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Fantasia Barrino

Hello Ladies and Gentlemen and Everything In Between:


One of my Favorite Singers in this World is:




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 Fantasia Barrino

Fantasia Barrino has been through some trivial points in her life such as rape, illiteracy, and attempted suicide but she still reigns my favorite singer. Her spirit is one of a kind.

Fantasia Barrino was born to Diane and Joseph Barrino and raised in High Point, North Carolina. Her birth date is June 30, 1984. The family traveled, performed and recorded the CD Miracles for a local label. Despite the travels, Barrino attended Andrews High School in High Point, North Carolina. Feeling embarrassed and harassed after she was raped by a classmate, she dropped out of high school. She became pregnant at 16, and on August 8, 2001, gave birth to her daughter, Zion Barrino. She auditioned in Atlanta for American Idol.

  • Barrino’s audition version of Tina Turner‘s “Proud Mary”was an early favorite in the competition.
  • Her standout performance during the course of the show was a heartfelt staging of the Porgy and Bess standard “Summertime” that left her in tears from “feeling the song” and earned praise from the judges – Randy Jackson has called it the best performance in the show’s history – and was named amongst the AOL’s 2004 list of greatest television moments.
  • For the final performance of the season, Barrino offered a second performance of “Summertime” that again drew praise from the judges; Simon Cowell remarked that she was the best contestant to ever compete in any competition, including the more than seventy Idol champions crowned nationally and internationally since the show began its first global incarnations.
  •  On the finale, over 65 million votes were cast in order to determine the winner on May 26, 2004, up from 24 million in 2003. It was the highest finale vote in the show’s history until the May 23, 2007 season-six finale.Barrino defeated runner-up Diana DeGarmo by 1.3 million votes. At age 19, she was the youngest American Idol winner until May 23, 2007, when the 17-year-old Jordin Sparks won the title.
  • In September 2005, Barrino published a memoir, dictated to a freelance writer, titled Life Is Not a Fairy Tale. The book became a New York Times best-seller, reaching number seven on the list. In it, she revealed she is functionally illiterate and was unable to read the text of contracts she signed or to read to her then four-year-old daughter. In 2006, following the release of her autobiography, Life Is Not a Fairy Tale, Barrino’s father sued her for $10 million after she said unflattering things about him in the book that he claimed were false.
  • On February 13, 2011, Fantasia won her first Grammy Award for Best Female R&B Vocal Performance for “Bittersweet”.
  • On August 1, 2011, Barrino announced a second pregnancy during a charity concert event in Jacksonville, Florida. She did not reveal the name of the father. September 13, 2011 it was confirmed that the singer would be having a boy. On December 13, 2011 she gave birth to a son, Dallas Xavier Barrino by Antwaun Cook.
Fantasia and Her Mother

She is My Favorite Singer because I feel her anointment. She has a beautiful spirit that transcends the music to my ears perfectly. Fantasia needs to learn to love herself and I will continue to Love her and I wish her nothing less than the best.

Hi Zion and Dallas!!

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               Adios Amigos, Until Next Time…..
                                                                                Marshay


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