GRAMMY-WINNING, MULTI-PLATINUM SINGER, SONGWRITER
Fresh from announcing a headlining, North American tour, kicking off this Fall, Fantasia adds sizzle to the end of summer with the release of her latest single “PTSD” featuring T-Pain. Giving a new spin to the meaning of P.T.S.D., (Post Traumatic Sex Disorder) Fantasia says bye-bye to a lustful, tempting love that fails to live up to her uncompromised-expectations with steamy lyrics and tantalizing collaboration alongside T-Pain.
“This was a much edgier song for me but one that I felt was needed on the Sketchbook album. Many people have experienced disappointment in the pursuit of love, but refuse to let one bad experience dictate their entire outlook on love & romance overall,” Fantasia says referencing “PTSD.”
“PTSD” serves as the sophomore single after the release of “Enough,” which peaked at number two on the Billboard Adult R&B charts, was featured on both Spotify’s New Music Friday and Apple Music’s R&B Hot Tracks playlists, and garnered a hail of praise after Fantasia’s invigorating performance of the single at the 2019 B.E.T. Awards. Divorcing all the toxicity on “PTSD,” Fantasia introduces us to one of the many sounds encompassed on her forthcoming 7th studio album Sketchbook which fans can expect in October via Rock Soul/B.M.G.
Much like the sensual single, Sketchbook “represents a hard-fought victory … freedom for Fantasia” Billboard writes from their exclusive interview this week.
North Carolina native Fantasia broke onto the scene in 2004 as the season three winner of Fox’s American Idol. Later that year, she released her platinum-selling debut album Free Yourself and became the first artist in the history of the Billboard Hot 100 chart to debut at #1 with her first single, “I Believe.” The singer’s eponymous sophomore effort, released in 2006, featured the #1 R&B single “When I See U,” and reached gold status. In 2010, Fantasia earned her first ever Grammy Award for the hit single “Bittersweet,” off her critically acclaimed third album Back to Me. Side Effects of You followed in 2013, debuting at #1 on the Billboard R&B Albums Chart and #2 on the Billboard Top 200. On July 29, 2016, Fantasia released her fifth studio album, The Definition Of…., which became her 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.
In addition to being a mainstay in music, Fantasia adds author and actress, to her growing list of accomplishments. In 2006, she released her New York Times best-selling memoir, Life Is Not a Fairytale, and starred as herself in the Lifetime movie of the same name. In 2007, Fantasia landed the coveted 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 Harlem Renaissance in the 1920s and’30s. After receiving rave reviews, Fantasia joined the cast of After Midnight for a second run in May 2014.