Fantasia

  1. Oscars Name 75 Songs in Contention for Original Song Award

    December 16, 2013 7:30 PM EST Five songs from “The Great Gatsby,” four of the five Golden Globe nominees and another 66 recordings have been deemed eligible for the Original Song category for the 86th Academy Awards. “Great Gatsby,” the best-seller of any soundtrack released i ...

  2. Grammy 2014 Noms —R&B & Rap: Mainstays, Left-Field Surprises

    December 07, 2013 11:22 AM EST Lorde, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Florida Georgia Line: Which Newcomer Will Dominate Tonight's Grammy Nominations? Grammys 2014 Rock Noms: Black Sabbath Rules; Zep, Bowie, Stones, QOTSA, Alabama Shakes, Neko Case Get Nods Grammy Nominations ...

  3. Kendrick Lamar Tops Soul Train Awards Nominees

    September 17, 2013 8:08 PM EDT Kendrick Lamar is the top nominee for the Soul Train Awards. The rapper is up for six awards, including album of the year for "good kid, m.A.A.d city" and song and video of the year for "Poetic Justice." R&B singers Justi ...

  4. Backbeat: Essence Festival Draws Blue Chip Sponsors for Record-Setting 19th Year

    July 08, 2013 11:33 AM EDT Now in its 19th year, the Essence Festival has often described as an event “you just need to see to believe.” The three-day conference and concert festival is massive in scale — it’s attracted more than 400,000 people over three days for years ...

  5. 'Fantasia: Music Evolved' Wants Gamers Closer to Music, Features Bruno Mars, Queen and More

    June 04, 2013 2:33 PM EDT Disney Interactive and Harmonix have announced the upcoming release of “Fantasia: Music Evolved,” a new motion-responsive video game for Xbox One that reinvents the historic Fantasia brand. Developed by Harmonix, the gaming studio behind the &qu ...

  6. Chart Alert: Michael Bublé Tops Billboard 200; Fantasia Arrives At No. 2

    May 01, 2013 11:00 AM EDT As reported yesterday (April 30), pop singer Michael Bublé earns his fourth No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 this week with the arrival of To Be Loved . The set sold 195,000 copies in its first week, according to Nielsen SoundScan. Bublé's ...

  7. Fantasia, Phoenix Heading for Top Five on Billboard 200 Chart

    April 26, 2013 7:49 PM EDT Fantasia is heading for her third top 10 album, as "Side Effects Of You" is on course for a No. 2 bow next week on the Billboard 200 chart. The set, her fourth, could sell around 90,000 copies by the end of the tracking week on April 2 ...

  8. Michael Buble Bound For Fourth No. 1 Album on Billboard 200

    April 24, 2013 4:05 PM EDT Pop singer Michael Buble is heading for his fourth No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart. Industry forecasters suggest his just-released album, "To Be Loved," is on course to sell around 165,000-185,000 copies by the end of the tracki ...

  9. Songwriter Claude Kelly has Eyes on Making Songs That Last

    August 08, 2012 8:15 PM EDT New York-based songwriter Claude Kelly has come a long way since landing his first song on a CD compilation for Japanese clothing line A Bathing Ape in 2002. In the last decade, he's made a name for himself co-writing hits for Kelly Clarkson, ...

  10. Quincy Jones, Pharrell Williams, Noah '40' Shebib, EMI Win Big at ASCAP Rhythm & Soul Awards

    June 29, 2012 9:00 PM EDT Quincy Jones took home the ASCAP Founders Award, Pharrell Williams was honored with the Golden Note Award, and EMI Music Publishing again took home the publisher of the year honor at Friday (June 29) night's 25th anniversary ASCAP Rhythm and ...

  11. Ten Years of 'American Idol' Chart Dominance: Clarkson, Underwood, Daughtry, Fantasia, More

    June 11, 2012 1:36 PM EDT Some of the American idols from the last decade of "American Idol," which turns ten today (June 11, 2012) Say what you will about "American Idol," the music competition TV series, which turns ten years old today, is an undeniab ...

  12. 'American Idol' Tenth Anniversary: 345 Billboard No. 1s, From Kelly Clarkson to Phillip Phillips

    June 11, 2012 8:26 AM EDT Today, June 11, 2012, marks the tenth anniversary of "American Idol," and in that time the music competition TV program has racked up some jaw-dropping numbers: Many episodes have drawn over 30 million viewers; and a record-setting numbe ...

  13. 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 ...

  14. Carrie Underwood Surpasses Kelly Clarkson as Biggest 'Idol' Earner

    May 19, 2011 8:24 PM EDT Simon Cowell predicted it during season 4 and in 2011 it came true -- Carrie Underwood is now officially "American Idol's" top earner, surpassing season 1 winner Kelly Clarkson. In the new issue of the Hollywood Reporter, which feat ...

  15. Katy Perry Doubles Up No. 1s on Billboard 200 and Digital Songs Charts

    September 01, 2010 12:00 AM EDT As expected, Katy Perry nets her first No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 as "Teenage Dream" arrives in the top slot with a career-high sales frame of 192,000. Perry also tops the Digital Songs chart with the album's title cut, shifti ...

  16. Katy Perry, Fantasia Looking To Top Billboard 200

    August 25, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Eminem's "Recovery" will likely relinquish the No. 1 position on next week's Billboard 200 albums chart to Katy Perry's "Teenage Dream," which was released yesterday (Aug. 24). "Recovery" has spent seve ...

  17. Apodaca Promotions Wins $100K Judgment

    February 05, 2010 12:00 AM EST Houston-based Apodaca Promotions has won a judgment of $100,000 plus attorneys' fees and interest against parties it sued last year over alleged trademark infringement and unfair competition with Colombian cumbia act La Sonora Dinamita. Apoda ...

  18. 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 ...

  19. Fantasia

    April 29, 2005 12:00 AM EDT This straight-ahead R&B ballad sans a hip-hop beat positions Fantasia as a core R&B artist. This straight-ahead R&B ballad sans a hip-hop beat positions Fantasia as a core R&B artist. News Fantasia ...

  20. 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 ...

  21. 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 ...

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

    June 22, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Tracks by Fantasia, DeGarmo cost 88 cents. Tracks by Fantasia, DeGarmo cost 88 cents. News Fantasia ...

  23. 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 ...

  24. 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 ...