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American R&B/soul singer, Broadway and television actress

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Fantasia Monique Barrino commonly known as Fantasia, is an American R&B/soul singer, Broadway and television actress who rose to fame as the winner of the third season of the television series American Idol in 2004. She has been nominated for eight Grammy Awards but has not yet won one. After playing the part of Celie in the Broadway musical The Color Purple, she has been cast to be in the film adaptation of the musical.

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Birth nameFantasia Monique Barrino
Date of BirthJune 30, 1984
Place of BirthHigh Point, North Carolina, United States
OccupationsSinger-songwriter, actress, author
GenresR&B, soul, funk, hip-hop soul
InstrumentsVocals
Years active2004–present
LabelsJ/19 (2004–present)
Associated actsMissy Elliott
Other Names / Nick NamesFantasia
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 They were honoring someone who was my idol, and there is no way I could have sat there and not got the happy feet and wanted to jump on the mic because she is my favorite, 
— Fantasia Barrino snubbed Grammy Awards because she was left out of the tribute to Aretha Franklin / February 18, 2011
Related Quotes: 53rd Grammy Awards
 I felt like, you know, at the end of the day I should have been on that stage. I kind of did my own little thing. I was kinda going through my own little thing. I cooked, I was in my own world. Every year when I go, I feel like they always look over the good singers who are still around, so this has just given me motivation. I just started crying and thanking God. 
— Fantasia Barrino snubbed Grammy Awards because she was left out of the tribute to Aretha Franklin / February 18, 2011
 I didn’t have any fight in me. I didn’t care about anything. I just wanted out 
— Fantasia Barrino admits her suicide attempt / August 23, 2010
 At that moment, I wanted out. I wanted it to be over with — all of it, all of that [expletive]. I just sat in the closet and looked at the mirror and took all the pills in the bottle. I wanted to go to sleep and just be at peace. I knew exactly what I was doing. You can’t accidentally take a whole bottle of pills. I was tired of people doing me wrong, constantly, over and over again, dealing with my family — my father, dealing with men and their [expletive] — I was tired. 
— Fantasia Barrino admits her suicide attempt / August 23, 2010
 My head was hurting me. I was over it. My nurse Melanie was a blessing into my life because she didn’t tell me what I wanted to hear. She told me what I needed to hear. And she looked at me and said, ‘You gotta get up, and you’ve gotta get out of here, ’cause you haven’t fulfilled your destiny.’ I realized how people end up in the grave. Because that one moment [snaps her fingers] of just breaking or feeling like I can’t, I can’t go on, it’s too heavy. That was somewhere I don’t ever want to go again. 
— Fantasia Barrino admits her suicide attempt / August 23, 2010


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