Ashanti is an American singer and actress. Ashanti has an incredibly successful career in the entertainment industry. She is one of the most famous celebrities in the music industry. Her acting career has also been quite impressive, and she has notable credits to her name.
Ashanti has a net worth of $8 million. Ashanti has earned her name and fame by being a part of the entertainment industry. She has had a successful acting career and music career which has helped her earn a fortune.
Ashanti’s parents gave her the name Ashanti Shequoiya Douglas. She was born on October 23rd of 1980 in Glen Cove, New York. Her parents belong to a musical background. She was named after the Ashanti Empire which was the ruler of Ghana from 1670 to 1957. Ashanti loved singing along to various pop songs during her childhood. Ashanti’s mother overheard her singing when she was 12 and realized that her daughter had serious talent.
Ashanti entered the entertainment world as an actress. She appeared in various films as an extra and was also a part of various music videos as a child. She had amazing vocal talents but her way to the music industry was hard. She was not able to “seal a deal with a good studio for a long time. She finally signed a deal with Murder, Inc. Records and made her debut.
Ashanti began her career by writing hooks for rappers and used to sing along on their tracks. She became noticed after being a part of the track “What’s Luv?” by Fat Joe. The second was “Always On Time” by Ja Rule. Ashanti released her first studio album and soon released the second album, in 2003.
She released a Christmas album, titled Concrete Rose. This album reached platinum status and achieved success in the UK with the single, “Only U.” Ashanti released her fourth album, The Declaration but the sales of the album were not that impressive. She left Murder, Inc. Records but didn’t reveal the reason for doing so.
She appeared on the seventh season of Army Wives by playing a recurring role. During the time she also appeared in the episode of Law & Order and the Christmas movie Christmas in the City.
Ashanti collaborated with many artists and was a part of the “The Hamilton Mixtape.” Ashanti announced in 2017 that her new album would be a collaboration with Ja Rule. She also collaborated with Afro B on “Pretty Little Thing.” She is the producer of the film Stuck as well.
Ashanti music style is sultry as she has a sweet soprano voice. She was inspired by Janet Jackson, Whitney Houston, and Mariah Carey. Mary J. Blige was her favorite and gave her the inspiration to become a singer.
Ashanti is a philanthropist and has carried out various charity pursuits. She raised awareness for domestic violence, and released a song related to that at the start of her career with the single “Rain On Me.” She raised money for the Hurricane Katrina relief. Ashanti has raised funds for cancer, female empowerment, and other purposes as well.
Ashanti had a serious relationship with the rapper, Nelly, for ten years. The couple began dating in 2004 and broke up after a decade in 2014.