Fantasia Barrino Fun Facts, Quotes and Tweets

12th October 2015

Fact: Country singer Scotty Mccreery will release his autobiography Go Big or Go Home: The Journey Toward the Dream next year (16). The book will detail his childhood and his experience on U.S. singing competition American Idol, which he won in 2011.

14th July 2015

Tweet: "I know @sosonya15 BOUT TO KILL me today for my Big Wedding Day on SATURDAY OMG!!! I NEVER THOUGHT THIS WOULD HAPPEN FOR ME...Im going to stay Tight and Right for him.. Mr. Taylor.. You guys I'm so happy and excited..." R&B singer Fantasia Barrino is keeping a strict fitness regimen as she prepares to tie the knot with fiance Kendall Taylor this weekend (18Jul15). The pair became engaged in November (14).

28th May 2015

Fact: Actress Amber Riley and singer Fantasia Barrino have signed up to join plus-size women's retailer Lane Bryant's I'm No Angel campaign, a response to Victoria's Secret 'Perfect Body' advertisements, which feature their models, who are dubbed "angels". The I'm No Angel campaign aims to promote beauty at every size.

21st March 2014

Fact: R&B star Fantasia Barrino is returning to Broadway for a second stint in After Midnight, a musical which celebrates jazz icon Duke Ellington's years at Harlem's famous Cotton Club. The singer ended her first run in the show in February (14). The role has since been played by k.d. lang, Toni Braxton, and Vanessa Williams is set to take over on 1 April (14). Barrino will return to After Midnight in May (14).

4th March 2011

Quote: "I didn't have a say in the selection. She has to learn that you're not gonna participate in everything you might like to participate in." Music icon Aretha Franklin has a frank warning for singer Fantasia Barrino after she complained about being overlooked to participate in a tribute to the Queen of Soul at last month's (Feb11) Grammy Awards. Jennifer Hudson, Christina Aguilera and Yolanda Adams were among the five divas chosen to salute an absent Franklin at the prestigious prizegiving.

9th February 2011

Fact: Former American Idol champ Fantasia Barrino is set to play MAHALIA JACKSON in a forthcoming biopic about the gospel great.

28th November 2010

Fact: Singer Fantasia Barrino has become the latest celebrity to create a yummy treat at Hollywood's Millions of Milkshakes. The singer's The Southern Paradise Shake features strawberries, pineapple, coconut and vanilla ice cream.

8th February 2009

Quote: "I'm going vintage on the red carpet. I have lost 20 pounds, so now I can get into vintage (clothing), because the women back then were petite. They were very small." Singer Fantasia Barrino on her Grammy night outfit plans.

30th March 2006

Fact: AMERICAN IDOL star Fantasia Barrino is to play herself in a new TV biopic, which will air on America's Lifetime channel in July (06).

12th October 2005

Fact: <p>Hip-hop star Common has quit pal Kanye West's TOUCH THE SKY tour after landing a movie role. The singer/songwriter will be replaced by AMERICAN IDOL star Fantasia Barrino. </p>

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