Ashanti Shequoiya Douglas is an American singer and songwriter who was born on October 13, 1980. She was initially found when she was a youngster, and in 2002, she was signed to Murder Inc. Records. She appeared on two of the biggest hit songs of 2002, Fat Joe’s “What’s Luv?” and Ja Rule’s “Always on Time,” both of which featured her. With “Foolish” and “What’s Luv?” at numbers one and two on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 list, respectively, she became the first female artist to hold the top two spots concurrently.
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- Full Name: Ashanti Shequoiya Douglas
- Date Of Birth: October 13, 1980.
- Place Of Birth: Glen Cove, New York, U.S.
- Age: 42
- Occupation: Singers
- Year Active: 2001
- Net Worth: $5 Millions
On October 13, 1980, in Glen Cove, New York, Ashanti Douglas was born. Her father, Ken-Kaide Thomas Douglas, is likewise African-American and a former vocalist, as is her mother, Tina Douglas, a former dance instructor. She has a younger sister named Kenashia “Shia” Douglas and is the eldest of her parents’ four children. Ashanti’s mother gave daughter the name Ashanti in honor of the Ashanti Empire in Ghana, where women held positions of authority. Tina wanted Ashanti to emulate this. In the 1960s, her grandfather James worked with Martin Luther King Jr. as a civil rights activist.
Irv Gotti first became aware of Ashanti due of her singing abilities. He requested her to write the hooks for his rap performers and to perform duets with them. Their call was met with a musical response from Ashanti. Ashanti originally appeared as a backing vocalist on the song “How We Roll” by rapper Big Pun. The same year, Ashanti appeared on the singles “Pov City Anthem” and “Just Like a Thug” by Cadillac Tah, a fellow labelmate. As a featured artist on Vita’s hip-hop cover of Madonna’s “Justify My Love” in 2001 and on the solo single “When a Man Does Wrong,” she also had an appearance on the soundtrack for The Fast and the Furious.
At a press conference for the 2003 Grammy Awards on January 1, Ashanti and rapper Nelly got to know one another. The two eventually started dating. They dated for ten years before calling it quits.
Ashanti Net Worth 2022
Ashanti, an American singer and actress, has a $5 million net worth.
- Ashanti (2002)
- Chapter II (2003)
- Ashanti’s Christmas (2003)
- Concrete Rose (2004)
- The Declaration (2008)
- Braveheart (2014)
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