|Thurs, February 28, 2013 at 12:27 AM|Send Blog · Share on Facebook · Bookmark on Delicious
Grammy Award winner Fantasia will release her fourth studio album, Side Effects Of You, on April 23rd on 19 Recordings/RCA Records. The album will be available for pre-order on iTunes, Amazon.com and all online retailers on March 19th.
"'Side Effects Of You' reflects a body of work that I call 'Rock Soul,' where I'm exploring a new and refreshing sound that reflects my vocal versatility and appreciation for international appeal," says Fantasia. "I wrote a great deal of the new songs alongside some great producers and songwriters and
19/RCA has allowed me to artistically express myself the way I've wanted to for years. I hope everyone will enjoy this project and experience the ROCK SOUL NATION AND JOIN THE MOVEMENT!"
Side Effects Of You features the lead single "Lose to Win" which is this week's #1 most increased on the Urban Adult Airplay chart. Album Producer Harmony Samuels wrote and produced the majority of the songs with the exception of the album title track, "Side Effects of You," which was produced by Naughty Boy. Fantasia also takes pen to pad as a songwriter on the majority of the tracks along with Andrea Martin, Emeli Sandé, Sherrod Lambert, Missy Elliott and Courtney Harrell to name a few. The album features guest appearances by Missy Elliott, Kelly Rowland and more.
In 2004, the High Point, North Carolina native became the season three winner of Fox's American Idol. Later that year, Fantasia released her platinum-selling debut album Free Yourself and became the first artist in the history of the Billboard Hot 100 chart to debut at #1 with her first single, "I Believe." Fantasia's second single, "Truth Is," spent 14 weeks at #1, making her the first singer to simultaneously have two of the top three songs on the Billboard chart. Fantasia's 2006 eponymous second album featured the #1 R&B single, "When I See U," and reached gold status. In 2010, Fantasia released the critically acclaimed Back To Me, which featured the hit single "Bittersweet" that earned her first ever Grammy Award for Best Female R&B Vocal Performance and a NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Song. Back To Me debuted at #1 on the Billboard R&B Albums chart and #2 on Billboard's Top 200 Albums chart, and marked Fantasia's first #1 R&B album and her highest Billboard Top 200 chart ranking.
Side Effects Of You track listing:
02 Ain't All Bad
03 If I Was A Bird
04 Girl Talk (Interlude)
05 Without Me featuring Kelly Rowland & Missy Elliott
06 Side Effects Of You
07 Get It Right
08 So Much To Prove
09 Change Your Mind
11 Lose To Win
12 End Of Me
13 In Deep
|Tue, August 02, 2011 at 3:58 PM|Send Blog · Share on Facebook · Bookmark on Delicious
Pop star and past "American Idol" winner Fantasia Barrino told fans at a charity concert in Jacksonville, Florida that she is pregnant again.
"You are the first that I share this news with," Barrino told the crowd on Sunday. "And I share this with you because I can relate to you. And for a while, I walked around figuring out what they will say and what will they think about me. But now I tell you, I don't live my life for folk."
Barrino, 27, did not say who the father is. She has one daughter, Zion, age 9.
After winning the No. 1-rated TV singing contest "American Idol" in 2004, Barrino became an instant star, but with celebrity came increased media attention.
Last year, Barrino attempted to take her own life by overdosing on sleeping pills and aspirin. Leading up to the suicide attempt, Barrino was named in divorce papers filed by the wife of her long-time boyfriend, Antwaun Cook.
Along with her appearances on "Idol" and other TV shows, the Grammy Award-winning Barrino has released three albums including "Back to Me" in 2010.
By R.T. Watson
(Reporting by R.T. Watson; Editing by Bob Tourtellotte
|Tue, September 28, 2010 at 11:07 AM|Send Blog · Share on Facebook · Bookmark on Delicious
J Records recording artist Fantasia has announced details regarding her very first headlining tour entitled "Back To Me." The 30-city tour will begin on November 4th in Richmond, VA and will conclude by bringing in the New Year on January 1st in St. Louis, MO (full tour schedule below). The "Back To Me" tour will also include three-time Grammy Award nominee Eric Benet and Grammy Award winning singer/songwriter/producer Kandi. Subscribers of Fantasia's newsletter can take advantage of concert tickets pre-sales one day prior to general public on sale dates. The first round of pre-sales for selected dates will begin on September 30th from 10:00am-10:00pm. Fans can signup for the newsletter at FantasiaOfficial.com for up-to-date tour information and future pre-sale opportunities.
The eight-time Grammy nominee begins this tour after the critically acclaimed release of her third studio album, Back To Me which debuted at #1 on the Billboard R&B Albums chart and #2 on Billboard's Top 200 Albums chart, according to Nielsen SoundScan. Back To Me also marks Fantasia's first #1 R&B album and her highest Billboard Top 200 chart ranking. While Fantasia's first single "Bittersweet" maintained its #1 position for five weeks on the Urban Adult Radio R&B Airplay chart, her new single "I'm Doin' Me," was one of the most added singles to Urban radio last week. Along with the success of Back To Me, Fantasia's second season of her VH1 reality show "Fantasia for Real" premiered on September 19th with over 1 million viewers according to Nielsen ratings.
After beautifully performed appearances on Good Morning America, Lopez Tonight, Live! With Regis and Kelly, 106 & Park and The Wendy Williams Show, Fantasia will continue to mesmerize audiences with her supreme vocal talents and engaging live performances. "I'm so excited about this tour and having the chance to connect with my fans, the people that love me and have been supporting me through everything. This tour is going to be a real special, intimate experience for them and for me" states Fantasia.
In 2004, the High Point, North Carolina native became the season three winner of Fox's American Idol. Later that year, Fantasia released her platinum-selling debut album Free Yourself on J Records and became the first artist in the history of the Billboard Hot 100 chart to debut at #1 with her first single, "I Believe." Fantasia's second single, "Truth Is," spent 14 weeks at #1, thus making her the first singer to simultaneously have two of the top three songs on the Billboard chart. Fantasia's 2006 eponymous second album featured the #1 R&B single, "When I See U," and reached gold status.
In addition to being an eight-time Grammy-nominated singer, in 2005 Fantasia authored her first memoir, Life is Not a Fairytale and made her acting debut starring as herself in the Lifetime television movie based on the book. In 2007, Fantasia continued her acting career and received rave reviews for her portrayal of "Celie" in the Broadway play The Color Purple.
The "Back To Me" tour dates are as follows:
Thur, Nov 4
Fri, Nov 5
Sat, Nov 6
Sun, Nov 7
Meyerhoff Symphony Hall
Wed, Nov 10
Johnny Mercer Theatre
Thur, Nov 11
Fri, Nov 12
Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center
Sat, Nov 13
Sun Nov14 Miami, FL
James L. Knight Center
Wed, Nov 17
Thur, Nov 18
War Memorial Auditorium
Fri, Nov 19
Sat, Nov 20
BJCC Concert Hall
Wed, Nov 24
Los Angeles, CA
Nokia Theatre L.A. Live
Fri, Nov 26
San Diego, CA
Copley Symphony Hall
Sat, Nov 27
Thur, Dec 2
|Mon, August 23, 2010 at 10:39 AM|Send Blog · Share on Facebook · Bookmark on Delicious
NEW YORK - "American Idol" winner Fantasia Barrino said she intended to take her own life when she overdosed on aspirin and sleeping pills two weeks ago, according to a TV interview released on Monday.
"I didn't have any fight in me. I didn't care about anything. I just wanted out," the "American Idol" winner, 26, told U.S. cable channel VH1 in an interview to be aired on Tuesday. Celebrity magazine website People.com ran advance excerpts on Monday.
The R&B singer, who won the TV singing contest in 2004, took an overdose after being named in divorce papers filed by the wife of her long-time boyfriend and was overwhelmed by media attention.
"I just sat in the closet and looked at the mirror and took all the pills in the bottle," Fantasia said in the interview. "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."
She thanked the nurse that helped her after her overdose, saying she had been "a blessing."
Fantasia was taken to a North Carolina hospital after overdosing and released several days later. She issued a statement saying she was "heartbroken" over the relationship and sorry for any pain she had caused.
She releases her third album, Back to Me, on Tuesday.