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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

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Fantasia on Overdose -- I Wanted to Die

Fantasia on Overdose -- I Wanted to Die

Fantasia Barrino claims she knew exactly what she was doing when she pounded a bottle of Aspirin and overdosed earlier this month -- she was trying to kill herself. In an interview with VH1,… READ MORE >

Fantasia's Married BF -- Time to Pack Up

Fantasia's Married BF -- Time to Pack Up

Antwaun Cook -- the married man who was (and still might be) dating Fantasia Barrino -- collected a bunch of his belongings from his family home in North Carolina ... and got the hell out.… READ MORE >

- 1493 days ago
Fantasia's Reality -- Staged Encounter with Married BF

Fantasia's Reality -- Staged Encounter with Married BF

Fantasia Barrino was spotted outside her North Carolina home yesterday -- alongside the married man who she allegedly had an "adulterous affair" with ... but the two weren't alone. The two… READ MORE >

- 1496 days ago
TMZ Live: Fantasia, Lohan, and Britney Spears

TMZ Live: Fantasia, Lohan, and Britney Spears

We took your questions on everything -- including , the first photos of Fantasia since she was hospitalized, the passenger in the alleged Steven Slater altercation still not being identified, and… READ MORE >

- 1496 days ago
Fantasia May Be Sued for 'Stealing Husband'

Fantasia May Be Sued for 'Stealing Husband'

Fantasia Barrino is preparing for a possible legal war with the scorned wife of her married lover ... because Fantasia's attorney tells us under North Carolina's "archaic" domestic laws, "women… READ MORE >

- 1497 days ago
TMZ Live: J.Lo, Fantasia, and Dina Lohan

TMZ Live: J.Lo, Fantasia, and Dina Lohan

We took your questions on everything -- including "Idol" making Shania Twain their J.Lo back-up plan, Oksana's home being debugged, and Dina Lohan getting set to do a Lindsay interview. Plus:… READ MORE >

- 1497 days ago
Fantasia 911 Call -- She 'Took a Bottle of Aspirin'

Fantasia 911 Call -- She 'Took a Bottle of Aspirin'

TMZ has obtained the 911 call made on Monday night from somebody concerned that "American Idol" champ Fantasia Barrino had just ingested a "bottle of aspirin."The caller -- who was outside of… READ MORE >

- 1498 days ago
Fantasia's Overdose -- Aspirin and Sleep Aid

Fantasia's Overdose -- Aspirin and Sleep Aid

Fantasia Barrino's overdose last night was caused by a combination of aspirin and a sleep aid ... this according to the "American Idol" champ's manager.The rep just released a statement saying… READ MORE >

- 1499 days ago
Fantasia -- Police Report Cites 'Suicide' Attempt

Fantasia -- Police Report Cites 'Suicide' Attempt

The police who responded to Fantasia Barrino's home last night were told the "American Idol" champ had attempted to commit suicide by ingesting pills ... this according the police report… READ MORE >

- 1499 days ago
TMZ Live: Steven Slater's Ex-Wife Calls In

TMZ Live: Steven Slater's Ex-Wife Calls In

JetBlue flight attendant Steven Slater's ex-wife, Cynthia Suzanne, called in to TMZ Live today -- and gave Harvey the inside scoop on the details of Steven's arrest. Plus: Levi Johnston running… READ MORE >

- 1499 days ago

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