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Watch: Fantasia Rocks ‘The Today Show’ Alongside ‘After Midnight’ Cast

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As fans know, R&B soulstress Fantasia made her return to musical theater via the critically acclaimed ‘After Midnight’ – a high-spirited homage to the jazz era.

Taking to ‘The Today Show’ and ‘The View’ today in promotion of the must-see Broadway event of the season, see below for Fannie and crew’s show-stopping interview and live performance from ‘Today’s Toyota Concert Series’ broadcast earlier this morning.

It’s a must see…


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  • January 20, 2014 at 11:19 am
    BEYONCÉ says:
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    Fantasia is a vocal beast & so damn versatile! I need to get tix….

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  • January 20, 2014 at 11:47 am
    yAAAZZZZ MZ HUNTY says:
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    IM SORRY BUT SHE LOOKS SO GHETTO AND RATCHET IN THAT PIC

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  • January 20, 2014 at 11:47 am
    LittleJohnny says:
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    Awesome!!!!! She is unbelievably talented. I need to be getting tickets for this show. It looks spectacular.

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  • January 20, 2014 at 11:47 am
    Greg says:
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    Man i love me some fanny….her voice is one of the best of all time.

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  • January 20, 2014 at 12:04 pm
    Molly says:
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    that outfit is a mess.

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  • January 20, 2014 at 12:10 pm
    dffef says:
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    fantasia did a phenomenal job love it

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  • January 20, 2014 at 12:25 pm
    kip says:
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    The outfit she’ll wear to the Grammys–you know, the show that nominated her 3 times–will be better!!

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  • January 20, 2014 at 12:30 pm
    Sissy says:
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    Love it, want to go to New York right now

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  • January 20, 2014 at 1:06 pm
    Caramelboi says:
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    Yasssss love me sum Fanny……..

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  • January 20, 2014 at 1:35 pm
    Slayretha Franklin says:
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    Ms. Barrino is the most soulful vocalist of her generation and thats coming from a die heart Aretha fan.

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  • January 20, 2014 at 1:43 pm
    ZeeZee says:
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    Fantasia – 3 Grammy nominations; Ciara – 0. You’re dismissed.

    I love Fantasia. She is truly a gem in the midst of robotic, soulless pop tarts. She will be a legend 20 years from now amongst the likes of Patti, Aretha and Gladys. True talent always prevails!!

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  • January 20, 2014 at 2:08 pm
    iconic cici says:
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    ^ Look at this b**** bringin up Ciara when this is a FATasia post…. kiii btw she looks a diaster as always..

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  • January 20, 2014 at 2:08 pm
    TRUTHFREES says:
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    It was all good till TAMAR BRAXTON hit the scene #BOOM!
    #GRAMMYWINNERONTHEHORIZON. Plus she’s really the only rnb chick besides beyonce
    That everybody’s checking for #TBT

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  • January 20, 2014 at 2:21 pm
    kip says:
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    You can’t compare their careers. Fantasia already has a grammy and has been nominated for every album. It took Tamar 13 years and a husband to get MODERATE success. I also doubt that Tamar will be around much longer.

    I also don’t think Tamar will win any Grammy’s, although Love and War (the song, not the album) was pretty decent (even though it ripped off Keyshia Cole’s Trust and Believe).

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  • January 20, 2014 at 2:32 pm
    ZeeZee says:
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    Tamar had hella exposure from her reality show, The Real, performing(horribly) everywhere, beefing with K.Michelle and 4 singles, and she still barely outsold Fantasia. They are in the same boat saleswise, but Fantasia already has a Grammy, platinum and gold albums and singles. 10 years and she hasn’t slowed down yet.

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  • January 20, 2014 at 3:11 pm
    iconic cici says:
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    Tamar is the biggest non factor in the industry.

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  • January 20, 2014 at 3:20 pm
    ratedxxx(next broad) says:
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    Fantasia is a true vocalist..when she sings, you can actually feel the emotions in her voice, you can feel the pain also…

    as for how she looks….talent always going to win when it comes to me..I don’t give a shid if you’re fat, ugly, look like a hoodrat…as long as you can blow and have talent backing you…

    your personal life ain’t got shid to do with me.

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  • January 20, 2014 at 3:20 pm
    Dev says:
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    What a talented woman and cast of singers, dancers and musicians. I love my people (black) too much to hate.
    I love this woman’s god given voice not matter how much people want to cuss gods packaging.

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  • January 20, 2014 at 3:29 pm
    Mercedes says:
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    Fantasia is the s***. I love the woman she has become. I hear she’s phenomenal on Broadway, unfortunately I live on the west coast so I can’t afford to fly to NYC. She looked amazing on The View this morning also.

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  • January 20, 2014 at 3:31 pm
    ratedxxx(next broad) says:
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    as for tamar, her album love and war is a solid r&b album…I think she did a great job…

    honestly I don’t know why people don’t like tamar..I’ve never watched any of her tv shows..so I don’t know how her personality is…

    but again..my judgment on her is only base on her great solid r&b album..

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  • January 20, 2014 at 3:35 pm
    Molly says:
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    I dont know a Tamar.

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  • January 20, 2014 at 3:37 pm
    FactCheck says:
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    In case you weren’t keeping up, let’s Recap!

    Fantasia Slays R&B: Four Albums Strong (Platinum Selling, Grammy Award)
    Fantasia Slays Classical: Tour with Classical Ledgend Andrea Bochelli. She sings one song in Italian. (YouTube it)
    Fantasia Slays Jazz: Her second Broadway show has been dubbed the “hottest show on Broadway” by theatre critics.
    Fantasia Slays Gospel: Do I really need to go there?
    Fantasia Slays Rock: Just YouTube Fantasia and Train singing ‘Dream On’ and get your life!

    The bottom line is this… Fantasia is the most versatile contempoary vocalist. Her talent will keep her and her music around forever. Check her resume!

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  • January 20, 2014 at 3:42 pm
    FactCheck says:
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    And as for the dress she performed in, STFU! That dress is designed by Isabel Toledo (look her up). It’s a costume… You know those things peolple wear when they’re performing in front of thousands of people every night on a Broadway stage??

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  • January 20, 2014 at 3:44 pm
    Molly says:
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    @FactCheck the outfit is still tragic. Save your excuses thanks.

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  • January 20, 2014 at 3:55 pm
    ChildPlease! says:
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    Child Please! Y’all give Tamar wayyyy too much! Her Lip-Syncing ass could never hold Fantasia’s microphone. Fantasia is a VOCAL BEAST! She can sing anything.

    Compare Fantasia to her equals (Aretha, Patti, Chaka, Tina)
    Compare Tamar to her equals (K. Michelle, Joseline, Ciara, IDK The Muppets?)

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  • January 20, 2014 at 4:03 pm
    Doll Phace MUA says:
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    Holla at me when Tamar can breathe properly, stay on key, belt without straining or connect with an audience. How DARE you try to rain on Fantasia’s parade with that b*******. I can’t wait ’till Fantasia properly crosses over to the pop/rock world. She has the chops for it. I see her giving a Patti/Tina Turner mixture in the future if her label ever allows her!!! I’m so happy for her!

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  • January 20, 2014 at 4:03 pm
    Dirty laundry says:
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    Tamar isnt even a better singer then Keyshia Cole or Monica so she definitely can’t hold a candle next to Fantasia… Tamar is one of the worse live vocalist ive heard in awhile.

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  • January 20, 2014 at 4:55 pm
    Me says:
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    There is noooooo debate. FANTASIA will be most def around. She is only 29 and has vocal ability and skills that will keep her relevant. The child can sing anything on a dime. She was born to perform at many levels. Point blank.

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  • January 20, 2014 at 6:00 pm
    IStanformusic says:
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    @Iconic cici b**** actually the biggest non factor in this industry would be cierror with her flop sales. How can you drag Tamar and Fantasia when your fav whispers?

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  • January 20, 2014 at 9:05 pm
    Danny Arguello says:
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    Lol Tamar can’t even sing live. Fantasia kills

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  • January 20, 2014 at 10:24 pm
    FutureCIARA says:
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    You girls are a joke for some of these comments!

    However I love Fantasia’s #UNBOTHERED persona!

    Her career continues to thrive, she is a true success, no matter what people try to throw at her.

    I cant wait to see her at the Grammy’s.

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  • January 20, 2014 at 10:28 pm
    Navy Nick says:
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    I LOVE ME SON FANTASIA, I hope this does well, LOVED IT!!

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  • January 21, 2014 at 4:44 pm
    Deborah says:
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    I think Fantasia is truly gifted and it is her persona I love as well and her life is that of a true African American artist it ain’t easy. I don’t believe we have seen all she Is capable of and people if they will be honest can truly relate to her. I hope she stays real cause this business is full of phones. Jhud won’t even give her the time of day, but she was good enough to sing at her families funeral w her plastic surgery body no one will speak. I said that to say I’ll ride with the REAL Fanttasia 24/7. Tiger Woods taught me a lot about PERFECT CELEBRITIES walking around w ith no flaws.

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  • January 21, 2014 at 4:50 pm
    From NY says:
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    I’ve seen After Midnight 2x. Saw it 2x because of Fantasia, the girl is a force to be reckoned with and by the way BROADWAY is no joke !!! She won the Theatre World award for the Color and the reason why she was no Tony nominated because it have been the previous year. The girl has the goods, you all focus on the wrong stuff she’s here to stay I believe and someone who knows music as an art as she does is not anybody fools . You all sleeping on Fantasia but I’m not. She is already successful to me.

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  • January 21, 2014 at 4:54 pm
    From NY says:
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    Oh, and I saw her in the Color Purple. I am a frequent theatre goer. So
    I know talent and someone mentioned Jeninifer Hudson her last 3 movies flopped at box office and I see that no where. And stop comparing. Who is this Tamar person ?

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