Fantasia Barrino

  1. Phillip Phillips Wins 'American Idol' Season 11 as Show's Ratings Dip

    May 24, 2012 8:30 AM EDT Philip Phillips, The Leesburg, Ga. native, became the 11th winner of American Idol last night beating out California's Jessica Sanchez after a record 132 million votes were cast. The record number of votes, however, may be something of a pyrr ...

  2. Fantasia 911 Call Released

    August 11, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Fantasia Barrino is "doing fine" after overdosing on aspirin and a sleeping aid, her father told RadarOnline.com . The former "American Idol" winner was rushed to the hospital Monday night, but her manager, Brian Dickens tells ...

  3. Fantasia Reportedly Hospitalized After 'Medication Overdose'

    August 10, 2010 12:00 AM EDT "American Idol" winner Fantasia Barrino was hospitalized last night (Aug. 9) due to a "medication overdose," according to a report by North Carolina's NewsChannel 36 (WCNC). Barrino was reportedly taken to Carolinas Medica ...

  4. Saadiq Hits The Road, Records With Fantasia

    December 19, 2008 12:00 AM EST Since the demise of Tony! Toni! Tone!, Raphael Saadiq has staked his reputation in the recording studio with myriad production and collaboration credits. But "The Way I See It," his fourth solo album, has rekindled the R&B auteur ...

  5. UNCF Salutes Patti LaBelle

    September 16, 2008 12:00 AM EDT If there’s an heir apparent to the legendary Patti LaBelle, it just may be Fantasia. At least that seemed to be the case as the J Records artist and former “American Idol” queen earned two raucous standing ovations during the taping of the United ...

  6. ICM Signs Aretha Franklin

    November 21, 2007 12:00 AM EST After more than 30 years with the William Morris Agency, Aretha Franklin has signed with International Creative Management (ICM). Franklin's latest Arista release is "Jewel's in the Crown: All-Star Duets with the Queen." In add ...

  7. Sparks Shines As Sixth American Idol

    May 24, 2007 12:00 AM EDT In a flurry of thank yous and literal sparks, 17-year-old Jordin Sparks was crowned the sixth season winner of "American Idol" tonight (May 23). Competing against 25-year-old Blake Lewis for the crown, the young Glendale, Ariz., native b ...

  8. Winners' Circle

    March 15, 2007 12:00 AM EDT For five seasons, "Idol" has packed the charts with pop tarts, soulful singers and even a country princess. Idol: Kelly Clarkson (Season 1) Winning Song: "Before Your Love" Career Thus Far: Clarkson is the first and easily the ...

  9. Jackson Takes Senior A&R Role At RCA

    February 14, 2007 12:00 AM EST Larry Jackson has been promoted to senior VP of A&R for the RCA Music Group. He was previously VP of A&R for J Records. Larry continues to report to Clive Davis, chairman and CEO BMG U.S. and is based in New York. Jackson joined J Records ...

  10. From The Magazine: American Idol - The 'American' Way

    January 15, 2007 12:00 AM EST It's hard to imagine that the producers of "American Idol" would want to tinker with the show's formula following last season. After all, the hit reality program -- a talent search for music's Next Big Thing -- was 2006� ...

  11. Jeezy Does It: 'Inspiration' On Top

    December 20, 2006 12:00 AM EST Young Jeezy debuts at No. 1 on The Billboard 200 with "The Inspiration," easily beating the peak of his 2005 effort ... "American Idol" winner Taylor Hicks proves the power of his soul patrol with his self-titled debut at No. 2 ...

  12. Sly Stone Emerges At Grammy Awards

    February 09, 2006 12:00 AM EST First major public appearance since 1993. Music legend Sly Stone made his first major public appearance since his 1993 induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame last night (Feb. 8) at the Grammy Awards in Los Angeles. Sly & the Family Ston ...

  13. Underwood Tries On Skechers

    July 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 'Idol' winner to be featured in fall campaign. Carrie Underwood joins fellow pop sensations Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera as the newest face of Manhattan Beach, Calif.-based footwear brand Skechers. A fall campaign will feature t ...

  14. Fantasia Embarks On First Major Tour

    April 25, 2005 12:00 AM EDT "Idol" winner to open for Kem. Fantasia will be part of her first major U.S. tour this summer. The "American Idol" season three champ will open for Motown artist Kem beginning June 8 at the Fox Theatre in St. Louis, Mo. Her thr ...

  15. Fantasia

    December 02, 2004 12:00 AM EST Not what we had hoped for, but a testament to Fantasia's talent, nonetheless. Not what we had hoped for, but a testament to Fantasia's talent, nonetheless. News Fantasia ...

  16. Wal-Mart Web Site Gets 'Idol' Exclusives

    June 22, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Tracks by Fantasia, DeGarmo cost 88 cents. Wal-Mart is exclusively selling new tracks from American Idol winner Fantasia and runner-up Diana DeGarmo through its walmart.com digital music service. Fantasia's "I Believe" is available ...

  17. Wal-Mart Web Site Gets 'Idol' Exclusives

    June 22, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Wal-Mart is exclusively selling new tracks from American Idol winner Fantasia and runner-up Diana DeGarmo through its walmart.com digital music service. Wal-Mart is exclusively selling new tracks from American Idol winner Fantasia and runner-up Di ...

  18. Ratings Dip For 'American Idol' Finale

    May 27, 2004 12:00 AM EDT An estimated 31.4 million people tuned in to watch Fantasia Barrino's <A HREF="http://www.billboard.com/bb/biz/newsroom/music/article_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=1000520071">tearstained victory</A> at An estimated 31.4 mi ...

  19. Fantasia Barrino Voted 'American Idol'

    May 27, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Fantasia Barrino is the newly crowned "American Idol." Barrino had a 1.3 million-vote edge over runner-up Diana DeGarmo when the results were announced during last night's (May 26) finale. Fantasia Barrino is the newly crowned " ...

  20. 'American Idol' Down To The Final Vote

    May 26, 2004 12:00 AM EDT DeGarmo or Barrino to be crowned tonight. Is Diana DeGarmo or Fantasia Barrino this season's "American Idol?" With all the notes sung, the judges' opinions rendered and the votes cast, the only thing left is the announcement, w ...