Fantasia

Gospel music, Musical Artist

1984 –

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Who is Fantasia?

Fantasia Monique Barrino, 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 debut single, "I Believe," which debuted at number one on the Billboard Hot 100. Subsequently, she released her debut album, Free Yourself, which went on to be certified Platinum by the RIAA and garnered Barrino three Grammy nominations in 2006.

In 2006, she released her second album, Fantasia, which featured the single "When I See U" which topped the Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart for eight weeks. The album was certified Gold by the RIAA and received three Grammy nominations in 2008. She then played the part of Celie in the Broadway musical The Color Purple, for which she won a 2007 Theatre World Award. Her third studio album, Back to Me, was released worldwide on August 24, 2010 and features the single "Bittersweet," which peaked in the top ten on the R&B chart. The single won her a Grammy for Best Female R&B Vocal Performance. As of February 2012, Barrino has sold 3,177,000 albums and 1,425,000 tracks in the United States.

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Born
Jun 30, 1984
High Point
Also known as
  • Fantasia Barrino
  • Fantasia Monique Barrino
  • fantasia_barrino
Siblings
Ethnicity
  • African American
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • T. Wingate Andrews High School
Lived in
  • High Point

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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