|Real Name/Full Name||Ashanti Shequoiya Douglas|
|Nick Name/Celebrated Name:||Ashanti|
|Birth Place:||Glen Cove, New York, U.S.A|
|Date Of Birth/Birthday:||13 October 1980|
|Age/How Old:||42 years old|
|Height/How Tall:||In Centimetres – 160 cm
In Feet and Inches – 5′ 3″
|Weight:||In Kilograms – 51 Kg
In Pounds – 112 lbs
|Eye Color:||Dark Brown|
|Parents Name:||Father –Ken-Kaide Thomas Douglas
Mother –Tina Douglas
|Profession:||Songwriter, Singer, Dancer, Record Producer, Actress, Dancer|
|Net Worth:||$10 million|
|Last Updated:||March 2023|
Ashanti Shequoiya Douglas, popularly known as Ashanti, is a renowned singer not only an American celebrity but also has fans worldwide. Having discovered her talent at a young age, she focused on developing it, and now she is enjoying the fruits of her hard work. She has won several awards and has been nominated on many occasions. Currently, she is worth millions of dollars. Her songs have been a hit, and most of her albums have sold over millions of copies. She is still single and has no children of her own.
Well, how well do you know about Ashanti? If not much, here is what we know about Ashanti to date.
Biography and Early Life
Ashanti Shequoiya Douglas was born on 13th October 1980 in Glen Cove, New York, United States of America. Her parents are Tina and Thomas Douglas. Ashanti has a sister, Kenashia. She developed an interest in singing and dancing at a tender age. By the time she was in high school, she had begun writing her songs. She was actively involved in the local talent shows and other musical or drama events.
Generally, Ashanti is a talented soprano voice singer. She claims to have been mentored by popular artists such as Michael Jackson, Mary J, Whitney Houston. Tupac Shakur, Blige, and Ella Fitzgerald.
Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement
So, how old is Ashanti in 2023 and what is her height and weight? Well, Ashanti’s age is 42 years old as of today’s date 28th March 2023 having been born on 13 October 1980. Though, she is 5′ 3″ in feet and inches and 160 cm in Centimetres tall, she weighs about 112 lbs in Pound and 51kg in Kilograms. Her eye color is Dark Brown and hair color is Black.
She joined a local high school and graduated in 1998. While at school, she was on and off since she had to record her music. Her passion for music negatively affected her academics. Despite getting a full scholarship to enroll in Hampton University in Virginia, she chooses music over education. Thus, after high school, she engaged in musical activity on a full-time basis.
Personal Life: Dating, Boyfriends, Husband, Kids
She has entered into a love relationship on several occasions, but it has not led to marriage. Her first long-time boyfriend was Nelly, a rapper. Having dated the rapper since 2003 for nine years, they broke up in 2012. She entered another relationship that lasted from 2013 to 2015 with Clink. In 2015 she dated DeSean. The same year, they broke, and she dated Darnell until 2016.
Is Ashanti Lesbian?
No. She is straight. She has shown interest in engaging in an opposite gender love relationship on several attempts. Currently, she has broken up with her four boyfriends. None of the relationships led to marriage or a child. Thus, it is evident that Ashanti is neither a gay nor a lesbian.
She began her professional singing career as a background vocalist in the song ‘How We Roll’ by artist Big Pun, ‘Pov City Anthem’ sang by Cadillac Tah, and ‘Just Like a Thug.’ Collaborating with other artists in 2009, they raised cancer funds.
She also did her solo. Her first album was released in 2002, titled debut album. The album was such a hit that it ranked number one across America. The album was the most selling, with over 3 million records sold. In 2003, she released the ‘Ashanti’s Christmas’ album.
Later, she released the album ‘Chapter II.’ Just like her first album, the album was a hit and won the platinum album certification. In 2004, she released another album, ‘Concrete Rose.’ Other popular albums she has recently released include ‘The Declaration,’ ‘Brave Heart’ released in 2014, and an audio album released in 2018. She has also released a mixed album including ‘The Vault’, ‘Can’t Stop’, and ‘Collectables by Ashanti’.
As an actor, she has featured in popular films such as ‘The Muppet’s Wizard of Oz’, ‘Resident Evil: Extinction, ‘Mothers and Daughters’, and ‘John Trucker Must Die’.
- Grammy Award winner for Best Contemporary/R&B Album in 2003
- Soul Tran Award winner (four times after seven nominations)
- Billboards Award winner (eight times)
- American Music Award winner (two times after eight nominations)
- NAACP Image Awards nominations in 2010
- ASCAP Pop Music Awards winner
- MOBO Awards winner
- Teen Choice Awards
Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of Ashanti in 2023
As of 2023, Ashanti’s net worth is $10 million. Her main income source is from her musical career, having her major share of her income from selling her song albums. For instance, her debut album has sold more than 3 million copies. Currently, her albums have sold over 20 million copies across the globe. Besides, other income sources come from her acting career. She has also collaborated with popular artists such as Plies, Lloyd, Nelly, Ja Rule, 2Pac, and Flat Joe.
Some Interesting Facts You Need To Know
She maintains a strict pescatarian diet to keep maintaining a healthy body shape with less extra fats. She was largely influenced by her sister to keep checking her diet.
Ashanti is currently a millionaire after developing her talent. She is a famous singer and an actor. Furthermore, the singer has done solo albums and has teamed up with other popular artists to produce hit albums. Besides, she has used her fame to raise funds for cancer purposes with other artists’ help. Despite living a single life, she affords a luxurious lifestyle for herself. She has no children of her own yet.