She gained fame after winning the 2004 season of the TV talent competition American Idol, and her single, "I Believe," hit #1 on the Billboard Hot 100.
She dropped out of high school after being raped by a classmate, and became pregnant when she was 16.
She was the youngest Idol winner until Jordin Sparks won in 2007 at age seventeen.
She had a daughter named Zion Quari Barrino on August 8, 2001 with her boyfriend at the time, Brandel Shouse.
He sang Tina Turner's "Proud Mary" as a final three contestant on American Idol.
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