What is Fantasia Net Worth?

Fantasia net worth is US$ 1 Million as of Jan 2023.

Net Worth  US$ 1 Million
Born  June 30, 1984 (40 Years)
Gender  Female
Height  1.7 m
Horoscope  Cancer
Country of Origin  United States of America
Source of Wealth  American Singer
Marital Status  Married
Spouse  Kendall Taylor
Famous for  She gained acclaim as a champion of the third season of the reality television program American Idol in 2004.


The stage name Fantasia is most often used by American R&B singer and actress Monique Barrino-Taylor (born June 30, 1984). She rose to fame in 2004 after winning the third season of the reality TV competition American Idol. She released her debut single, “I Believe,” after winning, debuting at the top of the Billboard Hot 100.

After that, Barrino released her debut album, Free Yourself. This album was subsequently certified Platinum by the RIAA and earned her three Grammy nominations in 2006. The song “When I See U,” the lead single from her second album Fantasia, which came out in 2006, spent eight weeks on the Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs list. In 2008, this album garnered three Grammy nominations and a Gold certification from the RIAA. She then played Celie in the Broadway production of The Color Purple, for which she was honored with a 2007 Theatre World Award. Back to Me, her third studio album was released.

On August 24, 2010, it included the top-charting R&B hit “Bittersweet,” which peaked at number ten, as well as other songs. For the song, For the Best Female R&B Vocal Performance, she received a Grammy. Barrino has sold two million eight hundred forty-two thousand albums and 1,425,000 singles as of February 2012. VH1 ranked her number 32 among the top 100 female musicians of 2012.

In April 2013, Barrino sang “Lose to Win” once more on American Idol. The competition judges gave her a rousing round of applause, and the press praised her performance. She also earned a standing ovation from the live audience. Barrino returned to Broadway with the musical After Midnight in November 2013. She was admitted to the North Carolina Music Hall of Fame in October 2014.



Fantasia was declared the winner of The “American Idol” competition.


Life Is Not a Playground: The Fantasia Barrino Story Fairy Tale, a hugely popular Lifetime TV movie based on her best-selling 2005 book, starred Fantasia as herself.


During the results show, Simon Cowell and “Idol” viewers were left speechless by Fantasia’s extravagant performance, which featured fun dance and vibrant red hair.


Back to Me, Fantasia’s third album was released.

Early Life

Fantasia was welcomed on 30th June 1984, by Joseph and Diane Barrino, in North Carolina, USA. She came from a family that valued music. In the 1970s, her uncles were a part of the R&B group “The Barrino Brothers.” She started singing when she was five years old, inspired by her innate talent. Ricco Barrino, her brother, competed in “American Idol,” but he didn’t make it past the first round. In High Point, she attended “Andrews High School.” There, a classmate assaulted her sexually. She started dating Brandel Shouse when she was 16 and got pregnant with her first child. On August 8, 2001, she gave birth to Zion Quari Barrino, her daughter. 


Securing victory in the 2004 season of “American Idol,” Fantasia swiftly rose to prominence as the competition’s youngest contender at a mere 19 years old. Her rendition of “Summertime” from the renowned “Porgy and Bess” production had a profound and enduring impact. This triumph served as the springboard for her career, propelling her involvement in the “American Idol” US tour and the festive special titled “Kelly, Ruben, and Fantasia: Home for the Holidays.”

After establishing a partnership with “J Records,” she introduced her debut single, “I Believe.” Its historical significance lay in its remarkable debut at the number-one spot on the prestigious Billboard Hot 100 chart. The accompanying physical CD achieved a remarkable “double platinum” status, as attested by the ‘Canadian Recording Industry Association (CRIA).

In November 2004, she unveiled her very first studio album, ‘Free Yourself’. This album entered the Billboard 200 chart at a notable number eight. The album’s excellence was recognized with a coveted “platinum” certification within the United States. Among its tracks, ‘Truth Is’ climbed to an impressive second place on the esteemed ‘Billboard Hot R&B/Hip Hop Songs‘ list. The release of the song ‘Baby Mama’ ignited fervent discussions due to its perspective on single motherhood, sparking debates far and wide.

Throughout 2005, Fantasia embraced numerous opportunities on television platforms to amplify the promotion of her album. Beyond her musical endeavors, she took on the role of portraying the iconic Aretha Franklin in the television series ‘American Dreams‘ and lent her voice to an episode titled ‘A Star is Torn in the popular show ‘The Simpsons.’

Furthermore, she paid tribute with a captivating performance at the NAACP Image Awards, where she was honored with the prestigious “Outstanding Female Artist” award, acknowledging her connection with the then-Senator Barack Obama. Her autobiographical film, titled “The Fantasia Barrino Story: Life is Not a Fairy Tale,” resonated with a massive audience of over 19 million viewers when it aired on “Lifetime” in 2006, solidifying its position as the channel’s second most-watched program in history.

Her second album, bearing her self-titled moniker “Fantasia,” achieved the coveted “gold” certification in December 2006. Demonstrating her multifaceted talent, she took the lead role in the Broadway adaptation of Alice Walker’s acclaimed Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, “The Color Purple.” This pivotal role not only enriched her standing as an extraordinary vocalist and stage performer but also earned her the distinguished “Theatre World Award” in 2007.

Her artistic aptitude extended seamlessly into the realm of film when she was cast by Oprah Winfrey in the movie adaptation of “The Color Purple” in 2008. Collaborating with her mother, they embraced their shared passion for gospel music, releasing a soul-stirring gospel album the following year.

August 2010 witnessed the unveiling of her third studio album, aptly titled “Back to Me,” deftly fusing her previous experiences from “American Idol” and the Broadway stage. The standout track, “Bittersweet,” secured her a prestigious “Grammy” award for “Best Female R&B Vocal Performance” in 2011. Her versatile acting skills shone once again as she portrayed Mahalia Jackson in a biographical film. This film was based on the book “Got to Tell It: Mahalia Jackson, Queen of Gospel.”

Notably, her impact was solidified by her inclusion at the 32nd position on VH1’s esteemed “100 Greatest Women in Music” list in February 2012. Active in various artistic avenues, she lent her voice to a rendition of Cyndi Lauper’s iconic song “True Colors” and showcased her songwriting prowess by co-writing and recording the highly successful single “In the Middle of the Night” in 2012.

Marking her triumphant return to Broadway in November 2013, she garnered praise from critics for her captivating performance in the production “After Midnight.” Further, accolades awaited her as she was inducted into the esteemed “North Carolina Music Hall of Fame” in October 2014. During the same fruitful year, she joined forces with Dave Koz for a Christmas album, reflecting her ongoing commitment to artistic exploration.

The year 2016 saw the release of her album “The Definition of”. This made an impressive debut at the sixth spot on the prestigious “Billboard 200 Chart.” Continuing her musical journey with unwavering zeal, her latest holiday offering, “Christmas After Midnight,” was brought to audiences by Concord Records in October 2017.


  • Winner of American Idol in 2004
  • Three Billboard Awards, three NAACP Image Awards, two ASCAP Awards, and a Grammy Award.
  • The premiere of “I Believe,” Fantasia’s first single, the number-one song on the Billboard Hot 100, is a first for a new solo artist.

Favorite Quotes from Fantasia

Favorite Quote 1 from Fantasia

“You can’t tell me that dreams don’t come true. My life is proof that they do.”

– Fantasia
Favorite Quote 2 from Fantasia

“My lips are significant, but my talent is more prominent.”

– Fantasia
Favorite Quote 3 from Fantasia

“Have a little faith. Don’t give up”

– Fantasia
Favorite Quote 4 from Fantasia

“I have been through some things, but I worked hard to get to where I am.”

– Fantasia
Favorite Quote 5 from Fantasia

“I feel like a good mom. I’m a strong woman now, don’t look down on me. Pray for me because I’m trying.”

– Fantasia
Favorite Quote 6 from Fantasia

“It’s always good when you can bring two artists together who are different.”

– Fantasia

Key Life Lessons from Fantasia Barrino

Barrino, Fantasia says You only have one life to live, and tomorrow is not sure, I often say. Therefore, you may as well enjoy yourself.

Frequently Asked Questions

How old is Fantasia Barrino?

As of 2023, Fantasia Barrino is 39 years old and was born on June 30, 1984

How much money does Fantasia Barrino have?

Fantasia Barrino’s net worth was estimated 1 million in Jan 2023.


Monique Barrino-Taylor, recognized by her stage name Fantasia, is a prominent American R&B singer and actress. Her rise to prominence occurred in 2004 when she clinched victory as the winner of the third season of the reality TV show American Idol. Following her triumph, she unveiled her inaugural track, “I Believe,” which debuted at the number one spot on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. Subsequently, she embarked on her music journey with the release of her first album, titled “Free.”