Fantasia Monique Barrino, known professionally by her mononym Fantasia, is an American R&B singer, songwriter, actress and author. 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 earned 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. This 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.
|Born:||Fantasia Monique Barrino, June 30, 1984, High Point, North Carolina, United States|
|Residence:||Charlotte, North Carolina, U.S.|
|Occupation:||Singer, songwriter, actress, author|
|Spouse(s):||Kendall Taylor (m. 2015)|
|Twitter:||Fantasia Barrino's Twitter profile|
|IMDb:||Fantasia Barrino's IMDb|
About Fantasia Barrino
R&B singer who won the 2004 season of the TV talent competition American Idol. Her single "I Believe" hit #1 on the Billboard Hot 100.
She dropped out of high school after being raped by a classmate, and became pregnant when she was sixteen. She attended the auditions for American Idol in Atlanta.
She was the youngest Idol winner until Jordin Sparks won in 2007 at age seventeen.
She was raised alongside her brother Ricco. She had a daughter named Zion Quari Barrino on August 8, 2001 with her boyfriend at the time, Brandel Shouse. She also had a son named Dallas with Antwuan Cook. In 2015, she married Kendall Taylor.
Barrino sang Tina Turner's "Proud Mary" as a final three contestant on American Idol.
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- American Idol winners
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- African-American non-fiction writers
- Theatre World Award winners
- American hip hop singers
- RCA Records artists
- African-American female singers
- American soul singers