Concrete Roses Ashanti began singing in a gospel choir when she was just six years old.
The following year, Ashanti again drew rave reviews with her second album, 2003's Chapter Two. The album was also certified double platinum in the US and received gold certification in the UK.
As soon as the single "Rock Wit U (Awww Baby)" hit the music shelves, it peaked at No. With 2004's Concrete Rose, Ashanti continued to attract public attention. As for her private life, Ashanti is currently dating rapper star Nelly.
Commenting about her role in the show, she said, "I had a lot of fun, a lot of fun. I guess just having that drive to be a singer; Dorothy wanted to get out of Kansas.
She wanted to make her life better so I can definitely relate to that." Fans will also see Ashanti in the upcoming John Tucker Must Die (2006), opposite Jessie Metcalfe.
While working in the studio for her debut album, Ashanti appeared alongside rapper Ja Rule on his smash "Always On Time," (2001) a duet that peaked at No. At about the same time, Ashanti was also featured on rapper Fat Joe's "What's Luv? In addition to her duets, Ashanti also penned a song for Jennifer Lopez titled "Ain't It Funny," which also followed the success of the previous, creeping toward the top ten position.
1 on Billboard's Hot 100 chart within two weeks of its release. " Like the previous, it also ripped apart the charts and soon climbed the top ten, landing at No. Through the singles, Ashanti was promoted to stardom."I want to create something so real and reflective that people just sit back and listen like, 'damn, was she in my window last night, because this really happened to me.' Everyone has gone through something that's on this album, and I want to be able to articulate their feelings." Ashanti Ashanti eventually released her self-titled debut album in 2001, in which she also penned all 12 tracks.With its lead single "Foolish," Ashanti began to cement a name for her self.Within a week of its release, the single topped the Hot 100 chart. At the same time her single raced up the Hot 100 chart, Ashanti's debut album also topped both the Billboard and R&B album charts.When it was launched in the UK, it also topped the charts, landing at No. The album also spawned two hit singles, " Happy" and "Baby." "Happy" peaked at No. It sold four million copies in US, 300,000 in UK and 6.5 million worldwide.As a result, the album was certified multi-platinum.