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Fantasia Barrino

Fantasia Monique Barrino (born June 30, 1984), commonly known simply as 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 2,842,000 albums and 1,425,000 tracks in the

Fantasia Barrino Burned Arm in Tour Bus Vaporizer Accident (PHOTO)

Fantasia Barrino
Nightmare Tour Bus Accident I Got Burned in my Sleep!

Fantasia Barrino suffered 2nd degree burns to her arm when she knocked over a vaporizer in her sleep ... TMZ has learned.  Sources close to the singer tell TMZ ... she was dozing on her tour… READ MORE >

Fantasia Barrino -- Baby Daddy Surfaces and Demands Custody

Fantasia Barrino
Baby Daddy Surfaces And Demands Custody

Fantasia Barrino says her baby daddy who is suing for custody of their teenage daughter is nothing but a deadbeat sperm donor.Brandel Shouse claims in new legal docs he's a better parent than… READ MORE >

- 932 days ago
Kandi Burruss -- I LOVED Fantasia's 'Motherf****n' Wedding Speech

Kandi Burruss
I LOVED Fantasia's 'Motherf****n' Wedding Speech

Kandi Burruss was NOT offended by Fantasia's foulmouthed wedding speech.  Contrary to reports she was horrified at Fantasia's f-bomb barrage ... Kandi LOVED it.The "Real Housewives of… READ MORE >

- 1111 days ago
Fantasia & Brandy -- Ex-Publicist Claims Sony FIRED Me 'Cause I'm Black

Fantasia & Brandy
Ex-Publicist Claims Sony Fired Me 'Cause I'm Black

Fantasia and Brandy have been caught in the middle of a racial war ... ignited by their former publicist who claims their music studio hates black people and that's why he lost his job.Courtney… READ MORE >

- 1135 days ago
Fantasia Barrino -- I Give Up ... Take My House!

Fantasia Barrino
I Give Up ... Take My House

Fantasia Barrino didn't get any bites on her North Carolina mansion, so now she's willing to walk away for zero dollars ... by signing it over to the bank.Barrino has had long-standing troubles… READ MORE >

- 1457 days ago
JET Mag to Fantasia Barrino -- We Just Didn't Like Your Photos

JET to Fantasia Barrino
We Just Didn't Like Your Photos

If Fantasia Barrino wanted a better picture of herself on the cover of JET Magazine, she should've given the magazine better pictures ... this according to JET magazine.JET is defending its… READ MORE >

- 1522 days ago
Fantasia Barrino -- Taking $500,000 Hit After Foreclosure Nightmare

Fantasia Barrino
Taking $500,000 Hit After Foreclosure Nightmare

Fantasia Barrino's finally putting her financially turbulent past behind her -- dumping the giant house in North Carolina she nearly lost to foreclosure in 2009 ... but the therapeutic real estate… READ MORE >

- 1843 days ago
Fantasia -- Sued for Mysterious Bank-Stiffing

Fantasia Barrino

Let's hope Fantasia Barrino listed "cash" on her new baby registry, because she might need it -- TMZ has learned she's on the receiving end of a new $25,000 lawsuit. According to the lawsuit,… READ MORE >

- 2088 days ago
Fantasia Is Toe Up

Fantasia Is Toe Up

With an economical new curly blonde weave on her head, fitted corset top, a pair of demure lace gloves, slimming black leggings and her exquisite signature bare feet in full effect, season 3… READ MORE >

- 2205 days ago
Fantasia Bares Her Soles

Bares Her Soles

With her sexy bare feet, luscious tatted up flesh and demure form-fitting black sequined tank dress, "American Idol" season 3 winner Fantasia Barrino mesmerized the audience at an event in D.C.… READ MORE >

- 2240 days ago