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The season three winner of American Idol
capitalized on her success from that TV program with her platinum-selling debut album Free Yourself
She’s continued to release albums and expand her range of artistic interests as well. In 2006, she released her New York Times
best-selling memoir, Life Is Not a Fairytale
, and starred as herself in the Lifetime movie of the same name. The following year, she played Celie in Broadway's The Color Purple
, and she returned to Broadway in 2013 to star in After Midnight
Earlier today, she announced the dates of her 29-city, North American tour with Robin Thicke and the Bonfyre. She performs on Nov. 8 at the State Theatre
The show will feature songs from her back catalog and a few tunes from her soon-to-be-released studio album, Sketchbook
Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. on Sept. 6.
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