Ashanti Shequoiya Douglas, commonly known by her first name, is American singer, actress and record producer. She gained international fame in 2002, with a release of her first eponymous album, which received Gold certification after one week in the stores. It made Ashanti the best selling new female singer of all time, leaving Lauryn Hill and Alicia Keys behind. The same week Ashanti set one more record: with “What’s Love” and “Foolish” reigning over nearly every radio station in U.S., Ashanti became the first female artist to simultaneously hold No.1 and No.2 spots on Billboard Hot 100. Ashanti net worth is currently estimated at $40 million.
As if two top singles were not enough, soon Ashanti’s third single “Always on time” climbed to the top of the charts, making her the only woman in history that has ever accomplished this goal and the second artist after the legendary 60s band The Beatles. Needless to say that by the time Ashanti net worth was growing at the speed of light. In 2003 her eponymous album garnered Ashanti a Grammy for Best Contemporary R&B album.
After the year 2002-2003, Ashanti’s career slowed down, but only enough for her to stop breaking the records. She kept the place among the most popular female artists and finished the decade as the third most popular new R&B singer after Alicia and Beyonce. She was rated 38th on the Top Artist of the Decade list and till this day holds a place within top twenty list of the Best Selling Music Singles since 1990 for her track “Foolish”. 15 million albums she sold during this period not only boosted Ashanti net worth, it also benefitted her record label.
Not a lot of people known that Ashanti is also an author of Jennifer Lopez single “Ain’t it Funny (Murder remix)”. If we take this into account, it means that she was simultaneously responsible for 4 out of 10 top hits on Billboard 100. No wonder the same year Ashanti was named “Princess of hip-hop and R&B”, garnered two American Music Awards and eight Billboard statues. Within six years that followed Ashanti released an average of two Billboard Hot 100 singles per year, not letting the audience to forget about herself even for one minute.
Needless to say, being one of the most popular women in entertainment business Ashanti received numerous endorsement offers. She advertised such fashionable lines as Mudd Jeans and Gap. When asked which artists had the biggest influence on her own style of music, Ashanti named Madonna, Prince, Whitney Houston, Janet Jackson, Mary J. Blige, Tupac Shakur, Smokey Robinson, Ella Fitzgerald, Blue Magic and Donna Summer. For today, both Ashanti net worth and her fame stands equal to her divas’ success.