Fantasia Barrino

Actor and Singer
Born Jun 30, 1984
Age 31
Hometown City of High Point
Religion Christian
Height 5' 7" (170 cm)
Nationality American
Other Names Fantasia Barrino
Eye Color Brown - Dark

Fantasia Monique Barrino, commonly known simply as Fantasia, is an American R&B singer and actress. She rose to fame as the winner of the third season of the reality television series American Idol in 2004. Following her victory, she released her debut single, "I Believe", which debuted at number one on the Billboard Hot 100.… Read More

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Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Fantasia Barrino.


1984 Birth Born on June 30, 1984.


2001 17 Years Old Despite the travels, Barrino attended Andrews High School in High Point, North Carolina. Feeling embarrassed and harassed after she was raped by a classmate, she dropped out of high school. She became pregnant at 16, and on August 8, 2001, gave birth to her daughter, Zion Quari Barrino with her ex-boyfriend, Brandel Shouse. … Read More


2004 - 2006 12 More Events
In February 2007, Fantasia appeared and performed on American Idol, and announced that she would be starring in the lead role of Celie in the Broadway musical The Color Purple, the hit musical based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning 1982 novel of the same name by Alice Walker. … Read More
Fantasia received two Grammy nominations for her sophomore release, Fantasia and subsequently began work on her third studio album in 2008.
2009 25 Years Old 1 More Event
Fantasia also appeared on Jennifer Hudson's self-titled album, on the song "I'm His Only Woman", which was nominated for a 2009 Grammy Award, though it did not win. … Read More
She performed the song on The Oprah Winfrey Show on February 3, 2010. … Read More
On February 13, 2011, Fantasia won her first Grammy Award for Best Female R&B Vocal Performance for "Bittersweet".
Barrino confirmed via Twitter that she was back in the studio working on her fourth studio album. In June 2012, in an interview, Fantasia revealed that she’s putting the finishing touches to her fourth studio album with producer Harmony Samuels. … Read More
During an interview on Steve Harvey's morning radio show, Barrino revealed that the album's release date will be March 13, 2013.


Her ended on February 9, 2014. … Read More
2015 31 Years Old On July 18, 2015, she married Kendall Taylor, a businessman.
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