with special guest Joe
- Oct 6, 2023 | Friday 8:00PM
Fantasia earned national acclaim in 2004 as the season three winner of "American Idol" (FOX). That same year, she released her platinum-selling debut album Free Yourself, becoming the first artist in the history of the Billboard Hot 100 chart to debut at #1 with her first single, "I Believe." In 2010, Fantasia released critically acclaimed Back To Me, featuring hit single "Bittersweet" that earned her first ever GRAMMY® Award for Best Female R&B Vocal Performance. In 2013, Fantasia released her fourth studio album, Side Effects of You which debuted at #1 on the Billboard R&B Albums Chart and #2 on the Billboard Top 200.
In 2016, Fantasia released fifth studio album, The Definition Of.... The album debuted at #1 on Billboard's R&B chart, #2 on the Overall Albums and R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart, and #6 on the Billboard 200 chart. The high chart entries mark Fantasia's third consecutive #1 R&B album debut, her fourth top ten debut on the Billboard 200, and earned her another GRAMMY® nomination for "Best Traditional R&B Performance."
Fantasia has added author and actress to her list of accomplishments. In 2006, she released her New York Times bestselling memoir, “Life Is Not a Fairytale,” and starred as herself in the Lifetime movie of the same name. In 2007, she landed the role of Celie in Broadway's “The Color Purple” for which she won a Theater World Award. Fantasia returned to Broadway in 2013 as the first celebrity engagement in “After Midnight,” a dance-focused musical that celebrated Harlem's iconic Cotton Club during the 1920's and 1930's. After reviews, she joined the cast for a second run in 2014. Up next, Fantasia will be reprising her role of Celie in Blitz Bazawule's forthcoming “The Color Purple” movie, slated for release in 2023.
Joining Fantasia is seven-time GRAMMY® Award nominee Joe, whose greatest hits include “I Wanna Know,” “All the Things” (Your Man Won’t Do), “Don’t Wanna Be a Player” and more. Rising to fame in Atlanta, Georgia, his music regularly hits on the pop and R&B charts, including number-one hit “Stutter.” In 2010, Billboard listed Joe as one of the Top R&B and Hip-Hop artists of the past 25 years. He has won an ASCAP Award, a BET Award, a NAACP Image Award, and four Soul Train Music Awards.
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