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Review: Fantasia Releases New Album ‘The Definition Of…’

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Soul maven, Fantasia‘s transformation from her early days as a promising starlet is nothing less than extraordinary. Her evolution is akin to a caterpillar’s metamorphosis into a butterfly. On her fifth studio album, The Definition Of…, Fanny still rocks our souls with candid lyrics and transcendent soundscapes. But, this time around, she’s elevated to another level.  This is her grand opus.

“I hope to just bless somebody through music,” she says, and indeed, Fantasia is blessing us by showing that triumph trumps drama. She is raw and transparent, unafraid to reveal her reality. The Definition Of…  is a complementary fusion of R&B, pop, jazz, rock and country. It features production by industry greats such as  Ron Fair, R. Kelly, Brian Kennedy, Neff-U and Jerome “J-Roc” Harmon.

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Watch: Fantasia Debuts “I Made It” on ‘GMA’

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This Friday (July 29), Fantasia will release her fifth studio album, The Definition Of…, and she kicked off her release week by visiting “Good Morning America” on Monday.

The soulful songstress took the stage to debut her Tye Tribbett collaboration, “I Made It,” backed by her full band.

“I remember all those days I walked insane / Only recognized for all of my mistakes / Sometimes I thought they would but they walked out the door,” she sings.

The Definition Of… features appearances from Aloe Blacc and Stacy Barthe, plus production from R. Kelly, Brian Kennedy, and Jerome “J-Roc” Harmon.

Prior to “I Made It,” the powerhouse vocalist also released “Sleeping with the One I Love,” “Ugly,” and “No Time for It.”

Watch Tasia’s powerful performance below.

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Fantasia, Monica, & Tweet Perform Tribute to Missy Elliot at VH1’s “Hip Hop Honors”

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After a six-year hiatus, VH1’s “HIP HOP HONORS” returned to celebrate the best and brightest in hip hop with a twist.

Originating live for the first time in its history, Monday night’s (July 11) event in New York City paid homage to the female pioneers, trailblazers and trend-setters who led a movement and infiltrated the ranks of the male-dominated genre to make their voices heard and still do today.

The evening began with an inspiring statement from ‘Black Lives Matter’ founders Darnell Moore and Alicia Garza, and also included a special taped appearance by First Lady Michelle Obama honoring the women of hip hop.

The first tribute of the evening was to honoree Missy Elliott, which included an army of dancers and performances by Remy Ma (“Work It”), Nelly Furtado (“Get UR Freak On”), Eve (“Hot Boyz”) and Trina (“One Minute Man”). Elliott’s tribute also included presenters Pharrell, Timbaland, Busta Rhymes, Angie Martinez, Jazmine Sullivan and Keyshia Cole, plus a tribute to Missy’s work as a producer that featured performances from Fantasia (“Free Yourself”), Monica (“So Gone”), and Tweet (“Oops (Oh My)”).

Check out the performance tribute below!

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Video: Fantasia – Sleeping With The One I Love

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Fantasia brings her acting skills to the screen in the mini-movie style music video for her latest single “Sleeping With The One I Love,” which she premiered during the BET Awards Red Carpet telecast.

The Derek Blanks-directed visual finds Tasia playing roles of different women locked up in prison: Rox, Brenda, Pauletta, and, coincidentally enough, an inmate named Fantasia.

Each of the women is fooled by the one they love. In this case, the man is a crooked guard who’s been praised because he “stops crime from within.” In the end, however, the tables turn.

Written and produced by R. Kelly, the bluesy, vintage-soul infused “Sleeping With The One I Love,” is featured on Fantasia’s forthcoming fifth studio album, The Definition Of…, set for release on July 29 via 19 Entertainment/RCA Records.

The album is currently available for pre-order at all digital music providers. Fans who pre-purchase the album will receive instant downloads “No Time For It,” “Sleeping With The One I Love,” “So Blue,” and “Ugly.”

Check out Fannie’s epic new video below.

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New Music: Fantasia – Sleeping With The One I Love

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Vocal powerhouse Fantasia is back to slay!

The R&B songstress returns today with the vintage, soulful ballad, “Sleeping With The One I Love,” and she’s taking us straight to a smoke filled jazz lounge with her commanding performance.

“I’m sleeping with the one I love / Because the one I’m with is good to me, but he just ain’t good enough,” sings Tasia, who had been performing the song live during her recently-wrapped tour with Anthony Hamilton.

“Sleeping” is the latest single off her forthcoming fifth studio album The Definition Of…, which is slated to drop July 29. Previously, she released the songs “No Time For It,” “Ugly” and “So Blue.”

Take a listen below.

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Listen: The Best of April – Top 12 Records

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Last month, we missed doing a monthly recap list, but it was mostly because March wasn’t too great with the singles that were released. However, April started off strong making up for it with the major comeback of Maxwell, and plenty more solid records from established stars and newcomers.

Chris Brown was pissing people off on social media, but on the music tip he surprised us all dropping the anticipated 2nd and 3rd star-studded remixes to his single “Back To Sleep.”

Rising artists like Ro James and Rush Davis had us in our feelings, T-Pain called out all the Instagram vixens who don’t even speak in their selfie vids, and Mary J slayed while reuniting with British hitmaker ROMANS.

Enough chat though, check out our list for The Best of April – Top 12 Records below!

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New Music: Fantasia – So Blue

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Following her country inspired tune “Ugly,” soulful songstress Fantasia delivers fans another taste of her forthcoming album, with the new song “So Blue.”

A groovy, musical track lays the groundwork for Tasia to sing more of a somber message about love gone awry. While she’s learned that two wrong’s don’t make a right, Fantasia makes us feel that learning from the situation will eventually make her stronger.

“See, a lot of times, when things happen, you react in the moment and you’re not thinking about anything but trying to get that person back or making that person hurt like you hurt,” she says. “When you have time to sit back and think about it, it’s too late. The damage is already done.”

Fantasia has also revealed the cover art for her fifth studio album, The Definition Of…, which is due out on June 10.

Take a listen below.

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Fantasia, Jennifer Hudson & Latoya London Reunite for “American Idol” Finale Performance

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In addition to crowning the final winner, one of the most anticipated moments during Thursday’s grand finale of “American Idol” was the reunion of Fantasia, Jennifer Hudson, and LaToya London aka the “Three Divas.”

The former Season 3 contestants took the stage at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood for a powerful performance of “Bridge Over Troubled Water.”

The crowd cheered and some even had tears in their eyes as J-Hud opened, followed by Tasia, and then LaToya. The ladies looked stunning and sounded even better as they belted out the Simon & Garfunkel classic. A solo J-Hud remained on stage to perform “Remember the Music” off the Empire Season 1 soundtrack.

Hudson was the seventh contestant to be eliminated during her season, while LaToya was fourth, and Fantasia was crowned the winner. The Season 3 champ also took the stage solo to debut her country-inspired new single “Ugly,” off her upcoming fifth album The Definition Of…

Check out the performances below!

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