Fantasia, "Sketchbook" (Rock Soul/BMG)
If you haven't heard Fantasia's latest singles, there's an easy summary: one's spiritual, another's about sex, and both are worth a listen.
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Fantasia, "Christmas After Midnight" (Concord Records)
With the barely-there red dress she's wearing on the cover, the come-hither pose on the back and the suggestive title, one might think Fantasia's first Christmas album is something to be played after the kids and grandparents have gone to bed.