Ashanti Biography


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Birth Name: Ashanti
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Birth Country: United States
Height: 5 Feet 3 Inch
Birth Sign: libra
Age: 37 Years
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Ashanti also known by the nickname Shani is a singing talent. She is a talented songwriter as well as a record producer. She is famous from her debut album Ashanti and its hit single Foolish. She has also starred in several movies and TV series as an actress. Sweet and sexy, Ashanti was born as Ashanti Shequoiya Douglas in the early 1980s in Glen Cove, New York, United States of America to Ken-Kaide Thomas Douglas and Tina Douglas. Her father is also a talented singer. She is of African and American descent.

Ashanti has been active in the singing world since her early age. When she was aged three, she sang with the gospel choir, Having Some Fun and the Handsome Pigeons. She also studied dancing since her early days and she is now expert in tap, jazz, ballet, African, modern, and hip hop. Because of her humble background, she was not able to record her song when she was just a baby girl but later she began performing in several events and shows.

Her debut album Ashanti was released on 2nd of April 2002. This album was the massive hit as it entered no 1 on the US Billboard 200. The lead single of this album Foolish was released on 29th of January and this song was also one of the hit songs of her life. Till date she has released six albums in her life. She has been active as an actress since the early 1990s. In 2004, she appeared in her first feature film Bride and Prejudice. Recently in 2016, she was seen in the comedy movie Mothers and Daughters. Her net worth is $20 million dollars and her height is five feet and three inches tall. Her nationality is American.

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Born in Glen Cove, New York

1980 13th of October

Sweet and sexy, Ashanti was born as Ashanti Shequoiya Douglas in the early 1980s in Glen Cove, New York, United States of America to Ken-Kaide Thomas Douglas and Tina Douglas. Her father is also a talented singer. She is of African and American descent.

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She sang in a gospel choir

1984

Ashanti has been active in the singing world since her early age. When she was aged three, she sang with the gospel choir, Having Some Fun and the Handsome Pigeons. She began listening Whitney Houston, Janet Jackson, Prince and so on since her early days.

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Began her acting career

1992

She has been active as an actress since the early 1990s but her early acting roles were minor ones. She acted as an extra in the movies like Malcolm X and Who's the Man? in the early 1990s.

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Singed a record deal with Jive Records

1997

Because of her humble background, she was not able to record her song when she was just a baby girl but later while performing at local events and shows, her singing talent impressed P. Diddy and Biggie Smalls. In 1997, she was offered a recording deal with Jive Records.

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Released her debut album, Ashanti

2002 2nd of April

Ashanti is a singing talent. After she singed a recording deal with Jive Records, she began recording several songs. Her debut album Ashanti was released on 2nd of April 2002. This album was the massive hit as it entered no 1 on the US Billboard 200.

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Won Lady of Soul Awards

2002

She was honored with Lady of Soul Awards twice in 2002. She got nominated in this award for her debut single Foolish. She won this award for Best R&B/Soul New Artist and Aretha Franklin Entertainer of the Year in 2002.

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Began dating Nelly

2003 1st of January

American rapper Nelly is her ex boyfriend. She met him for the first time in her life on 1st of January 2003 and that was at a press conference for the 2003 Grammy Awards. They dated each other for about a decade.

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Won Grammy Awards

2003

In 2003, she got nominated in Grammy Awards for Best New Artist, Best Rap/Sung Collaboration, Best Rap/Sung Collaboration, Best Female R&B Vocal Performance and Best Contemporary R&B Album. She won this award from her later nomination.

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Won ASCAP Rhythm & Soul Music Awards

2003

She was also awarded with several prestigious awards in 2003. She won ASCAP Rhythm & Soul Music Awards in 2003 for Top R&B/HIP-HOP Song, Award-Winning R&B/HIP-HOP Songs and Award-Winning Rap Songs. She was also awarded with ASCAP Pop Music Awards in 2003.

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Appeared in the movie, Bride and Prejudice

2004

In 2004, she appeared in her first feature film Bride and Prejudice. The following year she appeared in the movies like The Muppets' Wizard of Oz and Coach Carter. In 2006, she starred in the movie John Tucker Must Die.

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Released her fifth album, Braveheart

2014 4th of March

With the release of her debut album, she was critically acclaimed for her loving voice and her songwriting talent. She also released several other hit albums and songs. Her fifth album, Braveheart was released on 4th of March 2014.

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