Fantasia Barrino

American singer

Fantasia Monique Barrino (born June 30, 1984), known professionally by her mononym Fantasia, is an American R&B singer, songwriter, actress and author. 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 earned Barrino three Grammy nominations in 2006.

Fantasia Barrino in 2009


  • I'm not watching Idol this season. I stopped watching after the Fantasia season because I loved her so much I didn't want to go through that process with anyone else.
    • Ira Glass in a 2007 interview with Advocate about whether or not he watches American Idol
    • Broverman, Neal (9 April 2007). Glass on Glass (in en). Advocate. Retrieved on 13 July 2020.
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