Quick Facts About Ashanti Douglas
Celebrated Name Ashanti
Age 43 years old
Nick Name Shani Princess of Hip Hop and Soul
Birth Name Ashanti Shequoiya Douglas
Birth Date 1980-10-13
Gender Female
Profession American singer-songwriter
Nationality American
Place of Birth Glen Cove, New York, the USA
Ethnicity Afro-American
Residence New York City
Religion Christianity
Father Ken-Kaide Thomas Douglas
Mother Tina Douglas
Brother Kenashia Douglas
Sexualorientation straight
Marital Status Unmarried
Boyfriend Joyner Lucas
Net Worth $ 10 million
Salary $500K per year
Height 5 ft 7 inches
Weight 64 Kg
Breast Size 34 inches
Waist Size 22 inches
Hip Size 38 inches
Bra Size 38B (US)
Shoe Size 7(US)
Dress Size 6(US)
Eye Color Black
Hair Color Black
Active Years 1999-present

Who is Ashanti?

  • Ashanti is an American singer, songwriter, record producer, model, and actress.
  • She is best known for her debut album "Ashanti" released on April 2, 2002, which earned her many awards, including eight Billboard Music Awards, two American Music Awards, and a Grammy Award in 2003 for Best Contemporary R&B Album.
  • The passionate singer came into the limelight in 2002 after 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.
  • Due to the collaboration, 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.
  • As an Actress, She has appeared in several Hollywood movies including blockbusters like "John Tucker Must Die" (2006) and "Resident Evil: Extinction" (2007).

Ashanti Singer

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Where is Ashanti from? 

  • Ashanti was born on  October 13, 1980, in Glen Cove, New York, the USA. She was born to African-American parents representing her black ethnicity. Her family originally comes from the Caribbean country Trinidad. Her mother named her after the Ashanti Empire in Ghana. She is believed to be a follower of Christianity. She holds an American nationality. Libra is her star sign.
  • Ashanti was born into a musical background family. Her father, Ken-Kaide Thomas Douglas is a former singer while her mother Tina Douglas is a former dance teacher. Her grandfather, James, was a civil rights activist who was associated with Martin Luther King Jr. in the 1960s. She has a younger sister named Kenashia Douglas.
  • Ashanti grew up learning at a local primary school with her small sister. Then she got enrolled at high school. While attending high school, she began to write songs. As a teenager, she performed in a local talent show and at several small festivals. 

Who is Ashanti's Boyfriend?

  • Ashanti has dated a number of handsome hunks. Her first boyfriend mentioned by news and media is the rapper Nelly whom she had met at a press conference for the 2003 Grammy Awards on January 1, 2003, and they began dating a year later. But the love birds ended their ten-year relationship in 2014. 
  • It was rumored that Ashanti was in a relationship with her long-time producer, Chink Santana in 2005 when she was in a relationship with Nelly. Ashanti broke up with Chink after knowing that he was dating another girl.
  • After broking up with her long-time boyfriend Nelly, Ashanti was seen hanging with 49 years Athlete Darnell Dockett who hails from San Francisco. She appeared with Darnell on the show "The Meredith Vieira Show" in 2015. However, in 2016 the duo marked a full stop in their relationship after the wife of Darnell threatened to ruin their relationship. 
  • After heartbreak up with her loving boyfriend, She was spotted with Huston Rockets player James Harden in Las Vegas.  But her relationship with James was like a fun and friendly one and didn't want the media and public to know about it. Ashanti was also rumored to have dated comedian Michael Blackson. But she has never confirmed the relationship.  
  • As of now, the 40 years beauty is dating rapper Joyner Lucas. The possibility of their love relationship arises after they collab together in the recent music video "Fall Slowly". In the music video, they are seen kissing each other like real partners. So their fans have started to detect their hidden personal life. But most people believe that the two are really dating in real life too.

What is Ashanti net worth?

  • Ashanti's career as a successful music artist has made her a multi-millionaire. Her net worth is around $10 million as of April 2021. This Hip hop artist worked very hard in her initial stage and now she is enjoying the sweet harvest.
  • Most of her income comes from her albums, concerts plus music festivals. Throughout her career, Ashanti has sold over 27 million records worldwide. Her average salary is roughly calculated as $500 thousand per year which includes the payment for her role in the films and TV series too as well as from endorsement deals. 
  • In 2002, Ashanti released her eponymous debut album, which sold over 505,000 copies throughout the U.S. in its first week of release.  The album has since been certified triple platinum in the United States and sold six million copies worldwide by the end of 2003.
  • In 2003, Ashanti released her second album, Chapter II, which debuted at number one on the Billboard 200, with first-week sales of 326,000 copies in the U.S. The album went platinum, selling over 1.5 million copies in the U.S. since its release. In 2004, Ashanti released her third studio album, Concrete Rose debuted at number seven in the U.S., with first-week sales of 254,000 copies. 
  • She owns a family property in one of the world's expensive city New York. She has brought her own mansion in Old Westbury, New York which is worth Million dollars. Her car collection includes a Rolls Royce, Mercedes, and Vintage. 

How tall is Ashanti?

  • Ashanti is 5 ft 7 inches tall and weighs 64 Kg. She has got a perfect hourglass body. Her attractive and model-like body figure measures 34-22-38 inches. She wears a 38B (US) size Bra and 7 (US) size shoes. Her dress size is 6 (US). 
  • She has a pair of black eyes. The gorgeous lady looks very beautiful in her long straight black hair. 

Facts About Ashanti

  • #1 She is the second artist (after The Beatles) to have first three chart entries in the top ten of the Billboard Hot 100 simultaneously.
  • #2 She made her feature film debut in Coach Carter in 2005.
  • #3Ashanti's mother discovered her full singing potential at age 12.
  • #4While attending high school, she began to write songs.
  • #5She got her first taste of acting as a child extra in Spike Lee's Malcolm X (1992).
  • #6Ashanti was first noticed by Irv Gotti because of her vocal skills.
  • #7 Ashanti collaborated with Michelle Obama in a public Awareness video in 2015.
  • #8Ashanti has a lyric soprano voice type.
  • #9She cites Mary J. Blige as the main reason she wanted to pursue a singing career.
  • #10She helped raise money for the Hurricane Katrina victims and storm evacuees in 2005.