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Taylor was named the number-one artist of the Adult Urban Contemporary format for 2005 according to the December 13, 2005 issue of Billboard magazine.Through the spring and winter of 2005, Fantasia made many television appearances to promote her album.It debuted at number eight on the Billboard 200, selling 240,000 copies in its first week.To date, it has sold over two million copies worldwide, and was certified Platinum in the U. The singles "Truth Is" and "Free Yourself" became R&B hits, reaching number two and number three respectively on the Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs, while the controversial "Baby Mama"—which critics accused of romanticizing single motherhood and "Truth Is" spent 14 weeks at the number one position.This number-one debut made Fantasia the first artist in history to achieve this with a first single.On the sales chart, the single spent eleven consecutive weeks at number one, giving it the longest consecutive stay on top of that chart for an American Idol contestant.The single won her a Grammy for Best Female R&B Vocal Performance.
Though she did not win any awards, she performed at the 48th annual telecast with several artists including Aerosmith, Joss Stone, John Legend, Maroon 5, and Ciara in an all-star tribute to Sly and the Family Stone during the Grammy Award show.known professionally by her mononym 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.Her uncles, The Barrino Brothers, were a 1970s R&B band.Despite the travels, she attended Andrews High School in High Point, North Carolina.
On the finale, over 65 million votes were cast in order to determine the winner on May 26, 2004, up from 24 million in 2003. tour with the other American Idol finalists and appeared in the 2004 Christmas special, Kelly, Ruben and Fantasia: Home For the Holidays as well.