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 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 was the youngest Idol winner until Jordin Sparks won in 2007 at age seventeen.
She was raised alongside her brother Ricco. 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 with Antwuan Cook. In 2015, she married Kendall Taylor.
Barrino sang Tina Turner's "Proud Mary" as a final three contestant on American Idol.