Season 3 Winner: Fantasia Barrino
By KRISTA WICK
May 16, 2013
R&B singer Fantasia Barrino took home the coveted title in 2004 at the tender age of 19, beating out Diana DeGarmo, Jasmine Trias and Jennifer Hudson.
In 2005, she released her memoir entitled Life Is Not a Fairy Tale, which became a New York Times best-seller.
Barrino went on to receive four Grammy nominations for her debut album Free Yourself, and in 2011 won her first Grammy Award for Best Female R&B Vocal Performance for Bittersweet. She appeared on Broadway as the lead in The Color Purple and snagged the lead role in the film Mahalia! as Mahalia Jackson.
She welcomed her second child, rumored to be fathered by fellow Idol contestant Antwaun Cook, in 2011.