Thoughts: Fantasia, Ugly – Single


Not to relive the American Idol Series finale, but among new singles trapped in an overstuffed two-hour concert was Fantasia’s new single, “Ugly.” Yes, “Ugly” had to compete with a catchier, if ‘soon-to-be-forgotten’ new single from Jennifer Lopez (“Ain’t Your Mama”) among others, but arguably, “Ugly” might be worth a second look, even if it…

Artist Spotlight: Fantasia – Ranking Best Songs and Albums


View this post on Instagram Pool Time with the Fam… Happy and NOTHING CAN TAKE IT AWAY👅 A post shared by Fantasia Taylor (@tasiasword) on Aug 10, 2014 at 12:19pm PDT Fantasia, in my honest opinion, was one of the best vocalists ever to win American Idol. In retrospect, Fantasia was one of the more…

Will R&B Ever Recover From Sales Inconsistencies?


On Tuesday, September 3, 2013, I felt reassured about the output of R&B music.  As perused the CD aisle at the local Best Buy, I felt excited to see the majority of new releases were R&B (Neko Case and Nine Inch Nails among exemptions).  That observation should be shocking in itself.  This included established artists…

Chart Moves, May 1, 2013: Michael Bublé, Fantasia


Chart Rewind Last week on the charts, Fall Out Boy and Kid Cudi saw their new efforts debut at no. 1 and no. 2 respectively.  Fall Out Boy scored a second no. 1 album with Save Rock and Roll with 154,000 copies sold while Kid Cudi’s Indicud scored a career high peak, selling 136,000 copies.  The Yeah Yeah Yeahs saw their album Mosquito bow at no….