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Slay! Fantasia Delivers Dynamite Performance Of ‘Dr. Feelgood’

Will Smith, Jada Pinkett, & More Watch ‘American Idol’ Wow The Crowd

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As captivating performers go, few can rival the the fire Fantasia ignites when she takes to the stage. And even when she doesn’t.

See, the American Idol graduate was tapped to perform at ‘Taking The Stage: African American Music And Stories That Changed America’ – yet ironically gave her entire performance in the audience.

Watched on by the likes of Will Smith, Jada Pinkett, and Octavia Spencer, Ms. Barrino shut down the Kennedy Center event with a rousing rendition of Aretha Franklin‘s ‘Dr. Feel Good.’

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Watch: Fantasia & Tye Tribbett Amaze With ‘I Made It’ On ‘Joyful Noise’

Singer Thrills With Roof-Raising Performance

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Many things are questionable in the music business, but Fantasia‘s anointing isn’t one of them.

The soulful songbird hatched new album ‘The Definition Of…’ earlier this year and, in doing so, added to her catalogue of critically acclaimed offerings.

A multi-dimensional project, the LP houses the roof-raising ‘I Made It’ featuring Gospel superstar Tye Tribbett.

Taking to the stage on BET‘s ‘Joyful Noise,’ the pair delivered a dynamite showing of the song.

Watch em rock out with a whole lot of soul after the jump…

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Product Vs. Promotion: Fantasia’s ‘The Definition Of…’

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Grammy-winning R&B gem Fantasia has always shone as an anomaly (in many ways) for the genre.

A fiery performer whose career-long stage shows boast one of the most consistent deliveries of any of her contemporaries (and beyond), Fannie’s commitment to her craft seemed to be only matched by the commitment of her fan base.  Indeed, much like the failing music industry around her, each of her album’s numbers may have taken hits over time, but without fail, the figures associated with each of the songbird’s first week sales easily soared above the others in her lane  (a testament to fan loyalty if you ask us).

Well, that was until 2016’s ‘The Definition Of…‘ – the latest addition to the soulstress’s self-coined ‘Rock-Soul’ movement.

Released July 2016, ‘Definition’ – Fannie’s fifth album – was executive produced by veteran record producer/songwriter/engineer Ron Fair and featured contributions from the likes of R&B royal R. Kelly, Brian Kennedy, Stacy Barthe, Neff-U, and more.  Yet, while the production credits was lined with proven winners, their efforts seemed lost upon music lovers who generally ignored the set’s two official singles – ‘No Time (For It)’ and the Kelly-penned ‘Sleeping With the One I Love.’

Their failure on the singles chart and streaming front seemed to signal the worst for their parent album:

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Fantasia Announces ‘The Definition Of Tour’

Guordan Banks and La’Porsha Renae Join Idol Winner On US Trek

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Fantasia is hitting the road!

The Soul-filled songbird is gearing up to bring her unique brand of “Rock Soul” to US cities this Fall as she embarks on ‘The Definition Of Tour.’

Set to kick off in Macon, Georgia, initial dates for the trek – which’ll feature guests Guordan Banks and La’Porsha Renae – have been unveiled.

The nation-wide jaunt is being mounted in support of the American Idol graduate’s fifth album ‘The Definition Of,’ which arrived at retail this July.

Upon its release, the LP debuted at #6 on the Billboard 200 with sales of 32,000. However, it dropped to #66 the week after.

Still the stage has always been Fantasia’s most potent playground, so regardless of the charts, there’s no doubt she’ll put on a show-stopping show. Her live gravitas is rivalled by next to no one in her  no other.

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Fantasia On ‘All Lives Matter’ Fiasco: “I Am Truly Sorry”

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Fantasia made headlines this week when news hit that she was booked to perform at an ‘All Lives Matter’ gig.

Many in the Black community frowned on her decision due to the phrase often being used by those who denounce the ‘Black Lives Matter’ movement.

The ‘American Idol’ winner’s initial response saw her defend herself, while drawing on Bible verses and biracial relatives to illustrate her argument.

Now, after reflection, the star has issued another statement.

Her words await below…

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Fantasia Defends Headlining Slot At ‘All Lives Matter’ Concert

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Fantasia has found herself on the receiving end of a firestorm after it was announced that she’d be headlining an ‘All Lives Matter’ concert.

Initially set to be staged in her hometown of Charlotte yesterday, the gig has been postponed until next week for reasons unknown.

But the furore surrounding her involvement remains a very present problem.

Particularly in the current climate, with the advent of the ‘Black Lives Matter’ initiative; which itself was born out the continued injustices against Black people in the US and across the world.

Feeling the heat, Fantasia took to Facebook to defend herself. View the her video statement below…

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The First Week Numbers Are In! Fantasia’s ‘The Definition Of’ Sold…

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Fantasia has been earning rave reviews for her fifth studio album ‘The Definition Of…’

Executive produced by the great Ron Fair, the LP strut into stores last week preceded by singles ‘No Time For It’ and ‘Sleeping With The One I Love.’

Critical acclaim, of course, is only one piece of the puzzle – and attention has turned to the project’s first week performance.

With an early estimate revealed at the top of the week, the final numbers have been tallied.

Find out what they are below…

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The Predictions Are In: Fantasia’s ‘The Definition Of’ Set To Sell…

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With the summer upon us, Fantasia brings the heat with her scorching new album ‘The Definition Of…’

Released yesterday, the set serves as the American Idol alum’s fifth studio effort and follows 2013’s ‘Side Effects Of You.’

Wondering what the star’s slick mix is projected to sell first week? Well, wonder no more because the answer awaits after the jump…

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Album Stream: Fantasia – ‘The Definition Of…’

Songbird Soars With Fifth Studio Album

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With fans patiently waiting on Fantasia since 2013, today marks the arrival of her much anticipated fifth studio album ‘The Definition Of…’.

The 32-year’s latest offering comes after the release of singles ‘No Time For It’ and ‘Sleeping With The One I Love’ and features colorful contributions from the likes of R. Kelly, Aloe Blacc, and Ty Tribbet. Renown industry icon Ron Fair serves as executive producer.

Contemporary yet classic, the aforementioned cuts solidified anticipation for the freshly surfaced set. With the record now available to purchase, it’s also been made available to stream in its entirety.

and stream in its entirety, long time followers of the RCA signee can expect the release to range in influences.

That Grape Juice’s Top Tracks:

1) Sleeping With The One I Love
2) Roller Coasters
3) Stay Up
4) I Made It

Take a listen below and let us know what your favorite tracks are! We’ve already got our copy; will you be buying too?

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Hot Shots: Fantasia Shines At BET Special

Premieres Tomorrow At 9pm ET

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BET are rolling out the red carpet for Fantasia, ahead of the release of her fifth studio album ‘The Definition Of…’

Tomorrow at 9pm, the network will air a special in honor of the R&B belter.

Aptly titled ‘The Definition Of…Fantasia,’ the show will see the singer perform a career-spanning set for an intimate audience at LA’s Microsoft Lounge.

Included in the songlist are hits such as ‘When I See You’ and ‘Free Yourself.’ New single ‘Sleeping With The One I Love’ was also performed.

We’ll be tuning in; will you?

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That Grape Juice’s Top 5 Fantasia Performances

Join Us As We Relive The American Idol’s Most Monumental Moments

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This Friday brings with it the release of Fantasia‘s fifth studio album ‘The Definition Of…’

It’s a fitting title for this titan of talent, who defines vocalist, defines endurance, and defines diva.

Since winning American Idol in 2004, the North Carolina native has established the stage as her most potent playground.

As such, That Grape Juice implore you to join us after the jump as we countdown our Top 5 Fantasia Performances…

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Fantasia Amazes On ‘GMA’ With New Song ‘I Made It’

New Album ‘The Definition Of…’ Arrives On Friday

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Fantasia brought her booming brand of Rock-Soul to the Good Morning America stage today.

The American Idol graduate blew the roof off the studio with new song ‘I Made It.’ It marks the first time the masses would have heard the cut, which is housed on her fifth album ‘The Definition Of…’

Due in stores this Friday, the LP follows 2013’s ‘Side Effects Of You.’

Watch Ms. Barrino wow below…

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