Fantasia Barrino (born June 30, 1984) commonly known as Fantasia, is an American R&B singer, Broadway and television actress who rose to fame as the winner of the third season of the television series American Idol in 2004.
Following her victory, Fantasia Barrino released her debut single, "I Believe", which debuted at number one on the Billboard Hot 100.
Subsequently, Fantasia Barrino 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, Fantasia Barrino released her second album, Fantasia, which featured the single "When I See U" which topped the R&B chart. The album was certified Gold by the RIAA and received three Grammy nominations in 2008.
Fantasia Barrino then played the part of Celie in the Broadway musical The Color Purple.
Fantasia Barrino's 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 as well as charting inside the main US Billboard Hot 100.
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