Fantasia at the SC State Fair
Fantasia is an American R&B singer, songwriter, and actress. She rose to fame as the winner of the third season of the reality television series American Idol in 2004 following her trademark rendition of “Summertime.” Following her victory, she released her debut single, “I Believe,” which debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100. Subsequently, she released her debut album, Free Yourself, which was certified Platinum by the RIAA and earned her three Grammy nominations in 2006.