I went limp, turned my head to my left and decided I would just go to sleep now.
I wanted to believe it was some sort of nightmare I was dreaming up.” Days later, Melissa says Nick called her repeatedly, but she ignored his calls, which led to Nick leaving her an angry message.
The album was certified Gold by the RIAA and received three Grammy nominations in 2008.
She then played the part of Celie in the Broadway musical The Color Purple, for which she won a 2007 Theatre World Award.
As of February 2012, Fantasia has sold 2,842,000 albums and 1,425,000 tracks in the United States.
In 2012, VH1 ranked her number 32 out of the 100 Greatest Women in Music.
On April 18, 2013, Fantasia returned to American Idol singing "Lose to Win." The performance dubbed "dynamic, passionate and powerful" won her fervent expressions of approval from the show's current judges and a wild ovation from the live audience.
Moreover, she has received rave reviews in the media for the performance.Melissa tried to deter Nick by informing him that she was a virgin who was saving herself for marriage.In response, Nick reportedly said, “I could be your husband.” “The one thing I had held as a virtue had been ruined.Subsequently, she released her debut album, Free Yourself, which went on to be certified Platinum by the RIAA and earned Fantasia three Grammy nominations in 2006.In 2006, she released her second album, Fantasia, which featured the single "When I See U" which topped the Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart for eight weeks.I never did another showcase again after that and I quickly lost interest in pursuing a career as a recording artist,” Melissa wrote.