Fantasia Shares Life Advice On Powerful New Ballad “Ugly”

Mike Wass | April 6, 2016 - 7:22 pm

Take notes. More »

Fantasia Leaves The Haters Behind On New Single “No Time For It”: Listen

Mike Wass | January 8, 2016 - 3:52 pm

Fantasia has no time for messy haters. More »

Fantasia Announces New Single “No Time For It”

Mike Wass | January 6, 2016 - 3:30 pm

The American Idol winner is ready to conquer 2016. More »

Grammy Awards 2014: Music’s Leading Ladies Rule The Red Carpet

Mike Wass | January 26, 2014 - 6:40 pm

Popular music’s leading ladies duked it out on the red carpet at the 56th annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles tonight (January 26). Country queen Taylor Swift opted for a sleek and chic metallic number — as did mom-to-be Ciara, who proudly showed off her ever-growing bump.

It was nice to see a… More »

Michelle Williams Taps Fantasia For The “If We Had Your Eyes” Remix: Listen

Mike Wass | November 5, 2013 - 4:36 pm

Michelle Williams blurs the lines between gospel and R&B even further with a powerful new remix of “If We Had Your Eyes” featuring the powerful pipes of gal pal Fantasia. The two god-fearing divas make an excellent duo, feeding off each other in the now even-more-inspiring mid-tempo ballad.

The best thing about Michelle… More »

Fantasia & Missy Elliott Perform “Without Me” On ‘106 & Park’: Watch

Mike Wass | August 15, 2013 - 5:01 pm

Fantasia performed slick girl-power anthem “Without Me” with rap legend Missy Elliot on 106 & Park last night (August 14). Unfortunately, Kelly Rowland couldn’t be there to sing her verse but the backing singers did a great job filling in for her. It was the first time the duo sang the R&B smash live and… More »

Fantasia, Kelly Rowland & Missy Elliott Join Forces In Sassy “Without Me” Video: Watch

Mike Wass | July 1, 2013 - 5:49 pm

Fantasia teamed up with pals Kelly Rowland and Missy Elliot on the sassy “Without Me” — a highlight from her hugely underrated Side Effects Of You album. The slinky break-up anthem is finally being released as a single and the trio have reunited for the slick, neon-colored video. Directed by Gomillion & Leupold, the clip shows… More »

Justin Bieber’s Mega-Hit “Baby” Is Now Diamond-Certified: Morning Mix

Mike Wass | June 7, 2013 - 5:30 am

Did You Hear?

:: All hail the Beliebers! Due to a change in chart regulations – views from streaming sites now count towards sales – Justin Bieber has been awarded his first diamond single for “Baby”. Next up, “Beauty And A Beat”? [RIAA via Twitter]

:: R&B divas Kelly Rowland and Fantasia are… More »

Fantasia Plans To Release New Album By Year’s End

emilytan | June 14, 2012 - 1:45 pm

It’s no secret that Fantasia has had a rough life, causing everyone to wonder whether or not this American Idol alum would be able to make some kind of comeback. Over the past month, however, she walked back to the spotlight and recently announced she’s banking on releasing her fourth album by the end ofMore »

Fantasia Barrino, Joshua Ledet Duet On “Take Me To The Pilot”: Watch

Nicole Sia | May 24, 2012 - 11:41 am

Phillip Phillips wasn’t the only one realizing his dreams on Wednesday night’s American Idol Season 11 finale. Top 3 finalist — and our not-so-secret favorite from this cycle — Joshua Ledet made a triumphant return to the Idol stage alongside “the biggest inspiration of [his] life” Season 3 winner Fantasia Barrino. And whoo boy was… More »

Get A Taste Of Adam Lambert’s ‘Trespassing’: Morning Mix

Becky Bain | January 12, 2012 - 5:00 am

Did You Hear?

:: Thanks to music blogger Byron Cooke, check out a partial album track list (including songs named “Cookoo” and “Kickin In”) and some one-listen song reviews from Adam Lambert’s Trespassing and find out why this is one of the most anticipated albums of the year. [MJs Big Blog]

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Katy Perry Performs “The One That Got Away” On UK ‘X Factor’ — Morning Mix

Becky Bain | October 17, 2011 - 5:00 am

Did You Hear?

:: A pink-haired (and extremely subdued) Katy Perry performed a beautiful acoustic version of her new single “The One That Got Away” on the UK edition of The X Factor. [PopDust]

:: American Idol’s Paul McDonald wed his girlfriend of eight months, Twilight actress Nikki Reed, over… More »

The Morning Mix: Ke$ha To Guest On Alice Cooper’s New Album

Idolator Staff | August 2, 2011 - 5:00 am

Did You Hear?

:: Ke$ha continues to spread her musical wings by appearing on rock legend Alice Cooper’s new album Welcome 2 My Nightmare. We’re sure they did shots on the hood of her car (and pretty much everywhere else) before hitting the studio. [Pop Dust]

:: See the men of… More »

‘American Idol’: Naima & Thia Voted Off, Fantasia Performs

Robbie Daw | April 1, 2011 - 6:03 am

Just in case you didn’t get the memo from Ryan Seacrest, last night’s elimination round of American Idol was to have two contestants voted off. And the episode didn’t disappoint—well, unless you were fans of either Naima Adedapo or Thia Megia. One surprise, however, came when the usual group performance was ditched in favor of… More »

Fantasia To Star In Feature Film Biopic As Gospel Legend

Becky Bain | February 9, 2011 - 12:58 pm

Grammy nominee Fantasia Barrino has been cast as American gospel singer and civil rights activist Mahalia Jackson in a feature film of the singer’s life. While this isn’t the first time Fantasia starred in a biopic, it’s the first time she’s playing someone other than herself. The film goes into production in April and will… More »

‘American Idol’ To Release A Greatest “Hits” Collection

Becky Bain | February 3, 2011 - 2:26 pm

American Idol is celebrating a decade on the air by releasing a greatest hits compilation called American Idol 10th Anniversary — The Hits. The biggest problem (besides there being nary one Jennifer Hudson song) is that the term “hits” is about as appropriate a word to use as “stars” is on Dancing With The Stars. More »

Jennifer Hudson Makes Oprah Cry At The Kennedy Center Honors

Becky Bain | December 29, 2010 - 10:40 am

While other artists were giving it up for music icon Paul McCartney at the 33rd Annual Kennedy Center Honors, you’d forget that Oprah Winfrey was also being honored in D.C. the same night. (Which marks maybe the first time in history Oprah was upstaged by someone else.) But Forbes’ highest-earning celebrity of 2010 was given… More »

Former ‘Idol’ Winners Share Experiences On ‘Welcome Home’ Special

Becky Bain | December 21, 2010 - 5:19 pm

Welcome Home, a documentary following the winners of American Idol, popped up over the weekend without much fanfare — and even stranger, the Fox-approved doc isn’t drowning in cheesiness (or Coca-Cola and Ford product placement). The half-hour special features interviews with all nine Idol winners, from Kelly Clarkson to Lee DeWyze, as well as their… More »

Charlie Wilson: The Idolator Interview

Erika Brooks Adickman | December 9, 2010 - 1:33 pm

If pop music feels like one big family — and it often does, with its over-emoting and petty rivalries — then it’s high time to pay respect to our favorite uncle. Charlie Wilson is a living legend — the former lead singer of 70s funk group The Gap Band, the hustler-approved voice behind hits like… More »

Breaking Down The 2011 Grammy Nominees

Becky Bain | December 2, 2010 - 11:03 am

We’ve reviewed the mammoth list of Grammy nominations that were announced yesterday, and came up with a handy list of noteworthy observations about the major shut-outs, the unexpected nods, and the head-scratching eligibility requirements that force songs we were humming a year ago into this year’s race. (We love you “Empire State Of Mind”, but… More »

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