As of February 2012, Fantasia has sold 2,842,000 albums and 1,425,000 tracks in the United States.
In 2012, VH1 ranked her number 32 out of the 100 Greatest Women in Music.
At age 19, she was the youngest American Idol winner until May 23, 2007, when then 17-year-old Jordin Sparks won the title. Taylor's brother auditioned for the eighth season of American idol but failed to make it to the Hollywood round.
In June 2004, she released her debut single, "I Believe", which later debuted at number one on the Billboard Hot 100.
This number-one debut made Fantasia the first artist in history to achieve this with a first single.
Through the spring and winter of 2005, Fantasia made many television appearances to promote her album.
She played Aretha Franklin in an episode of the series American Dreams, singing "Respect", guest voiced on The Simpsons episode "A Star Is Torn", and guest starred as herself in a cameo role on the sitcom All of Us.
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