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» About : It's been an emotional four months for Fantasia Barrino following the killing of her 18-year-old nephew.But the winner of American Idol's third season had her game face on as she took the stage Thursday at the Songwriters Hall Of Fame 49th Annual Induction and Awards at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York City.The 33-year-old vocalist took to the stage in a plunging black top with long fringes down the long sleeves and black pants. She had her short black locks combed to the side and wore large purple earrings, with black shoes.Only four months ago, the R&B singer's nephew, Tyquan Vonricco Washington, was fatally shot in Greensboro, North Carolina, according to authorities. Share this article Share A Greensboro native named David Lee White, Jr., 21, was arrested and charged with first degree murder in connection with the incident.The mother-of-two - to daughter Zion, 16, and son Dallas, six - wrote in a subsequent Instagram post, 'Ty Auntie is So Sorry Baby ... RIP to my Oldest Nephew ... Please Pray for his Mother and my Brother @riccobarrino & his Stepdad.'Two of Fantasia's American Idol luminaries were in attendance at the event as well, in the form of former judges Mariah Carey and Steven Tyler. Other major names in attendance included Usher, The Weeknd, Jason Mraz, and Tony winner Brandon Victor Dixon.John Mellencamp, Kool & The Gang, Jermaine Dupri, Steve Dorff, Alan Jackson, Bill Anderson and Allee Willis were slated to be inducted into the Hall of Fame on the night. Singers Neil Diamond, Sara Bareilles and Universal Music Group CEO Lucian Grainge were also to be honored at the event.