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Fantasia Barrino

Fantasia Barrino

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Famous as :

Singer

Birth Name :

Fantasia Monique Barrino

Birth Date :

June 30, 1984

Birth Place :

High Point, North Carolina, US

Claim to fame :

Winner of "American Idol" 3rd season

Biography


Life was not always easy for Fantasia Barrino, but she's not a quitter. Born to a musician family who performed and recorded songs for a local label, she had a rough year, especially in high school, while growing up in High Point, North Carolina. She was once raped by a classmate and dropped out of school as a result. She was pregnant at 16 and gave birth to her daughter with ex-boyfriend Brandel Shouse.

In an effort to start fresh, she packed her bags and moved to neighboring Greensboro. She then auditioned for "American Idol" in Atlanta. Surviving eliminations after landing on the bottom three twice, she was eventually crowned the winner in a finale that drew the highest finale vote in the show's history until 2007 when Jordin Spark won the title.

Latest News


Tony Awards 2014: Stars Arrive for the Red Carpet

June 09, 2014 00:23:44 GMT

The red carpet of Radio City Music Hall in New York City was graced with the arrival of stars who came for the 2014 Tony Awards ceremony on Sunday, June 8. Among the first to arrive was host and his wife Deborra-Lee Furness, who wore matching black outfits.
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Fantasia Premieres 'Without Me' Video Ft. Kelly Rowland and Missy Elliot

July 02, 2013 03:59:02 GMT

After debuting the soulful ladies anthem "Without Me" back in April, now unveils its music video featuring her track collaborators and . The sexy ballad is one of two singles released from her critically-acclaimed new album "", the other being "Lose to Win".
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Artist of the Week: Fantasia Barrino

May 13, 2013 08:25:21 GMT

finally comes out with a new album after three years, but the road wasn't a smooth one. Hitting downward spiral after getting slapped with numerous negative publicities, she was thinking of leaving music industry a few years ago. "I was starting to hate what I loved - the label, the industry I was at a place where I knew what I wanted. And if I couldn't have it, I didn't want to do it anymore," she admitted.
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Fantasia Debuts New Single 'Without Me' Ft. Kelly Rowland and Missy Elliott

April 13, 2013 05:03:02 GMT

R 'n' B diva debuts another new single off her upcoming fourth album "", set to be released on April 23. Entitled "Without Me", the 28-year-old singer taps gal pals of and rapstress for the sexy ballad.
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Fantasia Goes Vintage in 'Lose to Win' Music Video

March 05, 2013 08:29:29 GMT

R'n'B belter premieres the 1920s-inspired music video of her latest single "Lose to Win", a cut off her forthcoming album "". The "" season three winner flashes a visibly more svelte form as she dons vintage 1920s fashion in the visuals of the new love ballad.
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Fantasia to Headline Super Bowl Gospel Celebration

January 11, 2013 04:59:31 GMT

Grammy Award-winning R'n'B artist is set to perform in the upcoming Super Bowl Gospel Celebration at the UNO Lakefront Arena in New Orleans on February 1. It will be preceding the NFL kick off game at the New Orleans Superdome on February 3, at which is billed to perform on the halftime break. The 14th annual staging of the Super Bowl musical event will be hosted by , host of ABC's "", and award-winning gospel musician .
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Video: Fantasia and Joshua Ledet's Powerhouse Performance on 'American Idol' Finale

May 24, 2012 06:59:10 GMT

"" finale on Wednesday, May 23 was all about the winner announcement, but knew how to make her performance that night memorable. Tapped for a duet of "Take Me to the Pilot" with eliminated finalist Joshua Ledet, the "Bittersweet" songstress rocked a black skintight outfit that highlighted her curve.
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Fantasia Barrino 'Blessed' to Have Given Birth to Healthy Baby Boy

December 14, 2011 01:07:26 GMT

has got herself an early Christmas present. The R&B singer, who was the winner of "" season 3, gave birth to a baby boy named Dallas Xavier Barrino at Presbyterian Hospital in North Carolina on Tuesday, December 13, her representative confirmed.
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Father of Fantasia Barrino's Baby Is Still a Married Man

August 02, 2011 04:58:54 GMT

has kept the identity of her baby's father to herself when announcing her pregnancy recently, but many thought that she is likely pregnant by Antwaun Cook, the married man she had an affair with. Radar Online recently confirmed that her baby daddy is indeed Antwaun, and reported that he is still married to estranged wife Paula Cook.
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Video: Fantasia Barrino Confirms She's Pregnant

August 01, 2011 06:30:13 GMT

has another bun in the oven. While taking the stage to sing at a charity event for the opening of the Riverview Apartments in Jacksonville, Florida on Sunday, July 31, the season 3 winner of "" made the announcement that she is expecting a child.
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Not Asked to Do Aretha Franklin Tribute, Fantasia Snubbed Grammys

February 16, 2011 06:24:17 GMT

Singer boycotted the Grammy Awards on Sunday, February 13 because she wasn't asked to be part of the tribute that opened the show. The former "" winner won her first Grammy for Best Female Vocal Performance but wasn't there to pick up the honor.
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Fantasia Barrino Confesses She Aborted Married Lover's Baby

November 24, 2010 08:38:57 GMT

was said making a shocking confession when she testified in child custody case between her married lover Antwaun Cook and his estranged wife Paula Cook in a Charlotte, North Carolina court on Monday, November 22. Although the court was closed to reporters, but sources told Radar Online that Fantasia admitted she got pregnant with Antwaun and had an abortion.
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'I'm Doin' Me' Music Video: Fantasia Ditches Her Cheating Boyfriend

November 04, 2010 07:03:48 GMT

falls for a wrong guy in a music video for her single "I'm Doin' Me". While grabbing a bite with her pals, she suspects her man cheating on her with another girl. She keeps her emotion in check though, deciding that it doesn't give her any good to confront him and beg him to stay with her.
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Official On-Set Pictures of Fantasia's 'I'm Doin' Me' Music Video

October 23, 2010 07:34:37 GMT

Several pictures from the shooting location of 's "I'm Doin' Me" have been offered as a teaser. The official images mostly preview a scene where she makes her way down the street and sings to the camera. The clip will be premiered next month on November 1.
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Fantasia Barrino Is Set for November U.S. Tour Following Suicide Attempt

September 29, 2010 06:40:50 GMT

Troubled singer will hit the road for a U.S. tour in November, three months after her failed suicide attempt. The former "" star survived a drug overdose on August 9 and later shocked fans by revealing the scare wasn't an accident and she meant to take her own life.
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T.I. May Be Axed From Body Spray Ad

September 10, 2010 02:37:17 GMT

Rapper .'s recent arrest will cost him more than his freedom - bosses at a body spray company are set to axe him from their promo campaign. The 29 year old and his wife, former singer Tameka Cottle, were taken into custody in West Hollywood earlier this month after a sheriff's deputy allegedly smelled cannabis smoke coming from their vehicle during a traffic stop.
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Disturbed Knock Katy Perry Off No. 1 on Hot 200

September 09, 2010 07:56:19 GMT

Rockers the have scored their fourth number one album in America. "" debuts at the top of the Billboard 200 chart with 179,000 copies sold. The group previously stormed to the top of the countdown with "", "" and "".
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Chris Brown Announces New Single 'Calypso'

September 02, 2010 06:55:56 GMT

Hot on the heels of his ex-girlfriend 's announcement that she is going to debut a brand new single this month, announced a fresh material of his own upcoming project. The R&B performer shared the news on his Twitter page.
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Shakira Unleashes Audio Stream and Cover Art for New Single 'Loca'

September 02, 2010 06:19:12 GMT

has a new single called "Loca" and she has revealed it on her official website along with the artwork which is seemingly taken from the video shoot. A remake of El Cata's song "Loca Con Su Tiguere", it is recorded in English with as a featured guest and in Spanish with the addition of El Cata's vocal.
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Katy Perry Tops Hot 200, Beating Fantasia and Ending Eminem's Reign

September 02, 2010 05:01:09 GMT

scores her best week sale and first No. 1 record debut with sophomore set "". The album bows 192,000 copies, outselling another new release 's "" and former Billboard Hot 200 champ 's "".
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Father Thinks Fantasia Barrino Responsible for Sexual Assault

August 26, 2010 04:59:29 GMT

Singer 's father has stunned the star's fans by going public with his thoughts about his daughter's teen rape ordeal. The "Baby Mama" singer was assaulted in her school auditorium by a fellow student she has never named and admits the experience initially left her numb.
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Fantasia Barrino: I Didn't Try to Harm Myself Over a Man

August 25, 2010 04:41:26 GMT

has been willing to talk about her recent suicide attempt when making appearance on "Good Morning America" on Tuesday morning, August 24. The "" alum told host Robin Roberts that she didn't try to take her own life over a man.
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Fantasia Barrino Admits She Was Determined to End Her Life

August 24, 2010 04:25:05 GMT

R&B singer has denied speculation her suicide attempt was a cry for help, insisting "I wanted out." The "" star was hospitalized for a drug overdose in early August after she became caught up in divorce proceedings between North Carolina couple Antwaun Cook and his estranged wife Paula.
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Video: Fantasia's 'Bittersweet' Performance After Suicide Attempt

August 23, 2010 07:13:26 GMT

was a surprise guest on the birthday party of Charlotte Bobcats player Tyrus Thomas earlier this week. This reportedly becomes her first public appearance since she was hospitalized for overdose in a suicide attempt.
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Fantasia Barrino Thanks Fans for Giving Her Motivation to Get Back to Work

August 17, 2010 09:48:05 GMT

R&B singer has spoken out for the first time since her drugs overdose, thanking fans for supporting her through a "challenging time". The "" star was hospitalized for an overdose earlier this month after she became entangled in divorce proceedings between North Carolina couple Antwaun Cook and his estranged wife Paula.
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Fantasia Talks About Forbidden Relationship in Newly-Leaked Song 'Lucky'

August 16, 2010 07:19:37 GMT

Hot on the heels of 's adulterous affair scandal, a new song from the former "" contestant leaked and the audio stream hit the web. Titled "Lucky", it surprisingly narrates the recent story of her love life, glorifying the romance she had with a married man.
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Love Rival Accuses Fantasia of 'Brazen Behavior'

August 16, 2010 03:48:31 GMT

R&B singer has been slammed for her "brazen behavior" by the woman whose husband she is accused of stealing. The "" star was hospitalized for a drug overdose on Monday, August 9 after she became entangled in divorce proceedings between North Carolina couple Antwuan Cook and his estranged wife Paula.
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Wife of Fantasia Barrino's Married Lover Threatens to Sue Her

August 14, 2010 07:10:49 GMT

R&B singer has been threatened with a lawsuit from the woman who has accused the star of breaking up her marriage. The former "" winner was hospitalized for a drug overdose on Monday, August 9 after she became entangled in divorce proceedings between North Carolina couple Antwuan Cook and his estranged wife Paula.
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Fantasia Barrino Spotted Meeting Married Lover After Suicide Attempt

August 14, 2010 06:03:37 GMT

has met Antwaun Cook, a married man with whom she was accused of having an affair. Fantasia, who was just released from a Charlotte, North Carolina hospital on August 11 following a suicide attempt over a reported sex tape she has with Antwaun, was spotted having a deep conversation with him at a park near her Charlotte, N.C., home on Friday, August 13.
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Fantasia Barrino Released From Hospital, 911 Call Obtained

August 12, 2010 02:57:57 GMT

Two days after hospitalized for an overdose of aspirin and a sleep aid, "" champ has been released from a Charlotte, North Carolina hospital. Fantasia's manager, Brian Dickens, told People that the star left the medical center on late Wednesday, August 11.
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