Fantasia Barrino began singing at the age of 5. At 19, she became an "American Idol" winner. Her first album, "Free Yourself," was released in November 2004 and shortly after went platinum.
But life wasn't always easy for the talented singer. She was raped by a high school boyfriend, became pregnant as a teenager, and raised her daughter as a single mother. Now Fantasia reveals that she was also functionally illiterate.
In her new book, "Life Is Not a Fairy Tale," Fantasia talks about her...Full Story