Fantasia emerges triumphant on the charts this week. The R&B songstress’ fourth album, Side Effects of You, debuts at No. 2 on the Billboard 200.
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Fantasia continued the much-deserved promo for her new album Side Effects of You on Monday morning by visiting ‘The View.’
Along with taking the stage to perform her inspirational single “Lose To Win,” the R&B songstress spoke to the ladies about her 9-year career in the industry. From breaking out on ‘American Idol,’ to dealing with personal and business related struggles, and finding her way back with a new positive outlook on everything.
Watch Tasia’s share her testimony on ‘The View’ below:
Fantasia answered fans prayers with her impressive new album Side Effects of You. In the latest clip from her personal interview about the project, the songstress is seen in the studio laying down some seriously emotional ad-libs and talking about the ‘rock-soul’ sound of the album.
Tasia explained how working with producer Harmony Samuels she discovered the feeling she was looking for. “When I came in here and I saw that Harmony plays the bass, and he plays the boards, and he can create stuff, it just reminded me of the church house, [I felt like] ‘Yo I’m back in the church house, this is how we used to do it, I’m supposed to be right here!’”
Harmony, who produced the entire LP, shared his early musical influences and what his views on the sound is, “The rock part is the edgy, [the] undertones are still going to be Hip-Hop and R&B, but the rock part is the edginess of it, not having its normality [though], the soul part is Fantasia. Fantasia pours her soul into the edginess.”
Peep the clip above. Side Effects of You is in stores now!
Fantasia capped a busy week of promo for her album Side Effects of You, by being honored with a hand-printing ceremony at Planet Hollywood’s Times Square studio. The “Lose to Win” singer planted her hands in the cement and signed autographs for her young fans. Working up an appetite she also grabbed a bite to eat at Buca di Beppo next door, posing with a plate of spaghetti and meatballs.
On Saturday, Tasia played an intimate show for her fans at New York’s Beacon Theatre, performing material off the new album. In related news, TMZ reported that the songstress gave up her North Carolina mansion (seen in her reality show ‘Fantasia For Real’) to the bank, avoiding foreclosure, after it went unsold on the market. As she sings, sometimes you gotta ‘lose to win.’ Peep more pics below:
Fantasia is back in the spotlight, and it is much deserving. In promotion of her brand new album Side Effects of You, the R&B songstress graced the stage of ‘Good Morning America’ on Wednesday morning to perform her heartfelt single “Lose To Win.”
“Those that are watching this morning, I hope that this song blesses you,” said Tasia, who delivered another incredible performance with her band.
She also stopped by VH1′s “Big Morning Buzz Live,” and weighed in on the rumors that “Idol” wants to bring Jennifer Lopez back to replace Mariah Carey. “I would say bring J.Lo on, but don’t take Mariah off,” she said.
If you didn’t know, Fantasia’s new album is in stores now, it is expected to sell 90-95,000 copies in the first week. Cop! And check out the clips below:
Last night, Fantasia held a special album release party for her new album Side Effects of You. The songstress was overwhelmed with love from fellow artists: Kenny Latimore, Joe, Yummy Bingham, Rob Hatcher, Monifah & more who all paid tribute to Tasia with personal performances.
An emotional Fantasia wouldn’t let the night end without a performance of her own though, the American Idol alum thanked everyone for all their outpouring of love and delivered a roof raising performance of her single, “Lose To Win”.
Peep the clip above, shout to TrueExclusives on the footage.
In an official personal video interview piece, which she revealed today, Fantasia opens up about the decision making process of her album title, and why she ended up choosing, ‘Side Effects of You.’
“Everytime I have to come up with a title for an album, I always pray about it, there’s always like a sign or something that happens that lets me know, ‘ok I got it,’” Tasia explained. “We did a song in the studio one night, which was a very hard song for me to record, I ran from that song. I didn’t want to record it around people, because that song was so personal, but it’s my honesty. So I felt the album should be ‘Side Effects of You,’ but when you say ‘side effects of you’ I’m not just talkin about a relationship, I’m talkin about everything that I went through.”
Peep the clip above, and go pick up Fantasia’s new album, in stores now!
Fantasia released her brand new album Side Effects of You today, and as expected the project has been receiving great reviews and strong fan feedback. The R&B diva has gone through many personal and professional struggles in her decade long career, but she has found herself once again, and her new-found confidence shines through strongly on the album, which was executive produced by Harmony Samuels.
If you haven’t heard the album yet, which we highly suggest, take a listen to the LP’s title track below, and pick up the album now!