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Fantasia

Fantasia Barrino may have won the third season of American Idol with "I Believe," but it was her passionate take on George Gershwin's "Summertime" that had everyone talking for weeks. Confident to a degree that she could be considered brash, Barrino at first glance seemed an unlikely candidate to take the teen-oriented show's title, but with her dynamic gospel-tinged voice that never failed her, she not only became the Idol judges' obvious favorite, but the American public's, too. She debuted with a platinum album and remained with a major label longer than most other Idol stars and R&B singers.

Born and raised in High Point, North Carolina, Barrino fell in love with music through the recordings of Monica, Brandy, Aretha Franklin, P!nk, and -- in keeping with her diversity -- Aerosmith. Being a 19-year-old single mother and an Idol finalist had some of the media mumbling and sneering, but the always certain Barrino paid no mind. Becoming a mother at the age of 17 focused Barrino and gave her the strength and drive to audition for the show in Atlanta. Out of 70,000 hopefuls, Barrino earned her way to the top by adjusting her style to whatever genre was thrown at her. Upon beating runner-up Diana DeGarmo, Barrino's first words as American Idol 2004 were "I broke my shoe!" Numerous appearances on talk shows and a cameo on the television show American Dreams -- playing the role of her beloved Aretha Franklin -- followed.

Barrino made history when she became the first artist ever to debut at number one with her first single, "I Believe" -- written by Idol alum Tamyra Gray. J Records released her full-length debut, Free Yourself, in November 2004. Also featuring two Top Five R&B/Hip-Hop hits, it went platinum, and its lead single won a Billboard Music Award for Top Selling Single of the Year. Barrino was also nominated for three Grammy Awards. A year later her autobiography, Life Is Not a Fairy Tale, appeared and was turned into a film directed by Debbie Allen; it premiered on the Lifetime cable network in 2006. Her sophomore effort, simply titled Fantasia, landed that December. It debuted at number 19 on the Billboard 200 and eventually went gold. Back to Me, released in August 2010, was led by a pair of Chuck Harmony-produced singles in "I'm Doin' Me" (number 11, Hot R&B/Hip-Hop) and "Bittersweet" (number seven, Hot R&B/Hip-Hop). She gave birth to her second child, a son, in December 2011. The singer's fourth album, Side Effects of You, was released in April 2013. Big K.R.I.T., Kelly Rowland, and Missy Elliott made guest appearances on the set, driven by the Commodores-sampling "Lose to Win." ~ David Jeffries, Rovi
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Luv her
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U alwayz gonna need SOMEBODY. Yesss sing Fantasia
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Just luv her. Very talented!!!
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I was looking for this song loving it and fantasia
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N.C in the building. ..
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I love all ur music and everything about u Fantasia
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I love you so much
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Love you so much! What a wonderful woman that you are, keep your faith in God and you will go far!!
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Gone heads Tasia! Everything you sing, touch, speak you bring to life. Much Love for you and yours. Stay encouraged My sister in Christ! ������������
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Free ya self loving that' and feeling it to
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Sing tasia
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Sexiest D.S.L. Ever!!!!
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She really killed this song ♡♡♡
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This is one of my favorite songs, I Love me some fantasia!!!
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aancar564
On da J-O-B, jammin!!!!! love this song, hell...love Fantasia period!!!!:)
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I love u fantasia
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Depend on no man
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Sitting at work chilling to this song...love this song...
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Love this song
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kiss your hand say your crushes name pick a weekday post this on two other songs in your crush will kiss you
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You are a brave woman...don' t let them haterz mess u up! PEACE
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You is a strong women
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I love you so much
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I �� Fantasia ������
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I love her!!
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I �� her
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Go taja...
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My ish
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0712louanncl a r k e
Fantasia is God sent. She arrived, when needed. Just as when Bach, Handel, Beethoven were needed. A message sent, a message delivered.
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live free
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Truth is I love this song
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This my Jam...
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Love this song!
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Don't read this because it actually works. You will be kissed on the nearest Friday by the love of your life. Tomorrow will be the best day of your life. However if you don't post this you will be injured(but you won't die) in two days. Now you started reading this so don't stop. Post this on at least 5 songs in the next 143 minutes. When you're done press f6 and your lovers name will appear on the screen in big letters. This is so scary because it actually works.
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I love this song she my role model i love her tears����
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GOD GETS THE GLORY
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She's an icon showing us that if there's a will there's a way.. She's one of the best artist I know
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That's one bad a** black gal who came from nothing could not read nor write but now a f**kin icon
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Love you think about staying
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I love Tasia
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Love it
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ace.chico
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dana_thompso n 3
Love you♋������⛪
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You song the hell out of that girl! And that's the truth!!!!
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I love FANTASIA songs and this song and like as well my mom like this song like me and Fantasia can u text me back omg I am just omg I can't even know even the rapper on this song when on the stage with my cousins we did some song and she was rapping and love u fantasia bye please text me back fantasia okay bye
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I know u wrote this song for me!!!! Thanks!!!!
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Great music to just sit and relax with a glass of wine.. love your music!
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Love it
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AND ALL YOUR SONGS
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I LOVE YOU FANTASIA!!!
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