Fantasia Reveals Reality Show Details

Published: Tuesday 1st Dec 2009 by Sam
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VH1 today announced official details of R&B Fantasia‘s new reality show, which will air on the network next month (January 11th 2010 at 10pm). Titled ‘Fantasia For Real’, the docu-series will comprise 8 episodes. Check out the synopsis below:

Six years ago, Fantasia was a young single mother from High Point, North Carolina singing in her church choir and struggling to raise her daughter, Zion. On a whim, she tried out for the third season of “American Idol,” and seemingly overnight the world discovered Fantasia’s tremendous voice. Five years and 8 Grammy® Award nominations later, life couldn’t look more different for Fantasia. Her first album, Free Yourself, was a platinum-selling, chart-topping success, bringing her wealth, fame, and recognition as an accomplished artist. Fantasia has worked with many music industry legends, including Elton John, Aretha Franklin, Patti LaBelle, and Missy Elliot. In 2007 Fantasia was chosen to star as “Celie” in the acclaimed Broadway musical “The Color Purple.” Her book “Life is Not a Fairy Tale” made the New York Times bestseller list, and she also starred in a made-for-television movie based on her life.

As Fantasia’s fame has grown, her personal life has increasingly become more complicated. The sole breadwinner for her large family, Fantasia struggles to balance career, family, being  single mother and the demanding life of a highly successful performing artist. Fantasia’s VH1 series delves into how she has dealt with the seismic aftershocks of fame, all while managing the daily demands of life on the road and writing and recording new music that will connect with her fans.

“Fantasia has engaged millions of fans not only through her music and her amazing talent but also by her incredible fairytale life story,” said Jeff Olde, Executive Vice President, Original Programming & Production, VH1. “Our audience helped Fantasia become an American Idol and now, with this series, they get a backstage pass into her real life as she confronts obstacles to realize her true potential as an artist, a mother, a daughter and a sister.”

I love me some Fantasia, so I will most definitely be checking for the show come January! Here’s hoping it ties-in with a new album, as it’s hard to believe it’s been almost 4 years since she dropped her last record, the incredible ‘Fantasia’.

Will you be watching ‘Fantasia For Real’?

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  1. doble December 1, 2009

    3 years. “fantasia” was released in december ’06.

    but yeah, i really look forward to this show. she’s been away for FAR too long.

  2. wanda December 1, 2009

    I will tune in to the first 2 episods- hoping that it is not a H.A.G.M (hot a** ghetto mess) or I won’t be back. She’ll be silly not to use this as a springboard to an album released. Loved her last album but it didn’t sell well and the cover art was a turn off to potential buyers.

    Hoping those rumours about her being A. Keys v.2 homewrecker are not true

  3. Mr.727 December 1, 2009

    I’m sooo happy to see her making Music again! I liked her last album, and she is a “SINGER” Fanny Mae is the next Aretha!! She has the chops to blow you away, and she is going to be a legend!! Go Fanny!!!!!!!!!

  4. Nolen December 1, 2009

    This will be a good show!

  5. annette December 1, 2009

    I can’t wait for the show and the CD. I don’t give a two hoots about the rumors. Most of them end up to be bogus anyway. I just enjoy listening to and watching Fantasia.

  6. DAFINESTGRL December 1, 2009

    FOR FvCK FOR FANTASIA IS A GHETTO H**
    H3LLZ NAW I WONT BE WATCHIN THIS BULLISH! SHE IS SOO GHETTO AND TRASHY.
    ON 2 THE NEXT ONE! CUZ NO 1 CARES ABOUT HER

  7. milo December 2, 2009

    DAFINESTGRL , YEA H GONNA MISS YOU , DON’T LET THE DOOR HIT YOU IN THE ASS ON THE WAY OUT , B**** !

  8. chandwill December 2, 2009

    @ DAFINESTGRL

    You are the one to talk about anyone being ghetto. Look at how you spelled your name and type? As if that isn’t ghetto enough. GTFOHWTBS! yah dayum bird. stay the hell gone.

    ANYWHO…I will be tuning in. Hope to see her spotlight her journey in getting her G.E.D. as well. Also can’t wait for the new album. You go girl!

  9. babypaq13 December 2, 2009

    i love fantasia a lot so i will be watching her show and hope she is doing a nother record because its been min

  10. jessie December 5, 2009

    Yes i will be watchinf Fantasia cause she is the best r&b female singer in the world and its time for people to see how Fantasia really is in her home and life……Ready for the next album u go Fantasia dont let these haters get u down……We luv Ya !!!!!!!

  11. larrissa74 December 8, 2009

    Fantasia is doing big things!! Im so proud of her!

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