:: Breaking Records:

In April 2002, Ashanti made the Guinness World Record when “Foolish”, “Always On Time” & “What’s Luv?” all reached the top of the charts, making her the first recording artist since the Beatles to sing on three Top 10 hits simultaneously. In that same week, Ashanti broke another record when her debut album, ‘Ashanti’, sold Over 500,000 copies it’s first week. Making it the Fastest Selling Female Debut Album.

:: The Albums:

Ashanti (2002) #1 (503,000) – Three Grammy Nods
Chapter II (2003) #1 (326,000) – Three Grammy Nods
Concrete Rose (2004) #7 (254,000)
The Declaration (2008) #6 (86,000)

Ashanti has sold over 27 Million Albums World Wide.

:: The Awards:

** indicates a win

2002 BILLBOARD AWARDS (December 2002)
**Female Artist of the Year
**Top New Pop Artist of the Year
**Hot 100 Singles Artist of the Year
**R&B/Hip-Hop Artist of the Year
**R&B/Hip-Hop Female Artist of the year
**New R&B/Hip-Hop Artist of the Year
**R&B/Hip-Hop Single of the Year (“Foolish”)

2002 MTV VIDEO MUSIC AWARDS (August 2002)
Best Female Video (“Foolish”)
Best R&B Video (“Foolish”)
Best New Artist In A Video (“Foolish”)
Best Hip-Hop Video (“What’s Luv?”)
Best Hip-Hop Video (“Always On Time”)

2002 MuchMusic Video Awards
Best International Video (“Always On Time”)

2002 MOBO Awards
**Best R&B Act
**Best Hip Hop Act (Ashanti with Ja Rule)
Best Newcomer
Best Video (“Always On Time”)
Best Album (“Ashanti”)
Best Single (“Always On Time”)
Best Single (“What’s Luv”)

VH1 Big in 2002 Awards
Lolita Ford Award

2002 LADY OF SOUL AWARDS (August 2002)
**Best R&B/Soul New Artist
**Aretha Franklin Entertainer Of The Year
Best R&B/Soul Single (“Foolish”)
R&B/Soul Album of the Year (“Ashanti”)
R&B/Soul Song of the Year (“Foolish”)
Best R&B/Soul Music Video (“Foolish”)

2002 TEEN CHOICE AWARDS (August 2002)
**Choice Breakout Artist
**Best new artist
Choice R&B/Hip-Hop Single (“Foolish”)
Choice Music Collaborations (“Always On Time”)
Choice Music Collaborations (“What’s Luv?”)

2002 BET AWARDS (July 2002)
Best New Artist
Viewer’s Choice Award (“Always On Time”)

2003 AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS (January 2003)
Fans Choice Award
**Favorite New Artist in Pop/Rock
**Favorite New Artist in Hip-Hop/R&B
Favorite Female Artist in Hip-Hop/R&B
Favorite Album – Pop or Rock ‘n Roll Music (“Ashanti”)
Favorite Album – Hip-Hop / Rhythm & Blues Music (“Ashanti”)

2003 NAAP IMAGE AWARDS (March 2003)
Outstanding Female Artist
**Outstanding New Artist

2003 GRAMMY AWARDS (February 2003)
Best New Artist
Best Female R&B Vocal Preformance (“Foolish”)
**Best Contemporary R&B Album (“Ashanti”)
Best Rap/Sung Collaboration (Fat Joe, “What’s Luv?”)
Best Rap/Sung Collaboration (Ja Rule, “Always On Time”)

2003 ASCAP Pop Music Awards
**Award-Winning Pop Songs (“Foolish”)

2003 ASCAP Rhythm & Soul Music Awards
**Top R&B/HIP-HOP Song (“Foolish”)
**Award-Winning R&B/HIP-HOP Songs (“Baby”)
**Award-Winning Rap Songs (“Down 4 U”)

2003 SOUL TRAIN AWARDS (March 2003)
**Best R&B/Soul Single, Female (“Foolish”)
**Best R&b/Soul Album, Female (“Ashanti”)
R&B/Soul or Rap Album of the Year (“Ashanti”)

2003 Nickelodeon Kids Choice Awards
**Best New Artist

**Celebrity Service Award

2004 GRAMMY AWARDS (February 2003)
Best Female R&B Vocal Performance (“Rain On Me”)
Best R&B Song (“Rock Wit U (Awww Baby)”)
Best Contemporary R&B Album (“Chapter II”)

2004 ASCAP Pop Music Awards
**Award-Winning Pop Songs (“Rock Wit U (Awww Baby)”)

2004 ASCAP Rhythm & Soul Music Awards
**Award-Winning R&B/HIP-HOP Songs (“Rain On Me”)

2004 Do Something Brick Awards
**“Do Something” Brick Award (“Rain on Me”)

2004 Source Awards
R&B Artist of the Year

2004 Billboard Music Awards
Best R&B/Hip-Hop Female Artist

2004 First Annual Book Awards
Songwriter of the year (“Foolish/Unfoolish”/ “Chapter II”)

2004 Soul Train Awards
Best R&B/Soul Single (Female) (“Rain On Me”)

2005 MTV Video Music Awards Japan
**Special Category: Style Award

2005 Black Reel Awards
Best Breakthrough Performance (Coach Carter)

2005 MTV Video Music Awards (Japan)
Best New Artist in a Video (“Foolish”)
Best R&B Video (“Foolish”)

2005 MTV Movie Awards
Breakthrough Female Performance (Coach Carter)

2005 Image Awards
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture (Coach Carter)

2008 BET Awards
Video of the Year (“The Way That I Love You”)
2008 Music Choice Awards
Breakup Video of the Year (“The Way That I Love You”)

2010 20th Annual NAACP Theatre Awards
**NAACP Theatre Spirit Award


Candie’s (clothing) (2002)
Wet Seal (retail company) (2002)
Mudd Jeans (Delicious Curves) (2005)

Herbal Essences (2004)
>> Ashanti became the 1st African-American female to lead a national campaign for Herbal Essence.

:: PSA’s:

BET PSA – Wrap It Up (2002)
Domestic Violence PSA (2003)
B&G Club of America PSA – My future starts here (2011)
A Plan for a Healthy America (2014)
Drinkup Ashanti (2015)


Poetry Book ‘Foolish/Unfoolish: Reflections On Love’ (November 2002)