Fantasia

Dec
19
New Music: Fantasia – ‘Lose to Win’

Fantasia

Just weeks before the new year, Fantasia surprises her fans and drops her new single “Lose to Win.” No stranger to relationship drama, the “American Idol” champ gets real on the mid-tempo R&B number.

“Have you ever needed someone so bad?/ But he ain’t willing to make it last/ Sometimes you gotta lose to win again,” sings the soulful songstress on the empowering anthem, which will be available on iTunes on January 8.

Fantasia is currently in the studio readying the follow-up to her 2010 album Back to Me. Get a taste of Tasia’s new music below.

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Nov
18
2 Chainz, Fantasia, & Elle Varner Perform at Soul Train Awards [Sneak Peek]

2 Chainz

The 25th annual Soul Train Awards pulled into Las Vegas earlier this month carrying a star-studded lineup including Keyshia Cole, 2 Chainz, Miguel, John Legend, and Fantasia. Awards were handed out and the stars took the stage at Planet Hollywood’s PH Live.

2 Chainz performed his new single “I’m Different,” Elle Varner served up her hit “Refill,” Fantasia covered Aretha Franklin’s “Don’t Play That Song (You Lied),” and Stevie Wonder thrilled with his classics.

Get a sneak peek of some of the performances before the show airs on Sunday, November 25, at 9 p.m. EST on BET and Centric.

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Sep
8
Fantasia and Joe Pay Tribute to Mariah Carey at BMI Urban Awards

It’s not easy to follow in Mariah Carey’s footsteps. Four of the pop diva’s peers braved the tough task of covering her classics at the BMI Urban Awards in Beverly Hills last night. Following a DJ set from Jermaine Dupri, Mariah’s “Thank God I Found You” collaborator Joe impressed with his version of Mimi’s 2000 record-breaking hit “We Belong Together.”

Gospel star Karen Clark-Sheard followed with a stirring take on “Anytime You Need a Friend” before making way for Mariah’s Glitter co-star Eric Benét, who dueted on “One Sweet Day.”

“I’m gonna have to come out of these shoes,” said Fantasia before wowing the crowd with her cover of the inspirational “Hero.” She left the stage at one point to sing to Mariah and Nick, who were seated in the front row.

A humbled Mariah was in tears by the time she went up to accept her BMI Icon award, praising all the artists who performed in her honor.

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May
24
Fantasia and Jordin Sparks Perform on ‘American Idol’ Finale

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Fantasia returned to where it all started on the season finale of “American Idol.” The Season 3 champ turned heads in a sequined gown with flowing hair as she posed with actress Jamia Simone Nash, who played a 10-year-old Fantasia in the 2006 Lifetime biopic Life Is Not a Fairytale: The Fantasia Barrino Story. She joined eliminated finalist Joshua Ledet, nicknamed “Mantasia,” on a duet of Elton John’s “Take Me to the Pilot.”

Another “Idol” alum, Jordin Sparks, arrived with her boyfriend Jason Derulo and belted out the show tune “You’ll Never Walk Alone” with Hollie Cavanagh.

See both performances below.

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Jan
11
Mary J. Blige, Keyshia Cole, & Fantasia to Play ESSENCE Festival

Mary J. Blige

Some of music’s biggest voices are headed to New Orleans. Mary J. Blige, Keyshia Cole, and Fantasia have been announced as performers for this year’s ESSENCE Music Festival.

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Dec
13
Fantasia Gives Birth to Baby Boy

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Fantasia Barrino is a mother for the second time. The “American Idol” winner gave birth to a son on Tuesday in North Carolina.

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Aug
1
Fantasia Announces Pregnancy

Fantasia

Fantasia Barrino is about to be a baby mama once again. The “American Idol” champ has revealed that she is pregnant with her second child.

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