Posts Tagged ‘Fantasia’

Fantasia Misses Memphis Show After Suffering Second-Degree Burns

Fantasia was unable to perform in Memphis on Sunday night (March 5), and it was revealed that she had suffered second-degree burns.

Her husband, Kendall Taylor, wrote in an Instagram post, “My Wife experienced an accident today causing 2nd degree burns on her arm. She’s steady asking the Doc ‘Can I perform tonight?’ But we must be wise and realize this isn’t a race, but rather a marathon.”

The details of the accident were not revealed.

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Video: Fantasia – When I Met You

Fantasia dazzles on our screens today with the release of her romantic music video for “When I Met You,” off her stellar 2016 album The Definition Of…

Taking a trip down memory lane, the powerhouse vocalist recruits her daughter to play her teenage self through the stages of high school love. Set in her childhood bedroom filled with ’90s R&B and Hip Hop music, posters and apparel, the young Tasia falls for a boy hard in school, and throws some shade to her other suitors.

As she gets older, Fantasia’s perfect guy betrays her for another woman, but the guy that was really meant for her watches it all go down. The clip later transitions to the present, showcasing a happy Fantasia marrying her husband, Kendall Taylor.

“When I met  you / I never knew, about all the things that we would do / Then I met you / When I met you, I met me too,” sings Fantasia.

Fantasia and Kendall said I do, again, on Christmas Day 2016, and it appears that the video was shot during that ceremony.

“I Love You so much that I’d do it over and over and over again! When I met You, I just never knew!! It’s almost like I may have known you in another life,” Tasia wrote on Instagram. “Like this love has happened before and that’s how it works so well between us because we’ve been here before. So we did it AGAIN!! The right way.. so….Yes I DO #Love.”

Check out the video below.

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Usher, Ne-Yo, Fantasia & More Perform at ‘Taking The Stage’ Special

On Thursday night, ABC finally aired the “Taking The Stage: African American Music And Stories That Changed America” special, which was originally tapped in the fall of 2016, surrounding the grand opening of the National Museum of African American History & Culture in Washington, DC.

The audience was filled with stars of music, film, entertainment, industry and politics, including President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama. Many of R&B’s elite hit the stage to pay tribute to the groundbreaking singers and entertainers that came before them. Suited up to put on a show, Usher performed a commendable James Brown tribute, which included “Papa’s Gotta Brand New Bag,” “I Feel Good,” “Say It Loud I’m Black And I’m Proud,” and “Get On Up.”

Ne-Yo was appointed the very difficult task of paying tribute to Michael Jackson, which he’s done before, however this performance fell short in many people’s opinions on social media. His set included “Don’t Stop Till You Get Enough,” “Wanna Be Startin’ Something,” and “Earth Song.”

On a higher note (literally), Fantasia floored the audience in the Kennedy Center with her dedication performance to Aretha Franklin, singing “Dr. Feel Good.” As always she stunned vocally, receiving a standing ovation from the packed house.

Chloe & Halle opened the gospel tribute, and made Beyoncé proud with their angelic voices. The young sisters were followed by gospel headliners Mary Mary, Donnie McClurkin, and Shirley Caesar.

Check out the performances below.

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ThisisRnB Presents: The 20 Best R&B Albums of 2016

#Blessings 2016, we out!

Across the board it’s been a very interesting year for music, and R&B played a major role in adding unique projects to 2016. From our perspective–over the past couple of years–there appears to be a stronger push to return certain elements of traditional R&B to the mainstream public, even coming from the new generations. However, the genre is still evolving, continuing to grow and change, and creative progression is what we want to see.

What we heard this year, is a vast variety of R&B sounds, styles, and inspirations across many releases; from new breakout voices to mainstream megastars to long overdue comebacks from some of our most beloved singers. 2016 was the year for it all, whether you love buttery smooth soul, gritty blues, sinfully dark seduction, dance and sing-along anthems, retro funk and anything in-between, there was something for every taste in the many albums that were released this year.

Now, instead of offering our critical album rankings this year, we’ve taken a different approach to the list, and not placed the albums in number order, but just alphabetical. So click below to check out our list of The 20 Best R&B Albums of 2016, and also check out the results of our Readers’ Choice Poll on the last page as well!

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Charlie Wilson Announces New Album & National Tour “In It To Win It” with Fantasia & Johnny Gill

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R&B icon and 11x Grammy Award nominee, Charlie Wilson, has announced his star-studded new album In It To Win It, and accompanying national arena tour!

The North American trek is set to kick off on Feb. 8, 2017 in Norfolk, VA, while the album is due out Feb. 27.  In It To Win It features musical guests Snoop Dogg, Pitbull, Robin Thicke, Wiz Khalifa, and TI. The first single, “Chills,” is coming soon.

Uncle Charlie will be joined by Fantasia, Johnny Gill, and rising group Solero on the “In It To Win It Tour.”

Every ticket purchased online for the tour comes with one physical copy of the In It To Win It album. Any album redemption submitted before the album release date will be received by the customer on the official album release date.

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Fantasia, Joe, BJ The Chicago Kid & More Perform at Triumph Awards

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On Sunday night (Sept. 18), Reverend Al Sharpton and the National Action Network along with TV One presented the 2016 Triumph Awards at the Tabernacle Concert Hall in Atlanta. Hosted by actress and philanthropist Tichina Arnold, the Triumph Awards recognizes distinguished individuals and corporations in civil rights, the arts, entertainment, education, business and sports. The show was taped in front of a live audience and will air Sunday, October 2 at 7PM and 9PM ET on TV One.

Performers included Fantasia, Joe, BJ The Chicago Kid, Eric Benét, V. Bozeman, gospel artist Jekalyn Carr, Nick Cannon, the James Brown Academy of Music Pupils, Juan and Deborah Joy Winans, and more.

Larenz Tate presented the “Triumphant Man of the Year” award to Jermaine Dupri; The “Triumphant Woman of the Year” went to FedEx executive Gina F. Adams, who was introduced by legendary singer Dionne Warwick; actor and recording artist Derek “Fonzworth Bentley” Watkins was on hand to present the “President’s Award for Service and Humanitarian Efforts” to Sean “Diddy” Combs (who was not in attendance); Tim Murphy of Mastercard accepted the honor of “Corporate Partner of the Year Award;” and the final award of the evening was the “Activism in the Arts Award” presented to Spike Lee by orthopedic surgeon Dr. Vietta Johnson, President of Spelman College Dr. Mary Schmidt Campbell and actress Teyonah Parris.

Check out the photos below.

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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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