled for a limited six month engagement ending in October 2007 but had her run extended until January 6, 2008. The Color Purple Box Office saw a 34 million dollar jump in sales since Fantasia started in the show, a third of the play's 100 million dollar earning since its debut in 2005. Clive Barnes (born May 13, 1927) is an English writer, journalist, and critic. ... The New York Post is one of the oldest newspapers published in the United States. ... What is popularly called the Tony Award® but is formally the Antoinette Perry Award is an annual American award celebrating achievements in theater, including musical theater. ... The Theatre World Award, first awarded for the 1945-46 season, is an American honor given annually to actors and actresses in recognition of an outstanding New York City stage debut performance. ... is the 6th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2008 (MMVIII) is the current year, a leap year that started on Tuesday of the Anno Domini (or common era), in accordance with the Gregorian calendar. ...


2008-present: 3rd studio album: The Color Purple Movie Musical

Fantasia received three Grammy nominations for her sophomore release, Fantasia and is currently in the studio working on her third album to be released late 2008, early 2009. She stated on the red carpet of the 2008 Grammy Awards that the style of her new album will be a blending of the avenues she has touched musically, which include, American Idol and Broadway. She also revealed that she will be writing songs and will collaborate again with Missy Elliott, The Underdogs and Midi Mafia, who produced one of her bigger hits, "When I See U." Missy Elliott (born Melissa Arnette Elliott July 1, 1971 in Portsmouth, Virginia), is a five-time Grammy Award-winning American rapper, singer, songwriter, and record producer. ... [1] MIDI - A standard for representing musical information in a digital format. ... When I See U is an R&B song recorded by Fantasia, written by Sam Watters, Louis Biancaniello, Kevin Risto, Waynne Nugent, Janet Sewell and Erika Nuri, and produced by Midi Mafia and Mzmeriq. ...


Fantasia was cast by Oprah Winfrey as Celie in the film adaptation of “The Color Purple” musical, which is to begin production after the release of her third album.[11]


Family Ties

Fantasia is the first cousin of music act K-Ci & JoJo of the group Jodeci. K-Ci and JoJo is an American R&B duo, comprised of brothers Cedric K-Ci Hailey and Joel Jo-Jo Hailey. ... Jodeci is an American musical group, whose repertoire included R&B, soul music, and new jack swing. ...


Discography

Main article: Fantasia discography

The following article is a complete discography of every album and single released by American R&B music artist Fantasia Barrino. ...

Awards

Wins

  • 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"
  • 2007 Theatre World Award Outstanding Broadway Debut Performance - "The Color Purple"
  • 2007 Broadway.com Award for Favorite (Female) Replacement - "The Color Purple"
  • 2008 Founder's Appreciation Award from Greensboro sit-ins Organization

The Theatre World Award is an American honor given annually to an actor or an actress in recognition of an outstanding breakout performance in their New York City stage debut. ... Lunch Counter from Greensboro, North Carolina Woolworths now at Smithsonian Institution The Greensboro sit-ins were an instrumental action in the African-American Civil Rights Movement, leading to increased national sentiment at a crucial period in American history. ...

Nominations

The NAACP Image Award is an award presented annually by the NAACP to honor the top African-Americans in film, television, music and literature. ... Fantasia chronology Only One U (2007) Put You Up On Game (2007) TBA Put You Up On Game is a duet recorded between R&B/soul singers Aretha Franklin and Fantasia. ... The Grammy Award for Best R&B Song (sometimes known as the R&B Songwriters Award) has been awarded since 1969. ... The Grammy Award for Best Female R&B Vocal Performance has been awarded since 1968. ... The Grammy Award for Best Contemporary R&B Album has been awarded since 2003. ... The American Music Awards show is one of four annual major US music awards shows (the others being the Billboard Music Awards, the Grammy Awards, and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony). ... The NAACP Image Award is an award presented annually by the NAACP to honor the top African-Americans in film, television, music and literature. ... The Grammy Award for Best Female R&B Vocal Performance has been awarded since 1968. ... The Grammy Award for Best R&B Album has been awarded since 1995. ... The Grammy Award for Best Traditional R&B Vocal Performance has been awarded since 1999. ... The Grammy Award for Best R&B Song (sometimes known as the R&B Songwriters Award) has been awarded since 1969. ... The Soul Train Music Awards is an annual award show aired on various television networks in national syndication that honors the best in Black music and entertainment. ... The BET Awards were established in 2001 by BET to celebrate and honour all of the favorites of Black music, acting, sports, and other fields of entertainment over the past year. ... The American Music Awards show is one of four annual major US music awards shows (the others being the Billboard Music Awards, the Grammy Awards, and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony). ... Janet Jackson on the cover of Vibe in 1998. ...

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  11. ^ As Fantasia confirmed to MTV News on March 5, 2008. See http://moviesblog.mtv.com/2008/03/05/fantasia-and-oprah-bring-the-color-purple-back-to-hollywood-as-musical/.

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  • Excerpt: "Life Is Not a Fairy Tale", by Fantasia
Free Yourself is the debut album by American Idol winner Fantasia Barrino, which was released on November 23, 2004. ... Fantasia is the second studio album by American singer Fantasia Barrino, released by J Records on December 12, 2006. ... I Believe is an award winning debut single released by the music artist and American Idol season 3 winner, Fantasia Barrino. ... Truth Is is the second hit single released by the music artist, Fantasia. ... Baby Mama is an R&B/hip-hop song by Fantasia from her debut album Free Yourself. ... Free Yourself is the fourth single and the title track of Fantasias debut album Free Yourself. ... Aint Gon Beg You is a song performed by American Idol winner Fantasia Barrino. ... Hood Boy is the first single from Fantasia Barrinos second album, Fantasia, on November 28. ... Big Boi (born Antwan André Patton on February 1, 1975 in Savannah, Georgia) is an American hip hop artist and producer; one half of the alternative hip-hop duo OutKast. ... When I See U is an R&B song recorded by Fantasia, written by Sam Watters, Louis Biancaniello, Kevin Risto, Waynne Nugent, Janet Sewell and Erika Nuri, and produced by Midi Mafia and Mzmeriq. ... Only One U is the third single of R&B singer Fantasia’s second album, Fantasia (2007). ... Fantasia chronology Only One U (2007) Put You Up On Game (2007) TBA Put You Up On Game is a duet recorded between R&B/soul singers Aretha Franklin and Fantasia. ... Life Is Not a Fairy Tale is a book describing the life of American Idol 3 winner, Fantasia Barrino , and her rise to national prominence. ... The following article is a complete discography of every album and single released by American R&B music artist Fantasia Barrino. ... Fantasia Monique Barrino (born June 30, 1984), or simply Fantasia, is an American R&B/soul singer and Broadway actress who rose to fame as the winner of the third season of the television series American Idol in 2004. ... For the most recent American Idol season, see American Idol (season 7). ... The third season of American Idol premiered on January 19, 2004 and continued until May 26, 2004. ... The Color Purple is a Broadway musical based upon the novel The Color Purple by Alice Walker. ... For the most recent American Idol season, see American Idol (season 7). ... The third season of American Idol premiered on January 19, 2004 and continued until May 26, 2004. ... Diana Nicole DeGarmo (born June 16, 1987 in Birmingham, Alabama) is an American singer and Broadway actress. ... For the album, see Jasmine Trias (album) Jasmine Soriano Trias (born November 3, 1986) is a Chinese American singer and entertainer who was the third-place finalist on the third season of American Idol due in part to tremendous call-in support from California, New York To China (source: *USA... La Toya Renee London (born on December 29, 1978) is an American R&B and soul singer and actress who was the fourth-place finalist on the third season of the reality/talent-search television series American Idol. ... John Stevens on On Air with Ryan Seacrest. ... Jennifer Kate Hudson (born September 12, 1981) is an Academy Award-winning American actress and singer. ... Jon Peter Lewis and his trademark green velvet jacket. ... Ciara-Camile Roque Velasco (born September 1, 1985), an American , was one of the finalists on the third season of the reality/talent-search television series, American Idol. ... Amy Christina Adams (born July 25, 1979 in Kansas City, Kansas) is an American singer best known as the tenth-place finalist on the third season of the television series American Idol. ... Matthew Wyatt Rogers (born September 16, 1978 in Rancho Cucamonga, California) is an American singer, one of the finalists on the third season of the reality/talent-search television series American Idol. ... Leah LaBelle on American Idol Leah LaBelle (born Leah Vladowski on 8 September 1986) is an American singer, one of the finalists on the third season of the reality/talent-search television series American Idol. ... For the most recent American Idol season, see American Idol (season 7). ... The first season of American Idol premiered on June 11, 2002 (under the full title American Idol: The Search For A Superstar) and continued until September 4, 2002. ... The second season of American Idol premiered on January 21, 2003 and continued until May 21, 2003. ... The third season of American Idol premiered on January 19, 2004 and continued until May 26, 2004. ... The fourth season of American Idol premiered on January 18, 2005 and continued until May 25, 2005. ... The fifth season of American Idol began on January 17, 2006 and concluded on May 24, 2006. ... The sixth season of American Idol premiered on the Fox Broadcasting Company on January 16, 2007 and ran until May 23, 2007. ... The seventh season of American Idol, which began on January 14, 2008, is the current season of the annual reality show and singing competition. ... Ryan John Seacrest is an American television/radio host. ... !!Brian Dunkleman!! (born September 25, 1971 in Ellicottville, New York) is a comedian/actor who is best known for co-hosting the first season of American Idol on the Fox Network with Ryan Seacrest. ... This article is about the American Idol judge. ... Paula Julie Abdul is an American, multi-platinum selling, Grammy Award-winning singer, dancer, television personality, jewelry designer, actress, and Emmy Award-winning choreographer. ... Simon Phillip Cowell (born October 7, 1959) is an English artist-and-repertoire (A&R) executive and television personality/producer, best known as a judge on such TV shows as Pop Idol, American Idol, The X Factor, and Britains Got Talent. ... Kelly Brianne Clarkson (born April 24, 1982) is an American pop rock singer, songwriter, and occasional actress. ... Christopher Ruben Studdard (born September 12, 1978), better known as Ruben Studdard, is an American Idol, an American pop, R&B, and gospel singer who rose to fame as winner of the second season of the American Idol television program. ... Carrie Marie Underwood (born March 10, 1983 in Muskogee, Oklahoma) is a three-time Grammy Award-winning singer. ... Taylor Reuben Hicks (born October 7, 1976) is an American singer-songwriter. ... This article is about the singer. ... A Moment like This is the first single, released as a double A-side with Before Your Love, by Kelly Clarkson, the winner of the first season of American Idol, and later included on her multi-platinum debut album, Thankful. ... Ruben Studdard (born September 12, 1978) is an American pop music singer who rose to fame as winner of the second season of the American Idol television program. ... I Believe is an award winning debut single released by the music artist and American Idol season 3 winner, Fantasia Barrino. ... Inside Your Heaven is a song written by Andreas Carlsson, Pelle Nylén, Savan Kotecha and produced by Desmond Child. ... Do I Make You Proud is a soul-pop song written for American Idol season five winner Taylor Hicks by Tracy Ackerman, Andy Watkins, and Paul Wilson of the Absolute production team, and co-produced by Dave Way. ... This Is My Now is a song written by Jeff Peabody and Scott Krippayne. ... Justin Guarini (born Justin Eldrin Bell on October 28, 1978 in Columbus, Georgia) is a singer/songwriter, actor who rose to fame in 2002, as the first runner-up on the debut season of the television show “American Idol”. His father, Eldrin Bell, is a former Atlanta Chief of Police. ... Clay Aiken (born Clayton Holmes Grissom on November 30, 1978) is an American pop singer who rose to fame on the second season of the television program American Idol in 2003. ... Diana Nicole DeGarmo (born June 16, 1987 in Birmingham, Alabama) is an American singer and Broadway actress. ... Harold Elwin Bo Bice, Jr. ... This article is about the singer. ... Blake Colin Lewis (born January 21, 1981) is an American singer-songwriter and beatboxer who was the runner-up to Jordin Sparks on the sixth season of American Idol. ... For the kickboxer of the same name, see David Archuleta (kickboxer). ... Tamyra Monica Gray (born July 26, 1979 in Takoma Park, Maryland) is an American actress and singer, best known for her rise to fame as one of the finalists on the first season of the reality television program American Idol in 2002. ... Kimberley Locke (born January 3, 1978 in Hartsville, Tennessee) is an American adult contemporary pop/R&B singer and plus-size fashion model. ... Joshua Mario (Josh) Gracin (born October 18, 1980 in Westland, Michigan) is a country music singer. ... Jennifer Kate Hudson (born September 12, 1981) is an Academy Award-winning American actress and singer. ... This article is about the American musician. ... Elliott Yamin (born Efraym Elliott Yamin[1] on July 20, 1978) is an American singer who is known for his hit single Wait for You as well as being the third-place finalist on the fifth season of American Idol. ... Christopher Adam Daughtry (IPA: [1]) (born December 26, 1979 in Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina, United States) is a Grammy nominated American rock guitarist, singer and songwriter who is the lead vocalist of Daughtry, a band he formed in 2006. ... Kellie Dawn Pickler (born June 28, 1986) is an American country music singer and songwriter who finished sixth on the fifth season of the Fox television series American Idol. ... Anika Noni Rose, Katherine Bailess and Kelly Clarkson in From Justin to Kelly. ... American Juniors also known as 19 Juniors was a reality television series broadcast on the Fox Network as a spin-off of the immensely popular American Idol, created by Simon Fuller and 19 Television, FremantleMedia, directed by Bruce Gowers and produced by Nigel Lythgoe and Ken Warwick. ... An American Idol Christmas (also titled A Very Idol Christmas in Canada) is a Christmas television special for the television shows American Idol and Canadian Idol, but focused mostly on American Idol– the Canadian winner Ryan Malcolm was edited out in the American release. ... American Idol Extra is a television show that is shown on the Fox Reality channel and billed as the show that picks up right where American Idol leaves off. The program features the first full-length interview with the most recent eliminated contestant and various behind-the-scenes material. ... American Idol Rewind is a television series for syndication, that premiered on September 30, 2006. ... American Idol Underground is is an online community and internet radio station where unsigned artists get their music heard. ... The American Idol compilation series are annual television soundtracks for the television show American Idol. ... American Idol has generated controversy over the years in numerous areas. ... After American Idol, several finalists and winners released their own solo albums and singles. ... The following is a list of episodes for the Fox reality series, American Idol. ... Countries that have their own versions of an Idol series. ... American Idol Magazine is the official fanzine for the television show American Idol; containing news, gossip and adverts relating to the American Idol franchise, including articles about former participants. ... American Idol is a video game. ...

 
 

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