Ashanti Shequoiya Douglas was born in Glen Cove, New York on 13th October 1980. He was born to Ken-Kaide Thomas Douglas and Tina Douglas. During her school days, she used to write lyrics of the songs and usually take part in singing competitions. She had an affair with rapper Nelly in 2003 but unfortunately, they broke up in 2012. She had many affairs with numerous people like writer Chink Santana.
For two years, Ashanti had affair with American football player DeSean Jackson after that she met Darnell Dockett in 2015 but they broke up after one year. She did some social work of cancer research in 2009 within a team. She has soaring kind of voice. She set Ella Fitzgerald, Mary J Blige, Tupac Shakur, Prince, Michael Jackson and Whitney Houston as her mentor.
Ashanti begins her acting career with background vocals of a song the “How We Roll” directed by Big Pun. She has also performed in “Pov City Anthem” and “Just Like a Thug” directed by Cadillac Tah. One of her blockbuster album was released in 2002 which grossed more than 3 million records in the USA. After one year she released another album, ‘Chapter II’ which was rewarded as a platinum-certified album.
In 2004 she has launched her 3rd album called as ‘Concrete Rose’. In the same year, she appeared in a movie ‘Bride and Prejudice’. And then she released an album ‘The Declaration.’ Her 5th album was released in 2014, named as ‘BraveHeart’.
Currently, she is working on her 6th album. In 2003, she released a special album ‘Ashanti’s Christmas’ about Christmas Eve. Her compilation of albums include; ‘Mothers and Daughters’, ‘Collectables by Ashanti’, ‘The Muppet’s Wizard of Oz’, ‘Can’t Stop,’ ‘7 Series Sampler’ which is included in EPS and ‘The Vault’. Other than albums she has also worked in movies like ‘Resident Evil: Extinction’ and ‘John Tucker Must Die’ which took her to heights of fame.
Awards & Achievements
Ashanti earned the Grammy Award for Best Contemporary/R&B Album back in 2003. She succeeded to win 8 Billboard Awards, 4 Soul Tran Awards out of 7 nominations, 2 American Music Awards out of eight nominations. Other winnings include Teen Choice Awards, ASCAP Pop Music Awards, and MOBO Awards. She was also nominated in 2010 for NAACP Image Awards.
Ashanti Net Worth
The total net worth of Ashanti is approximately $20 million. Most of the earnings are made via trade of her albums. More than 3 million copies of her multi-platinum debut album were sold globally. Not only albums but she has also found other ways of earning money that is, acting in films, promotions, concerts and numerous sponsorships.
She has worked with numerous famous artists like Fat Joe, Nelly, JA Rule, 2Pac, and Lloyd. Other than albums she released several singles as well and the most renounced was, “Say, Less.” Among her films, ‘The Wiz’ which was released in 2009 was the most profitable film in box office which gave her popularity all over the world.