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Fantasia to celebrate 27th birthday in Trinidad
Thursday, June 21, 2012
On June 30 recording artiste Fantasia Barrino will celebrate her 27th birthday in Trinidad with an intimate concert entitled TRUTH IS. The concert is being hosted by Nigel’s Touch Promotions and will take place at the poolside of the Ambassador Hotel. Event manager Fabrice Francois of PURE Events describes the event as an “intimate explosion of R&B and soul.”
The show will feature performances by Groovy Soca sensation Kimba Sorzano, Ifa Sayo and US recording artiste Nina Foxx, who will each bring their unique flavours to the event. Fantasia is due in Trinidad on June 27 and will be hosting a private birthday party on the night before the concert. Following her triumph in the 2004 edition of the popular televised singing competition American Idol, the song I Believe made her the first recording artiste in history to debut at number 1 on the Billboard charts with a debut single.
Her album Free Yourself was certified platinum, while the follow-up, 2006’s Fantasia, featured the number one R&B hit When I See U. Fantasia’s latest album Back to Me includes writing and producing contributions from such hitmakers as Ne-Yo, Claude Kelly and Rico Love. For a full year, she took on the role of Celie in the Broadway musical The Color Purple, and is also cast in the forthcoming film adaptation. She published her controversial memoir, Life is Not a Fairy Tale and starred as herself in the Lifetime Network adaptation of the New York Times bestseller. Most recently, following a series of personal and professional challenges, she returned to the spotlight with the VH1 reality series Fantasia for Real. The artiste in currently in production and working on her fourth studio album, due to be released later this year.