R&B singer who won the 2004 season of the TV talent competition American Idol. Her single "I Believe" hit #1 on the Billboard Hot 100.
She was the youngest Idol winner until Jordin Sparks won in 2007 at age seventeen.
Barrino sang Tina Turner's "Proud Mary" as a final three contestant on American Idol.
She dropped out of high school after being raped by a classmate, and became pregnant when she was sixteen. She attended the auditions for American Idol in Atlanta.
She had a daughter named Zion Quari Barrino on August 8, 2001 with her boyfriend at the time, Brandel Shouse. She also had a son named Dallas.