Fantasia Barrino is an American Rhythm and Blues singer, Broadway performer, film and television actress. She is best known by the mononym Fantasia, as well as being known for her participation with the reality television show, American Idol, in which she won the competition in 2004, which was the third season round. Fantasia Barrino Net Worth is estimated at $3 million. For her final performance of the third season on American Idol, Fantasia sung the song, Summertime, from Porgy and Bess. She received praise from the American Idol judges and her final performance was touted as the best performance of the show's history.
Fantasia Barrino Net Worth - $4 Million
Birth Name - Fantasia Monique Barrino
Date of birth - June 30, 1984
Zodiac Sign - Cancer
Birth Place - High Point, North Carolina, U.S
Nationality - American
Height - 5' 7"
Profession - Singer-songwriter, Author, Actor
After her American Idol triumph, Fantasia signed a $1 million recording contract with J Records, and released the single, I Believe, which was her debut single, that also debuted at number one on the Billboard Hot 100. The single spent eleven weeks in the number one spot. In 2004, she released Free Yourself, her debut studio album, which reached the number eight spot on the Billboard 200, in its first week. The album sold two million units which would certify the album as Platinum by the RIAA. Her debut album also earned her three Grammy nominations in 2006. Fantasia released her second studio album, self-titled, Fantasia, in 2006. Fantasia, which featured the single, When I See U, which topped the Billboard's Hot R&B and Hip-Hop Songs chart for eight weeks. The album was certified Gold by the RIAA.
Her self-titled album earned her two Grammy nominations in 2008. Her third studio album, Back To Me, was released in 2010, which includes her single, Bittersweet, which made it to number seven on the Hot R&B and Hip-Hop Songs chart, and number seventy-four on the Billboard Hot 100. To promote the album, Fantasia set out on her first solo concert tour in which she was the headliner, called the Back to Me Tour in the fall of 2010. In February 2011, She won her first Grammy for Best Female R&B Vocal Performance for the single, Bittersweet. Her fourth studio album, called Side Effects of You was released in 2013. This album featured the singles, Lose To Win and Without Me. The album debuted at number two on the Billboard 200. Fantasia did another solo tour, in which she was the headliner, in support of the album in 2013. The tour was called the Side Effects Of You Tour. In November 2014, Fantasia had started work on her fifth studio album.
In 2006, she released her autobiography, called Life is Not a Fairy Tale. Soon after, she starred as herself in the Lifetime Movie, based on her autobiography, Life Is Not A Fairy Tale in 2006. The movie attracted 19 million viewers, which made the movie Lifetime's second most viewed program of all time. In 2007, Fantasia appeared on the Broadway stage in the musical, The Color Purple, playing the part of Celie. Fantasia revisited the part of Celie, performing in The Color Purple musical for the national tour dates in Washington D.C., Chicago, Atlanta, and Los Angeles.
Fantasia's performance in The Color Purple, would earn her a 2007 Theatre World Award. In 2008, Fantasia was cast by Oprah Winfrey as Celie in the movie version of The Color Purple musical, which began production after the release of her third album. In 2011, Barrino was cast in her first film role, playing gospel singer Mahalia Jackson in a movie based on the 1993 book, Got to Tell It: Mahalia Jackson, Queen of Gospel. Fantasia was paid not only the top salary in the project, but she also received a percentage of the box office earnings from the film. Production was originally planned to begin in October 2011, with a release date of late 2012, and a premiere at the Cannes Film Festival. In November 2013, Barrino went back to Broadway to perform in the musical, After Midnight, and she would perform until February, 2014. In May 2014, Barrino returned to the Broadway musical for a second run that lasted for 4 weeks, ending in June.
In 2012, VH1 placed Fantasia at number 32 out of the 100 Greatest Women in Music. In October 2014, Fantasia was inducted into the North Carolina Music Hall of Fame. She has also been nicknamed the Queen of Rock Soul. Fantasia has been nominated for 45 awards throughout her career and has won eighteen of them. The $3 million that is Fantasia Barino Net Worth was justly earned by her and most deserved.