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VIDEO: Fantasia Talks New Album & Return to IDOL

April 29
10:33 2013

Multiple Grammy Award winner and Broadway star Fantasia stopped by Showbiz Tonight to talk about her career highs and lows, her new album, 'Side Effects of You', and her recent return to "American Idol." Check out the interview in full below!

The singer tells A.J. Hammer, "I had to get to a place where I didn't really care about the industry and being number one and having so much money," she continuesm "I had to realize its the simle things in life that sometimes we forget."

Since Fantasia's May 2004 victory in "American Idol"'s Third Season, she has released two successful albums, Free Yourself and Fantasia, and has been nominated for awards as diverse as Grammy Awards, American Music Awards, Vibe Awards, BET Awards, NAACP Image Awards, and many more. In 2007 she appeared in the Broadway production of The Color Purple as Celie.

She also authored the New York Times best-selling autobiography Life Is Not A Fairy Tale and starred in The Fantasia Barrino Story: Life is Not a Fairytale, a Lifetime original movie adaptation of her memoir, in August 2006. The biopic became Lifetime's Second Most Watched Movie, garnering 2007 NAACP Image Award Nominations for Outstanding Television Movie, Mini-Series or Dramatic Special and Outstanding Actress in a Television Movie, Mini-Series or Dramatic Special.

VIDEO: Fantasia Talks New Album & Return to IDOL

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