Monday, February 14, 2011

Fantasia wins first Grammy

'American Idol 3' winner, Fantasia, won her first Grammy Sunday for Best Female R&B Performance  for her single "Bittersweet."  She was also nominated for Best R&B album (Back to Me), but lost out to John Legend and the Roots. Fantasia's manager accepted the award, which was given out before the telecast began. He told the audience Fantasia could not be there as she is filming the new movie 'Mahalia' in which she has the title role.

Fantasia was the only Idol to win Sunday. Adam Lambert's “Whataya Want From Me” lost Best Male Pop Vocal Performance to Bruno Mars’ “Just The Way You Are” and Carrie Underwood's "Temporary Home" lost in the Best Female Country Vocal Performance to Miranda Lambert for “The House that Built Me."

Fantasia's first album, Free Yourself, earned three Grammy nominations in 2006. Her second, Fantasia, received three Grammy nominations in 2008.

Fantasia becomes the fourth Idol to receive a Grammy, joining Carrie Underwood, Kelly Clarkson, and Jennifer Hudson in this elite women-only circle. Other Idols who have been nominated in the past include Ruben Studdard, Chris Daughtry, Ace Young, and Mandisa.

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