Season 3 American Idol, Fantasia, says she’s be releasing a single in January and an album in March 2010 in an interview with The Times and Democrat ahead of a performance Friday evening (Nov 20) at the 16th Annual Presidential Scholarship Gala at Claflin University in Orangeburg, South Carolina.
Fantasia parted with 19M as her personal management in 2008, but is 19R/J-Records still her record label? You’d think there would be a little advance publicity ahead of an album coming out in March.
Update: Fantasia is still listed on J Records website. Still find the lack of publicity around her new album really odd.
According to Fantasia’s Wikipedia entry, she’s collaborating with the Midi Mafia, hip hop duo Rock City, songwriter/vocal producer/ arranger Rich King (Brandy “1st in Love”), KP, Eric Hudson and Raphael Saadiq on her next album. Fantasia has also reportedly invited a live orchestra to record in the studio with her. A couple of sources HERE and HERE.
Fantasia also tells The Times and Democrat that she has taken control of her career and that in the past she made the mistake of allowing others to make decisions for her.
Fantasia is due for another album. Her last record, the self-titled, Fantasia, was released in December 2006.