ASHANTI FAST FACTS

 

  • Ashanti was born in Long Island, New York, USA
  • Ashanti started her career as a dancer trained in tap, jazz and ballet.
  • Ashanti’s mother Tina Douglas was her instructor and her first tutor
  • Ashanti’s father, Kencaid Douglas was a singer
  • Ashanti acted in TV shows & commercials before starting her singing career
  • Ashanti’s first single was Foolish.
  • Ashanti’s most successful collaborations was with Ja Rule.
  • Ashanti simultaneously had a #1 and #2 hits on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.
  • Ashanti’s first album Ashanti sold 500,000 copies in it’s first week of sales
  • Her album set a Sound Scan record for the greatest selling debut album from a female artist.
  • Ashanti entered the Guiness Book of World Records for this achievement.