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Ashanti Biography

Ashanti biography - Foolish - R&B singer.
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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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- WillyWonka :)
Has she made her comeback yet?
commented: Wed Jan 02, 2013

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I Love Ashanti ♥ The Way That I Love Yuu Is My Favorite Song By Her . & In MY Opini...
commented: Mon Jan 09, 2012

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Yes i do to
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