Ashanti

R&B Singer

Birthday October 13, 1980

Birth Sign Libra

Birthplace Glen Cove, NY

Age 43 years old

#1740 Most Popular

About

R&B singer best for her self-titled debut album, which yielded the hit song "Foolish" and set a record for opening week sales. 

Before Fame

She sang in the gospel choir when she was three and began writing songs in high school. She worked as an extra in two Spike Lee movies, including Malcolm X

Trivia

She had three top ten songs on the Billboard Hot 100 charts in the same week: "Foolish," "What's Luv?," and "Always on Time." This was a feat that had not been accomplished since The Beatles

Family Life

Her father was a singer and her mother was a dance teacher who sent out demo tapes to anyone who would listen. She was in a nine year relationship with rapper Nelly. They rekindled their relationship in 2023, and announced they were expecting a child together in December of that year. 

Associated With

She sang background vocals for Jennifer Lopez on the song "I'm Real (Murder Remix)."

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