North Carolina-native Fantasia burst 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.” Since then, she’s gone on to release 4 more albums, won a Grammy Award for Best Female R&B Vocal Performance and the NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Song. All throughout, Fantasia has sold out headline tours across the country and shared stages with the likes of Anthony Hamilton, Maxwell and Andrea Bocelli.

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 bestselling memoir Life Is Not a Fairytale and starred as herself in the Lifetime movie of the same name. The following year, she landed the coveted role of Celie in Broadway’s The Color Purple, for which she won a Theater World AwardShe returned to Broadway for After Midnight, a dance-focused musical celebrating the iconic Cotton Club during the Harlem renaissance in the 1920s and ‘30s.

In 2017, Fantasia released her first holiday album Christmas After Midnight on her own imprint Rock Soul Entertainment in partnership with Concord Records. The 12-track album covers holiday favorites, including “This Christmas,” “Silent Night” and “Jingle Bell Rock.”