Fantasia Fantasia Barrino, Fantasia Barrino - The American Idol, Fantasia BurinoBorn June 30, 1984. Simply known as Fantasia, is an American soul singer who rose to fame as the winner of the third season of the television series American Idol in 2004. Her debut album Free Yourself was a commercial success garnering four Grammy nominations. During 2005, Fantasia distinguished herself as one of the most exciting live acts in America, leading to a number of high profile appearances in award shows and an invitation to join Kanye West as the opening act on his 2006 tour. She´s niece of The Barrino Brothers and Ricco Barrino´s sister.