Showing posts with label fantasia. Show all posts
Showing posts with label fantasia. Show all posts

Friday 8 April 2016

[Watch] Jennifer Hudson, Fantasia and LaToya London Join Forces For American Idol Performance

American Idol has finally bowed out, finding its last winner in some dude- I haven't been watching, didn't cha know. Peppered throughout this final season, prior contestants have reappeared to pay tribute to the show that launched their respective careers.

Two of its biggest success stories, Jennifer Hudson and Fantasia, were part of the mix last night.

Tuesday 1 December 2015

[Watch] Brandy, Fantasia and Some Dudes Tribute Babyface @ 2015 Soul Train Awards

Babyface is a musical legend. From producing hits for just about everyone; to running a commercially successful label (LaFace); to having a solo career in his own right, the guy is music royalty. No question.

Tuesday 2 July 2013

[Music Video] Fantasia (Feat. Kelly Rowland & Missy Elliot): "Without Me"

Without Me music video still

I was not expecting such levels of seduction from Fantasia, but it looks like serial smut peddler Kelly Rowland -who co-stars in the video, alongside Missy Elliot- has been spreading her saucy gospel amongst her peers.

I'm only joking! Despite the dark and seedy vibe of both the music and the visuals, the reality is, Without Me is actually a feisty break-up track. Co-written by the singer, the song speaks of an ungrateful and lying ex who, if one reads between the lines, might have been gay ("Boy, I know the real you (ga, ga, yay, ga)"). Well, he better have been because being gay should never be used as a slur, Franny!

I'm actually surprised at how much I like Without Me. This and Lose to Win might just have swayed me into picking up her latest album, Side Effects of You. Now if only Kelly and Franny could have a word with Michelle Williams, we might be able to get Destiny's Child mark 2 up and running. 

Monday 4 March 2013

[Video Spam] Alison Moyet, Dido, Fantasia and Nelly Furtado All Debut New Music Videos

Video spam time!! Here are four new videos from four Divas, all in one post!! Let's begin:

Alison Moyet has left me surprisingly intrigued with new song Changeling. Even though having been in the industry since the late 70's, time doesn't appear to have slowed down this contralto's desire to experiment, or take risks, with her creative output. But don't worry, this new sound isn't born from a desire for relevancy- so there's no danger of a Calvin Harris/ David Guetta style track blaring towards us on on the horizon (not that I'd be averse to that!). The change in sound has instead sprung from a different process being used while in the studio; something which Alison elaborated on further in a Facebook post;

Sunday 23 September 2012

[Watch] Fantasia, Joe, and Karen Clark Sheard Tribute Mariah Carey at the BMI Urban Awards

Mariah Carey finally seems to be getting some recognition from the music industry she has pretty much been on top of for over two decades- we won't mention the "G" word.

Last year Mariah was honoured by BET, where Patti Labelle and Kelly Rowland paid tribute to the 5-octave singer with their performances of Hero and Fantasy [See here]. This year it was the turn of the BMI Urban Awards to celebrate Mariah Carey and her skill as a lyricist.

Wednesday 27 July 2011

Fantasia Barrino- Vocal Profile/ Range

Vocal Type: Mezzo- Soprano
Vocal Range: 2 Octaves 6 notes and a semitone C3-Bb5
Whistle Register: No
Vocal Pluses: Voice has a rasp that gives it a distinct, husky sound. She has great control, and understanding of her voice which allows her to sing in the extremes of her voice- both high and low- with apparent ease.
Vocal Negatives: At times her voice is placed in the throat, causing it to sound coarse and pushed. The raspiness of her voice is also somewhat of an acquired taste.