known professionally by her mononym Fantasia, is an American R&B singer, songwriter, and actress.She rose to fame as the winner of the third season of the reality television series American Idol in 2004.You can talk to them like normal people because they are just totally lovely and do everything they can to make sure there’s no atmosphere around them. I didn’t even ask for them, but you can’t kick up a fuss.I was on the dance floor with these silly things on, dancing my little butt off, when I felt my ears and one of them was gone.She then played the part of Celie in the Broadway musical The Color Purple, for which she won a 2007 Theatre World Award.
Subsequently, she released her debut album, Free Yourself, which went on to be certified Platinum by the RIAA and garnered Taylor three Grammy nominations in 2006.In the decade since she erupted onto the scene with Soul Sessions, Stone’s gone from being an academically challenged comprehensive schoolgirl (she passed just three GCSEs) to walking the red carpet in diamonds, singing for President Clinton, signing a multimillion-pound record deal and winning Grammys and Brits.‘I know William and Harry – I’ve done performances for them. What I had left was my house and three flats in Exeter and that was it,' said Joss Stone She has made more albums than any of them (her record sales tip 11 million), she has sung with Mick Jagger and Elton John and at command performances for Aretha Franklin, James Brown and – just a few weeks ago at the Jubilee Pageant – the Queen. I’ll go out and play some gigs and earn my living.”’ 'I was kicked out of school...She drives a Renault Kangoo and owns a camper van, smokes the occasional roll-up and recently spent several nights sleeping on a hospital floor by the bed of her war-photographer friend, Paul Conroy, who was rescued from Syria after the bomb blast that killed the journalist Marie Colvin.