Fantasias Monique Barrino was born in the year 1984 on June 30th. She raised in North Carolina, the United States with parent Diane and Joseph Barrino. When she was 5 years old, she made her debut in the world of music. Taylor cites Tina Turner, Aretha Franklin and Patti LaBelle are her role models. The Barrino brother her uncle and first cousin were a 1970s R&B band.
Her family has music in their genes and despite this, she attended Andrews High school. Fantasia was raped by a classmate after that she feels embarrassed and harassed. She became pregnant at 16 by her ex-boyfriend, Brandel house. On 8th Aug 2001, her daughter was born, who was named Zion Qari Barrino.
Fantasia earned praise from judges from a show summertime in 2004 and it was the greatest television moment .championship crowned to Barrino among 70 champions at the age of 19. And became a youngest American Idol. After that she signed “J record” and become the first artist to achieve billboard 100 in 1st debut ‘I Believe’. In Febrary 2007, she appears in American Idol and the Oprah Winfrey show.
In 2008, one of her biggest hit “When I See You” with the Missy Elliott, The underdogs and Midi Mafia. She did a reality show , Fantasia for real in 2010. She won Grammy award in 2011 for bittersweet, also did the first film of a biopic.
In February 2012, she was 32nd out of the 100 greatest women in music by VH1. In October 2014, Taylor was inducted into the North Carolina music hall of fame. In 2016, Fantasia debuted at no.6 on the Billboard 200 chart and was no.2 on the top R&B/hip-hop album chart. In her career, she suffered from the vocal cyst and hence, missed 50 shows causing a huge loss to producers but fortunately she recovered.
Last Modified: Jun 25, 2020