Fantasia’s single “I Believe” delayed; one Wal-Mart store will stock 5,000 copies.

Fantasia’s single “I Believe” delayed; one Wal-Mart store will stock 5,000 copies.
American Idol 3 winner Fantasia Barrino’s “I Believe” was supposed to be in stores today. However, it won’t be released for another week. To prevent head-to-head competition between the two singles, Diana DeGarmo’s single will now be pushed back a week; it’ll be released June 29. Meanwhile, stores are preparing for mobs of fans. The Wal-Mart in High Point, North Carolina, which “usually stocks between 20 and 50 copies of other new albums,” “plans to stock 5,000 copies of the single,” according to the AP.
+ also: satire: George Huff will record “Huff The Magic Dragon.”

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about the writer

Andy Dehnart is a journalist who has covered reality television for more than 15 years and created reality blurred in 2000. A member of the Television Critics Association, his writing and criticism about television, culture, and media has appeared on NPR and in Playboy, Buzzfeed, and many other publications. Andy, 36, also directs the journalism program at Stetson University in Florida, where he teaches creative nonfiction and journalism. He has an M.F.A. in nonfiction writing and literature from Bennington College. More about reality blurred and Andy.