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Fantasia Barrino

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R&B singer who have won the 2004 time of year of it skill competition American Idol. Her solitary “I REALLY BELIEVE” strike #1 for the Billboard Popular 100. She lowered out of senior high school after becoming raped with a classmate, and became pregnant when she was sixteen. She went to the auditions for American Idol in Atlanta. She was the youngest Idol champion until Jordin Sparks earned in 2007 at age group seventeen. She got a daughter called Zion Quari Barrino on August 8, 2001 with her partner at that time, Brandel Shouse. She also got a son called Dallas with Antwuan Make. In 2015, she wedded Kendall Taylor. Barrino sang Tina Turner’s “Happy Mary” as your final three contestant on American Idol.

Quick Facts


Full Name Fantasia Barrino
Date Of Birth June 30, 1984
Place Of Birth High Point, NC
Height 1.7 m, 1.7 m
Profession R&B Singer
Education T. Wingate Andrews High School, T. Wingate Andrews High School
Nationality American, American
Spouse Kendall Taylor, Kendall Taylor
Children Dallas Xavier Barrino, Zion Quari Barrino, Dallas Xavier Barrino, Zion Quari Barrino
Parents Diane Barrino, Joseph Barrino, When I See U, Lose to Win, I Believe, Diane Barrino, Joseph Barrino, When I See U, Lose to Win, Truth Is, Fantasia Barrino
Siblings Ricco Barrino, Ricco Barrino
Awards Grammy Award for Best Female R&B Vocal Performance, NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Female Artist, NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Duo or Group, NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Song, Billboard Music Award for Top-Selling Single of the Year, Billboard Music Award for Top Selling R&B/Hip-Hop Single of the Year, When I See U, Lose to Win, I Believe, Grammy Award for Best Female R&B Vocal Performance, NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Female Artist, NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Duo or Group, NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Song, Billboard Music Award for Top-Selling Single of the Year, Billboard Music Award for Top Selling R&B/Hip-Hop Single of the Year, When I See U, Lose to Win, Truth Is
Nominations Grammy Award for Best R&B Album, Grammy Award for Best R&B Song, Grammy Award for Best Traditional R&B Performance, Grammy Award for Best Urban Contemporary Album, Grammy Award for Best Contemporary R&B Album, BET Centric Award, Grammy Award for Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals, BET Award for Best Female R&B/Pop Artist, Soul Train Music Award for Best New Artist, Soul Train Music Award for Best R&B/Soul Female Artist, BET Award for Best New Artist, NAACP Image Award for Outstanding New Artist, World Music Award for World’s Best Album, American Music Award for Favorite Soul/R&B Female Artist, American Music Award for Favorite Soul/R&B Album, NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actress in a Television Movie, Mini-Series or Dramatic Special, Soul Train Music Award for Album of the Year, Soul Train Music Award for Best R&B/Soul Album – Female, Billboard Music Award for Top New Artist, Billboard Music Award for Top R&B Song, Billboard Music Award for Female R&B/Hip-Hop Artist of the Year, Soul Train Music Awards: The Ashford & Simpson Songwriter’s Award, Teen Choice Award for Choice TV Female Reality Star, Billboard Music Award for Top R&B Artist, Billboard Music Award for R&B Singles Airplay Track of the Year, BET Award for Best Gospel/Inspirational Artist, Teen Choice Award for Choice Music: Breakout Artist Female, When I See U, Lose to Win, I Believe, Grammy Award for Best R&B Album, Grammy Award for Best R&B Song, Grammy Award for Best Traditional R&B Performance, Grammy Award for Best Urban Contemporary Album, Grammy Award for Best Contemporary R&B Album, BET Centric Award, Grammy Award for Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals, BET Award for Best Female R&B/Pop Artist, Soul Train Music Award for Best New Artist, Soul Train Music Award for Best R&B/Soul Female Artist, BET Award for Best New Artist, NAACP Image Award for Outstanding New Artist, World Music Award for World’s Best Album, American Music Award for Favorite Soul/R&B Female Artist, American Music Award for Favorite Soul/R&B Album, NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actress in a Television Movie, Mini-Series or Dramatic Special, Soul Train Music Award for Album of the Year, Soul Train Music Award for Best R&B/Soul Album – Female, Billboard Music Award for Top New Artist, Billboard Music Award for Top R&B Song, Billboard Music Award for Female R&B/Hip-Hop Artist of the Year, Soul Train Music Awards: The Ashford & Simpson Songwriter’s Award, Teen Choice Award for Choice TV Female Reality Star, Billboard Music Award for Top R&B Artist, Billboard Music Award for R&B Singles Airplay Track of the Year, BET Award for Best Gospel/Inspirational Artist, Teen Choice Award for Choice Music: Breakout Artist Female, When I See U, Lose to Win, Truth Is
Movies Life Is Not a Fairytale: The Fantasia Barrino Story, Celebration of Gospel: Taking You Higher, Soul Kittens Cabaret, Life Is Not a Fairytale: The Fantasia Barrino Story, Soul Kittens Cabaret, Celebration of Gospel: Taking You Higher
TV Shows American Idol, Fantasia for Real, American Idol, Fantasia for Real
Star Sign Cancer

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#Fact
1 Though the surname "Barrino" has often been speculated as being of Hispanic (specifically Cuban) origin, Fantasia's patrilineal "Barrino" ancestors have lived in North Carolina since the 1800s, and were not of Hispanic origin. The surname was likely originally spelled "Barrineau".
2 On August 9, 2010, she attempted suicide by drug overdose.
3 (July 18, 2015) Married her boyfriend of a year Kendall Taylor following a 8-month-long engagement.
4 Was in a relationship with Brandel Shouse from 1998 to 2003. They have a daughter together.
5 Currently working on her sophomore LP, due out later this year. [February 2006]
6 Fantasia Barrino's highly successful engagement starring on NYC Broadway as Celie in the show "The Color Purple", has been extended from 6 months to 9 months until January 6, 2008. [November 2007]
7 On tour with Kanye West & Keyshia Cole, ending in December 2005. [November 2005]
8 Currently in New York preparing for the starring role of Celie in the NYC Broadway Musical "The Color Purple". She will join the cast on April 10. [March 2007]
9 Returned to work 4 months after giving birth to her son Dallas to begin recording her 4th studio album.
10 Gave birth to her 2nd child at age 27, a son Dallas Xavier Barrino on December 13, 2011. Child's father is her ex-lover, Antwaun Cook.
11 Announced that she is 4 months pregnant with her first child by her married lover Antwaun Cook (31 July 2011).
12 Confirmed that she had fallen pregnant by her married lover Antwaun Cook, whom she began an affair with in December 2009, but had an abortion 3 months previously (25 November 2010).
13 Is a very good friend of: La Toya London, who appeared with her on American Idol (2002).
14 Auditioned for the role of Effie White in the motion picture Dreamgirls (2006), but lost out to Jennifer Hudson.
15 10 April 2007: Made her Broadway debut with the lead role of Celie in 'The Color Purple'.
16 Dropped out of high school after a sexual assault that left her feeling embarrassed and harassed.
17 Released autobiography and best selling book, Life Is Not A Fairy Tale, in 2005.
18 Was physically, verbally, and emotionally abused by ex-boyfriend Brandel Shouse, who is also the father of her daughter Zion Quari Barrino.
19 When Fantasia's song "I Believe" topped Billboard Hot 100 on July 1, 2004, Fantasia Barrino became the first solo artist in the history of the Billboard Hot 100 to debut at number one with their very first chart appearance.
20 Just two months after its release, her debut album, Free Yourself, sold over one million copies and went platinum.
21 On May 28, 2005 she made Billboard chart history when she became the first female artist to place three songs in the top five of the Adult R&B Chart and then the very next week she became the first artist to have two of the top three songs on that chart with
22 Fantasia's Number One hit song, I Believe, was co-written by another American Idol contestant, Tamyra Gray from Season 1, who also contributed background vocals to I Believe.
23 Her cousins are R&B singers K-Ci (Cedric Hailey) and JoJo (Joel Hailey) who formed the singing group Jodeci along with the DeGrate brothers in 1990.
24 Her first single from her first album, Truth Is, released February 2005.
25 3rd Season American Idol Winner of 2004.
26 Gave birth to her 1st child at age 17, a daughter Zion Quari Barrino on August 8, 2001. Child's father is her ex-boyfriend, Brandel Shouse.


Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The 68th Annual Tony Awards 2014 TV Special performer: "On the Sunny Side of the Street", "It Don't Mean a Thing" - as Fantasia
The Best Man Holiday 2013 performer: "What Christmas Means to Me" - as Fantasia
Dancing with the Stars 2013 TV Series 1 episode
The Butler 2013/I performer: "In the Middle of the Night" / writer: "In the Middle of the Night"
So You Think You Can Dance 2012-2013 TV Series performer - 2 episodes
American Idol 2004-2012 TV Series performer - 23 episodes
WrestleMania XXVI 2010 TV Special performer: "America The Beautiful"
The 61st Annual Tony Awards 2007 TV Special performer: "I'm Here" - as Fantasia
Happy Feet 2006 performer: "I Wish"
Life Is Not a Fairytale: The Fantasia Barrino Story 2006 TV Movie performer: "Almighty God", "Summertime", "Chain of Fools", "Pass Me Not", "God Bless The Child"
The Simpsons 2005 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Kelly, Ruben & Fantasia: Home for Christmas 2004 TV Special performer: "Every Time Christmas Comes Around", "Don't Save It All for Christmas", "Jesus What a Wonderful Child", "Joy to the World"

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Fantasia for Real 2010 TV Series executive producer - 16 episodes

Actress

Actress

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Soul Kittens Cabaret 2011 Angel (as Fantasia)
Life Is Not a Fairytale: The Fantasia Barrino Story 2006 TV Movie Fantasia Barrino
The Simpsons 2005 TV Series Clarissa Wellington
American Dreams 2004 TV Series Aretha Franklin

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Life Is Not a Fairytale: The Fantasia Barrino Story 2006 TV Movie book "Life Is Not a Fairy Tale" - in part

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Chew 2016 TV Series Herself - Guest
Good Morning America 2004-2016 TV Series Herself / Herself - Musical Guest
Being 2016 TV Mini-Series Herself
American Idol 2004-2016 TV Series Herself / Herself - Performer / Herself - Guest Performer / ...
Live from Lincoln Center 2015 TV Series Herself - Performer
2015 Soul Train Awards 2015 TV Movie Herself - Performer (as Fantasia)
Black Girls Rock! 2015 TV Movie Herself
The Broadway.com Show 2014 TV Series Herself
The 68th Annual Tony Awards 2014 TV Special Herself - Performer (as Fantasia)
The View 2004-2014 TV Series Herself / Herself - Guest Co-Hostess
Watch What Happens: Live 2013 TV Series Herself - Guest
Big Morning Buzz Live 2013 TV Series Herself
Centric Live 2013 TV Series Herself
21st Annual Trumpet Awards 2013 TV Special Herself
2012 Soul Train Awards 2012 TV Special Herself (as Fantasia)
TV One Night Only: Live from the Essence Music Festival 2011 TV Movie Herself (as Fantasia)
RuPaul's Drag Race 2011 TV Series Herself - Guest Judge
An Evening of Stars: Tribute to Chaka Khan 2011 TV Movie Herself (as Fantasia)
American Idol: Welcome Home 2010 TV Movie documentary Herself
Fantasia for Real 2010 TV Series Herself
Black Girls Rock 2010 TV Movie Herself (as Fantasia)
The Wendy Williams Show 2010 TV Series Herself
Lopez Tonight 2010 TV Series Herself
Entertainment Tonight 2007-2010 TV Series Herself
Diane Warren: Love Songs 2010 TV Movie Herself - Singer (as Fantasia)
Undateable 2010 TV Mini-Series documentary
The Mo'Nique Show 2010 TV Series Herself
WrestleMania XXVI 2010 TV Special Herself
The Oprah Winfrey Show 2007-2010 TV Series Herself
2009 Soul Train Awards 2009 TV Special Herself (as Fantasia)
The Brian McKnight Show 2009 TV Series Herself
Michael Jackson: The Trial and Triumph of the King of Pop 2009 Video documentary Herself (as Fantasia)
Black to the Future 2009 TV Series Herself
An Evening of Stars: Tribute to Patti LaBelle 2009 TV Movie Herself (as Fantasia)
Jimmy Kimmel Live! 2006-2008 TV Series Herself - Musical Guest / Herself - The 2008 Grammy Awards
Extra 2008 TV Series Herself
E! Live from the Red Carpet 2008 TV Series Herself
The 50th Annual Grammy Awards 2008 TV Special Herself (as Fantasia)
Today 2004-2007 TV Series Herself
The 61st Annual Tony Awards 2007 TV Special Herself - Performer (as Fantasia)
Live with Kelly and Michael 2001-2007 TV Series Herself
An Evening of Stars: Tribute to Aretha Franklin 2007 TV Special Herself (as Fantasia)
Larry King Live 2004-2007 TV Series Herself
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson 2007 TV Series Herself
Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show 2004-2007 TV Series Herself
Karaoke Revolution Presents: American Idol 2007 Video Game Herself (uncredited)
BET 2006 Turks & Caicos Music Festival 2007 TV Movie Herself (as Fantasia)
BET Awards 2006 2006 TV Special Herself (as Fantasia)
The Megan Mullally Show 2006 TV Series Herself
The Tyra Banks Show 2006 TV Series Herself / Herself - Guest
106 & Park Top 10 Live 2006 TV Series Herself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno 2004-2006 TV Series Herself / Herself - Musical Guest
Good Day L.A. 2006 TV Series Herself - Guest
The 48th Annual Grammy Awards 2006 TV Special Herself
An Evening of Stars: Tribute to Stevie Wonder 2006 TV Movie documentary Herself (as Fantasia)
Access Granted 2006 TV Series Herself
Behind the Scenes at the Michael Jackson Trial 2005 Video documentary Herself (as Fantasia)
Walt Disney World Christmas Day Parade 2005 TV Special Herself (as Fantasia)
E! True Hollywood Story 2004-2005 TV Series documentary Herself
The 700 Club 2005 TV Series Herself
The Tony Danza Show 2005 TV Series Herself
The Early Show 2004-2005 TV Series Herself
20/20 2004-2005 TV Series documentary Herself
BET Awards 2005 2005 TV Special Herself
All That 2005 TV Series Herself - Musical Guest
36th NAACP Image Awards 2005 TV Special Herself - Performer
The 19th Annual Soul Train Music Awards 2005 TV Special Herself - Host
All of Us 2005 TV Series Herself
Soul Train 2005 TV Series Herself - Musical Guest
American Idol: The Phenomenon 2004 TV Special
The Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts 2004 TV Special Herself - Performer
The 2004 Billboard Music Awards 2004 TV Special Herself - Presenter (as Fantasia)
Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade 2004 TV Special Herself - Performer (as Fantasia)
Kelly, Ruben & Fantasia: Home for Christmas 2004 TV Special Herself
U-Pick Live 2004 TV Series Herself
The 2nd Annual Vibe Awards 2004 TV Special Herself - Presenter
The 32nd Annual American Music Awards 2004 TV Special Herself - Performer
2004 MLB All-Star Game 2004 TV Special Herself - National Anthem Performer
Good Day Live 2004 TV Series Herself
On-Air with Ryan Seacrest 2004 TV Series Herself / Herself - Call-In Guest
Macy's 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular 2004 TV Special Herself - Performer
4th Annual BET Awards 2004 TV Special Herself
Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards '04 2004 TV Movie documentary Herself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
FOX 25th Anniversary Special 2012 TV Movie Herself
WrestleMania XXVI: The World Television Premiere 2010 TV Special Herself
106 & Park Top 10 Live 2007 TV Series Herself - 'When I See You' Video

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2017 Image Award Image Awards Outstanding Female Artist
2014 Black Reel Black Reel Awards Outstanding Song The Butler (2013)
2014 Grammy Grammy Awards Best Traditional R&B Performance For the song "Get It Right."
2014 Grammy Grammy Awards Best Urban Contemporary Album For the album "Side Effects of You."
2011 Grammy Grammy Awards Best R&B Album For the album "Back to Me."
2009 Grammy Grammy Awards Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals · Jennifer Hudson
2007 Image Award Image Awards Outstanding Actress in a Television Movie, Mini-Series or Dramatic Special Life Is Not a Fairytale: The Fantasia Barrino Story (2006)
2006 Grammy Grammy Awards Best R&B Album For the album "Free Yourself."
2006 Grammy Grammy Awards Best Female R&B Vocal Performance For the song "Free Yourself."
2006 Grammy Grammy Awards Best Traditional R&B Vocal Performance For the song "Summertime."
2005 Teen Choice Award Teen Choice Awards Music: Choice Breakout Artist - Female
2004 Teen Choice Award Teen Choice Awards Choice Reality/Variety TV Star - Female American Idol: The Search for a Superstar (2002)


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#Quote
1 Me and my father, we don't have a really good relationship. That is something that's been out in the press and it's a very touchy situation for me to allow that to be seen. - On her feud with her father.
2 He's still my father at the end of the day.
3 You see good moments! I'll have my glass of wine, I still find a way to have a good time and hang out with my girlfriends. We only have one life to live and I can't let all the cares in the world weigh me down. I'll be 40 years old before I know it. - On her own reality show that dealt with more than family issues, that contained a lot of laughter.
4 That's where I come from, that show opened a big door for me. I do feel that I have, music-wise and acting-wise, moved on, and I'm happy to just sit back now and give the new winners their props. I watch it all the time! - On her success on American Idol (2002).
5 It's just the truth. Celebrities can be untouchable sometimes, but I've always given my story straight because I'm proud of myself and I'm proud that I can talk about what I've been through. People can relate to me. There are things going on with Fantasia that are probably going on with another family right around the corner. - On her own show that interests people.
6 I would go in front of the mirror with an old, cheap can of hairspray and hold it like a microphone. I would go to sleep every night picturing myself singing in front of millions of people. - When she dreamed of stardom.
7 Let me tell you this: That house was like a prison, but a good prison. They have somebody who sits (and watches), and they had security guards working in shifts. There's no way you can sneak out because there's a gate around the house. We had a curfew. We could leave the house if we weren't working, but we had to be back at certain time ... or you'd get in big trouble the next day. - On Corey Clark's restrictions.
8 Judges were kept at a distance, with contact limited to maybe sometimes, after the show, they'd hug us or say something to us. - About the judges who knew of Corey Clark's volatile behavior on and off 'American Idol'.
9 And my mom comes upstairs and she says, 'Something is wrong with you.' I wouldn't even talk. She says, 'Have you been touched?' I still said nothing. I laid in that bed for two days. I wouldn't even go to school. - On being sexually assaulted at aged 16.
10 Oprah gave me a lot of advice. She sat me down ... Just, you know, how a lady should carry herself. How to manage your money. How to not put your trust in everybody. Just watch your back. But most of all, you have to watch what you do. You have to carry yourself in such a way. You have to just watch your every move and carry yourself as a lady. So other young ladies who are watching you will know this is how you do it. - On Oprah Winfrey, being her mentor.
11 I like to go to the ocean and see the miracles that God has created. It reminds me of His power. He can do anything, like pulling me up from where I came, taking me through what I have been through, and bringing me to this point -- the point where I prayed to be my whole life. " - Fantasia, in her book, Life is Not a Fairy Tale

#Trademark
1 Normally performs barefoot.
2 Her soulful voice

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