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REAL NAME: Ashanti Douglas
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BIRTHDAY: October 13, 1980
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BIGGEST SINGLE: "Foolish" (2002)
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BIGGEST LP: Ashanti (2002)
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GRAMMY AWARDS: 1

 
TIMELINE

Ashanti button.gif (123 bytes) R&B singer/songwriter, Ashanti, went from 'behind the scenes' to 'in your face' when she was featured on hits by Ja Rule, Jennifer Lopez, and Fat Joe, and then as a solo artist - all within a few months. Ja Rule has called her 'our new princess of hip-hop and R&B.' Suddenly, Ashanti's debut LP was #1 with impressive first week sales. Prior to the music scene, Ashanti had successes with dancing and acting including the film Malcolm X.

2001...

June
The Fast And The Furious soundtrackbutton.gif (123 bytes) Ashanti could be heard on the soundtrack for The Fast And The Furious with "When A Man Does Wrong" and "Justify My Love" (with Vita).

2002... # 6 Singles Artist of the Year

January
button.gif (123 bytes) Ashanti with Ja Rule topped the Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks for 8 weeks and the R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay chart for 9 weeks with "Always On Time."
Ja Rule - Always On Time (Single)button.gif (123 bytes) Ashanti hit the Top 40 helping out Ja Rule with "Always On Time" from his Pain Is Love release.

February
button.gif (123 bytes) Ashanti with Ja Rule topped the Billboard Hot 100 Singles chart for 2 weeks and the Hot 100 Airplay chart for 2 weeks with "Always On Time."

March
Fat Joe featuring Ashanti - "What's Luv?" (Single)button.gif (123 bytes) Ashanti hit the Top 10 with "Always On Time."
button.gif (123 bytes) Ashanti hit the Top 40 helping out
Fat Joe with "What's Luv" from his LP, Jealous Ones Still Envy (Jose).
button.gif (123 bytes) Ashanti topped the Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks for 10 weeks with "
Foolish."

April
Ashanti - "Foolish" (Single)button.gif (123 bytes) Ashanti topped the Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay chart for 9 weeks with "Foolish."
button.gif (123 bytes) Ashanti hit the Top 40 solo this time with "
Foolish."
button.gif (123 bytes) Ashanti released her debut LP -
Ashanti.
button.gif (123 bytes) Ashanti topped the Billboard Hot 100 Singles chart for 10 weeks, the Hot 100 Airplay chart for 10 weeks, and the Top 40 Tracks chart for 4 weeks with "
Foolish."
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Ashanti topped the Billboard 200 Album chart and the Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Album chart. The LP sold over 500,000 copies in its first week - a record for a first LP by a female artist.
button.gif (123 bytes) Ashanti hit the
Top 10 with "What's Luv."

May
button.gif (123 bytes) Ashanti hit the Top 10 with "Foolish" and then hit #1 by the month's end for 2 weeks.
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Fat Joe topped the Billboard Top 40 Tracks chart for 2 weeks with "What's Luv?"
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Ashanti was certified 2x platinum.

June
Irv Gott Presents The Inc.button.gif (123 bytes) Ashanti could be heard as part of Irv Gott Presents The Inc.

August
button.gif (123 bytes) Ashanti will be honored at the Soul Train Lady of Soul Awards with the 2002 Aretha Franklin Award as 'Entertainer of the Year for Outstanding Achievements in the Field of Entertainment During the Past Year.'
button.gif (123 bytes) Ashanti hit the Top 40 with "
Down 4 U" as part of Irv Gotti Presents The Inc. featuring Ja Rule, Charlie Baltimore & Vita from Irv Gott Presents The Inc.
button.gif (123 bytes) Ashanti hit the Top 40 with "
Happy."
button.gif (123 bytes) Ashanti won a Teen Choice Award for Choice Breakout Artist.
button.gif (123 bytes) Ashanti's honor with the 'Aretha Franklin Lady of Soul Entertainer of the Year' at the Soul Train Lady of Soul Awards became controversial when a teenager started a petition on the internet stating the decision to give the award to Ashanti was not deserving. Soul Train responded with its own statement (although later said to be unauthorized) on their website defending their decision and belittling the teen's actions. Ashanti also won the award for Best R&B/Soul or Rap New Artist, Solo.
Ashanti - "Happy" (Single)button.gif (123 bytes) Ashanti's videos were nominated for 5 MTV Video Music Awards for Best Female Video, Best R&B Video, and Best New Artist ("Foolish"), Best Hip-Hop Video ("What's Love" with Fat Joe), and Best Hip-Hop Video ("Always On Time" with Ja Rule). Ashanti performed at the ceremony.

September
button.gif (123 bytes) Ashanti hit the Top 10 with "Happy."

November
Irv Gotti Presents... The Remixesbutton.gif (123 bytes) Ashanti could be heard on Irv Gotti Presents... The Remixes with "Unfoolish," "I'm So Happy" (with Charli Baltimore, Young Merk, and D.O. Cannons), "Pledge" (with Ja Rule, Nas, and 2Pac), and "Come-N-Go" (with Caddillac Tah and Ja Rule).
button.gif (123 bytes) Ashanti could be heard on
Ja Rule's The Last Temptation with "Mesmerize."
button.gif (123 bytes) Ashanti hit the Top 40 with "
Baby."

December
button.gif (123 bytes) Ashanti appeared on the NBC series American Dream performing as
Dionne Warwick.
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Ashanti ended the year as the 7th biggest selling LP of the year with over 3 million copies sold in the US.
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Ashanti was certified 3x platinum.
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Rolling Stone magazine readers picked Ashanti as Best R&B Artist.
button.gif (123 bytes) Ashanti topped the Billboard Year-End Charts as the Top Pop Artist - Female (singles & albums), Top New Pop Artist, Top Hot 100 Singles Artist, Top Hot 100 Singles Artist - Female, Top R&B/Hip-Hop Artist (singles & albums), Top R&B/Hip-Hop Artist - Female (singles & albums), Top New R&B/Hip-Hop Artist, Top Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks, Top Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay ("Foolish"), and Top Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks Artist.

2003... # 20 Singles Artist of the Year

January
Ja Rule - Mesmerize (Single)button.gif (123 bytes) Ashanti hit the Top 40 helping out Ja Rule with "Mesmerize" from his LP - The Last Temptation.
button.gif (123 bytes) Ashanti won 2
American Music Awards for Favorite Hip-Hop/R&B New Artist and Favorite Pop/Rock New Artist and was nominated for Favorite Pop/Rock Album, Favorite Hip-Hop/R&B Female Artist, Favorite Hip-Hop/R&B Album, and "Fan Choice" Award.

February
button.gif (123 bytes) Ashanti appeared on the TV show Buffy The Vampire Slayer on UPN.
button.gif (123 bytes) Ashanti hit the
Top 10 helping out Ja Rule with "Mesmerize."
button.gif (123 bytes) Ashanti won a
Grammy Award for Best Contemporary R&B Album (Ashanti) and was also nominated for Best New Artist, Best R&B Vocal Performance - Female ("Foolish"), and Best Rap/Sung Collaboration ("What's Love" with Fat Joe and "Always On Time" with Ja Rule). Ashanti also performed at the ceremony.

March
button.gif (123 bytes) Ashanti won 2 Soul Train Music Awards for Best R&B/Soul Single, Female ("
Foolish") and Best R&B/Soul Album, Female (Ashanti), and was nominated for Album of the Year.

April
button.gif (123 bytes) Ashanti won a Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Award for Favorite Female Singer.

May
Ashanti - Chapter IIbutton.gif (123 bytes) Ashanti hit the Top 40 with "Rock Wit U (Awww Baby)."
button.gif (123 bytes) Ashanti performed on VH1's Divas Duets 2003.

June
button.gif (123 bytes) Ashanti released her next LP,
Chapter II.
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Chapter II topped the Billboard 200 LP chart for 2 weeks and Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart for 2 weeks and sold over 326,000 copies its first week of release.
Ashanti - "Rock Wit U" (Single)button.gif (123 bytes) Ashanti hit the Top 10 with "Rock Wit U (Awww Baby)."
button.gif (123 bytes) Ashanti performed on the Today Show Summer Concert Series.

August
button.gif (123 bytes) Chapter II was certified platinum
button.gif (123 bytes) Ashanti's video for "
Rock Wit U (Awww Baby)" was nominated for a MTV Video Music Award for Best R&B Video.

November
Ashanti - Ashanti's Christmasbutton.gif (123 bytes) Ashanti was nominated for 2 American Music Awards for Favorite Soul/R&B Female Artist and Favorite Soul/R&B Album and performed at the ceremony.
button.gif (123 bytes) Ashanti released a holiday LP,
Ashanti's Christmas.

2004... # 90 Singles Artist of the Year

February
button.gif (123 bytes) Ashanti was nominated for 2 Grammy Awards including Best R&B Vocal Performance - Female ("Rain On Me") and Best Contemporary R&B Album (Chapter II).

April
button.gif (123 bytes) Ashanti was featured on VH1's Divas Live.

August
Ashanti - Concrete Rosebutton.gif (123 bytes) Ashanti hit the Top 40 helping out Lloyd with "Southside" - a track from his LP Southside.

November
button.gif (123 bytes) Ashanti hit the Top 40 helping out Ja Rule and R. Kelly with "Wonderful."

December
button.gif (123 bytes) Ashanti released her next LP,
Concrete Rose.
Ashanti - "Only U" (Single)button.gif (123 bytes) Ashanti hit the Top 40 with "Only U."

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2005...# 55 Singles Artist of the Year

January
button.gif (123 bytes) Ashanti could be seen in the film Coach Carter.
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Concrete Rose was certified platinum.

March
button.gif (123 bytes) The single "Only U" was certified gold.

May
Ashanti - Collectiblesbutton.gif (123 bytes) Ashanti could be seen in the TV version of The Muppets: Wizard Of Oz.

June
button.gif (123 bytes) Ashanti was ordered to pay $630,000 to a producer for breach of contract.

December
button.gif (123 bytes) Ashanti released
Collectibles - a collection of remixes and 4 new tracks.

2006...

June
Ashanti - The Declarationbutton.gif (123 bytes) Ashanti could be seen in the film John Tucker Must Die.

2008...

June
button.gif (123 bytes) Ashanti released her next LP
The Declaration.

September
Artists Stand Up For Cancer - "Just Stand Up" (Single)button.gif (123 bytes) Ashanti hit the Top 40 as part of Artists Stand Up For Cancer with the charity single "Just Stand Up!"
button.gif (123 bytes) Ashanti could be heard on the
Nelly LP Brass Knuckles on the track "Body On Me."

2014....

March
Ashanti - 'BraveHeart'button.gif (123 bytes) Ashanti released BraveHeart.








LPs
Ashanti - Ashanti LP Ashanti
Released: April, 2002
US: 3x Platinum
Billboard peak: # 1
Rolling Stone review: 2 and 1/2 stars from Rolling Stone
Tracks: "Foolish" - "Happy" - "Leaving (Always On Time Part II)" - "Call" - "Scared" - "Rescue" - "Baby" - "VooDoo" - "Movies" - "Over" - "Unfoolish" - "Dreams" - "Thank You"
Ashanti - Chapter II Chapter II
Released: July, 2003
US: Platinum
Billboard peak: # 1 (for 2 weeks)
Tracks: "Intro/Medley" - "Shany's World" - "Rock Wit U (Awww Baby)" - "What Are They Gonna Say Now" (skit) - "Breakup 2 Makeup" - "I Found Lovin'" - "Rain On Me" - "Then Ya Gone" - "Living Me Life" - "Black Child" (skit) - "Feels So Good" - "Carry On" - "The Sugar Shack" (skit) - "Story Of 2" - "Ohhh Ahhh" - "Shany Shia" - "Sweet Baby" - "U Say, I Say" - "I Don't Mind" - "Outro"
Ashanti - Ashanti's Christmas Ashanti's Christmas
Released: November, 2003
Billboard peak: # 160
Tracks: "A Christmas Song" - "Hey Santa" - "Joy To The World" - "Sharing Christmas" - "Silent Night" - "The Time Of Year" - "This Christmas" - "We Wish You A Merry Christmas" - "Winter Wonderland" - "Christmas Time Again"
Ashanti - Concrete Rose Concrete Rose
Released: December, 2004
US: Platinum
Billboard peak: # 7
Rolling Stone: 2 stars from Rolling Stone - Entertainment Weekly: C-
Tracks: "Still Down" (featuring T.I.) - "Message To The Fans" (skit) - "Only U" - "Focus" - "Don't Let Them" - "Love Again" - "Take Me Tonight" (featuring Lloyd) - "U" - "Every Lil' Thing" - "Turn It Up" (featuring Ja Rule) - "Buck 3000" (skit) - "So Hot" - "Don't Leave Me Alone" (featuring 7 Aurelius) - "Sister Stories" (skit) - "Freedom" - "Wonderful" (Remix featuring Ja Rule)
Ashanti - Collectibles Collectibles
Released: December, 2005
Billboard peak: # 59
Tracks: "Still On It" (featuring Method Man & Paul Wall) - "Only U" (Remix featuring Caddillac Tah & Ja Rule) - "I Love You" - "Rain On Me" (Remix featuring Charli Baltimore & Ja Rule) - "Still Down" (Remix) - "Show You" - "I Found It In You" - "Breakup 2 Makeup" (Remix) - "Rock Wit U (Awww Baby)" (Remix) - "Focus" (Remix)
Ashanti - The Declaration
mp3 Available at Amazon.com
The Declaration
Released: June, 2008
Billboard peak: # 6
Rolling Stone: 2 stars from Rolling Stone - Entertainment Weekly: C+
Tracks: "Intro" - "The Way That I Love You" - "You're Gonna Miss" - "So Over You" - "Struggle" - "Girlfriend" - "Things You Make Me Do" - "In These Streets" - "Good Good" - "Body On Me" - "Mother" - "Shine" - "The Declaration/Outro"
Ashanti - 'BraveHeart' BraveHeart
Released: March 4, 2014
Tracks: "Intro - Braveheart" - "No Where" - "Runaway" - "Count" - "Early In The Morning" (featuring French Montana) - "3 Words" - "Love Games" (featuring Jeremih) - "Scars" - "Never Should Have" - "She Can't" - "Don't Tell Me No" - "I Got It" (featuring Rick Ross) - "First Real Love / Outro" (featuring Beenie Mann)
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POP SINGLES DISCOGRAPHY [based on The ARC Weekly Top 40 (listing explanation)
1 Foolish
Ashanti
1(2) 16 2002 Ashanti - "Foolish" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
2 Ashanti - "Rock Wit U" (Single)Rock Wit U (Awww Baby)
Chapter II
3 21 2003 [ LISTEN / BUY ]
[
LYRICS ]

Available for download at iTunes
3 Ja Rule - Mesmerize (Single)Mesmerize
[Ja Rule featuring Ashanti]
Ja Rule's The Last Temptation
3 17 2003 [ LISTEN / BUY ]
[
LYRICS ]

Available for download at iTunes
4 Ja Rule - Always On Time (Single)Always On Time
[Ja Rule featuring Ashanti]
Ja Rule's Pain Is Love
5 15 2002 [ LISTEN / BUY ]
[
LYRICS ]

Available for download at iTunes
5 Ashanti - "Happy" (Single)Happy
Ashanti
5 14 2002 [ LISTEN / BUY ]
[
LYRICS ]

Available for download at iTunes
6 Fat Joe featuring Ashanti - "What's Luv?" (Single)What's Luv?
[Fat Joe featuring Ashanti]
Fat Joe's Jealous Ones Still Envy (Jose)
5 13 2002 [ LISTEN / BUY ]
[
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Available for download at iTunes
7 Ja Rule - Wonderful (Single)Wonderful
[Ja Rule featuring R. Kelly & Ashanti]
from Ja Rule's
R.U.L.E.
14 13 2005 [ LISTEN / BUY ]
[
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Available for download at iTunes
mp3 Available at Amazon.com
8 Ashanti - "Only U" (Single)Only U
Concrete Rose
11 12 2005 [ LISTEN / BUY ]
[
LYRICS ]

Available for download at iTunes
mp3 Available at Amazon.com
9 Down 4 U
[Irv Gotti Presents The Inc. featuring Ja Rule, Charlie Baltimore & Vita]
Irv Gotti's Irv Gotti Presents The Inc.
18 8 2002 [ LISTEN / BUY ]
[
LYRICS ]

Available for download at iTunes
10 Southside
Lloyd's Southside
26 7 2004 [ LISTEN / BUY ]
[
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Available for download at iTunes
11 Baby
Ashanti
38 1 2002 [ LISTEN / BUY ]
[
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Available for download at iTunes
 
  Rain On Me
Chapter II
** ** 2003 [ LISTEN / BUY ]
[
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  Breakup To Makeup
Chapter II
** ** 2004 [ LISTEN / BUY ]
[
LYRICS ]
  Don't Leave Me Alone
Concrete Rose
** ** 2005 [ LISTEN / BUY ]
[
LYRICS ]
  Don't Let Them
Concrete Rose
** ** 2005 [ LISTEN / BUY ]
[
LYRICS ]
  Still On It
[Ashanti featuring Method Man & Paul Wall]
Collectibles
** ** 2005 [ LISTEN / BUY ]
[
LYRICS ]
  Hey Baby (After The Club)
[Ashanti featuring Channel 7]
The Declaration
** ** 2008 [ LISTEN / BUY ]
[
LYRICS ]
  The Way That I Love You
The Declaration
** ** 2008 [ LISTEN / BUY ]
[
LYRICS ]

Available for download at iTunes
  Nelly featuring Ashanti & Akon - "Body On Me" (Single)Body On Me
[Nelly featuring Ashanti & Akon]

from the Nelly LP
Brass Knuckles
** ** 2008 [ LISTEN / BUY ]
[
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Available for download at iTunes
mp3 Available at Amazon.com
  Good Good
The Declaration
** ** 2008 [ LISTEN / BUY ]
[
LYRICS ]

Available for download at iTunes
 
Note: Song title and position links lead you to the song's Top 40 chart run (from the ARC Weekly Top 40) and LP links take you to Amazon.com's page for that LP (often including track listings and sound samples).
 
 

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