Ashanti

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Full Name Ashanti
Age 39 Years Old
Nick Name Shani
Gender Female
Famous As Singer
Birth Date October 13th, 1980
Birth Place Glen Cove, New York, U.S

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About Ashanti 

An American singer, songwriter, record producer, and model, "Ashanti Shequoiya Douglas" is professionally known as Ashanti. She is best known for the commercial success of her studio album, "Chapter II", which made its Billboard 200 debut in the first position. She is a dancer and an actress too. She has starred in important roles in popular movies such as Coach Carter, John Tucker Must Die, and Resident Evil: Extinction. She launched her debut studio album, "Ashanti" in April 2002, which sold over 503,000 copies within the first week. Similarly, she made her theatrical film debut in the biographical drama, "Malcolm X" in 1992, and the first TV show appearance in the comedy-drama series, "Sabrina, the Teenage Witch" in 2002. She has won many awards in her career, including Favorite New Artist in Pop/Rock, Favorite New Artist in Hip-Hop/R&B, and many others. Recently, Joyner Lucas shares an intimate kiss with Ashanti in the new "Fall Slowly" video. She got her first taste of acting as a child extra in "Spike Lee's Malcolm X" (1992) and in Ted Demme's "Who's the Man?". Previously, she has sung in the gospel choir when she was three and began writing songs in high school. She also worked as an extra in two Spike Lee movies, including Malcolm X. 

Famous For

  • Being an American singer, songwriter, record producer, model, dancer, and actress.
  • For the commercial success of her studio album, "Chapter II".

Ashanti, a famous singer

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Early Life of Ashanti 

Ashanti was born on 13th October 1980 in Glen Cove, New York, the U.S. Her full name or real name is "Ashanti Shequoiya Douglas". Ashanti is from American nationality whereas she belongs to Afro-American ethnicity. Similarly, her race is black and her zodiac sign is Libra. She celebrates her birthday on the 13th October of every year and she had celebrated her 39th birthday as of 2019. She is the daughter of a former dance teacher, Tina Douglas (mother), and a former singer, Thomas Douglas (father). Her father and mother are African American. Her grandfather, named James, was a civil rights activist who was associated with Martin Luther King Jr. in the 1960s. In addition, she is educated at Glen Cove High School in her hometown.

Career of Ashanti

  • Ashanti leads off her music and TV personality career as a background vocalist on rapper Big Pun's song "How We Roll" as well as by starring in "The Fast and the Furious" in 2001.
  • She also became the first female to occupy the top two positions on the U.S. "Billboard" Hot 100 when "Always on Time" and "What's Luv?" were at numbers one and two, respectively.
  • Then she launched her debut single, "Foolish" which was her biggest success to date, spending ten weeks atop the "Billboard" Hot 100.
  • After that, in April 2002, her self-titled debut album, "Ashanti", was released and became the first artist to win "Best Contemporary R&B Album" before the category was last awarded in 2011.
  • Her second album, "Chapter II", which debuted at number one on the "Billboard" 200 was launched on July 2003 and the album went platinum, selling over 1.5 million copies in the U.S. Later that year in November, she released a Christmas album titled "Ashanti's Christmas".
  • Similarly, she launched her third studio album, "Concrete Rose" in December 2004, which became her biggest hit in the United Kingdom.
  • After that, she released the DVD "Ashanti: The Making of a Star", which includes an 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.
  • Furthermore, she made her acting debut from the film "Coach Carter" in 2005, and in the made-for-television film "The Muppets' Wizard of Oz".
  • She appeared in the teen comedy "John Tucker Must Die" in 2006, which peaked at number three at the U.S. box office and grossed $68,818,076 worldwide.
  • Later on 3rd June 2008, she released her fourth studio album, "The Declaration", and the MTV News reported that the first single from "The Declaration" was "Switch" produced by Shy Carter and released digitally in the United States on 24th July 2007 and later it was reported that "Switch" may not be included on the album's tracklisting.
  • Then, she launched her fifth studio album "Brass Knuckles" and she was named as an ambassador of tourism for Nassau County, Long Island, in July 2008.
  • From 12th June to 5th July 2009, she headlined the cast of "The Wiz" in the New York City Center Encores! Summer Stars and took part in "The Yellow Brick Road Not Taken" on 27th October 2008.
  • She teamed up with Meek Mill and French Montana for the second single "No One Greater", which was produced by 7 Aurelius, Irv Gotti, and Chink Santana and launched her second single called "Never Should Have" in April 2013.
  • It was reported that she had landed her first series regular role in the seventh season of "Army Wives" in November 2012 as a role of Latasha Montclair, but on 23rd September 2013, the series was canceled.
  • She starred in a guest spot on "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" in 2013 and in the Lifetime film "Christmas in the City" which premiered on 7th December 2013.
  • She revealed the official cover art and release date for "Braveheart", her fifth album on 8th January 2014 which launched on 4th March 2014, and announced that the second official single from "BraveHeart" would be "Early in the Morning" featuring French Montana in July.
  • In 2017, she announced her seventh studio album, which would be released in 2018, but it was denied in June 2018.
  • She returned to the music scene with several collaborations including the single "Say Less" with Ty Dolla Sign between 2017 and 2018.
  • After that, she released the single "Floating" and the collaboration "Pretty Little Thing" with "Afro B" in August 2019, as well as present in the soundtrack of the film she produced, "Stuck".
  • She guest-starred as herself in two episodes of the third season of The CW's "Dynasty" reboot, "Mother, I'm At La Mirage" and "Something Desperate" in November 2019.

Awards and Achievements of Ashanti

  • Female Artist of the Year
  • Hot 100 Singles Artist of the Year
  • R&B/Hip-Hop Singles Artist of the Year
  • Best Actress Award
  • Best Hip Hop Act Award
  • Favorite New Artist in Hip-Hop/R&B
  • Favorite New Artist in Pop/Rock

Personal Life of Ashanti

Reflecting on American TV personality Ashanti's personal life, she is an unmarried lady. But she was in a relationship with rapper Nelly, whom she met at a press conference for the 2003 Grammy Awards on 1st January 2003. They were in a long year relationship. However, the couple ended their ten-year relationship in 2014. Furthermore, as a piece of fresh news, Joyner Lucas shares an intimate kiss with Ashanti in the new "Fall Slowly" video. The enticing visual finds Joyner and his love interest Ashanti in a toxic relationship, sharing not one but a few intimate kisses. Regarding her sexual orientation, she is straight.

Ashanti splits with her long term boyfriend, Nelly

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Net Worth of Ashanti

Ashanti is one of the popular and successful singers or television personalities in America. Her success is reflected in her impressive net worth, which is reported to be around $18 million as of 2020. She has earned a fine amount of money from her career and she is satisfied with it. She has also a handsome amount of salary too, which is around millions of dollars. She has also appeared in TV commercials for Pantene Pro-Voice Ad, Clairol Herbal Essences shampoo, CIROC Ultra-Premium Vodka, from where she can earn a fine amount of money. Furthermore, her main source of income is from singing and acting career.

Body Measurement of Ashanti

Moving towards Ashanti's body measurement, she stands at a height of 5 ft 3 in or 160 cm and her body weight is around 64 kg or 141 lbs. Ashanti is a beautiful lady who has black hair and dark brown eyes. Regarding her body build, it is average and her body measurement is 34-23-38 inches. In addition, she regularly hits the gym to keep herself in the right shape. She has also included functional training exercises such as tire flips and bear crawls in her workout routine as well as included boxing in her daily routine.