Ashanti Biography, Age, Wiki, Height, Weight, Boyfriend, Family & More


Biography / Wiki

Music speaks what cannot be expressed, soothes the mind and gives it rest heals the heart, and makes it whole flows from heaven to the soul, this line is very well proved by Ashanti. She is best known as a Grammy award-winning American singer, songwriter, record producer, model, and actress. She gained huge popularity with her debut album “Ashanti”.

Her debut album was a huge success and also earned her many awards including a Grammy Award, eight Billboard Music Awards, and two American Music Awards.

Height / Weight / Age

Born on 13 October 1980, this renowned singer has turned 42 years old. She has a perfect height which is 160 centimeters and is 5’3” in feet & inches. She seems as fit as fiddle with a weight of 55 kilograms and 121 lbs in pounds.

Her beauty is enhanced by her black eyes and black hair. she is very conscious about her health and maintains her figure with the measurement of 34 inches breast, 23 inches waist, and 38 inches hips. Her bra size is 32C while her shoe size is 6 (US).

Net Worth

As an actor and singer-songwriter, Ashanti has earned a good amount of money from her profession. Having started her professional music career in the early 2000s, she has come a long way in becoming one of the most well-known R&B singer-songwriters in the music industry in her 20 years long career.

The major source of her income is surely her singles, albums, and series. According to the sources, her estimated net worth is $8 million approximately.

Education / Family

Born in Glen Cove, New York, United States, Ashanti belongs to the African-American ethnicity. She is the loving daughter of Tina Douglas (mother) and Ken-Kaide Thomas Douglas (father). Her father is a former singer while her mother is a former dance teacher.

She also has a sister named Kenashia Douglas. Moreover, she was raised with her sister in her hometown, New York. As for her education, she enrolled at Hampton University in Virginia on a track scholarship. However, she dropped from University in order to pursue her career as a singer.



Nick Name Shani
Birth Place Glen Cove, New York, United States
Date of birth 13 October 1980
Age 43 Years
Height In feet & inches: 5’3”

In centimeters: 160 cm

Weight In kilograms: 55 kg

In pounds: 121 lbs

Eye color Black
Hair color Black
Profession Actress, Singer, Songwriter, Record producer
Sexual orientation Straight
School Not Known
College Not Known
Religion Christianity
Nationality American
Home town Glen Cove, New York, United States
Zodiac Sign Libra
Fathers name Ken-Kaide Thomas Douglas
Mothers name Tina Douglas


Ashanti with her family
Ashanti with her family

Brothers Not Known
Sisters Kenashia Douglas

Career / Fashion and Style

Ashanti commenced her professional music career in the early 2000s by being a background vocalist on rapper Big Pun’s song “How We Roll”. The song got a huge success and she was appreciated a lot. Later in 2001, She then appeared on the “The Fast and the Furious” soundtrack.

The year 2002 proved as one of her luckiest years after she got featured on Ja Rule’s “Always on Time” and Fat Joe‘s “What’s Love”. She came into the limelight as the first female artist to occupy the top two positions on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart simultaneously after the songs reached numbers one and two on the US Billboard Hot 100 respectively.

Later, her debut single “Foolish” was released. This album charted at 10th position on US Billboard Hot 100. After which, she renowned as the second artist (after The Beatles) to have their first three chart entries in the top ten of the Hot 100.

Furthermore, she achieved her biggest career breakthrough after she released her self-titled debut album “Ashanti” under, Murder Inc. record label. The album charted at one position on the US Billboard 200 and earned her many awards including a Grammy Award, two American Music Awards, and eight Billboard Music Awards.

Later, on July 1, 2003, she released her second studio album “Chapter II”, under Murder Inc.’s record label. The album topped at number one on the Billboard 200. In November 2003, she released her third album titled “Ashanti’s Christmas”.

Apart from that, she further released three other successful albums “Concrete Rose(2004)”, “The Declaration(2008)”, “The Woman You Love2011)”, and “Braveheart(2014)”. However, in May 2009, she left The Inc. Records. Later, she also opened her own record label “Written Entertainment” where she is working as the CEO of the label. Currently, she is busy working on her seventh album.

Apart from this, Ashanti is a versatile actress. She has made her appearance in numerous TV and series including”American Dreams”, “Disneyland”, “Unforgettable”, “The Proud Family”, “Dynasty” and “Sabrina: The Teenage Witch”.

Other than this, she portrayed the role of Latasha in the American drama television series “Army Wives” for 13 episodes, In the year 2013. She has also acted in many films including”The Muppets’ Wizard of Oz”, “Bride and Prejudice”, “John Tucker Must Die” and “Mothers and Daughters”.

Recently, Ashanti became victorious over Keyshia Cole, an American singer-songwriter, actress, and television producer in the Friday night Billboard Verzuz battle on January 22, 2021.

Boyfriend, Affairs, Husband, and More

Currently, Ashanti is single and not married yet. However, there are many rumors about her dating Joyner Lucas who is an American rapper, singer-songwriter, and actor. Moreover, the rumors started to spread after Ashanti collaborated with Joyner for the single, Fall Slowly.

Later, both of them confirmed that they were not dating. Apart from that, she dated American Rapper, Nelly from 2003-2014. This sweet couple first met on January 1, 2003, in a press conference for the 2003 Grammy Awards. However, due to some personal issues, their relationship came to an end. At present, she is enjoying a happy single life.

Boyfriend Nelly (Ex-boyfriend)


Ashanti with her ex-boyfriend Nelly
Ashanti with her ex-boyfriend Nelly

Joyner Lucas

Ashanti with her ex-boyfriend Joyner
Ashanti with her ex-boyfriend Joyner

Marital status Unmarried
Husband None
Children None

Favorite Things

Here we are providing the list of favorites of Ashanti:

Favorite Actor Not Known
Favorite Actress Not Known
Favorite Destination Not Known
Favorite Musical instrument Not Known
Favorite singer Not Known
Favorite food Not Known
Favorite color Not Known


Some Interesting Facts About Ashanti

  • Her Zodiac Sign is Libra.
  • Ashanti’s mother was the first one to recognize her potential in singing after her mother saw her singing Mary J Blige’s “Reminiscence” at the age of twelve.
  • At the age of 14, She signed her first singing contract with Jive Records.
  • She is also the first R&B singer to release an album under Murder Inc. Records.
  • She got featured at 13th position on the Maxim magazine Hot 100 in the year 2005.
  • Ashanti is also a dog lover.
  • She is also a social worker who was partnered with LidRock and the San Francisco-based Family Violence Prevention Fund in 2003.
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