Ashanti is a well-known American singer who is also an actress, dancer, record producer, and songwriter. She began her career as a teenager and had released five studio albums. Ashanti has released many git singles like “Foolish,” “Happy,” “Baby,” “Rock Wit U (Awww Baby),” and “Only U.” Let’s find out how much is Ashanti’s net worth in 2018.
Ashanti Early Life
Ashanti Shequoiya Douglas was born on October 13, 1980, in Glen Cove, New York to her parents Tina Douglas and Ken-Kaide Thomas Douglas. She began singing at a very young age.
She started writing songs when she was in high school. When she grew up, Ashanti began performing in local talent shows and small festivals.
In 2003, Ashanti began dating rapper Nelly. The couple broke up after nine years in 2012. She was also known to be dating writer Chink Santana. From 2013 to 2015, she was in a relationship with American football player DeSean Jackson. In 2015, she was in a relationship with Darnell Dockett. They split up in 2016.
She is known to have a soprano type of voice. She was influenced by Mary J, Blige, Michael Jackson, Whitney Houston, Prince, Tupac Shakur, and Ella Fitzgerald. In 2009, Ashanti teamed up with several other artists to raise money for cancer research.
Ashanti Career, Awards & Achievement
In the beginning, Ashanti appeared in the background vocals of the single “How We Roll” by Big Pun. She has also appeared in the songs “Just Like a Thug” and “Pov City Anthem” by Cadillac Tah.
In 2002, she released her self-titled debut album. It became a number one album in the United States and went on to sell over 3 million records. Her second album called ‘Chapter II’ was released in 2003. This too became a platinum-certified album.
She released her third album entitled ‘Concrete Rose’ in December 2004. This was followed by releasing the album ‘The Declaration.’ In 2014, she released her fifth studio album ‘BraveHeart’. Ashanti is set to release her sixth studio album in 2018.
She has also released a Christmas album ‘Ashanti’s Christmas’ in November 2003. Ashanti has released two EPS including ‘7 Series Sampler’. She has released compilation albums, ‘Collectables by Ashanti,’ ‘Can’t Stop,’ and ‘The Vault.’
Ashanti has appeared in many films. In 2004, she was seen in the film ‘Bride and Prejudice’. Her other film roles include ‘John Tucker Must Die’, ‘Resident Evil: Extinction’, ‘The Muppet’s Wizard of Oz’, and ‘Mothers and Daughters’.
Awards & Achievements
In 2003, Ashanti won the Grammy Award for Best Contemporary/R&B Album. She has won four Soul Tran Awards from seven nominations. She is the winner of 8 Billboard Awards and has won 2 American Music Awards out of 8 nominations. In 2010, she was nominated for the NAACP Image Awards. Other awards won by her include ASCAP Pop Music Awards, MOBO Awards, and Teen Choice Awards.
Net Worth of Ashanti
Ashanti has an estimated net worth of more than $20 million. This fortune comes from the sale of her albums. Her debut album was a multi-platinum album and she has sold more than 3 million copies in the world. Part of her wealth also comes by appearing in films. She has also done a number of concerts, sponsorships, and promotions. She has appeared as a featured artist for many other artists like Ja Rule, Fat Joe, Lloyd, 2Pac, Nelly, and Plies.
Ashanti is considered one of the most popular singers in the world. She has released many hit singles in her career. She has also released non-album singles and is set to release the single “Say Less.” Her popularity also made her appear in many films and has also appeared in the theater production of ‘The Wiz’ in 2009.