[New York, NY October 11th 2019] — The wait is over — today Grammy-winning, multi-platinum singer, songwriter, and entertainer Fantasia releases her 7th studio album Sketchbook today as the response continues to be overwhelming from fans and the industry!

Currently the number one R&B/ Soul album on the Apple itunes charts Sketchbook and key tracks are taking today’s new music Friday by storm! “Bad Girl” a track Fantasia names Ms. Aretha Franklin as an inspiration for recording — with its old school vibe — music video premiered exclusively on today and is featured on Spotify’s New Music FridayThe Newness, and Chilled R&B playlists — Apple Music’s New Music Daily and Brown Sugar playlist — Tidal’s Real Love playlist — Pandora’s Adult and New R&B playlists and more! Many other favorited tracks such as “Believer,” “PTSD,” and “Holy Ghost” hasm ade its way on Youtube MusicAmazon Music and Pandora Music playlists as well!

Today marks history for Fantasia as she releases her first album as an independent artist via her label Rock Soul and partnership with BMG. As the opening track “History” fiercely gloats — this is the best comeback of the century, making history!

Sketchbook takes fans along for a reflection-filled ride as Fantasia speaks to her perseverance with working towards a vision amidst the trials, tribulations, and triumphs — ultimately making her stronger than ever. Drawing from musical influences from many genres, Sketchbook delivers to the taste of all music lovers — it is a genre-filled album that gives a nifty nudge of nostalgia from the American Idol Fantasia the world fell in love with to the elevated women she has evolved into today as a mother, wife, businesswoman, and more.

With so much to celebrate with today’s release, Fantasia has more to cheer as she is one-week out from kicking off The Sketchbook Tour with special guests Robin Thicke, Tank, and The Bonfyre (acts may vary based on location) next week on October 17th! For more information on tour details, visit

Sketchbook Tracklist

1. History

2. PTSD (feat. T-Pain)

3. Believer

4. Enough

5. The Way!

6. Bad Girl

7. Free

8. Holy Ghost

9. Take Off

10. Fighting

11. Warning

12. Looking For You (feat. Mama Diane)

FANTASIA  2019 North American Tour Dates

10.17 – Columbia, SC – Township Auditorium

10-18 – Atlanta, GA – Fox Theatre 

10-19 – Southhaven,MO – Landers Center 

10-20 – St Louis, MO – Chaifetz Arena 

10-24 – Buffalo, NY – Shea’s PAC

10-25 – New York – Hulu Theatre 

10-26 – Philadelphia, PA – Liacouras Center 

10-27 – Fairfax, VA (DC) – Eagle Bank Arena 

11-01 – Baltimore, MD – UMBC Center 

11-02 – Norfolk, VA – Constant Center 

11-03 – Richmond, VA – Altria Theatre 

11-07 – Columbus, OH – Palace Theatre 

11-08 – Cleveland, OH – State Theatre 

11-09 – Chicago, IL – Wintrust Arena 

11-10 – Detroit, MI – Fox Theatre 

11-14 – Grand Prairie, TX – Verizon Theatre 

11-15 – Jackson, MS – Mississippi Coliseum 

11-16 – New Orleans, LA – Lakefront Arena

11-17 – Shreveport, LA – Municipal Auditorium 

11-21 – Augusta, GA – James Brown Arena 

11-22 – Hollywood, FL – Seminole Hard Rock Casino 

11-23 – Tampa, FL – Juengling Center 

11-24 – Columbus, GA – Civic Center 

11-27 – Houston, TX – Smart Financial Center  

11-29 – Charlotte, NC – Bojangles Coliseum 

11-30 – Savannah, GA – Civic Center 

12-1 – Raleigh, NC – PNC 

12-5 – Oakland, CA – Paramount Theatre 
12- 6 – Los Angeles, CA – Microsoft Theatre 

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