Ashanti Shequoiya Douglas is a famous singer, songwriter and record producer along with being an actress and a fantastic dancer. In the year 2001, she was discovered as a teenager and then she signed with Murder Inc. Records. In the year 2002, she released her debut album and sold around 505,000 copies in the United States. She has won many awards in her lifetime. She has also sung and wrote for Jennifer Lopez as a background singer. If you are interested in knowing more about the net worth of Ashanti in 2018, then you can read this article ahead.
Early Life & Biography
She was born on 13th October in the year 1980 in Glen Cove in New York. Her father named Ken Kaide who was a former singer and her mother named Tina Douglas was a dance teacher. Her grandfather was a civil rights’ activist and was associated with Martin Luther King. Her mother heard the singing of Ashanti and then came to know that she is full potential to sing songs when she was just 12 years old.
When she used to go to high school, she started writing songs. When she was a teenager, she used to perform in the local talent show and various small festivals. In the year 1992, she got the chance to perform as an actress in a movie. She has also made appearances in various music videos.
In the year 2003, she met with Nelly rapper and then they got into a relationship. Their relationship ended in the year 2012. Nothing much is known about her personal life at present as she has been focusing on her career after her breakup with Nelly. There is no news of her marriage or engagement till now.
Career, Awards & Nominations
Irv Gotti noticed her because of her vocal skills, and then he asked to perform Ashanti with his rap artists in duets. At that time, she proved that she is a fantastic singer. She was the first female who got her two songs in Billboard hot 100 at the same time. Her debut album made her win a lot of awards like Grammy Award, American music awards, Billboard awards and many more awards.
In the year 2003, she released her second album named Chapter II which also ranked on number one in the list of Billboard. Her song sold 326,000 copies in first week sales only in the US. Her album became platinum as there were 1.5 million copies were sold in the United States. She has also received a lifetime achievement award for her singing.
In the year 2005, she decided to focus on acting career and gave her debut with the movie, Coach Carter. Her 4th album titled The Declaration was released in the year 2008 and sold almost 86 thousand copies in the first week, and this was the lowest sale of her albums till now. She kept getting success through her songs and movies an now is famous worldwide for her singing and acting talent.
Net Worth & Earnings
The net worth of Ashanti is around $21 million which she has accumulated by singing. She has sung fantastic songs which ranked on top ranks in Billboard list. This made her millionaire soon, and she is also a philanthropist. She is a great fundraiser and donates a huge amount of money to various causes.
Ashanti is a superstar singer who became famous at an early age with her awesome songs. Her ost of songs ranked on the top list in Billboard songs. She became a millionaire at an early age of because of her hard work, dedication, and love of her fans.