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Ashanti

With hitmaker Irv Gotti at the helm, Ashanti blasted into the urban music scene in 2002, topping the charts with multiple singles at once. She quickly became a sensation, gracing the covers of magazines and dominating urban radio. Ashanti built her reputation with duets, where she would complement an already popular rapper -- Ja Rule ("Always on Time"), Fat Joe ("What's Luv?"), the Notorious B.I.G. ("Unfoolish") -- contrasting the tough-guy male perspective with her own. It didn't take the young vocalist long to make a name for herself though: her debut album topped the Billboard album chart just as her debut solo single, "Foolish," was topping the Hot 100 chart. Her presence was inescapable.

Ashanti's overnight jump to superstardom followed that of Ja Rule, a similar urban music sensation helmed by Gotti. The New York producer took notice of Ashanti initially because of her beauty, dancing, and acting. She trained as a dancer at the Bernice Johnson Cultural Arts Center, learning a number of dance styles. She danced most notably in Disney's Polly, which starred Phylicia Rashad, and also appeared in a number of big-name music videos, in addition to other dance work. As an actress, she made a name for herself with roles in Spike Lee's Malcolm X and Who's da Man before that. The multi-talented vocalist was causing quite a stir, and Gotti did what he could to bring her into his Murder Inc fold. After showcasing her swooning voice on Big Pun's "How We Roll" and the Fast and Furious soundtrack -- both in 2001 -- Gotti put Ashanti to work on her debut album, which he produced.

Success came quickly. A duet with Ja Rule, "Always on Time," hit number one on Billboard's Hot 100 chart in early 2002 just as a duet with Fat Joe, "What's Luv?," was creeping toward the same number one position. These two airplay-heavy singles set the stage perfectly for Ashanti's self-titled debut release. The album's lead single, "Foolish," raced up the Hot 100 chart, entering the Top Ten in March alongside "Always on Time" and "What's Luv?," giving her three Top Ten songs in the same week, including the number one and two positions -- a quite spectacular feat. And then Ashanti's album debuted at number one on the album chart, selling an astounding 500,000-plus copies in its first week. With all this chart-topping, Ashanti set some sales records and her success continued. Gotti readied a remix of "Foolish," titled "Unfoolish," that featured the Notorious B.I.G. and again overtook urban radio, where no artist was more omnipresent throughout 2002 than Ashanti.

She returned the following year with Chapter II, which likewise topped the Billboard album chart on the heels of its hot lead single, "Rock wit U (Awww Baby)." The album's success was somewhat eclipsed, however, by all the negative drama surrounding the Murder Inc camp at the time (i.e., an FBI investigation and a G-Unit feud). A Christmas album followed late that year. Concrete Rose appeared in December 2004 and debuted at number seven on the Billboard 200. Though she remained with The Inc for 2008's The Declaration, she sought out a number of songwriters and producers outside the label's in-house team, including Akon, Babyface, and Mario Winans. Highlighted by "The Way That I Love You" and "Good Good," it debuted at number six. Ashanti and the label subsequently parted ways. During the summer of 2009, Ashanti starred as Dorothy in a New York City stage production of The Wiz. Additional acting gigs and television appearances followed, including a role in the series Army Wives. In March 2014, over two years after its intended lead single ("The Woman You Love") was released, Ashanti released Braveheart, her first album for the eOne label. ~ Jason Birchmeier
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Selected Discography

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Track List: Braveheart

1. Intro - Braveheart

2. No Where

3. Runaway

4. Count

5. Early In The Morning

6. 3 Words

7. Love Games

8. Scars

9. Never Should Have

10. She Can't

11. Don't Tell Me No

12. I Got It

13. First Real Love / Outro

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Track List: The Declaration

1. Intro

3. You're Gonna Miss

4. So Over You

5. Struggle

6. Girlfriend

7. Things You Make Me Do

8. In These Streets

9. Good Good

10. Body On Me

11. Mother

12. Shine

13. The Declaration

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Track List: Concrete Rose

1. Concrete Rose Intro

2. Still Down (feat. T.I.)

3. Message To The Fans (Skit)

4. Only U

5. Focus

6. Don't Let Them

7. Love Again

8. Take Me Tonight (feat. Lloyd)

9. U

10. Every Lil' Thing

11. Turn It Up (feat. Ja Rule)

12. Buck 3000 (Skit)

13. So Hot

14. Don't Leave Me Alone (feat. 7 Aurelius)

15. Sister Stories (feat. Shi Shi) (Skit)

16. Freedom

17. Wonderful Remix (feat. Ja Rule)

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Track List: Chapter II

1. Intro / Medley

2. Shany's World (feat. Chink Santana)

3. Rock Wit U (Aww Baby)

4. What Are They Gonna Say Now (Skit)

5. Breakup 2 Makeup

6. I Found Lovin'

7. Rain On Me

8. Then Ya Gone (feat. Chink Santana)

9. Living My Life

10. Black Child (Skit)

11. Feel So Good

12. Carry On

13. The Sugar Shack (Skit)

14. The Story Of 2

15. Ohhh Ahhh

16. Shany Shia

17. Sweet Baby

18. U Say, I Say (feat. Gunnz)

19. I Don't Mind

20. Outro (feat Chink Santana)

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Track List: Ashanti (Explicit)

1. Intro

2. Foolish

3. Happy

4. Leaving (Always On Time Part II)

5. Narrative Call (Skit)

6. Call

7. Scared

8. Rescue

9. Baby

10. VooDoo

11. Movies

12. Fight (Over Skit)

13. Over

14. Unfoolish

15. Shi Shi (Skit)

16. Dreams

17. Thank You

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Track List: Braveheart (Deluxe Edition)

1. Intro - Braveheart

2. No Where

3. Runaway

4. Count

5. Early In The Morning

6. 3 Words

7. Love Games

8. Scars

9. Never Should Have

10. She Can't

11. Don't Tell Me No

12. I Got It (Feat. Rick Ross)

13. First Real Love/Outro

14. Perfect So Far

15. Never Too Far Away

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Track List: Never Should Have (Single)

1. Never Should Have

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Track List: That's What We Do (Single)

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Track List: The Way That I Love You (Radio Single)

1. The Way That I Love You

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Track List: The Woman You Love (Single)

1. The Woman You Love

2. The Woman You Love

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Love this song!
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Murder inc...I'm lau
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Westcost bumping this in the earlys
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Love me sum Ashanti
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Love you Ashanti
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this is sum good s**t��
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love this
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Sexy!!!!!! Lady Ashanti, you go girl!��
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Princess Ashanti...ge t it girly!
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Ashanti is amazing voice ever
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DONT READ THIS. YOU WILL BE KISSED ON THE NEAREST BY THE LOVE OF YOUR LIFE.NOW YOU'VE STARTED READING THIS. DONT STOP READING THIS IS SO FREAKY.but if you read this and ignore it then you will have bad luck PUT THIS ON 15 SONGS IN 143 MINUTES.WHEN YOU ARE DONE PRESS THE SPACE BAR AND YOUR CRUSHS NAME WILL APPEAR IN BIG LETTERS ON THE SCREEN THIS IS SO CREEPY CUASE IT ACTUALLY WORKSLeave a comment…
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Girl! My days are cold without you.
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I love Ashanti Damm she is fine and love the music.
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I l��ve this song .... I hear it over and over
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So. Many originators and not enough respect for their talents
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Don't read this because it actually works. You will be kissed on the nearest Friday by the love of your life. However, if you do not post this, you will die in two days. Now you've started reading this, don't stop;this is so scary. Put this on at least 5 songs in 143 minutes. You will f6 and your lovers name will appear on the screen in big letters. This is so scary but it actually works
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Hi I like
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SEXY AF.
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M people in the first morning place half a dozen or more to go back and the best way of the day after day
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Don't read this bc it actually works. You will b kissed on the nearest Friday by theckove of your life. Tomorrow will b the best day if your life. However if u don't post this u will b injured (but u will not die) in two days. Niwcu started reading so don't stop. Post this on the next 143minutes. When you are done press f6 n ur lives name will appear on the screen in big letters. Thus us so scary bc it actually works
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Hey man
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Thank u pandora for keeplng a smile on my face ☺
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Don't read this becuase this actually works. You will be kissed on the nearest Friday By the love of your life. Tomorrow will be the best day of your life. However if you don't post this you will be injured in two days(you won't die). Now you stated now you don't stop. Post this on at least 5 other songs in the next 143 minutes . When you are done press f6 and your lovers name will appear on the screen. This is so scary it actually works.
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I WONT keep runnin back to YOU!!
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Celebrations of the lighter days to come and nature’s continuing cycle have been common throughout cultures and history with feasts, festivals, and holidays around the December Solstice.
Angels among us 
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WINTER SOLSTICE BEGINS TUESDAY, DECEMBER 22  !҉҈*•
The solstice that marks the onset of winter, at the time of the shortest day, about December 22 in the northern hemisphere and June 21 in the southern hemisphere.
Although winter is the season of dormancy, darkness, and cold, the December Solstice marks the turning of the Sun and the days slowly get longer.
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Wonderful Remix: The only time Ja Rule sounded good.
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I luv this song
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U are the best ever
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Happy: I LOVE MY OLD SCHOOL MUSIC
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Ashanti your music is amazing! It touches my soul! You go girl!!! Represent
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Love you Ashanti
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My all time favor song by Ashanti, brings back old memories.
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I like Ashanti, always have. Especially compared to headache hoes on the radio these days.
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Still my favorite song....Rain on me!!
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Who are those people on Ashanti's picture
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One of my best songs by ashanti
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Your my favorite Female vocalists and I wish I could meet you in person!!!!
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Don't read this because it actually works. You will be kissed by your lover on the nearest Friday. Tomorrow will be the best day of your life. Now that you are reading this don't stop. Post this on 5 songs in the next 143 minutes. Then press the f6 and your lovers name will appear in big letters. This is so scary it works
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This song makes you wannabe loved��I love this song��
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Hi my name is Jack Daniel Higgins I love you babe
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Love this song
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This was i somg ..
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I want to met you
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I Got Lot's To Live For
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I luv this song
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