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Fantasia Pushes Back New Album

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It may be a New Year, but the same issues are plaguing some of our most anticipated releases.

Unfortunately, the dreaded “push back” has struck again with singer Fantasia its latest victim.

Originally slated for release next month, the star’s fourth studio album ‘The Side Effects Of You’ has been held back until an undetermined date. And while many anticipated this in the absence of a radio or video release for its lead single ‘Lose To Win’, the American Idol alum has explained why the move to delay the “rock soul” sounding set was a must.

Her words after the jump…

Writing on Facebook moments ago, the 28 year old announced…

fantasia delay e1361301967949 Fantasia Pushes Back New Album

In many ways, we applaud Ms. Barrino’s decision — although we’re sure it was just as much the record label’s as it was hers.

For, following her unintentional, yet damaging comments back in December, she clearly was in need of image rehabilitation; something only time and space would be able to repair.

What’s more, as unique as ‘Lose To Win’ is, there’s much to be said about the fact that we didn’t give it much (if any) play beyond the week it premiered. Jury’s still out on whether this is due to it being rush-released during the Holiday season or if it just isn’t that good. What is certain, though, is that the track doesn’t demand a listen nor does it have a sense of urgency to play — which is dangerous given that there is no longer the reality show platform to push her material.

Our advice to Ms. Barrino would be to ignore the negativity, ditch the “woe is me” malarkey, and just focus on churning out a solid album. R&B may not be where it once was commercially, yet her talent remains ever-on-point. It’s time she remind the world why  took to her in the first place.

For now though, take a listen to ‘Lose To Win’ below…

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22 Comments

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    February 19, 2013 at 3:05 pm
    Music Soul Harmony says:
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    Poor that…

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    February 19, 2013 at 3:05 pm
    IKNOWTHETRUTH says:
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    Nobody’s been checking for Fantasia since 2006 and “When I See U” came out. Her drama killed what was left of her career and people became more focused on it. She cared more about a married man instead of her huge talent. Now she’s paying for it.

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    February 19, 2013 at 3:07 pm
    Dee says:
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    Love the song just heard it on the radio yesterday

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    February 19, 2013 at 3:08 pm
    IKNOWTHETRUTH says:
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    PEOPLE BECAME MORE FOCUSED ON HER DRAMA THAN HER CAREER. IT’S SAD BECAUSE SHE’S SO TALENTED. SHE STARTED TO FOCUS MORE ON A MARRIED MAN AND LESS ON HER CAREER AS DID WE ALL. NOW SHE’S PAYING FOR IT. PEOPLE HAVEN’T BEEN INTERESTED IN HER SINCE 2006 AND “WHEN I SEE U”.

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    February 19, 2013 at 3:13 pm
    parkerj says:
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    The album was supposed to be released March 19, but then RCA decided to release Justin Timberlake on the same day. So she had to make a choice, receive no promo and come out out the same time as JT or push back and receive the RCA basic R&B promotional package.

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    February 19, 2013 at 3:18 pm
    Music says:
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    “Lose To Win” is on heavy rotation in my area. With all these “Bands will make her dance” songs that kids are running to, I believe that Fantasia will have to come harder with her song choices.

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    February 19, 2013 at 3:32 pm
    DEE says:
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    WELL LET THE LIES BEGIN FIRST OFF FANTASIA HAVENT PROMOTED THE SINGLE YET WHAT DO YOU EXPECT AND THEN JUSTIN TIMBELAKE ABLUM WAS DUE THE SAME DAY SO YES SHE WAS SUPPOSE TO PUSH IT BACK AND THIS SONG IS NUMBER 14 ON URBAN AC FANTASIA AINT NO FOOL SHE KNOW WHAT SHE HAVE TO DO IF YOUR GONNA THROW SHADE HAVE YOUR FACTS TOGETHER AND YES PEOPLE HAVE BEEN CHECKING FOR FANTASIA IT FALLS BACK ON HER PROMO THEY WAS LOOKING FOR NEW MUSIC BUT DIDNT KNOW SHE HAD A NEW SONG OUT AND IF NO ONE WAS CHECKING FOR HER HOW DID SHE WIN A GRAMMY IN 2010 FOR HER BACK TO ME ALBUM BE SERIOUS YOUR A JOKE NEXT TIME HAVE YOUR FACTS LINED UP

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    February 19, 2013 at 3:35 pm
    Yolanda says:
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    GOOD! Maybe next time she tweets the name of her song, she spells it correctly. Yes, I love Fantasia but I will NOT excuse her for misspelling a three-letter word that is the name of her song. When is not Win.

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    February 19, 2013 at 3:42 pm
    Pop Royalty says:
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    this Is what you get for Speakin’ Your mind.

    see Azealia banks pushes her album back in 5..4…3..2..1.

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    February 19, 2013 at 3:59 pm
    stanled says:
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    Apparently people are checking for Fantasia. She had a top R&B hit “Bittersweet” and top album “Back To Me” in 2010, and won a Grammy for it in 2011. Fantasia has not been promoting nor has the video dropped. There isn’t much buzz because she handling of this project is sloppy so far! f*** her personal life she actually has TALENT!!! She may not pull huge numbers like Rihanna, Katy, Gaga and them but one thing about Fantasia is that shes CONSISTENT and she is here to stay!

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    February 19, 2013 at 4:05 pm
    truth(the one and only u b****) says:
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    @IKNOWTHETRUTH honey she won a grammy for Back to me in 2010 so shut up. and at yolanda…just shut up. i knew she would push it back cause i’m here in atl and only heard it ONCE on the Tom Joyner Morning Show. A shame too because i really like the song but i KNEW it wouldn’t get air play and the album would be pushed back

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    February 19, 2013 at 4:08 pm
    ENOUGH ONIKA (0 GRAMMY NOMS...) says:
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    @YOLANDO DDDEEAADDD chile.

    What a surprise….how’s that single doing anyway??

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    February 19, 2013 at 4:09 pm
    ENOUGH ONIKA (0 GRAMMY NOMS...) says:
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    YOLANDA* (pulled a Fantasia :/)

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    February 19, 2013 at 4:11 pm
    nick says:
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    funny i played lose to win as my wake up song today, & was just thinkin: when is the video:album comin? all rite ill wait :(

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    February 19, 2013 at 4:39 pm
    ENOUGH ONIKA (0 GRAMMY NOMS...) says:
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    Sam, are you gonna report on your obsession Rihanna and her break up with Chris at the Grammy’s over Drakeisha and her texting??

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    February 19, 2013 at 4:43 pm
    Maestro J* says:
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    You know I’ve never expected shade to be thrown at Fantasia from this site. I am shocked to say the least. And for y’all to say aint nobody checking for Fantasia since 06 you mustve been born in 2012 because she definitely won a Grammy for an album released in 2010 at the 2011 Grammy Awards. So Im confused. ANYWAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Fantasia’s decision was soley based on the fact that Justin Timberlake took her day and they decided to reedit some shots for the video for her single WHICH PEOPLE ACTUALLY LOVE because it been going UP the charts and NOT SLIDING DOWN the charts like some of our less talented divas singles. I always thought it was an industry conspiracy to shade Ms. Barrion (hince how she’s missing amongst her AMERICAN IDOL ALUM on the OPENING CREDITS of the show) She’s made mistakes, so. She fell in love with guy who clearly lied to her about being married(if you watched her reality show you would know this) and again… SO!!!!!
    Fantasia is the ALL AMERICAN GIRL without the faux background and great PR to clean up her humanity. Fantasia’s accomplishments go unnoticed and that also erks my soul. Y’all talk about how she didnt have a H.S. Diploma, She got one no one congratulated her. Y’all talk about her teeth, she got them fixed. The faux law suit from her ‘married man’ ‘s ‘wife’ was thrown out of court because they had been legally seperated for quite some time before she met the man, and we indeed not together at the time that her relationship with the man started. Wasn’t like she stole the man from his family, he had already walked away. But again no one talks about the good stuff that comes out about her they just focus on the bad. But what is BAD (IN A GOOD WAY) is her voice. She’s one the most illest singers this world has seen. Her live show is something to be wreckened with, it needs a little polishing for the white folk and the booshie (sp) but all in all she’s a star who the world seems to want to pull from the heavens.

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    February 19, 2013 at 5:41 pm
    Yolanda says:
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    I LOVE Fantasia and will fight for her tooth and nail but I WILL NOT let her think it is acceptable to SPELL THE NAME OF HER SONG INCORRECTLY; especially when it is a three-letter word. NO!!!!!

    If she doesn’t feel like continuing her education past the rushed GED program, then she could at least have her tweets proofed before she hits the Tweet button.

    Chris Rock, MJB and Drake have their GEDs and you don’t see them misspelling simple words. Fantasia is academically lazy and don’t want to do the work. Fine, but she should have her tweets proofed.

    If Fantasia wants my money, then she has to spell the name of her songs correctly. Otherwise, I’m downloading them for free because that’s what she deserves. If she doesn’t want to respect her audience, I won’t respect her sales.

    I got turned off by Lose to When. It was obviously not a typo. She meant that s***. I will not give Fantasia a pass. NO!!!!!

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    February 19, 2013 at 7:12 pm
    MusicLover says:
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    I was expecting this seeing as how the song hasn’t really impacted mainstream r&B stations yet. I still don’t feel this is the best song to lauch her return, never the less i remain emotionally invested in this dynamic artist. Her talent demands more respect, acclaim and commerical success.

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    February 19, 2013 at 8:18 pm
    Rihqeen says:
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    Hate this bych she such a damn flop and shes desperate for attention that why she tried to kill herself …mhm smh

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    February 19, 2013 at 9:34 pm
    brotha1461 says:
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    It’s sad when people use sites like this to try and call someone out ,the way one speaks about others they don’t know ,speaks more about them than the individuals they are trying to hurt. All the hate that is thrown at Fantasia just shows that no matter what is said she is still standing and she is still here!!!!!

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    February 20, 2013 at 9:07 am
    ras says:
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    yall get your facts right before you speak the reason the song is not doing good yet is cause the label has not release it o mainstream radio yet

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