The single won her a Grammy for Best Female R&B Vocal Performance.As of February 2012, Fantasia has sold 2,842,000 albums and 1,425,000 tracks in the United States.Following her victory, she released her debut single, "I Believe," which debuted at number one on the Billboard Hot 100.
The CD single, "I Believe", went on to become the top selling single of 2004 in the U.
S., and has since been certified double platinum by the CRIA.
This number-one debut made Fantasia the first artist in history to achieve this with a first single.
On the sales chart, the single spent eleven consecutive weeks at number one, giving it the longest consecutive stay on top of that chart for an American Idol contestant.
In 2006, Taylor was nominated for three Grammy Awards for her debut album.
Though she did not win any awards, she performed at the 48th annual telecast with several artists including Aerosmith, Joss Stone, John Legend, Maroon 5, and Ciara in an all-star tribute to Sly and the Family Stone during the Grammy Award show.
Taylor was named the number-one artist of the Adult Urban Contemporary format for 2005 according to the December 13, 2005 issue of Billboard magazine.
Through the spring and winter of 2005, Fantasia made many television appearances to promote her album.
On March 25, 2005, Fantasia performed at the thirty-sixth NAACP Image Awards in honor of Illinois Senator Barack Obama after winning the award for Outstanding Female Artist.
In May 2005, Fantasia went on her first tour with her own live band, with soul singers Kem and Rashaan Patterson.
After winning American Idol, Fantasia signed to J Records with 19 Entertainment and began work on her debut album.