Fantasia Barrino Net Worth

Fantasia Barrino Net Worth 2024: Wiki Biography, Married, Family, Measurements, Height, Salary, Relationships

Fantasia Monique Barrino net worth is
$4 Million

Fantasia Monique Barrino Wiki Biography

Fantasia Monique Barrino was born on 30 June 1984, in High Point, North Carolina USA, and is an R ‘n’ B singer and actress, who rose to prominence in 2004 when she appeared in the TV show American Idol 3, which she won and which opened the door to success. She released the song “I Believe”, which charted in the top of the Billboard Hot 100, and the release of the first single and her TV appearance obviously increased the popularity of Fantasia, and certainly added significantly to her net worth.

So just how rich is Fantasia, as of late 2017? It is estimated that Fantasia’s net worth is already over $4 million, accumulated during her relatively short career in the music industry.

Fantasia Barrino Net Worth $4 Million

Fantasia was born into a religious family, and sang in church, which was when she realized that she would like to be a singer. Fantasia has written an autobiographical book entitled Life Is Not a Fairy Tale, in which she recounts the story of her life from an early age. Before Fantasia came to prominence, her life was completely different and she faced many problems – Barrino attended Andrews High School, where she was raped by a classmate and so decided to drop out of school, and in 2001 gave birth to a daughter, Zion Quari Barrino , so at 17 Fantasia was an uneducated and unmarried woman with a child, living in poverty in High Point, North Carolina, and taking odd jobs to support her family. Fortunately, life took a different turn when Fantasia participated in and won the American Idol contest. As a result, Fantasia was well on the way to becoming rich. It is worth mentioning that the eventual release of her memoir caused discord between Fantasia and her father, who even sued his daughter for $10 million because he took umbrage at the things Fantasia had written about him.

After her victory, Fantasia signed a $1 million contract with J Records. Her debut album Free Yourself was certified platinum and nominated for four Grammy awards; consequently, Fantasia’s net worth significantly increased and she became much more famous. In total, Fantasia has now released four albums. Additionally, for the single “Bittersweet” Fantasia was rewarded with a Grammy for Best Female R&B Vocal Performance.

Besides performing in concerts and releasing albums, Fantasia on occasion appears in films and in the theatre, including playing herself in the film “The Fantasia Barrino Story: Life is Not a Fairy Tale”, with actress Viola Davis playing the role of Fantasia’s mother. Fantasia also starred in the Broadway musicals “The Color Purple” and “After Midnight”, which performances also enlarged Fantasia’s net worth.

In her personal life, Fantasia gave birth to a son, Dallas Xavier Barrino in 2011. Having dated footballer Michael Clayton and rapper Young Dro, Fantasia married businessman Kendall Taylor in 2015. As her net worth increased, her lifestyle changed too: she used to own multiple homes, including one located in Glynmoor Lakes at Piper community which at one time was almost foreclosed to pay debts the singer had accumulated. Fantasia is also fond of designer brands such as Yves Saint Laurent, Christian Louboutin and Blackberry. Fantasia also enjoys relaxing in the Caribbean.

As a consequence of her experiences, Fantasia has always shown compassion for single mothers, and is rumoured to have planned to launch a chain of beauty salons, the profits of which are to be used to build a home for single mothers.

Net Worth$4 Million
Date Of BirthJune 30, 1984
Place Of BirthHigh Point, North Carolina USA
Height1.7 m, 1.7 m, 1.7 m
ProfessionR&B singer, songwriter, actress, author
EducationAndrews High School
SpouseKendall Taylor (m. 2015)
ChildrenZion Quari Barrino, Dallas Xavier Barrino
ParentsDiane Barrino, Joseph Barrino
SiblingsRicco Barrino, Ricco Barrino, Ricco Barrino
PartnerYoung Dro (2008-2009)
AwardsGrammy Award for Best Female R&B Vocal Performance (2011), Theatre World Award (2007), NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Female Artist (2005), NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Song/Outstanding Duo or Group, Billboard Music Award for Top-Selling Single of the Year/Top Selling R&B/Hip-Hop Single of t...
Record LabelsJ Records, 19 Records, RCA, Concord Records
AlbumsFree Yourself (2004), Fantasia (2006), Back to Me (2010)
NominationsNorth Carolina Music Hall of Fame (2014), 100 Greatest Women in Music (Nr 32 VH1 in 2012)
MoviesLife Is Not a Fairytale: The Fantasia Barrino Story (2006), Celebration of Gospel: Taking You Higher (2006, musical), Soul Kittens Cabaret (2011, musical), The Best Man Holiday (2013)
TV Shows"American Idol" (2013), "The Color Purple", "After Midnight", "Christmas special" (2004), After Midnight (2013)
1Normally performs barefoot.
2Her soulful voice
1Me and my father, we don't have a really good relationship. That is something that's been out in the press and it's a very touchy situation for me to allow that to be seen. - On her feud with her father.
2He's still my father at the end of the day.
3You see good moments! I'll have my glass of wine, I still find a way to have a good time and hang out with my girlfriends. We only have one life to live and I can't let all the cares in the world weigh me down. I'll be 40 years old before I know it. - On her own reality show that dealt with more than family issues, that contained a lot of laughter.
4That's where I come from, that show opened a big door for me. I do feel that I have, music-wise and acting-wise, moved on, and I'm happy to just sit back now and give the new winners their props. I watch it all the time! - On her success on American Idol (2002).
5It's just the truth. Celebrities can be untouchable sometimes, but I've always given my story straight because I'm proud of myself and I'm proud that I can talk about what I've been through. People can relate to me. There are things going on with Fantasia that are probably going on with another family right around the corner. - On her own show that interests people.
6I would go in front of the mirror with an old, cheap can of hairspray and hold it like a microphone. I would go to sleep every night picturing myself singing in front of millions of people. - When she dreamed of stardom.
7Let me tell you this: That house was like a prison, but a good prison. They have somebody who sits (and watches), and they had security guards working in shifts. There's no way you can sneak out because there's a gate around the house. We had a curfew. We could leave the house if we weren't working, but we had to be back at certain time ... or you'd get in big trouble the next day. - On Corey Clark's restrictions.
8Judges were kept at a distance, with contact limited to maybe sometimes, after the show, they'd hug us or say something to us. - About the judges who knew of Corey Clark's volatile behavior on and off 'American Idol'.
9And my mom comes upstairs and she says, 'Something is wrong with you.' I wouldn't even talk. She says, 'Have you been touched?' I still said nothing. I laid in that bed for two days. I wouldn't even go to school. - On being sexually assaulted at aged 16.
10Oprah gave me a lot of advice. She sat me down ... Just, you know, how a lady should carry herself. How to manage your money. How to not put your trust in everybody. Just watch your back. But most of all, you have to watch what you do. You have to carry yourself in such a way. You have to just watch your every move and carry yourself as a lady. So other young ladies who are watching you will know this is how you do it. - On Oprah Winfrey, being her mentor.
11I like to go to the ocean and see the miracles that God has created. It reminds me of His power. He can do anything, like pulling me up from where I came, taking me through what I have been through, and bringing me to this point -- the point where I prayed to be my whole life. " - Fantasia, in her book, Life is Not a Fairy Tale
1Though the surname "Barrino" has often been speculated as being of Hispanic (specifically Cuban) origin, Fantasia's patrilineal "Barrino" ancestors have lived in North Carolina since the 1800s, and were not of Hispanic origin. The surname was likely originally spelled "Barrineau".
2On August 9, 2010, she attempted suicide by drug overdose.
3(July 18, 2015) Married her boyfriend of a year Kendall Taylor following a 8-month-long engagement.
4Was in a relationship with Brandel Shouse from 1998 to 2003. They have a daughter together.
5Currently working on her sophomore LP, due out later this year. [February 2006]
6Fantasia Barrino's highly successful engagement starring on NYC Broadway as Celie in the show "The Color Purple", has been extended from 6 months to 9 months until January 6, 2008. [November 2007]
7On tour with Kanye West & Keyshia Cole, ending in December 2005. [November 2005]
8Currently in New York preparing for the starring role of Celie in the NYC Broadway Musical "The Color Purple". She will join the cast on April 10. [March 2007]
9Returned to work 4 months after giving birth to her son Dallas to begin recording her 4th studio album.
10Gave birth to her 2nd child at age 27, a son Dallas Xavier Barrino on December 13, 2011. Child's father is her ex-lover, Antwaun Cook.
11Announced that she is 4 months pregnant with her first child by her married lover Antwaun Cook (31 July 2011).
12Confirmed that she had fallen pregnant by her married lover Antwaun Cook, whom she began an affair with in December 2009, but had an abortion 3 months previously (25 November 2010).
13Is a very good friend of: La Toya London, who appeared with her on American Idol (2002).
14Auditioned for the role of Effie White in the motion picture Dreamgirls (2006), but lost out to Jennifer Hudson.
1510 April 2007: Made her Broadway debut with the lead role of Celie in 'The Color Purple'.
16Dropped out of high school after a sexual assault that left her feeling embarrassed and harassed.
17Released autobiography and best selling book, Life Is Not A Fairy Tale, in 2005.
18Was physically, verbally, and emotionally abused by ex-boyfriend Brandel Shouse, who is also the father of her daughter Zion Quari Barrino.
19When Fantasia's song "I Believe" topped Billboard Hot 100 on July 1, 2004, Fantasia Barrino became the first solo artist in the history of the Billboard Hot 100 to debut at number one with their very first chart appearance.
20Just two months after its release, her debut album, Free Yourself, sold over one million copies and went platinum.
21On May 28, 2005 she made Billboard chart history when she became the first female artist to place three songs in the top five of the Adult R&B Chart and then the very next week she became the first artist to have two of the top three songs on that chart with
22Fantasia's Number One hit song, I Believe, was co-written by another American Idol contestant, Tamyra Gray from Season 1, who also contributed background vocals to I Believe.
23Her cousins are R&B singers K-Ci (Cedric Hailey) and JoJo (Joel Hailey) who formed the singing group Jodeci along with the DeGrate brothers in 1990.
24Her first single from her first album, Truth Is, released February 2005.
253rd Season American Idol Winner of 2004.
26Gave birth to her 1st child at age 17, a daughter Zion Quari Barrino on August 8, 2001. Child's father is her ex-boyfriend, Brandel Shouse.


The 68th Annual Tony Awards2014TV Special performer: "On the Sunny Side of the Street", "It Don't Mean a Thing" - as Fantasia
The Best Man Holiday2013performer: "What Christmas Means to Me" - as Fantasia
Dancing with the Stars2013TV Series 1 episode
The Butler2013/Iperformer: "In the Middle of the Night" / writer: "In the Middle of the Night"
So You Think You Can Dance2012-2013TV Series performer - 2 episodes
American Idol2004-2012TV Series performer - 23 episodes
WrestleMania XXVI2010TV Special performer: "America The Beautiful"
The 61st Annual Tony Awards2007TV Special performer: "I'm Here" - as Fantasia
Happy Feet2006performer: "I Wish"
Life Is Not a Fairytale: The Fantasia Barrino Story2006TV Movie performer: "Almighty God", "Summertime", "Chain of Fools", "Pass Me Not", "God Bless The Child"
The Simpsons2005TV Series performer - 1 episode
Kelly, Ruben & Fantasia: Home for Christmas2004TV Special performer: "Every Time Christmas Comes Around", "Don't Save It All for Christmas", "Jesus What a Wonderful Child", "Joy to the World"


Fantasia for Real2010TV Series executive producer - 16 episodes


Soul Kittens Cabaret2011Angel (as Fantasia)
Life Is Not a Fairytale: The Fantasia Barrino Story2006TV MovieFantasia Barrino
The Simpsons2005TV SeriesClarissa Wellington
American Dreams2004TV SeriesAretha Franklin


Life Is Not a Fairytale: The Fantasia Barrino Story2006TV Movie book "Life Is Not a Fairy Tale" - in part


The Chew2016TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Good Morning America2004-2016TV SeriesHerself / Herself - Musical Guest
Being2016TV Mini-SeriesHerself
American Idol2004-2016TV SeriesHerself / Herself - Performer / Herself - Guest Performer / ...
Live from Lincoln Center2015TV SeriesHerself - Performer
2015 Soul Train Awards2015TV MovieHerself - Performer (as Fantasia)
Black Girls Rock!2015TV MovieHerself
The Show2014TV SeriesHerself
The 68th Annual Tony Awards2014TV SpecialHerself - Performer (as Fantasia)
The View2004-2014TV SeriesHerself / Herself - Guest Co-Hostess
Watch What Happens: Live2013TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Big Morning Buzz Live2013TV SeriesHerself
Centric Live2013TV SeriesHerself
21st Annual Trumpet Awards2013TV SpecialHerself
2012 Soul Train Awards2012TV SpecialHerself (as Fantasia)
TV One Night Only: Live from the Essence Music Festival2011TV MovieHerself (as Fantasia)
RuPaul's Drag Race2011TV SeriesHerself - Guest Judge
An Evening of Stars: Tribute to Chaka Khan2011TV MovieHerself (as Fantasia)
American Idol: Welcome Home2010TV Movie documentaryHerself
Fantasia for Real2010TV SeriesHerself
Black Girls Rock2010TV MovieHerself (as Fantasia)
The Wendy Williams Show2010TV SeriesHerself
Lopez Tonight2010TV SeriesHerself
Entertainment Tonight2007-2010TV SeriesHerself
Diane Warren: Love Songs2010TV MovieHerself - Singer (as Fantasia)
Undateable2010TV Mini-Series documentary
The Mo'Nique Show2010TV SeriesHerself
WrestleMania XXVI2010TV SpecialHerself
The Oprah Winfrey Show2007-2010TV SeriesHerself
2009 Soul Train Awards2009TV SpecialHerself (as Fantasia)
The Brian McKnight Show2009TV SeriesHerself
Michael Jackson: The Trial and Triumph of the King of Pop2009Video documentaryHerself (as Fantasia)
Black to the Future2009TV SeriesHerself
An Evening of Stars: Tribute to Patti LaBelle2009TV MovieHerself (as Fantasia)
Jimmy Kimmel Live!2006-2008TV SeriesHerself - Musical Guest / Herself - The 2008 Grammy Awards
Extra2008TV SeriesHerself
E! Live from the Red Carpet2008TV SeriesHerself
The 50th Annual Grammy Awards2008TV SpecialHerself (as Fantasia)
Today2004-2007TV SeriesHerself
The 61st Annual Tony Awards2007TV SpecialHerself - Performer (as Fantasia)
Live with Kelly and Michael2001-2007TV SeriesHerself
An Evening of Stars: Tribute to Aretha Franklin2007TV SpecialHerself (as Fantasia)
Larry King Live2004-2007TV SeriesHerself
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson2007TV SeriesHerself
Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show2004-2007TV SeriesHerself
Karaoke Revolution Presents: American Idol2007Video GameHerself (uncredited)
BET 2006 Turks & Caicos Music Festival2007TV MovieHerself (as Fantasia)
BET Awards 20062006TV SpecialHerself (as Fantasia)
The Megan Mullally Show2006TV SeriesHerself
The Tyra Banks Show2006TV SeriesHerself / Herself - Guest
106 & Park Top 10 Live2006TV SeriesHerself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno2004-2006TV SeriesHerself / Herself - Musical Guest
Good Day L.A.2006TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The 48th Annual Grammy Awards2006TV SpecialHerself
An Evening of Stars: Tribute to Stevie Wonder2006TV Movie documentaryHerself (as Fantasia)
Access Granted2006TV SeriesHerself
Behind the Scenes at the Michael Jackson Trial2005Video documentaryHerself (as Fantasia)
Walt Disney World Christmas Day Parade2005TV SpecialHerself (as Fantasia)
E! True Hollywood Story2004-2005TV Series documentaryHerself
The 700 Club2005TV SeriesHerself
The Tony Danza Show2005TV SeriesHerself
The Early Show2004-2005TV SeriesHerself
20/202004-2005TV Series documentaryHerself
BET Awards 20052005TV SpecialHerself
All That2005TV SeriesHerself - Musical Guest
36th NAACP Image Awards2005TV SpecialHerself - Performer
The 19th Annual Soul Train Music Awards2005TV SpecialHerself - Host
All of Us2005TV SeriesHerself
Soul Train2005TV SeriesHerself - Musical Guest
American Idol: The Phenomenon2004TV Special
The Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts2004TV SpecialHerself - Performer
The 2004 Billboard Music Awards2004TV SpecialHerself - Presenter (as Fantasia)
Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade2004TV SpecialHerself - Performer (as Fantasia)
Kelly, Ruben & Fantasia: Home for Christmas2004TV SpecialHerself
U-Pick Live2004TV SeriesHerself
The 2nd Annual Vibe Awards2004TV SpecialHerself - Presenter
The 32nd Annual American Music Awards2004TV SpecialHerself - Performer
2004 MLB All-Star Game2004TV SpecialHerself - National Anthem Performer
Good Day Live2004TV SeriesHerself
On-Air with Ryan Seacrest2004TV SeriesHerself / Herself - Call-In Guest
Macy's 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular2004TV SpecialHerself - Performer
4th Annual BET Awards2004TV SpecialHerself
Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards '042004TV Movie documentaryHerself

Archive Footage

FOX 25th Anniversary Special2012TV MovieHerself
WrestleMania XXVI: The World Television Premiere2010TV SpecialHerself
106 & Park Top 10 Live2007TV SeriesHerself - 'When I See You' Video

Nominated Awards

2017Image AwardImage AwardsOutstanding Female Artist
2014Black ReelBlack Reel AwardsOutstanding SongThe Butler (2013)
2014GrammyGrammy AwardsBest Traditional R&B PerformanceFor the song "Get It Right."
2014GrammyGrammy AwardsBest Urban Contemporary AlbumFor the album "Side Effects of You."
2011GrammyGrammy AwardsBest R&B AlbumFor the album "Back to Me."
2009GrammyGrammy AwardsBest R&B Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals
2007Image AwardImage AwardsOutstanding Actress in a Television Movie, Mini-Series or Dramatic SpecialLife Is Not a Fairytale: The Fantasia Barrino Story (2006)
2006GrammyGrammy AwardsBest R&B AlbumFor the album "Free Yourself."
2006GrammyGrammy AwardsBest Female R&B Vocal PerformanceFor the song "Free Yourself."
2006GrammyGrammy AwardsBest Traditional R&B Vocal PerformanceFor the song "Summertime."
2005Teen Choice AwardTeen Choice AwardsMusic: Choice Breakout Artist - Female
2004Teen Choice AwardTeen Choice AwardsChoice Reality/Variety TV Star - FemaleAmerican Idol: The Search for a Superstar (2002)

Known for movies

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