Ashanti Net Worth
|Date of Birth
|October 23, 1980
|41 years old
|5 ft 3 in (1.6 m)
Ashanti is a famous American singer-songwriter and actress whose net worth approximately around at is $8 million.
Ashanti has had a remarkably successful career, making her among the most famous women in music. She has an impressive acting career, and she has several notable credits to her name
Ashanti Early Life
Ashanti Sequoia Douglas’ full name is Ashanti Sequoia. She was born in 1980, on the 23rd of October in Glen Cove, NY (New York). Her mother comes from a musical background, as she used to be a dancer and her father used to be a singer.
Ashanti Sequoia was named to her after the Ashanti Empire (1670 to 1957), which ruled Ghana. Like most other young girls, Ashanti liked to sing along to different pop songs. Ashanti’s mother heard her singing along to a song by Mary J. Blige song. When she was 12 years old and instantly realized her daughter had serious musical talent.
However, Ashanti has had her first forays into the world of entertainment as an actress. She was frequently extra in various films, appearing in numerous music videos as a child. She had an amazing voice, but she struggled to get her career off the ground.
She had many offers from different studios, but she wasn’t sure which one to choose. At this point, she decided to start networking and forming connections at the studio where she would eventually be hired. Murder, Inc. Records in the hopes that they might be noticed.
Ashanti Personal Life
Ashanti began dating rapper/singer Nelly in 2003. After nine years together, they broke up in 2012. She was also known for dating musician Chink Santana. Was also in a relationship with American football player DeSean Jackson from 2013 to 2015. She dated Darnell Dockett in 2015. But they split up in 2016.
She has a soprano-type voice. She was influenced by artists including Mary J., Blige, Michael Jackson, Whitney Houston, Prince, Tupac Shakur, and Ella Fitzgerald. Ashanti teamed up with other artists to raise money for cancer research in 2009.
Ashanti Age, Height & Weight
Being born in 1980, on the 23rd, of October “Ashanti” age is 41 years old as of today’s date and his height is 5 feet 3 inches tall, (1.6 m) and his weight is 50 kilograms as of 2022.
Soon after, Irv Gotti, who was working for Murder Inc., noticed Ashanti’s potential and offered her a contract. He often encouraged her not to be shy and to write hooks for his rap songs and sing on them.
After appearing on tracks with Big Pun and Cadillac Tah it was only a matter of time before Ashanti got a major record deal. That moment came when the young vocalist released not one but two major hit singles featuring her. The first was the hit song from the early 2000s, What’s Luv?, by Fat Joe.
The second song was “Always On Time.” Both tracks were released simultaneously, reaching the top two spots on the charts. This success launched Ashantas’s career in earnest and prompted people to wonder, “Who is this girl?”. She answered with a debut single in 2002 called Foolish.
Although it was her first really good song, it’s still her best – even today. Foolish spent 10 weeks at the top of Billboard Hot 100 and formed part of her self-titled album later that year, which was titled, Ashanti. She had an album that topped the Billboard Top 200, and it has sold over six million units worldwide. For this achievement, she was awarded a Grammy.
Ashanti’s second album was “Chapter II” and it was released in 2003. Her second album was not as successful as her first album but still went platinum. The album also included the hit “Rock With You,” which reached the number one spot on the charts. After releasing a Christmas album, Ashanti released Concrete Rose.
This album also did well, reaching platinum status, and achieved notoriety in the UK with its lead single, “Only You,” in 2005. Ashanti then shifted her attention more towards performing and booking a role in the film, Coach Carter. That year, she was also in The Muppets’ Wizard of Oz. She played a prominent role in John Tucker’s must die before following up with an appearance in Resident Evil: Extinction.
Ashanti returned to the music scene with her fourth album, “The Declaration” in 2008. Sales weren’t anywhere near as impressive as her last three albums. The song, “The way that I love you,” reached the number two spot on the charts. She left Murder, Inc. in 2009. They publicly denied having any feud, but they didn’t speak to each other for a long time during the period.
Jonathan Bachman/ Getty Images was the beginning of a long break from music for Ashanti. She would only return in 2011 when she appeared in the musical The Wizard of Oz. That year, she released singles that would eventually comprise her fifth studio album, “Braveheart”. Notable tracks from the album include “The Woman I Love,” which features Busta Rhymes, and “No One Greater.” The album would not be released until 2014, however, so Ashanti had time to return to acting.
She joined the seventh season of Army Wives with an ongoing role, although the series ended a year later. During this period, he also appeared in an episode and a movie of Law & order and in a Christmas movie. Braveheart was released in 2014 and was praised for its innovative sound and empowering lyrics.
For the next few months, Ashanti was relatively silent in terms of her musical activities. She collaborated with other artists during this time, most prominently for “The Hamilton Mixtape.” After many announcements and rumors, she finally announced in 2017 that her 7th studio album would be a collaborative effort with Ja Rule. In 2019, she released her first single collaborated with Afro B on Pretty Little Thing and produced a short film called Stuck.
Awards & Achievements
Ashanti won the Grammy award for Best Contemporary/R’n’B album in 2003. She has won four Souls Tran Awards from seven nominations. She is the winner of 8 Billboard Awards and has been nominated for 8 American Music Awards and she has won 2 out of 8 nominations. She was nominated for an NAACP Image Award in 2010. She has been nominated for several other awards including ASCAP Pop Music Awards and MOBO Awards many more.
Ashanti Net Worth
Ashanti has an approximate net worth of more than $8 million as of 2022. She sold her albums for a lot of money. She had her first album released at age 16, and it was a multi-platinum album, selling more than three million copies worldwide. She has also built up a large fortune through appearances in films. She has also done some concerts, sponsored events, and promotions. She has appeared as a featured artist for many other artists including Ja Rule, Fat Joe, Lloyd, 2Pac, Nellie, and Plies.
Ashanti is considered to be one of the most popular female singers in the world. She has released many hits in her career. She has also released several non-album singles and will be releasing the single “Say, Less.” Her fame also made her appearance in many films and has even been featured in 2009, in the theater production of The Wiz.
Ashanti Shequoiya Douglas is an American musician, singer, songwriter, dancer, actress, and producer, She is best known as the singer who added R&B vocals to hit songs including Fat Joe’s “What’s Luv” and Ja Rule’s “Down 4 U.”
Today, Ashanti has an estimated net worth of approximately $8 million dollars.