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Ashanti Biography

Ashanti Shequoiya Douglas is recognized as an American singer and songwriter. First, she was discovered as a teenager and also signed to Irv Gotti’s Murder Inc. Records, an imprint of Def Jam Recordings in 2002.

How old is Ashanti? – Age

Douglas is 43 years old as of 2024. She was born on 13 October 1980, in Glen Cove, New York, United States, where she also grew up.

How tall is Ashanti? – Height

She stands at a height of 5 feet 3 inches (1.68 m) tall.

Ashanti Mother, Father – Family

She was born and brought by his loving parents in Glen Cove, New York. In addition, her mother, Tina Douglas, who is an African American and also a former dance teacher, her father, Ken-Kaide Thomas Douglas, who is also African American and a former singer.


While attending her high school education, she started to write songs. Besides as a teenager, she performed in a local talent show and at many small festivals.

Is Ashanti Married? – Wife

She met rapper Nelly at a press conference for the 2003 Grammy Awards, and the two later started dating on January 7, 2003. Furthermore, they split after a decade together, rekindling their relationship in 2023. Later in December 2023, it became reported the couple were expecting their first child together.

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Ashanti Career

Ashanti became first noticed by Irv Gotti because of her vocal skills. Moreover, he asked her to pen hooks for his rap artists and to perform with them in duets. Likewise, she provided the melodic response to their call. Ashanti became first featured as a background vocalist on rapper Big Pun’s song (How We Roll).

Just prior to the release of her second album, Ashanti headlined VH1 Divas Duets together with Whitney Houston, Chaka Khan, Beyoncé, and also Lisa Marie Presley. At the concert, she performed duets along with the Isley Brothers and Stevie Wonder and besides participated in the all-star finale performance of Wonder’s “Higher Ground.”

Ashanti released a Christmas album titled Ashanti’s Christmas in November 2003. Likewise, it contained 10 Christmas songs and as well was a modest commercial success and sold just around 100,000 units in the U.S. Besides, the album peaked at No. 160 in the Billboard charts.

Additionally, she released the collaboration “Pretty Little Thing” along with Afro B in August 2019. Furthermore, she featured on the soundtrack of the film Stuck, which she produced. Besides in November, Ashanti guest-starred as herself in two episodes of the third season of The CW’s Dynasty reboot: (Mother, I’m At La Mirage” and “Something Desperate).

Ashanti Net Worth

The CEO of Written Entertainment NEW SINGLE has an estimated net worth of $5 Million.


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  • Who’s the Man?
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  • Bride and Prejudice
  • Coach Carter
  • The Muppets’ Wizard of Oz
  • John Tucker Must Die
  • Resident Evil: Extinction
  • Christmas in the City
  • Mutant World
  • Mothers and Daughters
  • Stuck Eve
  • Winter Song
  • Honey Girls
  • A New Diva’s Christmas Carol
  • The Plus One Lizzie Anders
  • No Address


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