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Ashanti
Ashanti modeling at The Heart Truth Fashion Show in February 2008.
Ashanti modeling at The Heart Truth Fashion Show in February 2008.
Background information
Birth name Ashanti Shequoyia Douglas
Born October 13, 1980 (1980-10-13) (age 27)
Glen Cove, New York, United States
Genre(s) R&B, pop, dance-pop, pop rap
Occupation(s) Singer-songwriter, record producer, actress, dancer, model, fashion designer
Years active 2000–present
Label(s) The Inc., Universal
Associated acts Ja Rule, Nelly, Channel 7, Irv Gotti, Christian Keyes, Lloyd, Chink Santana
Website www.ashantithisisme.com

Ashanti Shequoiya Douglas (born October 13, 1980) is an American singer-songwriter, record producer, actress, dancer, model, and fashion designer who rose to fame in the early 2000s. February 2008 is the second month of the leap year and has yet to occur. ... is the 286th day of the year (287th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1980 (MCMLXXX) was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link displays the 1980 Gregorian calendar). ... Glen Cove is a city in Nassau County, New York on the North Shore of Long Island. ... This article is about the state. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Contemporary R&B is a music genre of American popular music, the current iteration of the genre that began in the 1940s as rhythm and blues music. ... This article is about the genre of popular music. ... Dance-pop is a subgenre of pop music that evolved from disco, circa the early 1980s, that combines dance beats with a pop song structure. ... Pop rap (sometimes referred to as hip pop) is the name given to a style of hip hop that has a strong pop music influences. ... The term singer-songwriter refers to performers who both write and sing their own material. ... In the music industry, a record producer (or music producer) has many roles, among them controlling the recording sessions, coaching and guiding the musicians, organizing and scheduling production budget and resources, and supervising the recording, mixing and mastering processes. ... Actors in period costume sharing a joke whilst waiting between takes during location filming. ... For other uses, see Dance (disambiguation). ... A model is a person who poses or displays for purposes of art, fashion, or other products and advertising. ... Fashion design is the applied art dedicated to clothing and lifestyle accessories created within the cultural and social influences of a specific time. ... In the music industry, a record label can be a brand and a trademark associated with the marketing of music recordings and music videos. ... The Inc. ... The Universal Motown Records Group is a division of the Universal Music Group, a collection of several record labels: Universal Records Universal South Records Blackground Records Motown Records Republic Records Cash Money Records Casablanca Records Uptown Records Next Plateau Records Rowdy Records Street Records Corporation The Inc. ... Jeffrey Atkins (born February 29, 1976), better known by his stage name Ja Rule is an American rapper from Hollis, Queens, New York City, New York, United States. ... For other uses, see Nelly (disambiguation). ... Channel 7 formerly known as 7 Aurelius (born Marcus Vest in Lexington, Kentucky) is a singer and hip hop/R&B songwriter and producer, most noted for his work with The Inc. ... Irving Lorenzo (born June 26, 1970 in Hollis, Queens, New York City, New York, United States), better known by his stage name Irv Gotti, is a prominent hip hop and R&B record producer and is the head of The Inc. ... For other uses, see Lloyd. ... Chick Santana is an R&B musician and producer. ... is the 286th day of the year (287th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1980 (MCMLXXX) was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link displays the 1980 Gregorian calendar). ... The term singer-songwriter refers to performers who both write and sing their own material. ... In the music industry, a record producer (or music producer) has many roles, among them controlling the recording sessions, coaching and guiding the musicians, organizing and scheduling production budget and resources, and supervising the recording, mixing and mastering processes. ... Actors in period costume sharing a joke whilst waiting between takes during location filming. ... For other uses, see Dance (disambiguation). ... A model is a person who poses or displays for purposes of art, fashion, or other products and advertising. ... Fashion design is the applied art dedicated to clothing and lifestyle accessories created within the cultural and social influences of a specific time. ...


Ashanti is most famous for her eponymous Grammy Award-winning debut album Ashanti which featured the hit song "Foolish", and sold over 503,000 copies in its first week of release in the U.S. in April 2002. In the same week, she became the first female performer to simultaneously hold the top two places on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart with "Foolish", and "What's Luv" (with Fat Joe). She broke records again by having three Top Ten songs Foolish, What's Luv, and Always on Time, with Ja Rule, on the Billboard Hot 100 charts in the same week, being the first female to accomplish this feat and being second only to The Beatles.[1] Ashanti also wrote and sang background on the song "Ain't It Funny" (Murder Remix) sung by Jennifer Lopez which was also in the top 10 charts at the same time as "Foolish", "Always on Time" (with Ja Rule), and "What's Luv" (with Fat Joe).[2] In 2002, she was acclaimed as the "Princess of Hip Hop and R&B"[3] and by 2008, Ashanti had sold more than 6 million albums in the U.S., and more than 15 million records worldwide.[4] Ashanti has become one of the most successful new female artist of the 21st century having had an impressive 14 top 40 hits in a matter of 6yrs and 10 of them went into the top ten of billboard's hot 100. No other female artist who debuted in the 21st century has as many top 40 hits as she does. This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Ashanti is the Grammy Award-winning-for-Contemporary R&B self-titled debut album by American R&B/pop singer Ashanti, released in 2002 (see 2002 in music). ... UK single cover for Unfoolish Foolish is the 2002 debut single by R&B singer Ashanti, produced by Irv Gotti and taken from her self-named album. ... “Hot 100” redirects here. ... Joseph Antonio Cartagena (born August 19, 1970), better known by his stage name Fat Joe, is an American rapper of Puerto Rican descent, and is signed to Imperial Records. ... Always on Time is a 2002 hit single for rapper Ja Rule featuring Ashanti, produced by Irv Gotti. ... Jeffrey Atkins (born February 29, 1976), better known by his stage name Ja Rule is an American rapper from Hollis, Queens, New York City, New York, United States. ... The White Album, see The Beatles (album). ... Aint It Funny (Murder Remix) is a pop–R&B–hip hop song written by American singer-songwriter Jennifer Lopez, Ja Rule, Caddillac Tah, Ashanti Douglas, Irv Gotti, Cory Rooney, and 7 Aurelius for Lopezs remix album, J To Tha L-O!: The Remixes (2002). ... For the meteorologist of The Weather Channel, see The Weather Channel (United States). ...


Ashanti cites Mary J. Blige, Ella Fitzgerald, Yolanda Adams, the Clark Sisters, and Blue Magic as her musical influences.[5][6] She recently released her fourth studio album entitled The Declaration on June 3, 2008. Mary Jane Blige (born January 11, 1971)[1][2] is an African-American singer, songwriter, rapper, record producer and actress who has sold more than 40 million albums worldwide. ... Ella Jane Fitzgerald (April 25, 1917 – June 15, 1996), also known as Lady Ella and the First Lady of Song, is considered one of the most influential jazz vocalists of the 20th Century. ... Yolanda Yvette Adams (born August 27, 1961 in Houston, Texas) is a Grammy Award-winnning American singer. ... The Clark Sisters are an American gospel vocal group consisting of four sisters: Elbernita Twinkie Clark, Jacky Clark Chisholm, Dorinda Clark Cole, and Karen Clark Sheard. ... 1973 LP Blue Magic 1974 LP Magic Of The Blue 1975 LP 13 Blue Magic Lane ... Singles from The Declaration Released: September 2007 The Declaration is the upcoming fourth album by American R&B/pop singer Ashanti. ... -1... 2008 (MMVIII) is the current year, a leap year that started on Tuesday of the Common Era (or Anno Domini), in accordance with the Gregorian calendar. ...

Contents

Biography

Early life

Ashanti, an African American,[7] was born in Glen Cove, New York. She inherited a love for music from her mother, Tina Douglas, a former dance teacher and her father, Ken-Kaide Thomas Douglas, a former singer. She has a younger sister named Kenashia. Her uncle, Laranzo Landford, was the mayor of Atlantic City, New Jersey. Her mother named her after the Empire of Ashanti in Ghana; in this nation, the women had power and influence, and Ashanti's mother wanted her daughter to follow that model. Her grandfather, James, was a civil-rights activist who associated with Martin Luther King, Jr. during the 1960s.[8] Growing up, Ashanti took dance lessons and joined the church choir. Ashanti went to Bernice Johnson Cultural Arts Center, where she studied different dance styles, including tap, jazz, ballet, African, modern, and hip hop. She danced with the Senior Pro Ensemble at Carnegie Hall, the Apollo Theater, Brooklyn Academy of Music, Avery Fisher Hall, and the Black Spectrum Theater. She also performed at the 1994 Caribbean Awards and dancing with Judith Jamison of the Alvin Ailey Dance Company. With actress and choreographer Debbie Allen at the helm, Ashanti also performed in the Disney television film Polly alongside stars Keshia Knight Pulliam and Phylicia Rashad. An African American (also Afro-American, Black American, or simply black) is a member of an ethnic group in the United States whose ancestors, usually in predominant part, were indigenous to Africa. ... Glen Cove is a city in Nassau County, New York on the North Shore of Long Island. ... This article is about the state. ... Atlantic City redirects here. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into Ashanti. ... Martin Luther King redirects here. ... Carnegie Hall (generally pronounced )[3] is a concert venue in Midtown Manhattan in New York City located at 881 Seventh Avenue, occupying the east stretch of Seventh Avenue between West 56th Street and West 57th Street. ... For other uses, see Apollo Theatre (disambiguation). ... Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) is a major performing arts venue in Brooklyn, a borough of New York City, known as a center for progressive and avant garde performance. ... , Avery Fisher Hall in Lincoln Center. ... Judith Ann Jamison (born May 10, 1943, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) is an American dancer and choreographer, best known as the artistic director of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater. ... The Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater is a modern dance company based in New York, New York. ... Debbie Allen (born Deborrah Kaye Allen on January 16, 1950 in Houston, Texas) is an American actor, choreographer, film director, television producer and a member of the Presidents Committee on the Arts and Humanities. ... Disney may refer to: The Walt Disney Company and its divisions, including Walt Disney Pictures. ... Keshia Knight Pulliam (born April 9, 1979 in Newark, New Jersey, USA) is an Emmy Nominated African American actress. ... In a Mothers Day survey, Rashads character on The Cosby Show, Claire Huxtable, was named, TV mom closest to your own mom in spirit. ...


When she was six, Ashanti sang in a gospel choir, but her mother discovered her full singing potential when she overheard Ashanti singing Mary J. Blige's "Reminisce" to herself at age twelve.[9] By the time Ashanti hit puberty, her mother was sending out demo tapes of her singing and dancing. The family could not afford to go to a studio and record a formal demo, so when labels called, Ashanti would have to sing and dance in front of the record company executives. While attending high school, she began to write songs. As a teenager, she performed in a local talent show and at the Soul Cafe, China Club, Madison Square Garden, Caroline's Comedy Club and Greek Fest 2000.[10] In her first major singing performance, Ashanti performed Yolanda Adams's "More Than a Melody". She also appeared in a number of big-name music videos, in addition to other dance work. Mary Jane Blige (born January 11, 1971)[1][2] is an African-American singer, songwriter, rapper, record producer and actress who has sold more than 40 million albums worldwide. ... Madison Square Garden, often abbreviated as MSG, and known colloquially simply as The Garden, has been the name of four arenas in New York City. ... Yolanda Yvette Adams (born August 27, 1961 in Houston, Texas) is a Grammy Award-winnning American singer. ...


Early career

When Ashanti was fourteen, she was discovered by P.Diddy's Bad Boy Records. Initially, she went to Bad Boy Records and sang one of Mary J. Blige's songs in front of P.Diddy and Biggie Smalls. After being impressed by her singing ability, Diddy pulled out a bottle and told her it was his new fragrance, which he said he loved. After one sniff, Ashanti said, "Oh pew, it stinks. I hate it!" Diddy started laughing, stating it was a test to judge her character. In the end, due to a bad contract, Ashanti did not sign with Diddy. This ultimately led to a record deal with Jive Records in 1994. This relationship soured when Jive tried to make Ashanti into a pop singer.[11] Sean John Combs (born November 4, 1969[1]) is an American entertainment mogul, record producer, actor and rapper. ... Bad Boy Records (originally Bad Boy Entertainment) is an East Coast Hip-Hop/R&B record label founded by producer/rapper Sean Diddy Combs in 1993 that is a subsidiary of Warner Music Group. ... Christopher George Latore Wallace (May 21, 1972 – March 9, 1997), popularly known as Biggie Smalls (after a gangster in the 1975 film Lets Do It Again),[1] Big Poppa, Frank White (from the film King of New York), and his primary stage name, The Notorious B.I.G. (Business... Jive Records is an American record label, owned by Sony BMG, and operates as a quarter of the Zomba Label Group. ...


Ashanti subsequently involved herself in schoolwork, cheerleading, and running on her school's track team. She was an honor student in English and belonged to the English club where she began writing poetry. She was also in the Drama club and performed in a few plays. She was a star athlete, playing baseball, soccer, and badminton;[12] however, her skills in the 100- and 200-meter dash as well as the triple jump, her specialty reaching as far as 35 feet,[13] earned her athletic scholarships to Princeton & Hampton University and got her scouted by the Olympic committee. Instead, she put college pursuits aside when Epic Records approached her with a contract in 1998. However, the label's management changes quickly made Ashanti a low priority. She continued to perform at local New York clubs and began hanging out at the Murder Inc. recording studio, hoping for another big break.[14] Epic Records is an American record label, owned and operated by Sony BMG. // Epic was launched originally as a jazz and classical music label in 1953 by CBS. Its bright-yellow, black and blue logo became a familiar trademark for many jazz and classical releases. ... The Inc. ...


Irv Gotti and Murder Inc.

Ashanti was noticed by Murder Inc. mastermind Irv Gotti, who noted her dancing and acting abilities in addition to her vocal skills. Ashanti initially asked him to produce a few demo songs for her to record so she could say she had some strong tracks by the big time producer but Gotti had a different idea. He asked her to pen hooks for his rap artists and to perform with them in duets, Ashanti providing the melodic response to their call. Ashanti was first featured as a background vocalist on rapper Big Pun's song "How We Roll". In the same year, Ashanti was featured on fellow labelmate Cadillac Tah's singles "Pov City Anthem" and "Just Like a Thug". She also appeared on the 2001 The Fast and the Furious soundtrack as a featured artist on Vita's 2001 hip hop remake of Madonna's "Justify My Love" and on the solo track "When a Man Does Wrong". She appeared as a background vocalist on "I'm Real" (Murder remix), a collaboration by labelmate Ja Rule and Jennifer Lopez (she also appeared in the music video for "Aint It Funny" (Murder remix), the second duet between Lopez and Rule, for which she wrote and also sang background vocals on), and was featured on Fat Joe's "What's Luv?" and Ja Rule's "Always on Time". "What's Luv?" and "Always on Time" were released simultaneously and became two of the biggest hit songs of 2002. Ashanti became the first female to occupy the top two positions on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart simultaneously when "Always on Time" and "What's Luv?" were at numbers one and two, respectively. The Inc. ... Irving Domingo Lorenzo, Jr. ... Christopher Lee Rios (November 9, 1971 - February 7, 2000), better known as Big Punisher or Big Pun, was an American rapper of Puerto Rican descent who emerged from the underground rap scene in The Bronx in the late 1990s. ... Caddilac Tah is a rapper who signed to Murder Inc Records, and record label Kayoz. ... The Fast and the Furious (known as Wild Speed in Japan) is a 2001 car film starring Paul Walker and Vin Diesel, and directed by Rob Cohen. ... LaVita G. Raynor born on September 26, 1981, from Plainfield, New Jersey is an African American female rapper known simply as Vita. She first got a real life look into being a rapper when her older sister, Kima, joined Bad Boy Entertainments R&B trio, Total. ... Hip hop music is a style of music which came into existence in the United States during the mid-1970s, and became a large part of modern pop culture during the 1980s. ... This article is about the American entertainer. ... The Immaculate Collection track listing Vogue (15) Justify My Love (16) Rescue Me (17) Audio sample Justify My Love is a single released by Madonna in 1990. ... Im Real is the name of two songs by Jennifer Lopez. ... Jeffrey Atkins (born February 29, 1976), better known by his stage name Ja Rule is an American rapper from Hollis, Queens, New York City, New York, United States. ... For the meteorologist of The Weather Channel, see The Weather Channel (United States). ... Aint It Funny (Murder Remix) is a pop–R&B–hip hop song written by American singer-songwriter Jennifer Lopez, Ja Rule, Caddillac Tah, Ashanti Douglas, Irv Gotti, Cory Rooney, and 7 Aurelius for Lopezs remix album, J To Tha L-O!: The Remixes (2002). ... Joseph Antonio Cartagena (born August 19, 1970), better known by his stage name Fat Joe, is an American rapper of Puerto Rican descent, and is signed to Imperial Records. ... Whats Luv? is a hit single by rapper Fat Joe featuring singer Ashanti and rapper Ja Rule. ... Always on Time is a 2002 hit single for rapper Ja Rule featuring Ashanti, produced by Irv Gotti. ... “Hot 100” redirects here. ...


Debut album: Ashanti (2002)

Ashanti in the music video for her first solo single, "Foolish" (2002)

Following the success of her collaborations with Ja Rule and Fat Joe, Ashanti released her debut single, "Foolish", which contains a sample of the 1983 song "Stay with Me" by DeBarge (also utilized by The Notorious B.I.G. in his 1995 single "One More Chance"). This is her biggest song to date, spending ten weeks atop the Billboard Hot 100. She became the second artist (after The Beatles) to have their first three chart entries in the top ten of the Hot 100 simultaneously. Ashanti's self-titled debut album, Ashanti, was released on Irv Gotti's Murder Inc. record label in April 2002. It debuted at number one on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 albums chart, and stayed there for three weeks, selling over 504,000 thousand in its first week.[15] The album has been certified three times platinum in the U.S and platinum (360,000 copies) in the UK, and has sold almost 10 million copies worldwide.[16] Ashanti wrote the album's twelve tracks, most of which were written on the spot in the studio. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... A music video is a short film or video that accompanies a complete piece of music, most commonly a song. ... UK single cover for Unfoolish Foolish is the 2002 debut single by R&B singer Ashanti, produced by Irv Gotti and taken from her self-named album. ... UK single cover for Unfoolish Foolish is the 2002 debut single by R&B singer Ashanti, produced by Irv Gotti and taken from her self-named album. ... This article is about reusing existing sound recordings in creating new works. ... DeBarge was an American soul music, and funk group. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... One More Chance is a song by The Notorious B.I.G. which features Faith Evans singing the chorus. ... The White Album, see The Beatles (album). ... Irving Lorenzo (born June 26, 1970 in Hollis, Queens, New York City, New York, United States), better known by his stage name Irv Gotti, is a prominent hip hop and R&B record producer and is the head of The Inc. ... The Inc. ... The Billboard 200 is a ranking of the 200 highest-selling music albums and EPs in the United States, published weekly by Billboard magazine. ... The description Gold Album is applied to recorded music albums that have sold a minimum number of copies (in the US, currently 500,000 sales). ...


Ashanti's follow-up singles, "Happy" and "Baby", were not as successful as her debut single but peaked inside the top ten and top twenty in the U.S., respectively. During mid 2002, Ashanti appeared on Ja Rule's "Down 4 U" with labelmates, female rappers Vita and Charli Baltimore. The song appeared on a Murder Inc. compilation titled Irv Gotti Presents The Inc. Ashanti's debut album earned her many awards, including eight Billboard Music Awards, two American Music Awards, and a Grammy Award in 2003 for Best Contemporary R&B Album. She was nominated as Best New Artist and "Foolish" was nominated in the Best Female R&B Vocal Performance category. FHM credited her as the "Sexiest Woman in Music" in 2002.She also received a Comet Award and 2 Soul Train Music Awards. {{Single infobox2 | | Name = Happy | Cover = Happy_Ashanti. ... The third single off of Ashantis debut cd Categories: | ... LaVita G. Raynor born on September 26, 1981, from Plainfield, New Jersey is an African American female rapper known simply as Vita. She first got a real life look into being a rapper when her older sister, Kima, joined Bad Boy Entertainments R&B trio, Total. ... This does not cite any references or sources. ... Irv Gotti Presents The Inc is an album released in 2002 featuring members of Irv Gottis label Murder Inc. ... The Billboard Music Awards, held annually in December, is one of four major music awards shows presented each year (the others being the American Music Awards, the Grammys, and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony). ... The American Music Awards show is one of four annual major American music awards shows (the others being the Billboard Music Awards, the Grammy Awards, and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony). ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... The Grammy Award for Best Contemporary R&B Album has been awarded since 2003. ... FHM or For Him Magazine is an international monthly lads mag. ...


Ashanti became the subject of controversy when it was announced that she would receive the Soul Train Aretha Franklin Award for "Entertainer of the Year". a high school student took offense and started an on-line petition against her, explaining to The Seattle Times that she was too new to deserve the award. Nearly 9,000 people agreed with him, signing the petition.[17] Many said that established artists such as Mary J. Blige and Missy "Misdemeanor" Elliott were more deserving of an award that carries the name of a musical legend. Despite the petition, the Soul Train committee and Don Cornelius stuck by their decision and Ashanti. Ashanti was applauded by her musical peers as she entered the Pasadena Civic Auditorium to accept her award and she was supported onstage by legendary singer Patti LaBelle, who stated "she's a baby and we have to support our babies."[18][19] The Seattle Times is the leading daily newspaper in Seattle, Washington, United States. ... Mary Jane Blige (born January 11, 1971)[1][2] is an African-American singer, songwriter, rapper, record producer and actress who has sold more than 40 million albums worldwide. ... Missy Elliott (born Melissa Arnette Elliott July 1, 1971 in Portsmouth, Virginia), is a five-time Grammy Award-winning American rapper, singer, songwriter, and record producer. ... Don Cornelius (born September 27, 1936 in Chicago, Illinois) is an American television producer, best known for his role as the host, between 1971 and 1993, of the syndicated television program Soul Train, which he also created and which he still produces through his production company, Don Cornelius Productions. ... Patti LaBelle (born May 24, 1944) is an American R&B, soul singer and songwriter. ...


In September 2002, Ashanti and her sister Kenashia appeared on the first DisneyMania CD, which was released under Walt Disney Records and features contemporary Disney songs. Ashanti and her sister sang "Colors of the Wind" from the Disney film Pocahontas. In 2003, Ja Rule and Ashanti collaborated on another hit song, "Mesmerize", the music video for which was a parody of a scene from the film Grease. DisneyMania is the first of a series of six albums released by Walt Disney Records featuring various musical artists performing Disney songs. ... Walt Disney Records is a record company and part of The Walt Disney Company. ... Disney may refer to: The Walt Disney Company and its divisions, including Walt Disney Pictures. ... Not to be confused with Sing-Along Songs: Colors of the Wind. ... Pocahontas is the thirty-third animated feature in the Disney animated features canon. ... For the original stage musical of the same name, see Grease (musical). ...


Chapter II (2003)

Ashanti in the "Rock wit U (Awww Baby)" video, directed by Paul Hunter (2003)

In July 2003, Ashanti released her second album, Chapter II, which debuted at number one on the Billboard 200 with first week sales of 326,000 copies in the U.S.. The album remained at number one for two weeks, and according to Billboard magazine, it has been certified platinum in the U.S. and gold (100,000+ copies shipped to retailers) in the UK. The album has sold over 9.5 million in the U.S.[20] and almost 12 million copies worldwide. Chapter II's first single, "Rock wit U (Awww Baby)", became a hit, peaking at number two on the Billboard Hot 100. Its video, which showed Ashanti in a bikini frolicking on a beach and riding an elephant named Bubbles, was nominated for two 2003 MTV Video Music Awards. A remix of the song contains interpolations of Michael Jackson's "Rock with You". The second single, "Rain on Me", reached the number-seven spot on the Hot 100 and number 2 on the world r&b chart. Chapter II was nominated for a 2004 Grammy Award for Best Contemporary R&B Album, and "Rock wit U (Awww Baby)" and "Rain on Me" were nominated in the categories of Best R&B Song and Best Female R&B Vocal Performance, respectively. At the end of 2003 in November, Ashanti performed at The American Music Awards and was nominated in 2 categories. Image File history File links Size of this preview: 399 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (475 × 714 pixels, file size: 72 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Screenshot from the Ashanti music video for Rock Wit U (Aww Baby). ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 399 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (475 × 714 pixels, file size: 72 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Screenshot from the Ashanti music video for Rock Wit U (Aww Baby). ... Rock Wit U (Awww Baby) is a single released by R&B singer Ashanti in 2003 from her second album Chapter II. Categories: | ... Paul Hunter is a successful African-American music video director. ... Rock Wit U (Awww Baby) is a single released by R&B singer Ashanti in 2003 from her second album Chapter II. Categories: | ... The MTV Video Music Awards were established in 1984 by MTV to celebrate the top music videos of the year. ... For other persons named Michael Jackson, see Michael Jackson (disambiguation). ... Michael Jacksons Visionary chronology Dont Stop Til You Get Enough (2006) Rock With You (2006) Billie Jean (2006) Off the Wall track listing Dont Stop Til You Get Enough (1) Rock with You (2) Working Day and Night (3) HIStory track listing Black or White (3) Rock... Rain on Me is a single released by R&B singer Ashanti in 2003 from her second album Chapter II. Categories: | ...


In the "Rain on Me" mini-movie music video—directed by Hype Williams and co-starring Larenz Tate—Ashanti portrays a troubled young woman in an abusive relationship. Her song and lyrics combined with William's visuals to impart the power and horror of the cycle of domestic violence. Ashanti partnered with LidRock to distribute this mini-movie using LidRock's unique platform. This promotion, in conjunction with heavy rotation on MTV, BET and other music video programs, brought the film and her cause to the attention of millions of fans. It also helped to raise money for the cause, with proceeds from the $5 mini-disc going toward helping to stop domestic violence. She received a Lifetime Channel Achievement Award for her message speaking out against domestic violence.[21] Harold Hype Williams (born 1970 in Queens, New York) is an American music video and film director of African-American and Honduran descent. ... Larenz Tate (born September 8, 1975 in Chicago, Illinois) is an American actor. ... This article is about the original U.S. music television channel. ... Bet may refer to: Look up bet in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ...


Ashanti was scheduled to join Mariah Carey on the U.S. leg of her Charmbracelet World Tour, but due to scheduling issues she was the opening act for R.Kelly's five-date tour in mid 2003 instead. In May 2003, Ashanti appeared on VH1 Divas and performed her single "Rock wit U (Awww Baby)". She also participated in duets with Stevie Wonder (who later gave her the nickname Little Libra) on "Do I Do", and the Isley Brothers on "That Lady". This article is about the singer. ... The name Robert Kelly can refer to: Robert Kelly the poet. ... In 1998, VH1 debuted the first annual VH1 Divas concert. ... Stevie Wonder (born Stevland Hardaway Judkins on May 13, 1950, name later changed to Stevland Hardaway Morris)[1] is an American singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and record producer. ... Do I Do is a song by Stevie Wonder, first released in 1982 in the albums Original Musiquarium I and At the Close of a Century. ... The Isley Brothers are an American pop, R&B, funk and soul group who began their musical career in Cincinnati in the early 1950s. ... That Lady, Pt. ...


Ashanti's Christmas

In November 2003, Ashanti's Christmas album, Ashanti's Christmas was released, containing almost an equal amount of original songs to Christmas standards. In late 2003, Ashanti released a Christmas melody video for the album. It sold around 300,000 copies in the U.S. The 1995 re-release album cover of White Christmas A Christmas song is a song which is normally sung during the Christmas period, and usually has some Christmas or winter related theme. ... Ashantis Christmas is the third album by American R&B singer Ashanti, released in 2003 (see 2003 in music). ...


Concrete Rose (2004)

In 2004, Ashanti was invited back to perform at VH1's Divas 2004. She appeared on stage with Patti LaBelle, Gladys Knight, Jessica Simpson, and others. She performed Diana Ross' single "I'm Coming Out", and she performed a soul-influenced rendition of Chaka Khan's funk driven "Ain't Nobody". Later that year Ashanti collaborated with male R&B newcomer and labelmate Lloyd on the song "Southside", which was released as his debut single and was a moderate hit. "Wonderful"—with Ja Rule and R.Kelly—peaked at number five in the U.S. and at number one in the UK, and "Jimmy Choo" with rapper Shyne reached number fifty-five on the Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks chart. Alongside artist such as Wyclef Jean, Mary J. Blige, Eve, Brandy, Fabolous, Jadakiss, Missy Elliott, and many others, Ashanti participated in a cover of "Wake Up Everybody" in support of ACT, the left-leaning political action committee. VH1 (VH-1: Video Hits One until 1994 and VH1: Music First until 2003) is an American digital television channel that was created in January 1985 by Warner-Amex Satellite Entertainment, at the time a division of Warner Communications and owners of MTV. VH1 and sister channel MTV are currently... Patti LaBelle (born May 24, 1944) is an American R&B, soul singer and songwriter. ... Gladys Maria Knight (born May 28, 1944 in Atlanta, Georgia, USA) is a seven-time Grammy Award-winning American R&B/soul singer, actress and author. ... Jessica Ann Simpson (born July 10, 1980) is an American pop singer and actress who rose to fame in the late 1990s. ... For the author-illustrator, see Diana Ross (author). ... Alternate cover 7 vinyl single cover Alternate cover Australian promo single cover Im Coming Out was a hit single released by Motown legend Diana Ross in 1980. ... Chaka Khan (born March 23, 1953) is a multiple Grammy Award-winning American singer known for hit songs such as Im Every Woman, I Feel For You and Through the Fire. Khan was first featured as a member of the funk band Rufus before beginning her solo career. ... Breakin... Theres No Stopping Us Performed by Ollie & Jerry ... Lloyd Harlin Polite Jr. ... Southside, was the 2004 debut single for R&B singer Lloyd Polite, more commonly known as Lloyd. ... Wonderful was the first single from Ja Rules 2004 album R.U.L.E. in the UK and hit #1 on the singles chart. ... The name Robert Kelly can refer to: Robert Kelly the poet. ... Moses Michael Leviy (born Jamal Barrow on November 8, 1978), best known as Shyne, is a Belizean rapper. ... The Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks chart, formerly known as Top Soul Singles, Top Black Singles, and Top R&B Singles (before the hip-hop term was added in the late 1990s), is a chart released weekly by Billboard in the United States. ... Nelust Wyclef Jean (IPA: ) (born October 17, 1972) is a Haitian-American rapper, guitarist, producer, and member of the hip hop trio The Fugees. ... Mary Jane Blige (born January 11, 1971)[1][2] is an African-American singer, songwriter, rapper, record producer and actress who has sold more than 40 million albums worldwide. ... Eve Jihan Jeffers (born November 10, 1978), better known as Eve or E-V-E, is an American rapper, singer, and actress. ... Brandy on the cover of her album Full Moon Brandy Rayana Norwood (born February 11, 1979 in McComb, Mississippi), known professionally as Brandy, is an African American pop/R&B singer and actress. ... John Jackson (born November 18, 1977), better known by his stage name Fabolous, is an American rapper. ... Jayson T. Phillips (born May 27, 1975), also known by his stage name Jadakiss, is an American rapper. ... Missy Elliott (born Melissa Arnette Elliott July 1, 1971 in Portsmouth, Virginia), is a five-time Grammy Award-winning American rapper, singer, songwriter, and record producer. ... Wake Up Everybody is a 1975 album by Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes. ... America Coming Together (ACT) is a left-wing, political action, 527 group dedicated to get-out-the-vote activities. ...

Ashanti lying on broken glass in the video for "Only U", directed by Hype Williams (2004)

In December 2004, Ashanti released her third studio album, Concrete Rose, the title of which took on Tupac Shakur's pseudonym "The Rose That Grew from Concrete". The album debuted at number seven in the U.S with first week sales of 254,000 copies, and eventually sold just under a million copies, becoming her lowest selling studio album. The album was still certified Platinum by the RIAA and has shipped two million copies worldwide. The first single, the gold-certified "Only U", reached number thirteen on the Billboard Hot 100 and became her biggest hit in the United Kingdom, peaking at number two.The song went to number 1 on the Airplay World Official Top 100 chart in 2005(this charts combine airplay of songs worldwide). Ashanti received praise from critic for her vocals on the second single, the ballad "Don't Let Them", but it garnered little chart success after Def Jam refused to fund a music video due to Irv Gotti's legal troubles during his money laundering trial. The singer used her own money to deliver the second video to her fans, with Gotti acting as director. The single was released only in the U.S., where it failed to chart, and the UK, where it reached the lower end of the top forty. Image File history File linksMetadata No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File linksMetadata No higher resolution available. ... Alternate cover CD 2 cover Only U is the first single from Ashantis third studio album, Concrete Rose (2004). ... Harold Hype Williams (born 1970 in Queens, New York) is an American music video and film director of African-American and Honduran descent. ... Concrete Rose is the third studio album by American R&B/pop singer Ashanti, released in 2004 (see 2004 in music). ... Tupac Amaru Shakur (June 16, 1971 – September 13, 1996), also known by his stage names 2Pac, Makaveli, or simply as Pac, was an American artist renowned for his rap music, movie roles, poetry, and his social activism. ... Alternate cover CD 2 cover Only U is the first single from Ashantis third studio album, Concrete Rose (2004). ... Dont Let Them is the second and final single from Ashantis Concrete Rose 3rd album. ... Def Jam Recordings is an American based hip-hop record label that operates as a part of The Island Def Jam Music Group, which is owned by Universal Music Group. ...


After the release of Concrete Rose, Ashanti released the DVD Ashanti: The Making of a Star, which was available only for a limited time. The deluxe DVD includes exclusive photo and video shoot footage, music from the albums Ashanti, Chapter II and Concrete Rose, special concert footage, unreleased childhood school performances and behind-the-scenes interviews with family, friends, and fans. The DVD was also repackaged along with the film Coach Carter. Later in 2005, Ashanti was invited to Oprah Winfrey's Legends Ball, which honored some of the most influential and legendary African American women of the twentieth century in the fields of art, entertainment, and civil rights. This article or section is not written in the formal tone expected of an encyclopedia article. ... Coach Carter is a 2005 film from Paramount Pictures, directed by Thomas Carter. ... Oprah Winfrey, (born January 29, 1954) is a multiple-Emmy Award winning host of The Oprah Winfrey Show, the highest rated talk show in television history. ... The Legends and Younguns (2005) Oprah Winfreys Legends Ball was a three-day celebration honoring twenty-five legendary African American women in the fields of art, entertainment, and civil rights. ...


Collectables by Ashanti

In December 2005, Ashanti released a remix album of Concrete Rose titled Collectables by Ashanti. It features six remixes of previously released tracks and four newly recorded songs, including the single "Still on It", which features rappers Paul Wall and Method Man. The album was an opportunity for her to fulfill her contract with Def Jam (and have the option of working with another label), and did not fare well on the charts. The album has sold over 2 million copies in the U.S and more than 5 million worldwide. Collectables By Ashanti is a 10-track compilation consisting of 6 remixes and 4 new tracks by R&B star Ashanti. ... Still On It was the first and final single from the Greatest Hits Compilation Collectables by Ashanti. ... -1... This article is about Method Man. ...


The Declaration (2008)

Her fourth studio album, The Declaration, was released in June 2008.[22] Ashanti ventured out and acquired producers and collaborators primarily outside The Inc. for the first time. She said the album was a representation of the freedom she felt she had at that time in her career. "I'm steering my own ship and taking the lead on everything. You can definitely hear the growth; I'm working with producers I've never worked with before".[23] Irv Gotti was quoted as saying, "she's having her little Janet Jackson Control moment. Every artist has their moment when they feel they need to take over their own music and this is hers".[24] Singles from The Declaration Released: October 16, 2007 Released: January 26, 2008 Released: June 16, 2008 The Declaration is the fourth studio album by American hip hop soul singer Ashanti. ... This article is about the singer. ... Singles from Control Control is the third studio album by American R&B/pop singer Janet Jackson. ...


The album debuted at number six on the Billboard 200 with sales of 96,900 copies, Ashanti's lowest first-week sales for a studio album. In the United Kingdom, the album became Ashanti's first not to reach the top 100. Two singles released during 2007 in advance of the album's release—"Switch" featuring Nelly and "Hey Baby (After the Club)" featuring Mario Winans—did not chart on the Billboard Hot 100. "Hey Baby (After the Club)" reached number eighty-seven on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart, and the third single, the L. T. Hutton-produced "The Way That I Love You", reached number two. The next single from the album is rumored to be the Jermaine Dupri-produced "Good Good". Also featured on The Declaration is the Nelly collaboration "Body on Me", which is the third single from his 2008 album Brass Knuckles. For other uses, see Nelly (disambiguation). ... Mario Winans chronology Hey Baby (After the Club) is a song by Ashanti initially intended as the first U.S. single from her fourth studio album, The Declaration (2008),[1] although it is not included on U.S. editions of the album. ... Mario Winans is an R&B and gospel music producer, writer, and singer. ... Lenton Hutton, born Lenton Hutton, is a music producer who has worked on projects with Death Row Records, Ruthless Records, Interscope Records and many others[1]. His latest productions appear on rapper 2Pacs album, Pacs Life. ... Brass Knuckles is rapper Nellys fifth studio album which is scheduled to be released on August 19, 2008 after several delays. ...


Acting career

Ashanti got her first taste of acting as a child extra in the Spike Lee directed movies Malcolm X and Who's Da Man. She also started as a dancer in the Disney TV film Polly.[25] Shelton Jackson Lee (born March 20, 1957, in Atlanta, Georgia), better known as Spike Lee, is an Emmy Award - winning, and Academy Award - nominated American film director, producer, writer, and actor noted for his films dealing with controversial social and political issues. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Disney may refer to: The Walt Disney Company and its divisions, including Walt Disney Pictures. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...

Ashanti (as Kyra) in a scene from the film Coach Carter (2005).
Ashanti appeared in The Muppets' Wizard of Oz (2005)

After success with her music career, Ashanti starred in Bollywood film Bride and Prejudice, in which she sang "My Lips are Waiting" and "Touch My Body'. Ashanti's appearance in the film was meant as homage to a tradition in Bollywood films where a celebrity would make a cameo appearance to sing a song that has no direct involvement in the plot. The rest of the characters do not interact with the celebrity but are seen in the crowd enjoying the show. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Coach Carter is a 2005 film from Paramount Pictures, directed by Thomas Carter. ... Image File history File links File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Image File history File links File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Promotional poster The Muppets Wizard of Oz, an original made-for-television movie, aired May 20, 2005 as a special Friday night edition of ABCs The Wonderful World of Disney. ... Bollywood (Hindi: , Urdu: ) is the informal term popularly used for the Mumbai-based Hindi-language film industry in India. ... This article is about the 2004 Bollywood style film. ... Bollywood (Hindi: , Urdu: ) is the informal term popularly used for the Mumbai-based Hindi-language film industry in India. ...


In January 2005, she made her feature film acting debut in the film Coach Carter alongside Samuel L. Jackson. She played a pregnant teenager named Kyra who has to decide whether or not to abort her unborn child. The movie opened at number-one at the U.S. box office, eventually grossing $67 million in the U.S. Later in 2005, Ashanti beat out Hilary Duff and Jessica Simpson to star as Dorothy Gale in the made-for-television film The Muppets' Wizard of Oz, which pulled in nearly 8 million viewers.[26] Coach Carter is a 2005 film from Paramount Pictures, directed by Thomas Carter. ... Samuel Jackson redirects here. ... An abortion is the removal or expulsion of an embryo or fetus from the uterus, resulting in or caused by its death. ... Hilary Erhard Duff (born September 28, 1987) is an American actress, singer, songwriter, producer, fashion designer, and spokesperson. ... Jessica Ann Simpson (born July 10, 1980) is an American pop singer and actress who rose to fame in the late 1990s. ... For the Doctor Who character, see Ace (Doctor Who). ... Promotional poster The Muppets Wizard of Oz, an original made-for-television movie, aired May 20, 2005 as a special Friday night edition of ABCs The Wonderful World of Disney. ...


In 2006, she starred in the teen comedy John Tucker Must Die, which opened and peaked at #3 at the U.S. box office (competing with Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest and Miami Vice) and grossed $68,818,076 worldwide.[27] Ashanti played Heather, the head cheerleader who participates in a vengeful scheme against John Tucker, her unfaithful boyfriend and the school's biggest heartthrob. Ashanti can also be found on Buffy the Vampire Slayer season 7 episode 14: "First Date". Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... John Tucker Must Die is a 2006 American high school comedy film about a trio of girls (played by Ashanti, Sophia Bush, and Arielle Kebbel) who plot to break the heart of manipulative basketball star John Tucker (Jesse Metcalfe) after they learn he has been secretly dating all three and... For the 1980s TV series, see Miami Vice. ... For other uses, see Buffy the Vampire Slayer (disambiguation). ... First Date is the fourteenth episode of season 7 of the television show Buffy the Vampire Slayer. ...


In 2007, Ashanti appeared in the sci-fi horror action Resident Evil: Extinction as a nurse named Betty. The film entered at #1 at the box office grossing $23,678,580 in its opening week. To date the movie has grossed $50,648,679 at the US box office and around $147,713,442 worldwide. This is Ashanti's second #1 movie, the other being Coach Carter.


There are many rumors circulating about Ashanti's upcoming movie roles. One rumor is that she will work with Quentin Tarantino, who had a cameo in The Muppets' Wizard of Oz, to revive the 70's show Get Christie Love as a film. The second rumor is that she is among the tops picks to star as Eartha Kitt in a biopic. In an interview Ashanti stated: "I can't say too much about them because we haven't signed on the dotted line, but there are a lot of interesting irons in the fire," she says. "Hopefully, by the next conversation, we'll be talking about the next two flicks." Ashanti will also be starring in You're Nobody till Somebody Kills You, a forthcoming film being directed by Spike Lee's protege Michael Pinckney. Quentin Jerome Tarantino (born March 27, 1963) is an Academy Award- and Palme dOr-winning American film director, screenwriter and actor. ... Get Christie Love! is a 1974 made-for-television film, starring Teresa Graves as an undercover female police detective who is determined to overthrow a drug ring. ... Eartha Kitt (born Eartha Mae Keith on January 17, 1927),[1] is an American actress, singer, and cabaret star. ... Youre Nobody Till You Kill Somebody (2007), is a movie being directed by Fame Director Spike Lees protege Michael Pinckney. ...


Other activities

In addition to singing, Ashanti has emerged as a songwriter penning songs for Christina Milian, Ja Rule, Jennifer Lopez, Nas, Toni Braxton, & many more. She released a book of poetry titled Foolish/Unfoolish: Reflections on Love in 2002 and a fragrance, "Precious Jewel by Ashanti," in October 2005. In 2005, she signed an exclusive deal with MUDD to promote their brand of jeans titled "Delicious Curves." In early 2006, she released "Ashanti's OPC-3 Beauty Blend," a nutritional supplement. Ashanti also has a clothing Place in Europe for teenage girls titled "Princess." It's sitting on an 12 acre spot of land. A songwriter is someone who writes the lyrics to songs, the musical composition (chords) or melody to songs, or both. ... Christina Milian (born Christine Marie Flores; September 26, 1981) is an American R&B and pop singer-songwriter, record producer, dancer, actress, and former MTV VJ. Milian debuted as a singer in 2000 when she appeared on Ja Rules Between Me and You, while also co-writing songs for... Jeffrey Atkins (born February 29, 1976), better known by his stage name Ja Rule is an American rapper from Hollis, Queens, New York City, New York, United States. ... For the meteorologist of The Weather Channel, see The Weather Channel (United States). ... For other uses, see Nas (disambiguation). ... This article is about the singer. ...


On May 2, 2002 Ashanti received the key to the city of Glen Cove, New York (her hometown), and the day was named Ashanti Day; Ashanti also received a key to the city of Atlantic City, New Jersey (she was crowned princess of hip hop and R&B).[28][29] is the 122nd day of the year (123rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Also see: 2002 (number). ... Atlantic City redirects here. ...


Ashanti is set to showcase her style in a book, titled Ashanti Style, which will be published in late 2007. The book, which is being touted as Ashanti's "life and style guide" will offer fans a behind-the-scenes look into her style, both in her personal and professional life. Ashanti Style will be published by Jump at the Sun, an imprint of Disney's Hyperion Books for Children. Another venture Ashanti has enlisted in is her own handbags and pocketbook to be revealed in 2007. Disney redirects here. ... Hyperion is a general-interest book publishing division of The Walt Disney Company, established in 1991. ...


Philanthropy

Ashanti modeling at a charity fashion show to benefit The Heart Truth, February 2008
Ashanti modeling at a charity fashion show to benefit The Heart Truth, February 2008

In 2003, Ashanti partnered LidRock and the San Francisco-based Family Violence Prevention Fund (FVPF) to raise awareness about the issue of domestic violence during National Domestic Violence Awareness Month and to distribute the "Rain On Me" mini-movie using LidRock’s unique platform. Proceeds from the $5 mini-disc went towards helping to stop domestic violence. Ashanti also recorded a public service announcement that appeared in more than 4,000 film screens and reached millions of people.[30] Ashanti also gives back by raising money for sickle cell research and she is active in helping the Make-A-Wish Foundation stating, "I’ll go and do just about anything for them."[13] In 2005, Ashanti helped by recording public service announcement and raising money for the Southeast Asia tsunami disaster.[31] Later that year she helped raise money for the Hurricane Katrina victims and storm evacuees.[32]. In 2008, Ashanti, along with others celebrities, taped a PSA to help stop violence and discrimination towards the LGBT community in response to the death of Lawrence King, an eighth-grader at E.O. Green Junior High School who was shot because of his sexual orientation and gender expression. Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Rain on Me is a single released by R&B singer Ashanti in 2003 from her second album Chapter II. Categories: | ... Sickle-shaped red blood cells Sickle cell anemia (American English), sickle cell anaemia (British English) or sickle cell disease is a genetic disease in which red blood cells may change shape under certain circumstances. ... Make-A-Wish Foundation logo The Make-A-Wish Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that grants wishes to children (2. ... The 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake was an undersea earthquake that occurred at 00:58:53 UTC (07:58:53 local time) on December 26, 2004. ... This article is about the Atlantic hurricane of 2005. ... Increasingly LGBT pride parades, related events and publications, such as this annual edition from Italy featuring openly gay singer Will Young, drop the LGBT initialism instead of regularly adding new letters, and dealing with issues of placement of those letters within the new title. ...


Legal dispute

In July 2005, record producer Genard Parker claimed Ashanti owed him money for records that never were completed or distributed.[33] A New York court heard Parker's claims and ordered her to pay Parker $636,000. But as the court stated no time records were ever produced. Parker is claiming over $2.3 million, while Ashanti's lawyers, say Parker never delivered any records and no records were ever distributed.[34] In late 2005 a judge later rejected most of the award, ruling that there were not sufficient facts to determine the proper amount of damages. The case went to court on September 17, but was dropped in light of each party voluntarily dropping pending lawsuits against each other. is the 260th day of the year (261st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...


Discography

Main article: Ashanti discography

This page includes the full discography for R&B/pop singer Ashanti. ...

Studio albums

Ashanti is the Grammy Award-winning-for-Contemporary R&B self-titled debut album by American R&B/pop singer Ashanti, released in 2002 (see 2002 in music). ... Concrete Rose is the third studio album by American R&B/pop singer Ashanti, released in 2004 (see 2004 in music). ... Singles from The Declaration Released: October 16, 2007 Released: January 26, 2008 Released: June 16, 2008 The Declaration is the fourth studio album by American hip hop soul singer Ashanti. ...

Other albums

Ashantis Christmas is the third album by American R&B singer Ashanti, released in 2003 (see 2003 in music). ... This album is a collection of singer Ashantis early recordings. ... Collectables By Ashanti is a 10-track compilation consisting of 6 remixes and 4 new tracks by R&B star Ashanti. ...

DVDs

  • 2004: Ashanti: The Making of a Star

Filmography

Films

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Television

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Awards

Main article: List of Ashanti awards

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For the in-memory database management system, see In-memory database. ... MySpace is a social networking website offering an interactive, user-submitted network of friends, personal profiles, blogs, groups, photos, music, and videos. ... LyricWiki. ... Ashanti is the Grammy Award-winning-for-Contemporary R&B self-titled debut album by American R&B/pop singer Ashanti, released in 2002 (see 2002 in music). ... Concrete Rose is the third studio album by American R&B/pop singer Ashanti, released in 2004 (see 2004 in music). ... Singles from The Declaration Released: October 16, 2007 Released: January 26, 2008 Released: June 16, 2008 The Declaration is the fourth studio album by American hip hop soul singer Ashanti. ... Ashantis Christmas is the third album by American R&B singer Ashanti, released in 2003 (see 2003 in music). ... This album is a collection of singer Ashantis early recordings. ... Collectables By Ashanti is a 10-track compilation consisting of 6 remixes and 4 new tracks by R&B star Ashanti. ... UK single cover for Unfoolish Foolish is the 2002 debut single by R&B singer Ashanti, produced by Irv Gotti and taken from her self-named album. ... {{Single infobox2 | | Name = Happy | Cover = Happy_Ashanti. ... The third single off of Ashantis debut cd Categories: | ... Rock Wit U (Awww Baby) is a single released by R&B singer Ashanti in 2003 from her second album Chapter II. Categories: | ... Rain on Me is a single released by R&B singer Ashanti in 2003 from her second album Chapter II. Categories: | ... Alternate cover CD 2 cover Only U is the first single from Ashantis third studio album, Concrete Rose (2004). ... Dont Leave Me Alone was the second single from Ashantis 3rd album Concrete Rose. The song also features Producer 7 Aurelius. ... Dont Let Them is the second and final single from Ashantis Concrete Rose 3rd album. ... Still On It was the first and final single from the Greatest Hits Compilation Collectables by Ashanti. ... Mario Winans chronology Hey Baby (After the Club) is a song by Ashanti initially intended as the first U.S. single from her fourth studio album, The Declaration (2008),[1] although it is not included on U.S. editions of the album. ... Always on Time is a 2002 hit single for rapper Ja Rule featuring Ashanti, produced by Irv Gotti. ... Whats Luv? is a hit single by rapper Fat Joe featuring singer Ashanti and rapper Ja Rule. ... Wonderful was the first single from Ja Rules 2004 album R.U.L.E. in the UK and hit #1 on the singles chart. ... Pacs Life is a single by Tupac Shakur from his album called Pacs Life. ... Put A Little Umph In It is the first single from Jagged Edges upcoming album Baby Making Project. ... This page includes the full discography for R&B/pop singer Ashanti. ... This article is about the 2004 Bollywood style film. ... Coach Carter is a 2005 film from Paramount Pictures, directed by Thomas Carter. ... Promotional poster The Muppets Wizard of Oz, an original made-for-television movie, aired May 20, 2005 as a special Friday night edition of ABCs The Wonderful World of Disney. ... John Tucker Must Die is a 2006 American high school comedy film about a trio of girls (played by Ashanti, Sophia Bush, and Arielle Kebbel) who plot to break the heart of manipulative basketball star John Tucker (Jesse Metcalfe) after they learn he has been secretly dating all three and...

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Ashanti Biography, Profile, Filmography, Discography and more... (1653 words)
The majority of the Ashanti reside in the Ashanti region, one of the administrative regions of the country.
Essential to Ashanti nationhood is the legend of the 'Golden Stool' (sika 'dwa), the legend actually tells of the birth of the Ashanti kingdom itself.
The Ashanti have always been proud of the uniqueness of their Golden Stool, and it was a symbol of not only their independence, but a common bond between their people.
Ashanti (singer) (269 words)
Ashanti Douglas is a pop star who quickly rose to fame during early 2002 as a result of her good looks and distinctive voice, which worked equally well as background vocals in rap songs and on their own.
She first was brought into the public eye as a featured background vocalist on Vita's 2001 hip hop remake of Madonna's "Justify My Love," which appeared on the soundtrack to the movie "The Fast And The Furious".
Shortly afterwards, Ashanti released her own single, "Foolish," which contained a simple of the late Biggie Smalls' hit song, a remix of "One More Chance".
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