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R&B Singer-Songwriter, Model & Actress Known for "Foolish"

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Ashanti Douglas, known mononymously as Ashanti, is a R&B singer-songwriter, model, and actress.

She was first discovered as a teenager and later signed to Murder Inc. in 2002. That same year, she was featured on Fat Joe's "What's Luv?" and Ja Rule's "Always on Time," both of which became two of the biggest hit songs of 2002; Ashanti became the first female artist to occupy the top two positions on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart simultaneously when "Foolish" and "What's Luv?" were at #1 and #2, respectively.

In 2002, Ashanti released her eponymous debut album, which sold over 505,000 copies throughout the U.S. in its first week of release. The album earned her many awards, including eight Billboard Music Awards, two American Music Awards, and a Grammy Award in 2003 for Best Contemporary R&B Album. The album has since been certified triple platinum in the United States and sold six million copies worldwide by the end of 2003. The lead single for the album, "Foolish," was a critical and commercial success; it reached #1 on the Billboard Hot 100. With "Foolish," she became the second artist (after The Beatles) to have their first three chart entries in the top ten of the Billboard Hot 100 simultaneously. Ashanti wrote and sang for Jennifer Lopez's "Ain't It Funny (Murder Remix)," which also reached #1 on the Billboard Hot 100.

In 2003, Ashanti released her second album, Chapter II, which debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200, with first-week sales of 326,000 copies in the U.S. The album went platinum, selling over 1.5 million copies in U.S. since its release. The album's singles, "Rock wit U (Awww Baby)" and "Rain on Me," were both commercial successes, peaking at #2 and #7 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, respectively. Chapter II was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Contemporary R&B Album, and "Rock wit U (Awww Baby)" and "Rain on Me" were each nominated in the categories of Best R&B Song and Best Female R&B Vocal Performance. In November 2003, Ashanti released a Christmas album titled Ashanti's Christmas, which was a modest commercial success.

In 2004, Ashanti released her third studio album, Concrete Rose, the title of which took on Tupac Shakur's pseudonym "The Rose That Grew from Concrete." The album debuted at #7 in the U.S., with first-week sales of 254,000 copies, and became her third platinum-certified album. The first single, "Only U," reached #13 on the Billboard Hot 100 and became her biggest hit in the United Kingdom, peaking at #2. A second single, the ballad "Don't Let Them," garnered little chart success after Def Jam refused to fund a music video due to Irv Gotti's legal troubles during his money laundering trial. Her subsequent albums, including The Declaration (2008) and Braveheart (2014), the latter of which was released independently, were less successful.

Aside from music, Ashanti has also acted in various productions. In 2005, she made her feature film debut in Coach Carter alongside Samuel L. Jackson, as well as starring as Dorothy Gale in the made-for-television film The Muppets' Wizard of Oz, which pulled in nearly 8 million viewers when it premiered. She has since appeared in the films John Tucker Must Die (2006) and Resident Evil: Extinction (2007).

Ashanti is featured on The Hamilton Mixtape, in which she interprets the song "Helpless" alongside longtime collaborator Ja Rule. Her musical influences include Ella Fitzgerald, Whitney Houston, Mary J. Blige, and Michael Jackson.

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    Booking fees for Ashanti, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Ashanti, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • WHO IS THE AGENT FOR Ashanti?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Ashanti for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Ashanti for your next private or corporate function.
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    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Ashanti or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Ashanti or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.
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Ashanti

R&B Singer-Songwriter, Model & Actress Known for "Foolish"

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Ashanti Biography

Ashanti Douglas, known mononymously as Ashanti, is a R&B singer-songwriter, model, and actress.

She was first discovered as a teenager and later signed to Murder Inc. in 2002. That same year, she was featured on Fat Joe's "What's Luv?" and Ja Rule's "Always on Time," both of which became two of the biggest hit songs of 2002; Ashanti became the first female artist to occupy the top two positions on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart simultaneously when "Foolish" and "What's Luv?" were at #1 and #2, respectively.

In 2002, Ashanti released her eponymous debut album, which sold over 505,000 copies throughout the U.S. in its first week of release. The album earned her many awards, including eight Billboard Music Awards, two American Music Awards, and a Grammy Award in 2003 for Best Contemporary R&B Album. The album has since been certified triple platinum in the United States and sold six million copies worldwide by the end of 2003. The lead single for the album, "Foolish," was a critical and commercial success; it reached #1 on the Billboard Hot 100. With "Foolish," she became the second artist (after The Beatles) to have their first three chart entries in the top ten of the Billboard Hot 100 simultaneously. Ashanti wrote and sang for Jennifer Lopez's "Ain't It Funny (Murder Remix)," which also reached #1 on the Billboard Hot 100.

In 2003, Ashanti released her second album, Chapter II, which debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200, with first-week sales of 326,000 copies in the U.S. The album went platinum, selling over 1.5 million copies in U.S. since its release. The album's singles, "Rock wit U (Awww Baby)" and "Rain on Me," were both commercial successes, peaking at #2 and #7 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, respectively. Chapter II was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Contemporary R&B Album, and "Rock wit U (Awww Baby)" and "Rain on Me" were each nominated in the categories of Best R&B Song and Best Female R&B Vocal Performance. In November 2003, Ashanti released a Christmas album titled Ashanti's Christmas, which was a modest commercial success.

In 2004, Ashanti released her third studio album, Concrete Rose, the title of which took on Tupac Shakur's pseudonym "The Rose That Grew from Concrete." The album debuted at #7 in the U.S., with first-week sales of 254,000 copies, and became her third platinum-certified album. The first single, "Only U," reached #13 on the Billboard Hot 100 and became her biggest hit in the United Kingdom, peaking at #2. A second single, the ballad "Don't Let Them," garnered little chart success after Def Jam refused to fund a music video due to Irv Gotti's legal troubles during his money laundering trial. Her subsequent albums, including The Declaration (2008) and Braveheart (2014), the latter of which was released independently, were less successful.

Aside from music, Ashanti has also acted in various productions. In 2005, she made her feature film debut in Coach Carter alongside Samuel L. Jackson, as well as starring as Dorothy Gale in the made-for-television film The Muppets' Wizard of Oz, which pulled in nearly 8 million viewers when it premiered. She has since appeared in the films John Tucker Must Die (2006) and Resident Evil: Extinction (2007).

Ashanti is featured on The Hamilton Mixtape, in which she interprets the song "Helpless" alongside longtime collaborator Ja Rule. Her musical influences include Ella Fitzgerald, Whitney Houston, Mary J. Blige, and Michael Jackson.

Ashanti Videos

  • Ashanti - Foolish (Live)
  • Ashanti Teases New Music, Talks 'Foolish' Era & More | Up Close ...
  • Ja Rule & Ashanti LIVE in Dallas

FAQs on booking Ashanti

  • How to book Ashanti?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Ashanti for both live and virtual events for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment. Fill out a booking request form for Ashanti, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Ashanti or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Ashanti?

    Booking fees for Ashanti, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Ashanti, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Ashanti?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Ashanti for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Ashanti for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Ashanti or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Ashanti or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Ashanti is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Ashanti for your event is $50,000 - $100,000. Ashanti generally travels from New York, NY, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Nicki Minaj, Kelly Rowland, Teyana Taylor, Jazmine Sullivan and Keri Hilson. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Ashanti for an upcoming live or virtual event.

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  • Ashanti - Foolish (Live)
    Ashanti Teases New Music, Talks 'Foolish' Era & More | Up Close ...
  • Ja Rule & Ashanti LIVE in Dallas
    Ashanti - Foolish

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All American Entertainment (AAE) exclusively represents the interests of talent buyers, and does not claim to be the agency or management for any speaker or artist on this site. AAE is a talent booking agency for paid events only. We do not handle requests for donation of time or media requests for interviews, and cannot provide celebrity contact information.

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