Truth Is (Fantasia Barrino song)

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"Truth Is"
Single by Fantasia
from the album Free Yourself
B-side "Baby Mama" (7")[1]
"It's All Good" (CD/12")
Released December 7, 2004 (2004-12-07) (see release history)
Recorded 2003
Length 3:55
Label J Records
Producer(s) Soulshock & Karlin
Fantasia singles chronology
"I Believe"
"Truth Is"
"Baby Mama"

"Truth Is" is the first single released by Fantasia from her debut album, Free Yourself.[2] The song peaked at number twenty-one on the Billboard Hot 100 and had great success on the U.S. R&B 100 chart, peaking at number two and setting a record for the longest stay at number one for a female artist on the Billboard Adult R&B Airplay chart, with fourteen consecutive weeks. In 2006, Truth Is, along with "Free Yourself", won an ASCAP R&B/Hip-Hop award.

The song's distinctive piano line is sampled from "Highways of My Life" by The Isley Brothers.

The song appears in the game Karaoke Revolution Party.

Release and promotion[edit]

Single was released on December 7, 2004 for digital download, CD and 12" vinyl. On 7" vinyl, its B-side was "Baby Mama" while on 12" vinyl and some CD versions "It's All Good" was its B-side. It was released in a digital remix EP format (Dance Vault Mixes) on March 29, 2005. It was promoted by a music video, which was released in 2004 and numerous live performances.

Commercial performance[edit]

Single peaked at number twenty-one on US Billboard Hot 100 singles chart. It also topped the Adult R&B Airplay chart for fourteen consecutive weeks, setting a record for the longest stay at number one for a female artist on that chart. It also peaked at number two on US Billboard's Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart. In 2006, it won an ASCAP Rhythm and Soul Award for Most Performed Song, along with "Free Yourself".

Track listings[edit]

"Dance Vault Mixes - Truth Is" Digital EP

  1. "Truth Is" (Nate Skaten Radio Edit) - 4:02
  2. "Truth Is" (Nate Skaten Instrumental) - 4:01
  3. "Truth Is" (Nate Skaten Acappella) - 3:48
  4. "Truth Is" (Nate Skaten Mixshow) - 4:58

US Promo CD Single

  1. "Truth Is" (Album Version) - 3:53
  2. "Truth Is" (Instrumental) - 3:53
  3. "Truth Is" (Call Out Hook) - 0:10

US 7" Single

  1. "Truth Is" - 3:53
  2. "Baby Mama" - 4:15


Chart Peak
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 21
U.S. Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs 2
U.S. Billboard Adult R&B Airplay Songs 1

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Result
2006 ASCAP Rhythm and Soul Award Most Performed Song Won

Release history[edit]

Region Date Format Label Ref.
United States December 7, 2004
March 29, 2005 Dance Vault Mixes EP – digital download [4]


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