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Back to Me

Back to MeAfter exploring her sensitive side on Broadway in The Color Purple, the American Idol champion returns to tough-talking R&B on her third...Back to MeR&BAfter exploring her sensitive side on Broadway in The Color Purple, the American Idol champion returns to tough-talking R&B on her third...2010-08-11
Fantasia Barrino, Back to Me | I'M DOIN' ME Fantasia

I'M DOIN' ME Fantasia

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Back to Me

Genre: R&B; Lead Performer: Fantasia Barrino; Status: In Season

After exploring her sensitive side on Broadway in The Color Purple, the American Idol champion returns to tough-talking R&B on her third ? studio disc. ”If you gon’ be the man, then be the man,” she growls on the Ne-Yo-produced ”Man of the House,” and Back to Me rarely gets bubblier than that. Fantasia’s rough-hewn vocals shine best on ”The Thrill Is Gone,” which features a similarly raspy ?Cee-Lo Green. B

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Originally posted August 11 2010 — 12:00 AM EDT

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