Ashanti (born October 13, 1980) is a well known American singer, songwriter, record producer, model, dancer, and actress. In 2002, she was first discovered as a teenager and later signed to Murder Inc.. In the same year, she was featured on Fat Joe’s “What’s Luv?” and Ja Rule’s “Always on Time”, both of which became two of the biggest hit songs of 2002. Later, in Ashanti became the first female artist to occupy the top two positions on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart simultaneously when “Foolish” and “What’s Luv?” were at numbers one and two, respectively. Other than this, she has an immense fan following under her social media platforms.
Ashanti Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurements
- Ashanti age is 39 years old.
- She stands on a height of 5 feet 6 inches tall.
- She weighs around 55 Kg or 121 lbs.
- Her body measurements are 34-26-37 inches.
- She wears a bra cup size of 32 C .
- She wears a shoe size of 6 US.
- She has black eyes and has black hair.
- She has curvaceous, seductive and hot figure.
- She is a fitness freak as well.
- She has shiny and glowing skin.
Ashanti Boyfriend & Dating
- At a press conference for the 2003 Grammy Awards on January 1, 2003, she met rapper Nelly.
- Later, she began dating with her boyfriend, Nelly.
- Then on, Ashanti and Nelly in 2014 ended their ten year relationship.
- She is also blessed with a children.
- Currently, she is single.
Ashanti Quick Bio
|Real Name||Ashanti Shequoiya Douglas|
|Born||October 13, 1980|
|Age||39 Years Old|
|Profession||Singer, Songwriter, Record Producer,
Model, Dancer, Actress
|Famous For||Featured on Fat Joe's "What's Luv?"
and Ja Rule's "Always on Time"
|Birthplace||Glen Cove, New York, U.S|
|Height/ Tall||In feet - 5'6"|
|Weight||Approx 55 Kg
|Bra Cup Size||32 C|
|Dress Size||4 (US)|
|Shoe Size||6 (US)|
|Parents||Father: Ken-Kaide Thomas Douglas
Mother: Tina Douglas
|Siblings||Brother: Not Known
Sister: Not Known
|Previous Dating?||Nelly (Rapper)|
|School||Local High School|
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Ashanti Net Worth
- Ashanti net worth is estimated around $2 Million USD.
- Her primary source of income is her singing career.
- She also earns from her brand endorsements and sponsors.
- Her advertising revenue on YouTube for the biggest stars range from $100,000 USD.
|Net Worth||Approx $2 Million USD|
|Endorsements Income||Approx $500K – $600K|
Ashanti Early Life & Education
- Douglas was born on October 13, 1980 in Glen Cove, New York.
- She holds American nationality.
- She belongs to mixed ethnicity.
- Her mother name is Tina Douglas and is of origin African American.
- Her father is a former dance teacher and named, Ken-Kaide Thomas Douglas.
- He is also of African American and a former singer as well.
- Her mother named her after the Ashanti Empire in Ghana.
- Her grandfather name is James and was a civil rights activist who was associated with Martin Luther King Jr. in the 1960s.
- As per her educational qualifications, she attended high school.
- As a teenager, she performed in a local talent show and at several small festivals.
- In 1992, she got her first taste of acting as a child extra in Spike Lee’s Malcolm X and in Ted Demme’s Who’s the Man?.
- She also had a couple of minor appearances in music videos, such as KRS-One’s “MC’s Act Like They Don’t Know” as well as 8-Off’s “Ghetto Girl”.
- Other than this, she also continued to perform in and around New York and began hanging out at the Murder Inc. recording studio, hoping for a big break.
- As per her career, she was first noticed by Irv Gotti because of her vocal skills.
- In 2001, she also appeared on the, ‘The Fast and the Furious’ soundtrack .
- In 2002, she was featured on Fat Joe’s “What’s Luv?” and Ja Rule’s “Always on Time”. “What’s Luv?” and “Always on Time” were released simultaneously.
- The two became the biggest hit songs of 2002.
- In 2003, she was released a Christmas album titled Ashanti’s Christmas.
- It contained 10 Christmas songs and was a modest commercial success and sold just around 100,000 units in the U.S.
- In 2004, she released her single “Only U”.
- In fact, her song “Only U” reached number thirteen on the Billboard Hot 100 and became her biggest hit in the United Kingdom.
- Ashanti focused more on her acting career, making her feature film acting debut in the film Coach Carter, in 2005.
- She starred in the teen comedy ‘John Tucker Must Die’, in 2006.
- In 2007, she played a supporting role in the action film Resident Evil: Extinction.
- In 2008, she released her fourth studio album, ‘The Declaration’.
- Irv Gotti announced that he was officially releasing Ashanti from The Inc. Records, in 2009.
- In 2011, she released her fifth studio album, “The Woman You Love”.
- She released another single called “Never Should Have”, in 2013.
- In 2014, she revealed the official cover art and release date for ‘Braveheart’.
- She had worked on new music for her seventh album, in 2015.
- She collaborated on the song “Seven Day Love” included in the album “Inzombia” by Canadian singer Belly, in 2016.
- She released of an album in collaboration with rapper, ‘Ja Rule’ in 2018.
- She released the single “Floating”, in 2019.
- She guest-starred as herself in two episodes of the third season of The CW’s Dynasty reboot, in 2019, as well.
- She loves doing charity work.
- She partnered with LidRock and the San Francisco-based Family Violence Prevention Fund, in 2003.
- She has an immense fan following under her social media platforms.
- For the song, “Just Stand Up”, she collaborated with famous artists like, Mariah Carey, Beyoncé, Mary J. Blige, Rihanna, Fergie, Sheryl Crow, Miley Cyrus, Melissa Etheridge, Natasha Bedingfield, Keyshia Cole, Ciara, Leona Lewis, LeAnn Rimes and Carrie Underwood.
- Yellow is her favorite color.
- Her Instagram bio read is, “Ashanti Merch available Below!!!!!👇🏽Grammy award winning multi platinum singer,songwriter,actress. CEO of Written Entertainment”.
- She is a pet lover as well.