Ashanti Shequoiya Douglas is an American recording artist, record producer, dancer, and actress.
Ashanti ended the 2010 decade (2000-09) as the third top new R&B artist behind Alicia Keys and Beyoncé.
Ashanti Shequoiya Douglas
Also known as
October 13, 1980 (age
Glen Cove, New York, U.S.
Roslyn, New York, U.S.
: 5' 3"
Ken-Kaide Thomas Douglas
R&B, hip hop, hip hop soul, pop
Singer-songwriter, record producer, dancer, actress
Ja Rule, Akon, Nelly, R. Kelly
• Ashanti was the first woman to have three top ten songs ("Foolish," "What's Luv?" and "Always on Time")
on the Billboard Hot 100 charts in the same week, and second overall only to the Beatles.
• Ashanti has sold over 15 million records worldwide.
Grammy Awards: Best Contemporary R&B Album for Ashanti (2003)
American Music Awards: Favorite new artist in pop/rock and hip-hop/R&B categories (2003)
Teen Choice Award: Choice Breakout Artist (2002)
Soul Train Lady of Soul Awards: Entertainer of the year and best new solo artist (2002)
"I'm the same old girl from high school.''
"I think it's very important once people meet you and they see in real life, yeah, you're a real person, you're normal just like them.''
"To me it doesn't make sense to change who you are as a person because you got a little bit of fame.''
"It's definitely an honor to just be recognized for such a prestigious award and I'm just so happy to be here with all my people who have been supporting me." (when receiving the awards at the 8th Annual Soul Train Lady of Soul Awards)