Fantasia Barrino Quotes

Fantasia Monique Barrino (born June 30, 1984), known by the mononym Fantasia, is an American R&B singer-songwriter, actress, and author. She rose to fame as the winner of the third season of the reality television series American Idol in 2004. Following her victory, she released her debut single, "I Believe," which debuted at number one on the Billboard Hot 100. Subsequently, she released her debut album, Free Yourself, which went on to be certified Platinum by the RIAA and garnered Barrino three Grammy nominations in 2006.

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When I realized I was having trouble reading, I was too embarrassed to ask for help. Some teachers believed in me, but I just wasn't focused on school - I was into the music and trying to please my dad.

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I've been wanting to sing for a long time. I've been singing all my life, and I've tried different record companies, but it seemed like - it was such a struggle and so hard to get out there. So, I said, 'I'm gonna go on American Idol and see how far it takes me.'

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I want people to just to see, all you got to do is have a little faith.

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I always say you've only got one life to live, and you're not promised a tomorrow. So, you might as well just have a good time with it.

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I've never been in a competition before, and I said I'm going to go. I think - I just love to sing.

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I seemed so different from other kids; I grew up in church and felt a connection with God, and a lot of kids my age really didn't understand that.

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I want to still be singing at 70 years old. I want to be open to the dreams I haven't even dreamed up.

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I been through some things but I worked hard to get to where I'm at.

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I like to play dress up, I'm in love with fashion.

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I knew exactly what I was doing. You can't accidentally take a whole bottle of pills.

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I think my purpose was just to get out and sing. I love to sing. I wasn't even in it for the - you know, the prize. I was, like, 'Hey, man, I'm going to sing.'

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I wanted people to see me, to change their minds about me.

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I feel like a good mom. I'm a strong woman now... Don't look down on me. Pray for me because I'm trying.

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“Listen to your momma.”

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“I thought if I was going to go into the competition, I was going to go in the same way I was going to go out. I was just going to be me.”

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