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Ashanti Biography

Birthdate: October 13, 1980

Ashanti's Start

Ashanti was born Ashanti Douglas. Ashanti joined a gospel choir when she was six years old. Ashanti got her big break in 1994 when she performed at a local talent show and caught the attention of music industry peeps. Ashanti signed with a management team and soon started snagging better gigs (including the Soul Cafe, China Club and Madison Square Garden), which eventually led to an opportunity to work with multi-platinum producer, Irv Gotti of Murder Inc. Records.

Ashanti's Famous Friends

Ashanti has teamed up with tons of huge stars like, Ja Rule on his song, Always on Time, Jennifer Lopez on her song, I'm Real and Fat Joe on What's Luv.

Ashanti's Music

Ashanti is more than a back up singer on other artists' albums. The first week it was released, Ashanti's self-titled debut album sold 500,000 copies in the USA. Ashanti's second album, Chapter II, is selling fast thanks to hits like Rock Wit U and Rain On Me.

Ashanti - Did U Know?

  • Ashanti sings with rap artist Vita on a remake of Madonna's, Justify My Love.
  • Ashanti trained as a dancer at the Bernice Johnson Cultural Arts Center where she learned tap, jazz, ballet, African, modern and hip hop dancing.
  • Ashanti dances in Disney's TV musical, Polly.

Ashanti Says...

"I want to create something so real and reflective that people just sit back and listen."

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rainbowpoptart
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I know little to nothing about Tom Hiddleston, but he seems like a really nice guy, and I'd hate for Taylor to ruin his reputation. However, that isn't why I dislike their relationship. I dislike the fact that they are together because Taylor cheated on Calvin Harris with him and is playing the victim, as she does. Once her and Tom split, which they- inevitably- eventually will, she is going to blame it all on him although it will not be his fault. (If Tom is to ever cheat on her, she has absolutely no right to cry and whine about it. Maybe it'll be his fault, but it won't be his fault, if you get what I'm saying.) "EndlessDream" wrote:I give them 2 months until they break up.  That's a bit generous, considering Taylor's non-exhaustive track record. But you're probably right, yeah. 2 months, maybe 3.
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EndlessDream
EndlessDream posted in Celebs:
I give them 2 months until they break up. And it won't be Tom's fault. Hopefully it will happen before I spend a day with Tom so that there is no chance he would bring Taylor with him. Also, yes, she is just using guys for music.
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