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Fantasia Barrino Net Worth

Fantasia Net Worth
Net Worth$5,000,000
Full NameFantasia Monique Barrino
Date of Birth/AgeJune 30, 1984 (age 35)
Source of wealthSinger, Songwriter Actress, Author
Country of originU.S.
State/City of originHigh Point, North Carolina
Last Updated2019

Net Worth

Fantasia Barrino net worth is $5 million dollars.

How Much Fantasia Barrino Make a Year

Fantasia’s annual salary is not public record at this time.

How does Fantasia Barrino make her money?

Fantasia’s fortune reportedly comes from her music career, but she has taken part in musicals, an autobiography, has an upcoming film role.

She signed a $1 million contract with J Records and she has been giving stage performances, including touring, performing on television, at various music festivals, and R&B festivals.

She has released 6 studio albums and has several chart-topping singles.


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Fantasia Barrino is an American singer, songwriter, and actress who gained major fame in 2004 when she competed in the third season of American Idol. Her victory on that series jump-started her musical career and she was only 19 years old. She is often mentioned as the youngest idol victor of her time. Let’s take a closer look at Fantasia’s net worth, biography, personal life, and career history.

Early Life

Fantasia Monique Barrino is known professionally as Fantasia Barrino. She was born on June 30, 1984, in High Point, North Carolina. The 5’7″ singer’s parents are Diane and Joseph Barrino. She was raised by her parents and she has one brother named Ricco.

Music has always been a part of Fantasia’s life. Fantasia is first cousins of R&B duo K-Ci & JoJo. Her uncle had a band “The Barrino Brothers” which was a popular R&B group in 1970.


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Music had such a presence in her life that she began singing really early. Fantasia’s relationship with her parents is very strong.

Fantasia went to Andrews High School in High Point, North Carolina, but she couldn’t deal with the shame of being raped by a high school classmate so she wound up dropping out and began homeschooling. At the age of 16 Fantasia was pregnant with her first child.

Personal life

From 1998 to 2003 Fantasia was involved with Brandel Shouse. Together they have a daughter named Zion Quari Barrino. From 2004-2005 she dated NFL star Michael Clayton of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

In 2008 she got involved with rapper Young Dro for a short while. A year later in 2009, she got into a relationship with Antwaun Cook.

In late 2011 the singer gave birth to a baby boy named Dallas Xavier Barrino. She did not reveal who the father was.

In 2015 Fantasia and American businessman Kendall Taylor got married.


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Fantasia reportedly has a strong bond with La Toya London. Fantasia’s biggest inspirations in music are Patti LaBelle, Aretha Franklin, and Tina Turner. Patti LaBelle has nicknamed Fantasia “Baby Patti LaBelle”.

Fantasia owns a luxury house in Glynmoor Lakes at Piper Glen community worth $740,000.


Fantasia Barrino jump-started her career in music in 2004 when she auditioned for the reality television series “American Idol”.

After she won she dropped her first single “I Believe”, which hit the top spot on Billboard Hot 100. She then put out her debut album “Free Yourself”. This album was certified Platinum by RIAA.

She was only 19 years old when she penned a contract with Sony Music Entertainment that same year. As a professional, she has played a role as herself in her autobiography “Life is Not a Fairy Tale”.

In 2004 she was the winner of Billboard Music Awards and the following year in 2005 she won a Vibe Music Award and an NAACP Image Award. She has also been awarded for being a female artist who is outstanding.


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In 2006 she has nominated for 3 Grammy Awards thanks to her debut album. This same year she put out her second album “Fantasia”. The featured single “When I See U” topped Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs for a streak of 8 weeks.

The album was certified Gold by RIAA and earned Fantasia 3 Grammy nominations in 2008.

In 2008 Fantasia was a guest artist on Jennifer Hudson’s track “I’m His Only Woman”. Fantasia’s third studio album “Back to Me” came out in 2010 and has the single “Bittersweet”, which made it to the top ten of the R&B chart.

This song won her a Grammy for Best Female R&B Vocal Performance. In 2012 Fantasia was listed as number 32 out of VH1’s list of 100 Greatest Women in Music.

In 2013 Fantasia visited American Idol to sing “Lose to Win”. This performance was described as powerful, dynamic, and passionate. The show’s judges and live audience both enjoyed the performance.

This same year her fourth studio album “Side Effects of You” dropped. This album was creatively different from her prior works. It had an edgier sound inspired by a rock which she called “rock soul”. She enjoyed rock music and was a fan of Aerosmith, Queen, and Elton John.


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She also planned to add an even stronger rock presence in her fifth album.

Three years later in 2016, she released album five “The Definition of…”. This album reached number six on the Billboard 200 chart and reached number two on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Album’s chart.

This was Fantasia’s fourth album that reached the top ten slots. Two popular singles from this album reached the Adult R&B Songs airplay chart include “No Time For It” which reached number six, and “Sleeping with the One I Love”, which made it to number 9.

In 2017 she released a holiday album called “Christmas After Midnight” through Concord and used her Christmas After Midnight Tour to promote it.

In the fall of 2018 Fantasia performed at Aretha Franklin’s funeral. That following February she joined with Yolanda Adams and Andra Day to pay a special tribute to the late Queen of Soul at the 2019 Grammy Awards.


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In 2019 she announced that she was releasing her sixth studio album called “Sketchbook”. The album is her very first independent release and has 14 tracks. It features artists such as Brandy, T.I., Jazmine Sullivan, T-Pain, and Meghan Trainor.

The first single from the album was called “Enough” and it was released in May. It reached number 13 on the Billboard Adult R&B Songs chart and soon peaked at number 9 within only seven weeks of its release.

Fantasia has been involved with a couple of musical collaborations such as “The Color Purple” (2007) and “After Midnight” (2013-2014). In 2013 she won the BOE Global Artist Award.

In 2014 Fantasia got inducted to the North Carolina Music Hall of Fame. In addition to musicals, Fantasia has recently mentioned that she may have a film role in the works, but so far the details have not yet been released.


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Interesting Facts

  • In August 2010 Fantasia was hospitalized due to an admitted suicide attempt. She took aspirin and sleep aid, but her injuries were not life-threatening. She says was in a bad place where she didn’t care about anything and just wanted out of this life. When speaking about her recovery Fantasia says that music saved her. she looked up to other artists who struggled with things in life but managed to put the energy in their music and that’s the path she decided to take.


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Favorite Quotes from Fantasia Barrino

“I want to still be singing at 70 years old. I want to be open to the dreams I haven’t even dreamed up.”
“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.”
“Have a little faith. Don’t give up.”
“Keep going, keep fighting, be who you are, stand strong… that’s what I did.”