Fantasia Barrino to announce shock retirement from music?

American Idol 2004 winner created a stir on Wednesday when rumors have surfaced that her career was over.

Sad news for Barrino fans. Speculation had been rife that the winner of American Idol 2004 is about to announce her retirement from music, at age 36, with immediate effect.

UPDATE 09/07/2020 : This story seems to be false. (read more)

Being a singer isn't fun anymore

“As we get older, there are phases of life that we enter into, and being a singer-actress just isn't fun anymore,” she might have said, says a source who remained anonymous. Other reports hinted that she may branch out into other creative fields she is better at (and more interested in), though they didn't provide any details.


For a little while on Wednesday evening, #ThankYouFantasia was a trending hashtag on Twitter. As many fans reminisce and look back on all the unforgettable memories, some may wonder what about now made her make the decision.

“Fantasia Barrino was unlike any other singer we’ve ever seen! #ThankYouFantasia”
— @universalObserver, 8 Jul 2020
“Barrino wasn't retired?”
— @borisB0, 8 Jul 2020

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