Fantasia and Babyface will perform at the Tuscaloosa Amphitheater on August 12, according to Red Mountain Entertainment, which books and operates the venue.
Advance ticket sales begin May 6 at 10:00 am via www.ticketmaster.com or at the Amphitheater box office, 2710 Jack Warner Parkway. They cost $99.50, $79.50, $59.50, $39.50, and $29.50.
American Idol Season 3 winner Monique Barrino-Taylor has played the amp twice before, in 2014 and 2018. Following her 2004 win on the Starmaschine, 19-year-old Fantasia released the single I Believe, which she dubbed as had sung her final “AI” performance. It debuted at #1 on the Billboard Hot 100. Their debut album, Free Yourself, went platinum, received three Grammy nominations, and spawned follow-up hits at #1 “Truth Is” and the Top 40 title track.
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Her 2006 self-titled CD went gold, on the back cover of the #1 R&B/Hip-Hop hit “When I See You.” She took a brief hiatus from recording to play the central role of Celie in the Broadway musical The Color Purple, and won a Theater World Award for her performance. She later returned to Broadway in the 2013-14 musical revue After Midnight. Earlier this year, it was announced that Fantasia would return to play Celie in the upcoming film adaptation of the musical Color Purple.
She won her first Grammy after multiple nominations for the Top 10 hit “Bittersweet” from her 2010 album Back to Me.
When she played herself in a film based on the autobiography Life Is No Fairy Tale, she found another star track. The Fantasia Barrino Story: Life is Not a Fairy Tale became Lifetime Network’s second most watched series of all time. She has also starred in a VH1 reality show, Fantasia for Real.
Her other charting singles include “Lose to Win”, “Without Me” (featuring Kelly Rowland and Missy Elliott), “No Time For It”, “Sleeping with the One I Love”, “When I Met You” and “Enough”. . ”
She has collaborated and contributed songs to soundtracks for the likes of Aretha Franklin, Lyfe Jennings, Kem, Rahsaan Peterson, Faith Evan’s, Patti LaBelle, Yolanda Adams, Babyface, Diane Warren, Charlie Wilson, Jennifer Hudson, Anthony Hamilton, Michelle Williams, and Joe “The Butler”, “Happy Feet” and “The Best Man Holiday”.
Kenneth Brian Edmonds, who goes by the stage name Babyface – a nickname given to him by Bootsy Collins – is a singer, songwriter, musician and record producer who has written and produced more than 26 No. 1 hits and won 12 Grammy Awards.
His #1 hits include “Love Saw It” (with Karen White), “It’s No Crime”, “Tender Lover” and “Love Makes Things Happen” (with Pebbles).
He has worked with Stevie Wonder, Quincy Jones, Barry White, Toni Braxton, El DeBarge, LL Cool J, Jay-Z, Lil Wayne, Ariana Grande, Boyz II Men, Mary J. Blige, Celine Dion, Beyoncé, Eric Clapton, Whitney Houston, Fall Out Boy, Pink, Mariah Carey, Usher, Sheena Easton, En Vogue, Barbra Streisand and numerous others.