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 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.
I want to do all types of music, music for all people. I want my music to be encouraging, to help people.
I'm very soulful. I grew up singing in church. When I sing a song, I like to feel what I'm singing.
I've been wanting to sing for a long time. I've been singing all my life, and I've tried different record companies, but it seemed like - it was such a struggle and so hard to get out there. So, I said, "I'm gonna go on American Idol and see how far it takes me."
|Song Title||Year Released *||Song Rank|
|When I See U||18,708|
|Lose To Win||2013||524,401|
|Side Effects of You||2013||-|
|Ain't All Bad||2013||-|
|Get It Right||2013||-|
|If I Was a Bird||2013||-|
|So Much to Prove||2013||-|
|Full Name at Birth||Fantasia Monique Barrino|
|Date of Birth||June 30, 1984|
|Birthplace||High Point, North Carolina, USA|
|Height||5' 7" (170 cm)|
|Eye Color||Brown - Dark|
|Claim to Fame||American Idol winner|