Life Is Not a Fairy Tale by FantasiaFANTASIA tells of her astonishing rise from hopeless high school dropout to American Idol superstar in the inspirational New York Times bestseller Life Is Not a Fairy Tale
In one moment, with one tearful performance of Summertime, the nineteen-year-old Fantasia captured the hearts -- and the votes -- of millions of American Idol fans. Her powerful voice and independent style made her an overnight national sensation. But life wasnt always sensational for Fantasia.
At the age of seventeen, despite the promise of her extraordinary voice, Fantasia was in danger of becoming just another sad statistic: an uneducated, unmarried teenage mother living in the projects. But Fantasia had been raised by two strong, influential women: Both her grandmother and mother are preachers, and she was raised with an unshakable faith. In Life Is Not a Fairy Tale, Fantasia speaks -- with a spirit as strong as her voice -- about what it takes to believe in the power of ones self. She turns all that shes learned into uplifting life lessons, including:
• Recognize your gift
• You made your bed, now lie in it
• Give props where props are due
• Like mother, like daughter
• It aint about the bling
Fantasia keeps it real with her sassy, self-confident style and down-to-earth advice, making readers laugh and cry with her. Life Is Not a Fairy Tale is more than just a celebrity success story. Its a book of revelations that will inspire all readers to reach for their greatest potential.
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CNN Fantasia is glowing. King went from controlling the music on set to rushing over to keep me warm once we cut! Both were bosses before we met. We risked everything believing in our dreams and each other. We can clearly see it coming. Now I'm headed home to kiss my babies before I get back to the booth.
August was supposed to be Fantasia Barrino's comeback month. For three years, the "American Idol" winner and Broadway star had been working on her third album, and selecting tracks that spoke to how far she'd come in her troubled life. To outsiders, everything seemed to be on target for a successful late-August launch of her album, "Back to Me. And for so long, I pushed and pushed and pushed. And, this day, I had no push in me.
When she was 19, Fantasia Barrino could scarcely envision a successful career in music that would take her from High Point, North Carolina to winning American Idol Season 3 to the Grammy stage. In the process of completing this new album, Fantasia said she dusted off her shoulders by parting ways with all that held her back. With new growth comes new territory. We have James Brown, the Godfather of Soul. Aretha Franklin, the Queen of Soul. Michael Jackson, the King of Pop. What does the infusion of rock and soul genres mean to you?
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Al Sharpton -- recall stories of the singular friend and artist they knew so well. I was fortunate enough to do one show with her up in Oakland, Calif. I had to come out here and see what was going on! She gave me the story of what happened and wanted to get my advice on if he was for real or if he was foolish. I was expecting her to be late, but she was on time. She came to the studio in Detroit with one or two people, and she came to work.
Fantasia is not a film, at least not in any of the conventional ways we tend to use the word. It has no plot. It has no dialogue. Even calling it an anthology would undersell the singularity of its vision. Fantasia is not a film.
She rose to fame as the winner of the third season of the reality television series American Idol in Following her victory, she released her debut single, " I Believe ," which debuted at number one on the Billboard Hot As of February , Barrino has sold 2,, albums and 1,, tracks in the United States. Moreover, she has received rave reviews in the media for the performance. She began singing at the age of five. Feeling embarrassed and harassed after she was raped by a classmate,  she dropped out of high school. She became pregnant at 16, and on August 8, she gave birth to her daughter, Zion Quari Barrino, with her ex-boyfriend, Brandel Shouse.