Ashanti is a singer and actor, originally from America, and is known for her amazing music. Furthermore, she’s a composer, producer, and dancer as well- an all-in-one package! She is best known for her consistent quality of performance throughout her career.
With both her parents from a singing background, Ashanti was destined to be a superstar in a similar field. Apart from her music career being quite impressive, Ashanti’s acting career has also been consistently good!
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Ashanti Net Worth and Overview
|Net Worth||$8 million|
|Date of Birth||13th October 1980|
|Age||40 years old|
|Source of Wealth||Singing, Acting, and Composing|
|Country of Origin||United States of America|
|Last updated||December 2020|
Born on the 13th of October, 1980, Ashanti was raised in New York. Her parents are both musicians and are African Americans.
Tina Douglas and Ken Keide Thomas Douglas, her parents, named her Ashanti Shequoiya Douglas after the Ashanti Empire from Ghana. They hoped that their daughter would grow up to become a powerful leader.
Ashanti’s knack for singing was observed by her mother when she started singing at the age of 12. Throughout her school life, Ashanti wrote several songs and took part in music performances.
Moreover, she worked as a child artist in a few movies aside from singing. However, her big break was yet to arrive.
Everyone involved in Ashanti’s music career portrayed her as the one with the ‘pretty’ voice- sultry and soulful at the same time.
This trait made a difference in her voice that led to a lot of people loving her voice immediately.
Ashanti’s career took off when she met Irv Gotti at Murder Inc. studio. Gotti was a producer of the studio who realized Ashanti’s potential and decided to give her a chance.
She managed to scrape some work with Cadillac Tah and Big Pun, which she delivered promisingly. From then onwards, her breakthrough seemed to be knocking on her door.
In the early 2000s, Ashanti delivered her first top-of-the-list songs- ‘What’s Luv?’ and ‘Always on time’. Not only did they do really well in the charts, but the songs also made Ashanti more popular than ever!
She responded to the craze of the audience by dropping another song in 2002, called ‘Foolish’. We’ve all heard that one, haven’t we? This song has been her most successful one, to date.
Ashanti released four albums in the years following her debut- Ashanti, Chapter II, Ashanti’s Christmas, and Concrete Rose. Even though they didn’t perform as well as her debut did, they still managed to be platinum.
However, in 2005, Ashanti decided to pursue her passion for acting and appeared in several films- Coach Carter, The Muppets’ Wizard of Oz, John Tucker Must Die, and Resident Evil: Extinction.
Her films performed well, but not that well to establish her as a top-tier actress. Hence, in 2008, she moved back to music and released her album ‘The Declaration’.
This album too, unfortunately, didn’t perform well on the charts. Ashanti ended up leaving Murder Inc. a year later.
She came back in 2011, with a new album called ‘Braveheart’, with some notable tracks.
Meanwhile, she continued acting in several TV shows as a special appearance- the most recent being Dynasty on Netflix. Since then, Ashanti has had a quiet career to date.
Highlights and Achievement
The early years of Ashanti’s career were decorated with multiple awards that she received for breaking records.
Her presence was suddenly made important, due to her potential. Furthermore, she won a Grammy for her record-breaking hits!
However, it came to an end when she took a hiatus for four years. Her comeback was expected to be even better than her debut, but it didn’t really leave a mark.
Since then, the awards and nominations of the singer have also come to a halt.
- Won the award for the ‘Top R&B Artist’ in the Billboard Music Awards.
- Won the ‘Top Female Artist’ award in the Billboard Music Awards.
- Won the ‘New R&B/Hip Hop Artist’ award in the Billboard Music Awards.
- Won the ‘Top R&B Song’ award in the Billboard Music Awards for Foolish.
- Won the ‘Hot 100 Single Artists- Female’ award in the Billboard Music Awards.
- Won the Grammy Award for the ‘Best Contemporary R&B Artist’
- Won the award for ‘Best R&B Singer’ in the Soul Train Music Awards for Foolish.
- Won the award for ‘Outstanding New Artist’ in the NAACP Image Awards.
- Won the ‘Best Independent R&B/Soul Performance’ award in the Soul Train Music Awards for Never Should Have.
Age, Height, and Weight
Ashanti is a Scorpio who’s 40 years old, as of now. Her height is 160 cm approximately and she weighs 55 kilograms.
Ashanti’s personal life isn’t reported to have been exciting, the singer-actor was always quiet about the details. However, she did have a relationship with Rapper Nelly for ten years.
The news of them being together was all over the news, and the fans were crazed. However, the two split in 2014, after several years of dating.
Ashanti was reported to be in a feud with Irv Gotti, her former producer. It was assumed that the fight was the primary reason why Ashanti left Murder Inc. The two haven’t been reported to being back on talking terms yet.
Ashanti was on a hiatus for four years that ended in 2011. The repeated failure to exceed expectations really caught her hard, and she made a comeback with yet another album that failed to produce fruitful results. Overall, the period after her success was the lowest for Ashanti.
Ashanti Net Worth in 2021
The net worth of Ashanti stands at $8 million, currently. The singer-actor hasn’t revealed any of her future projects yet, but we expect to see her in some more TV shows.
Ashanti was always known to be a singer with a soothing and sultry voice- a characteristic that set her apart from her contemporaries. Let’s wait for her to come back, shall we?