Ashanti ShequoIya Douglas is an American singer and actress best known for her R&B tracks and collaborations with rappers such as Ja Rule and Fat Joe. Many of Ashanti’s albums and singles have reached the top of the Billboard charts and lingered there for months due to her smooth and seductive voice.
Her acting career is nearly as extensive as her singing career, with Coach Carter, Muppets’ Wizard of Oz, John Tucker Must Die, and Resident Evil: Extinction being among of her most popular films.
What is Ashanti’s Net Worth?
American singer and actress Ashanti has an estimated net worth of $8 million. The sales of her album collections are the source of Ashanti’s wealth. Her debut album was certified platinum, and she has sold more than three million copies worldwide.
By starring in motion pictures, she loses a chunk of her wealth. She has also participated in numerous exhibitions, sponsorships, and promotions.
Ashanti Shequoiya Douglas was born on October 13, 1980, in Glen Cove, Long Island, New York, to parents Tina Douglas (a dance instructor) and Kencaid Thomas Douglas (singer).
The mother of Ashanti urged her daughter to enroll in various dance classes, including tap, jazz, and expressive dancing. She has supported Ashanti’s dance career from the beginning. Regardless, her singing abilities were later found.
Very little is known about the life of Ashanti. Ashanti was rumored to be dating rapper Nelly in 2003, but the relationship ended in 2007.
Ashanti will turn 39 on October 13, 2019. In the 1980s and 1990s, she was brought to the stage through television commercials and music records. In 2001, Ashanti made her debut performance on Big Pun’s song “How We Roll.“
The next year, she released her debut single, “Foolish,” from her self-titled debut album, which dominated the R&B charts. Ashanti has now expanded into television and cinema, including appearances on “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” (2003), “Army Wives” (2013), and “John Tucker Must Die” (2006).
Ashanti established a SoundScan record for the best-selling debut album and earned a place in the Guinness Book of Records. 2003 saw the release of her second studio album, Ashanti CHAPTER II, which debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart.
While her studio albums “Concrete Rose” (2004) and “The Declaration” (2008) failed to satisfy the fans.
In addition to her singing career, Ashanti is also a well-known actor. Despite the fact that she had previously performed minor roles, her success in films continued to grow.
Ashanti was rumored to have dated rapper Nelly for a decade. 2014 marked the end of a relationship that had lasted since 2004.
Ashanti is recognized for her seductive and lovely soprano voice. Janet Jackson, Whitney Houston, and Mariah Carey are her primary musical influences, but Mary J. Blige motivated her to become a vocalist.
Ashanti has been highly engaged in different humanitarian endeavors over the years. With her debut single “Rain On Me,” she has raised awareness about domestic violence. All revenues from the sale of a $5 minidisc benefited domestic abuse organizations.
She also participated in fundraising for Hurricane Katrina relief. Ashanti’s additional charitable work includes fundraising for cancer research, empowering women, and the Jumpstart reading initiative.
As “Entertainer of the Year,” Ashanti received 8 Billboard Awards, 1 Grammy Award, 5 Grammy nominations, 2 American Music Awards, and the Soul Train Music Award.
In addition to her Grammy, she has won the MOBO (Music of Black Origin) Award, the Comet Award (Germany’s equivalent to the Grammy), the Teen Choice Award, and Nickelodeon’s Kid Choice Award.
She has also been nominated for several awards, including an NAACP Image Award for her work as “Kera” in “Coach Carter.”
Ashanti’s ethereal voice has brought her more fame and wealth than she could have imagined when she was a child dancing to Mary J. Blige.
She has an estimated net worth of $4 million due to her determination and forceful entry into Murder Inc almost two decades ago. Although she has not released a solo album in almost six years, she continues to record as a featured artist. Most recently, she appeared on “Nasty” by Da Baby with Megan Thee Stallion.