Fantasia Barrino

Fantasia Barrino born on June 30th, 1984 is an actress, a songwriter and an R&B singer. She came to the limelight after the 2004 American Idol. Fantasia Barrino has a huge fan base and has over 3.1 million followers on her Instagram account. Her official name being Fantasia Monique Taylor is known as Barrino all over the world. She was the American Idol winner in 2004 (third season). After winning the American Idol, her first debut was this song called “I Believe” which was her composition. The song was on the top list of the Billboard Hot 100. After the recognition she got from her song, she moved ahead in composing her album. Barrino’s first debut album “Free Yourself” was a huge hit and she was nominated for three Grammy awards in 2006. The United States singer also performs other genres like gospel songs, Country music, hip-hop soul, etc. Her role as an actress is also widely accepted.

The name Fantasia

There is a story behind how she is dearly called Fantasia Barrino. In 2006, she released another album named Fantasia. The album featured a much-hit song “When I See You”. The song remained on the Billboard hot for more than eight weeks. The RIAA certified this album as Gold. She again went up for three Grammy nominations in 2008. She took on various acting roles after her success. Her performance in one of the Broadway Musical called The Color Purple is commendable. In 2012, Fantasia sold more than 2,842,000 albums and more than 1,426,000 tracks, all in the United States alone. After taking a much-needed break, Fantasia returned to American Idol once again in 2013. She sang “Lose to Win” which was widely appreciated all over the world. She returned to Broadway Musical in 2014. Her name was enrolled in the famous North Carolina Music Hall of Fame on October 16, 2014.

Early life

Fantasia Taylor started her music career at the age of five. Aretha Franklin and Tina Turner are the most significant reasons for why she chose a music career. Both of them has a positive influence on Fantasia. Most of her family members are mentionable musicians. She completed her education in North Carolina. She dropped out of high school when she was raped by her classmate in 2001. She is now mother to Zion Quari Barrino.


She walked fame after she won Billboard Music Awards for her song “I Believe”. Her song, the Phenomenal Women, received great applaud. She won the Grammy award for her album summertime. She won the American Music Awards both in 2004 and 2006. For her spectacular music she won the Grammy’s again in 2007 and 2009 for the vocal performance “I See you” and “I’m his only women”.