Fantasia Barrino Biography
Birthday: June 30, 1984 (Cancer)
Born In: High Point, North Carolina
Fantasia Monique Barrino is an American R&B singer, songwriter, and actor. She came into prominence after winning the ‘American Idol’ title at the age of 19. She dropped out of high school and gave birth to her first child at the age of 17. Music was her forte, and her triumph at the American Idol contest set the course for her career. Following her win, she signed a contract with ‘J Records’ and released her debut single, ‘I Believe.’ It created history in being the first debut single to debut at the number one spot on the ‘Billboard Hot 100’ list. Her debut studio album, ‘Free Yourself,’ debuted at the eighth place on the ‘Billboard 200’ list and was certified ”platinum.” Fantasia had an estranged relationship with her father and has survived a suicide attempt. Inconsistent in her relationships, she had a number of affairs that led her to an abortion. She gave birth to her second child in 2011. She then married businessman Kendall Taylor and finally settled into a stable lifestyle. Her autobiography, ‘Life Is Not a Fairy Tale,’ became a bestseller. She is currently a celebrity in her own right and lives happily with her husband.