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antiTainment NEWS: Idol Winner Tops The Charts


07-05-04
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The latest American Idol winner, Fantasia (formerly known as Fantasia Barrino), raced to the top of the charts with her debut single, "I Believe".  The song debuted in the top spot of the Billboard Hot 100 chart, which measures sales and airplay. 

The only other single to debut in the No. 1 spot on the Hot 100 chart since a rules change in 1998, was American Idol season two runner-up Clay Aiken with his single “This Is the Night”. However, Fantasia is the first artist to debut at the top of the chart with a debut single. (Being on a hit TV show doesn’t hurt). 
 
 

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