Fantasia won the 3rd season of American Idol.
Barrino began singing in her church at the age of 5. She was a member of The Barrino Family, a group that travelled and performed in the Carolinas and elsewhere in the American South.
Fantasia released her album, Free Yourself, in November 2004. It debuted at #8 on the Billboard 200 pop album chart, selling 240,000 copies in its first week
In May and June 2005 Fantasia went on her first tour with her own live band, supporting soul singers Kem and Rahsaan Patterson.
In September 2005, Fantasia published her memoir (which she dictated to a freelance writer), Life is Not a Fairy Tale. In it she reveals that she is, in fact, functionally illiterate.
Fantasia played Aretha Franklin in an episode of the series American Dreams, singing "Respect".
Fantasia appeared three times as a musical guest on Jay Leno's The Tonight Show.
Fantasia and Lyfe Jennings made his single "Hypothetically".
The full name of her daughter is Zion Quari' Barrino.
Fantasia's trade mark is her soulful voice.
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