As reported here, Grammy winning songstress Fantasia has joined forces with another child of Destiny for another round of fire on a track in the form of a duet with ‘Fire’ singer Michelle Williams.
The highly anticipated collaboration of powerhouse divas sees the duo tackle and twist Williams’ ‘If We Had Your Eyes’ – the first single from her forthcoming gospel album ‘Journey To Freedom’ (due 2014).
Did the two live up to the hype? Click below to tell us your thoughts! But, before you get there, we can go ahead and tell you: yes, yes, and yes!
As reported here, ’If We Had Your Eyes’ hitmaker Michelle Williams was eyeing a collaboration with R&B soulstress Fantasia for her next project – her first gospel offering in nearly 10 years.
Christened ‘Journey To Freedom’, the Harmony Samuels-produced album – due 2014 – has already garnered praise from fans on the hems of its two lead singles ‘Eyes’ and ‘Fire’. But, while Williams puts the finishing touches on the latter’s music video (reportedly due before the month’s end), she took to Instagram moments ago to finally lift the lid on the long-awaited Fantasia duet.
Whipping fans into a frenzy with just enough to whet appetites, the DC3-graduate gave fans a quick snippet of what they can expect from her divalicious collaboration with the ‘Bittersweet’ songstress – due in full tomorrow:
November 15th marks the spot for ‘The Best Man Holiday‘s release, sure to fill many a movie theatre with fans still enamoured with its 1999 prequel.
However, while you’ll have till November to catch the flick, you can look no further than today to enjoy all the movie’s soundtrack has to offer, featuring festive cuts from the likes of Mary J.Blige, Monica, John Legend, New Edition, Fantasia and the ever stunning Jordin Sparks.
The Grammy winner and American Idol graduate has spent much of 2013 promoting her critically-acclaimed album ‘Side Effects Of You’ – which yielded singles ‘Lose To Win’ and ‘Without Me (ft. Kelly Rowland & Missy Elliott)’. Having embarked on a series of live dates in support of the LP, the 29-year-old has confirmed the project’s title track is its third single.
Set to impact Urban radio on October 28th, the track’s accompanying visual will begin production imminently according to the star’s manager. Once unwrapped, the clip will mark the first time a “third” video has been commissioned during any of Fantasia’s album campaigns. A feat which, in this trying time for R&B, should definitely be commended.
Interestingly, the songbird is releasing a stripped back version of the Emeli Sande penned / Naughty Boy produced cut to radio. Take a listen after the jump…
This week’s That Grape Juice Cover Star comes from Chanel Nicole – the New York singer/songwriter making a splash on Youtube. Press ‘PLAY’ below to see Nicole cover Fantasia‘s Kelly Rowland-enlisted hit ‘Without Me’ – the second single from her 4th album ‘Side Effects Of You’ (in stores now).
Start at :45…
Yes, ma’am Miss Nicole. We can get with this.
Packing a very radio-friendly voice, Chanel conveyed the song’s sass in a way that seemed authentic and devoid of caricature. While a few noticeable misfired runs and notes, overall the presentation was pleasant and provided indication that with fine tuning Chanel could shine with the new school of R&B chanteuses.
For more on Chanel Nicole, check out her Youtubepage.
Singer Fantasia continues to show that her hustle knows no bounds. Fresh from wrapping up a promotional tour for newest album ‘Side Effects Of You’ alongside Andrea Bocelli, the dynamo performer took front stage center at Steve Harvey‘s Neighbourhood Awards 2013. There, the Grammy winner rocked the house with fan favourites ‘When I See You’ and ‘It’s All Good’.
Fantasia and Missy Elliott showed up and showed out on ’106 & Park’ yesterday, hitting the ever popular venue to rock their collaborative single ‘Without Me’!
Lifted from her smash hit new album, ‘Side Effects of You‘, the performance saw the star get it right and continue promotion of the album well after it release, sure to aid its current sales of 242,000 to Golden glory in no time!
No stranger to reality talent shows nor gospel music, ‘Bittersweet’ songstress Fantasia brought her soulful offerings to the BET ‘Sunday Best’ stage tonight as talented judges Cece Winans, Donnie McClurkin, and Yolanda Adams watched approvingly.
Starting off with the uptempo number ‘To The Heavens’ (one of many gems aboard her latest #1 R&B album ‘Side Effects Of You’), the fiery Grammy winner took the audience to task with a heartfelt rendition of gospel hymn ‘Pass Me Not’ in dedication to the late great Whitney Houston.
Giving hopefuls something to aspire to, see Fannie do what she does best below: