American singer and actress Ashanti Shequoiya Douglas was born on October 13, 1980. She was first discovered while she was a youngster, and in 2002, Murder Inc. Records signed her.  She appeared on two tracks that year that went on to become two of the biggest hits of the year: Fat Joe’s “What’s Luv?” and Ja Rule’s “Always on Time.” With “Foolish” and “What’s Luv?” at numbers one and two, respectively, she became the first female artist to hold the top two spots on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 list concurrently.
In 2002, Ashanti released her self-titled debut album, which sold more than 505,000 copies in the United States in its first week. She won numerous honors for the album, including a Grammy Award for Best Contemporary R&B Album in 2003, eight Billboard Music Awards, two American Music Awards, and two American Music nominations. After receiving triple platinum certification, the album sold six million copies globally by the end of 2003.  The album’s debut track, “Foolish,” was both critically and commercially successful and peaked at number one on the Billboard Hot 100.
What Is Ashanti’s Net Worth?
Ashanti, an American actress, and singer have an $8 million fortune. One of the most well-known women in the music industry, Ashanti has had a very successful career. She has a number of major acting credits under her belt and a strong acting resume.
In Glen Cove, Long Island, New York, on October 23, 1980, Ashanti Shequoiya Douglas was born. Her parents, who were both employed in the music business, reared her. Both her mother Tina Douglas and her father Ken-Kaide Thomas Douglas have performed and taught dance. Her father is a former vocalist. Her mother gave her name to honor the Ashanti Empire, which controlled Ghana from 1670 to 1957.
She gained an interest in singing at a young age because she had musical parents growing up. At the age of 12, Ashanti’s mother first saw that she had a musical gift when she overheard her singing Mary J. Blige‘s song.
Career as A Singer
Irv Gotti, who produces the album Murder, Inc., noticed Ashanti shortly after and encouraged her to compose songs for his musicians and sing on their hits. Her backup vocals on Big Pun’s song “How We Roll” and Cadillac Tah‘s big hits “Pov City Anthem” and “Just Like a Thug” helped her gain notoriety.
Her presence on Fat Joe’s popular song What’s Luv? in the early 2000s was Ashanti’s debut noteworthy performance. She appeared in the song Always On Time by Ja Rule that same year. By placing second on the charts, both songs achieved success.
The debut song from Ashanti’s next album, Foolish, which was released in 2002, became an instant hit. For ten weeks, this song held the number one spot on the Billboard Hot 100.
A Career in Acting:
In addition to being a popular singer, Ashanti is also known for her work as an actress. She made her feature film début in the 1992 historical drama Malcolm X. However, her role in the 1997 comedy-drama Bouge! helped her gain some notoriety in the entertainment world.
In the teen sports drama Coach Carter, Ashanti made her feature film debut in 2005 after deciding to take her acting career more seriously. Alongside actor Samuel L. Jackson, she portrayed Kyra in this movie.
Awards and Achievements:
Ashanti has been a part of the music and entertainment industries since she was a young child. For her amazing work, the singer has won numerous awards and distinctions. In the category of “e-tontory/R&B album,” she received the 2003 Grammy Award.
She later won 4 Soul Run Awards out of 7 nominations. In addition, Ashanti received eight All Board Awards, two American U.C. Awards, one Seen Choice Award, and one Op U.C. Award.
In 2003, Nelly, a well-known rapper, and Ashanti began dating. They parted up in 2012 after dating for almost ten years. She had a romantic relationship with American professional football player DeSean Ackon from 2013 to 2015. After that, she began dating Darnell Dockett in 2015. The couple parted ways the next year.
In addition, James Harden, a basketball player, and Ashanti reportedly had a relationship from 2016 to 2017. From 2018 to 2019, Nas was reportedly related to Ashanti.