AUG 16 2010
BACK TO ME TO PREMIERE ON FACEBOOK AND AMAZON AUGUST 17
[New York, NY – August 16, 2010] With a renewed commitment to her music career and fans, Fantasia is preparing to resume promotional activities for the August 24th release of her third album Back To Me (J Records).
Fantasia will kick off her promo run with previously confirmed television performances on Good Morning America (8/24), Lopez Tonight (8/25), 106 & Park (9/8), Regis & Kelly (9/9) and Wendy Williams Show (9/10). Additional appearances include Steve Harvey’s Ford Hoodie Awards (8/28) and Tom Joyner’s Family Reunion (9/4).
“I can’t thank my fans enough for their prayers and support during such a challenging time. It has given me the motivation to get back to work and honor the commitments I made to promote ‘Back To Me,’” states Fantasia. “I put a lot of blood, sweat and tears into this album and I pray that everyone enjoys it as much as I do.”
Early reviews indicate that the critics are indeed enjoying the former American Idol winner’s latest effort. With a 4-star rating (out of 5), The New York Daily News states that Back to Me “far out-performs the singer’s first two works, with meatier hooks, firmer melodies and a more shrewdly focused point of view.” Billboard cites that “…Fantasia delivers a soulful, laid-back album with tinges of gospel, her distinct voice is most enjoyable when singing heartfelt ballads.” Fans will have the opportunity to listen to the album when it premieres on Facebook and Amazon on August 17.
The first single off the album, “Bittersweet,” currently claims the #1 spot on the Urban Adult Radio Airplay chart and is the #1 greatest gainer at the format. The video for the single is currently #8 on 106 & Park and in rotation on VH1 and in Power Rotation on VH1 Soul. Back To Me is an emotionally charged album which features songs written and/or produced by Ne-Yo (“Man of the House”), Claude Kelly & Chuck Harmony (“I’m Doing Me,” “Bittersweet,” “The Worst Part is Over”), KP & Malay (“The Thrill is Gone” featuring Cee Lo Green, “Move on Me,” “Teach Me”), Rico Love & Jim Jonson (“Falling In Love Tonight”) and more. Also available for the first time as a bonus track is “I’m Here,” Fantasia’s signature song from her star-turning acting role as “Celie” in the Broadway play The Color Purple.