Fantasia Barrino

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In 2004, 19-year-old Fantasia Barrino went from singing in her church choir to dazzling audiences of millions with her powerful voice on American Idol. After a total of 65 million people voted in the final round, Fantasia won the competition—and her life changed in a single moment.

Four weeks later, her debut single, "I Believe," rocketed to the top of the charts. Her first album, Free Yourself, went double platinum and was nominated for four Grammy Awards. And in late 2006, her self-titled album, Fantasia, entered the Billboard R&B charts at number 3.

With her musical achievements, tours, a best-selling book and a movie about her life, Fantasia is proving there is nothing she can't do.
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FROM: Chris Rock and American Idol Fantasia's Big News
Published on February 28, 2007

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