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New Song: Fantasia – ‘Lose To Win’

Published: Wednesday 19th Dec 2012 by Sam

Fantasia is back!

The American Idol alum spuing an early Christmas gift on fans today with the premiere of new single ‘Lose To Win’.

A marked shift in sound for the soulful songbird, the track is the first to be lifted from the 28 year old’s fourth studio album. Presently due in March, the arrival of the set’s lead release in the closing window of 2012 suggests she’s on-schedule for a first quarter launch.

What are you waiting for? Take a listen after the jump…


Yes, yes, and yes!

From the retro sample, to the vocals, to the storytelling, this makes for a melodically brilliant listen. One we’re sure Tina Turner would be proud of.

Entirely risque as a single, it’s musical choices such as this which continue to set Fantasia ahead of the pack. Here’s hoping it’s a risk that pays off.

Welcome back, Ms. Barrino!

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  1. King B>Rihanna December 19, 2012
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    Yes I love it!Fanny is back.

    • PSA (FAF) December 19, 2012
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      FKLDJALF;KJAFKL;D J Yasss Tina Turner !

      • mojareanX December 22, 2012
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        check out NEW Fantasia single Lose to Win (video with Lyrics) ft. Wendy Williams
        Go to my page

        http://youtu.be/_Xm0_XfGDN8

    • La-Quisha. December 20, 2012
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      chile! she did that. yas! yas!

    • mojareanX December 22, 2012
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  2. cornell_antwoin December 19, 2012
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    yesssss fannie…this is a sample of a previous HIT…..I cant put my finger on it though

    • Jonte December 19, 2012
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      “When I See You” mixed With Lionel Richie’s “All Night Long”

      • AalexisRI December 19, 2012
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        I was pretty sure it was a sample of Nightshift by Commodores. Lionel Richie was in that group too though.

    • driamaria3 January 2, 2013
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      It is the Commodores Nightshift

  3. Add Joey Mannarino on Facebook December 19, 2012
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    I love the song. It is real timeless and has such a great groove. I just don’t see it going too far with radio. It’s not going to fit on an Urban station and pop radio never plays her. It’s sad. They play b******* like Ke$ha but real music doesn’t even get heard by the masses. She needs a more urban single to please the masses. She pleased me tho. Get yo Tina Turner on Tasia! Love it!

  4. Ernest December 19, 2012
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    I really like this. The song is real cute and she sounds amazing. I just don’t think it’s 1st single material.

  5. Dee December 19, 2012
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    Love it nice song

  6. SHA (I have DESTROYED Rita WhOra now PAIGE THOMAS) December 19, 2012
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    YESSSSSS!!!!! Fantasia is this on iTunes???

  7. Dee December 19, 2012
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    Love it no screaming just all singing nice song I can see it on the pop charts and mainstream radio also

  8. CHUDDS December 19, 2012
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    Hmmmm! The beat is giving me 80s Tina Turner/Patti pop-rock. I like it!!! I see it doing well on the urban AC stations, but on the urban side, I don’t know! I’m sure Fanny gurl has more hotness up her sleeve!

    • IDK December 19, 2012
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      Right! i said the same thing! 80s tina vibe.

      • PSA (FAF) December 19, 2012
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        Yess chile ! I live for Fantasia

  9. ras December 19, 2012
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    yes guys there gonna release the song on pop radio this time around cause her manger said so and i love this her best yet

  10. Mackie December 19, 2012
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    LOVE!

    Her albums are always STELLAR!

  11. mobwife: mentally ill my arsh he made a life choice December 19, 2012
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    I see you Tasia! 🙂 I’m not sure how far this will go on the charts but I am happy that she is returning to the game! I enjoy her unique voice!

  12. who da f*** cares December 19, 2012
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    great single. However its not a first single. As someone said you first single should be epic. And this doesn’t scream epic to me. Its typicall RnB (which nice for fans)however you have to really push the boundary to create an impact

    • LittleJohnny December 19, 2012
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      Umm, this sounds alot more pop than R&B.

  13. MRB December 19, 2012
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    I love fanny and will ALWAYS support! This song is nice but this is too safe!!! I need her to REALLY BLOW! I need her to bring some bittersweet or summertime sh!t!!!

  14. Monstarebel December 19, 2012
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    i like!!! great job Fantasia!

  15. JP December 19, 2012
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    This is too cute. ok, Fanny.

  16. Von Tae’ December 19, 2012
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    Yasssssssssssssssss !!! ♥

  17. Sky December 19, 2012
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    I actually love this song. All the R&B girls have come out hard . First Brandy, now Fanny. I wish her all the best b/c this song is on repeat.

  18. Dee December 19, 2012
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    This is hot this song can be played on movies clowns be serious it shows fantasia growth as a singer she stepped it up we know she can take to church this time she’s showing her mainstream side nice song fantasia way to go I smell more grammys 2013 is yours

  19. Fierce P**** December 19, 2012
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    Not feeling it. And I think it has something to do with the lion king/80’s sounding beat which just sounds weird with her vocals and throws me off. But yeah it is reminiscent of Tina turner. Just not as great as I imagined. I do love her voice though. So soulful.

  20. LittleJohnny December 19, 2012
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    What’s not to love about it? Fantasia is definitely one of the current generation’s biggest assets. If it wasn’t for her, I would have completely written our generation off as talentless. This girl can “sell” any song she sings.

    • Anonymous December 19, 2012
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      YESSSSSS

  21. Pretty in Pink December 19, 2012
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    Does this Sample “What’s Love Got To Do With It”? I love it…it doesn’t sound like anything else on the radio right now. If you don’t like it, keep it moving. Fantasia has a loyal fanbase, hence her sold out shows! I’m ready for a new album!!

  22. KC36 December 19, 2012
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    This song comes from The Commadores. The song is called Night Shift. I liked the song back then but as far as this single. It’s okay. Maybe over time I will like it a little more. I will always support Fantasia though.

    • Elite Navy S***(Rihanna Navy)S***!!! December 19, 2012
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      Yes i love that song! that song was written for jackie wilson and marvin gaye when they died

  23. HOP-SCOTCH December 19, 2012
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    THIS SONG SAMPLES “NIGHT SHIFT” BY LIONEL RICHIE!!!!!!!

    NOT ORIGINAL AT ALL!!!

    • ItsTT December 19, 2012
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      You’re saying that like Fantasia’s the first artist to sample. Quit acting brand new punk.

    • King B>Rihanna December 19, 2012
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      Boy Shut The F*** Up!

    • Elite Navy S***(Rihanna Navy)S***!!! December 19, 2012
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      First of all lionel ritchie left so it was not his song it was the Commodores song for the soul legends jackie wilson and marvin pentz gaye!!!

    • truth(i could drag the F*** ouuta icki but y, she did it on herself with reflop and no grammy nods. so ill just stomp her pissy fans p**** in chile) December 19, 2012
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      Ummm we KNOW this man but she merkd it!

  24. Single December 19, 2012
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    .. Not loving it. But I’m a big fan of hers. Review will be by the end of day.

  25. tgantt94 December 19, 2012
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    I LOVE it!!! I actually think it’s going to be one of those sleeper hits that people don’t like at first but then after they hear it a few times, you’ll be singing along! I hope it gets the promo and radio spins it needs. I can tell this was a risk to take for a first single but it sounds really good! Bringing it back to real music as she always does, I hope this is destined for the top of the charts!

  26. Antonio DeJoyce December 19, 2012
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    It’s okay there just wasn’t a peak that I was looking for. But I know she still gon bring it…. && The song is catchy and uplifting so ..!!

  27. True Tea December 19, 2012
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    This is exactly what i wanted from her at this point in her career! It’s timeless music and this 80’s tina turner vibe suits her very well. In conclusion, i LOVE it, welcome back Tasia! Give us a great album for 2013!

  28. Nay nay December 19, 2012
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    Is she still sleeping with other womens husbands?

    • MUSIC HEAD December 19, 2012
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      U still minding other people’s business?

    • truth(i could drag the F*** ouuta icki but y, she did it on herself with reflop and no grammy nods. so ill just stomp her pissy fans p**** in chile) December 19, 2012
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      Who…yo momma??

  29. MUSIC HEAD December 19, 2012
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    This is a hit!!! This song will crossover if promoted well.

    I’m downloading this RIGHT NOW!

  30. kingbey December 19, 2012
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    Something dodgy goin on with these comments being thumbed down

    • MUSIC HEAD December 19, 2012
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      Just ignorant people with a lot of time on their hands that’s all.

      • PSA (FAF) December 19, 2012
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        R**** fans … Kiiii

    • LittleJohnny December 19, 2012
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      I said the same thing. Some mainstream stans don’t have ears for this kinda stuff. Fantasia is killin’ it.

  31. Dee December 19, 2012
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    Omg I love it something different not the same old thing fantasia sung her heart out on this track nice song

  32. honeychildplease December 19, 2012
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    I can bump this in my whip….ok ok ok ok fanny girl

  33. Peter G December 19, 2012
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    Would fit perfectly on a soundtrack for the next Straight-To-DVD Lion King squeal! But this is the circle of life, and it moves us all through despair and hope, through faith and love, till we find our path…I knew she was gonna flop, never picks the right sings! Good luck with everything else tho.

    • truth(i could drag the F*** ouuta icki but y, she did it on herself with reflop and no grammy nods. so ill just stomp her pissy fans p**** in chile) December 19, 2012
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      B**** pls!!

  34. KELVIN JACKSON December 19, 2012
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    Tasia, you betta sing this dam song, this s*** should be an anthem for everyone, we all lose certain times in our life when we want to win, but we have to remember that even though its easier said then done, but we have to have the strength to get back up at our own time and try again, Fantasia im wishing you nothing but the best in this new era, I WANT FANTASIA TO WIN AGAIN, WHY CANT YALL JUST FORGET WHAT SHE DONE IN HER PERSONAL LIFE, AND LETS BE HAPPY THAT SHE IS IN OUR GENERATION AND LIFETIME TO MAKE GOOD MUSIC WITH OTHER ARTIST OF TODAY, FANTASIA IS HUMAN JUST LIKE YOU AND ME, WE ALL MADE MISTAKES, WERE NOT PERFECT, WE CANT CANT JUDGE A NOTHER M***********, SOMETIMES THE INDIVIDUAL KNOWS THAT THEY WILL PUT UP WITH THE CONSEQUENCES,
    FANSTASIA THIS BEAT IS RETRO, BUT REFRESHING, THE LYRICS ARE PRICELESS AND TIMELESS, I HOPE THAT R&B AND POP GIVES THIS SONG A MAJOR PUSH, THIS CHICK HAS SOUL, IM ROOTING FOR YOU FANTASIA ALL THE WAY, YOU HAVE EVERY RIGHT TO BE UP THERE WITH THE BEST OF THE BEST, YOU ARE A DIVA, IN YOUR OWN WAY, I LOVE YOU FROM A DEDICATED FAN MUCH SUCCESS AND LOVE TO YOU DURING THIS ERA

  35. phillydoinit December 19, 2012
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    Loves.

  36. LittleJohnny December 19, 2012
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    OK, is it me or has some lame nobody made about 10 accts and is going down the comments line just thumbsdowning every positive remark? Ahhh..There are still job openings ya know?

    • MUSIC HEAD December 19, 2012
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      Yea but even McDonalds requires a GED

  37. BitchICan’tEvenSpellWelfare December 19, 2012
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    I LOVE this song!!!!

  38. Koodzi December 19, 2012
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    This is nice. It feels good, sounds good and I want more of it. I don’t think every lead single had to be super intense, epic and vicious. A solid song that slowly grows into a hit is more appropriate and gives and album legs – e.g. Miguel’s Adorn, Kelly Clarkson’s Mr. Know It All etc. Go ‘Tasia!

  39. Nay nay December 19, 2012
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    She will be going to jail soon for being a home wrecker she is disgusting!!! FLOP

    • Nay Nay Slayer December 19, 2012
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      Damn B****, you act like that n**** been up in yo p****. Let it go!

      • truth(i could drag the F*** ouuta icki but y, she did it on herself with reflop and no grammy nods. so ill just stomp her pissy fans p**** in chile) December 19, 2012
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        F*** that h**! Fanny doin it so dont let her bait u. #teak fanny

  40. soulmusiclover December 19, 2012
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    she can sing!! like really

  41. Rih4lyphe December 19, 2012
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    Yes! Tasia is my 1st love. im always looking out for her comeback.

    I just check iTunes bt its ot available… or mayb i did something wrong. Y cant i buy this on iTunes yet?

  42. Touché December 19, 2012
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    Great song.

  43. ras December 19, 2012
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    it want be available on itunes until jan 8

  44. millhouse. December 19, 2012
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    this song just made me cry…. beautiful

  45. Anonymous December 19, 2012
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    An other successful era for Fantasia !
    This song is perfection !

  46. Jcreweup December 19, 2012
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    Been on repeat all day! Fantasia did that!

    Great song.

  47. truth(i could drag the F*** ouuta icki but y, she did it on herself with reflop and no grammy nods. so ill just stomp her pissy fans p**** in chile) December 19, 2012
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    I love it! Nothin else sound like if!

  48. credits December 20, 2012
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    if the whole album sounds like this, i’ll buy it.

  49. TeamBreezy December 20, 2012
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    Yes b**** this is everything

  50. Girl. BYE! December 24, 2012
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    YASSSSSSS TASIA!

  51. NYSDIVA March 19, 2013
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    This song has great lyrics and a nice groove to it. LOVE IT!

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