Ashanti (singer)

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Name
Ashanti (singer) Gender: F
Ashanti Shequoiya Douglas
born on 13 October 1980 at 13:32 (= 1:32 PM )
Place Glen Cove, New York, 40n52, 73w38
Timezone EDT h4w (is daylight saving time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Astrodienst
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_libcol.18.gif 20°32' s_mo.18.gif s_sagcol.18.gif 11°02 Asc.s_capcol.18.gif 09°18'



Ashanti (singer) (2012)
photo: Monique Tatum, license cc-by-sa-2.0

Biography

American singer, songwriter, record producer, dancer and actress. She was first discovered as a teenager and later signed to Murder Inc. in 2002. That year, she was featured on Fat Joe's "What’s Luv?" and Ja Rule's "Always on Time", both of which became two of the biggest hit songs of 2002; Ashanti became the first female artist to occupy the top two positions on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart simultaneously when "Foolish" and "What's Luv?" were at numbers one and two, respectively.

Aside from music, Ashanti has also acted in various productions. In 2005, she made her feature film debut in Coach Carter alongside Samuel L. Jackson, as well as starring as Dorothy Gale in the made-for-television film The Muppets' Wizard of Oz, which pulled in nearly 8 million viewers when it premiered. She has since appeared in the films John Tucker Must Die (2006) and Resident Evil: Extinction (2007).

Her mother, Tina Douglas, is a former dance teacher, and her father, Ken-Kaide Thomas Douglas, is a former singer. Her mother named her after the Ashanti Empire in Ghana; in this nation, women had power and influence, and Tina wanted her daughter to follow that model. Her grandfather, James, was a civil rights activist who associated with Martin Luther King, Jr. in the 1960s.

Link to Wikipedia biography

Relationships

  • associate relationship with Lopez, Jennifer (born 24 July 1969). Notes: collaborators

Source Notes

Kevin Cee sent a link to a TV interview, showing the family's birth announcement for their daughter: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iorBtnutR1I&t=05m09s

Categories

  • Vocation : Entertainment : Actor/ Actress
  • Vocation : Entertainment : Live Stage (concerts, performances, theatre)
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Dancer/ Teacher
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Song writer
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Vocalist/ Pop, Rock, etc. (singer, songwriter)
  • Vocation : Entertain/Business : Entertain Producer (record producer)
  • Notable : Awards : Grammy