Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Fantasia sets album release for April

Charlotte-based R&B singer and High Point native Fantasia Barrino will release her fourth studio album, "Side Effects of You," on April 23. The Grammy winning season 3 "America Idol" winner intriguingly refers to the album stylistically as "rock-soul." She co-wrote much of the record with Missy Elliott, Andrea Martin, Emile Sande, Sherrod Lambert, and Courtney Harrell. Elliott and Kelly Rowland guest on the track "Without Me."

The 13-track "Side Effects of You" features the lead single "Lose to Win," which is gaining airplay at Urban Adult radio stations this week. The album follows 2010's "Back To Me." She won a Best Female R&B Vocal Performance Grammy and an NAACP Image Award for its track "Bittersweet." For more on Fantasia visit