Posts Tagged ‘Fantasia’

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


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


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


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


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


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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New Music: Fantasia – Ugly

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Fantasia returns with the second single off her forthcoming fifth studio album The Definition of…. Following, “No Time For It,” the R&B vocalist delves into the country world, slightly, with the stirring Ron Fair-produced ballad, “Ugly.”

Blending some country chords with her now-signature Rock/Soul style, Tasia commands vocally, as always, and sings with powerful grace about self-love and topics such as image shaming, materialism, and finding happiness.

“Give me a rusty old rain silo, give me good food that sticks to my bones / Thank you for that good good man who loves me,” she sings.

On Thursday, the Grammy Award winner will make her national debut performance of “Ugly” on the series finale of “American Idol.”  You can catch Fantasia on tour with Anthony Hamilton starting April 21.

Take a listen to her brand new song below.

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Watch: Fantasia Performs “No Time For It” Acoustic


Amidst rumors of a collaboration with Brandy and Jazmine Sullivan, R&B siren Fantasia returns today with a stripped down performance of her new single “No Time For It.”

As the record hits the top 10 of Urban AC radio, Tasia lays down another praise-worthy performance of the empowering song, backed by two musicians.

In addition to working on her fifth studio album with Ron Fair, Fantasia is gearing up to hit the road with Anthony Hamilton. Their joint U.S. tour is set to kick off April 21 in Buffalo, New York, traveling to cities such as Los Angeles, Chicago, Baltimore, Washington, D.C. and more.

Watch Tasia’s commanding acoustic performance below!

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