Fantasia Barrino is out with the music video to her new single ‘When I Met You’, off the ‘American Idol’ season three winner’s fifth studio album ‘The Definition Of…’, out now on RCA Records. The throwback clip features Fantasia’s daughter Zion playing a young Fantasia and features plenty of imagery in tribute to the late Whitney Houston. The treatment concludes with Fantasia and her husband Kendall Taylor. Watch it via YouTube below.
Fantasia Barrino checked in with her Twitter followers (@TasiasWord) last night while watching the ‘American Idol’ results show. The season three winner hasn’t tweeted her thoughts yet about Joshua Ledet getting voted off, but did offer encouraging words to all three of the remaining contestants at the time. The 27-year-old writes:
Tonight will determine who stands for the finale on next week, but I want to say to all 3 contestants that you are winners no matter what
It’s American Idol time, tune in now folks.
Great start for the top of the show guys. You all own the stage every single time you approach it
I remember being right where the 3 contestants are tonight and I can never ever forget that moment.
I’ll be back later guys, I’m going to enjoy Idol and I’ll tweet again once the decision on who America has put through to the finale.
Fantasia Barrino checked in with her Twitter followers (@TasiasWord) on Wednesday (May 9), talking about progress on a follow-up to her 2010 album ‘Back to Me’. The ‘American Idol’ season three winner writes:
Good afternoon family. As you all know I’m going hard in the studio for this next project.
I have another smasher that is just for my love @CeeLoGreen. I admire his work & he & I must once again make history.
@CeeLoGreen Let’s do this once again my brother. Call me
As usual I’m on my studio flow once again and I will not stop until my project is completed.
Fantasia Barrino checked in with her Twitter followers (@TasiasWord) earlier today, talking about the follow-up to her 2010 album ‘Back to Me’. The ‘American Idol’ season three winner is promising a different sound with her fourth album, but the 27-year-old says it’ll still be recognizable by Fantasia fans. She writes:
I am currently working on my next CD guys & I am overwhelmed by what I have accomplished thus far.
I’ve got some great songs that I think you guys will love it’s different but it is FANTASIA, to be exact 5 so far
I’ve been working & giving you guys music & all of me this year 2012 every since I delivered Dallas & I’m so glad to be back.
Fantasia Barrino is out with the music video to her new single ‘I’m Doin Me’, off the ‘American Idol’ season three winner’s third studio album ‘Back to Me’, out now on J Records. Fantasia catches her boyfriend with another girl in the video, but rather than making a scene she starts a dance party with her girls and the whole restaurant joins in. Watch it via Vevo below and check out additional pictures from the music video shoot after the cut.
FOX All Access caught up with former ‘American Idol’ judge, Simon Cowell, who will be bringing his hit British show ‘The X Factor’, to the U.S. next Fall on FOX. They asked Cowell who his favorite contestant on ‘Idol’ was during his reign as a judge. “One person if you ask me who is my favorite person, and that is Fantasia,” Cowell said. “For all the right reasons. She’s talented. She was an incredible contestant, and then she comes back year after year as the exactly the same person she was when we first met her. So I would put her on the top of my list.” Watch the comments via YouTube below the cut. (more…)
Fantasia Barrino recently did a live set for Walmart Soundcheck, performing ‘Free Yourself’, ‘When I See U’, a medley of ‘Summertime’ and ‘Hood Boy’, and and the first single from her latest album ‘Back to Me’, ‘Bittersweet’. Check out video at at soundcheck.walmart.com.
Fantasia Barrino is set to kick off her first headlining tour this fall in support of her latest album ‘Back To Me’. The ‘Back to Me’ tour kicks off November 4th at the Landmark Theater in Richmond, Virginia, running until a New Years Day show at the Fox Theatre in St. Louis, Missouri. Supporting acts will be Eric Benet and Kandi.
A full list of tour dates follows.
Thurs., Nov. 4: Landmark Theater, Richmond, VA
Fri., Nov. 5: Chrysler Hall, Norfolk, VA
Sat., Nov. 6: Tower Theatre, Philadelphia, PA
Sun., Nov. 7: Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, Baltimore, MD
Wed., Nov. 10: Johnny Mercer Theatre, Savannah, GA
Thurs., Nov. 11: Fox Theater, Atlanta, GA
Fri., Nov. 12: Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center, Tampa, FL
Sat., Nov. 13: Moran Theatre, Jacksonville, FL
Sun., Nov. 14: James L. Knight Center, Miami, FL
Wed., Nov. 17: Ovens Auditorium, Charlotte, NC
Thurs., Nov. 18: War Memorial Auditorium, Greensboro, NC
Fri., Nov. 19: Township Auditorium, Columbia, SC
Sat., Nov. 20: BJCC Concert Hall, Birmingham, AL
Wed., Nov. 24: Nokia Theatre L.A. Live, Los Angeles, CA
Fri., Nov. 26: Copley Symphony Hall, San Diego, CA
Sat., Nov. 27: Paramount Theatre, Oakland, CA
Thurs., Dec. 2: Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie, Dallas, TX
Fri., Dec. 3: DeSoto Civic Center, Southaven, MS
Sat., Dec. 4: Kiefer Uno Lakefront Arena, New Orleans, LA
Sun., Dec. 5: Reliant Arena, Houston, TX
Wed., Dec. 8: Murat Theatre at Old National Centre, Indianapolis, IN
Thurs., Dec. 9: Louisville Palace Theatre, Louisville, KY
Fri., Dec. 10: Fox Theatre, Detroit, MI
Sat., Dec. 11: Procter and Gamble at Aronoff Centre, Cincinnati, OH
Sun., Dec. 12: Bell Auditorium, Augusta, GA
Mon., Dec. 27: Beacon Theatre, New York City, NY
Tues., Dec. 28: DAR Constitution Hall, Washington, D.C.
Wed., Dec. 29: State Theatre, Cleveland, OH
Thurs., Dec. 30: Auditorium Theatre, Chicago, IL
Sat., Jan. 1: Fox Theatre, St. Louis, MO
Before her recent suicide attempt, ‘American idol’ winner Fantasia Barrino stopped by AOL’s Los Angeles studios for a Sessions taping in support of her new albm ‘Bittersweet’. Fantasia opened up about the last few years of her life, why she admires people like Prince and Elton John and what prompted her to almost say, “I quit.” She also did a live set that included performances of ‘Bittersweet’, ‘Free Yourself’, ‘Even Angels’, ‘Man of the House’ and ‘When I See U’. Video of the performances and interview at AOL.com have since been removed.
WBTV 3 has more details on Fantasia Barrino’s apparent suicide attempt, which happened days after Paula Cook filed a lawsuit in Mecklenburg County court last week against her husband Antwaun Cook, alleging the ‘American Idol’ winner began having an affair with her husband last year and that the pair made a sex tape together. “Last night, Fantasia was hospitalized. She took an overdose of aspirin and a sleep aid,” Barrino’s manager Brian Dickens said in a statement to WBTV. “Her injuries are not life threatening. She was dehydrated and exhausted at the time. Fantasia is stable now. She will be released from the hospital soon.”
As for the Paula Cook suit, Dickens said, “Fantasia read Mrs. Cook’s Complaint against Mr. Cook for the first time yesterday. She knows some of the allegations in Mrs. Cook’s complaint are totally false. There are others she strongly doubts. There is plenty she does not know. Fantasia is heartbroken and is sorry for any pain she may have caused.”