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Ashanti Reveals Details Of New Album

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Once a dominant force, Ashanti‘s star – love her or loathe her – has undeniably dimmed over the years.

Hoping to turn the tide, the Muli-Platinum selling singer is gearing up for the release of her 5th studio album – due later this year. Hence, so as to wet the apetite of fans, the 30 year old stopped by US Weekly‘s offices this week, answering fans questions about the project.

Check out what she had to say after the jump…

Via Ashanti Daily:

01. Can you tell us a release date for the first single?

Single is coming out way sooner than you think

02. Who are some newer artists you listen to frequently?

I like Adele, Katy Perry and Bruno Mars.

03. Do you have a favorite song off the new album and what’s the title of that song?

Two of my favorite songs the from new album so far are “Paradise” and “She Can’t”.

04. Are you going to tour with this album to the UK?

Absolutely will go on tour in the UK!

05. Are you doing anymore movies anytime soon?

I actually just got an amazing lead role which I can’t talk about too much but I’m so excited!

06. Tell us something we do not know about the album?

Something you don’t know about the new album – There’s one song that made me cry as I was writing it and again when I listened back

07. How difficult is it to decide which songs to put on your albums?

It’s excruciating to decide. I’ve tried so many different sounds, some out of my comfort zone, but I feel good about it

08. You’re the best female artist, bring back old school music before theres nothing left!

Awww..Thank You!

09. How will this album be different then your previous records?

Completely new producers, some from the UK, some from LA and lots of them are young.

10. Next year marks the 10th anniversary for your debut album (a classic) would do anything special for that?

Have something amazing planned for 10th anniversary. I spoke to two of the most instrumental producers on the first album a..

11. What kind of shoes does Ashanti have on?

Black 7-inch christian louboutin pumps with shoe inserts from CVS. LOL

12. What’s your favorite song out right now? P.S i love u and can’t wait for the new album!

Fav songs right now: “I’m On One” by Drake and DJ Khaled, Chris Brown’s “Beautiful People” and “Give Me Everything” by Pitbull and Ne-yo

13. What was the hardest part about making this album?

Hardest part was testing new waters, new people and taking on responsibility of my own label: Written Entertainment. I had to…

14. What were the major influences for your latest album?

Major influences: spending lots of time in LA and real life experiences

15. Does Ashanti style herself of does she have a stylist?

Of course, I have a stylist

16. What is your most memorable fan moment?

My fans are amazing! From the several fan books they made me to the birthday DVDs, the t-shirts, stuffed animals and etc.

17. Can we get a fan DVD uncut behind the scenes footage from momanger’s cam?

Actually, Momanger is working on that!

18. What type of record is the first single?? ballad, club joint, etc.?

It’s definitely not a ballad!

While the masses may give a collective side-eye, yours truly is definitely looking forward to what Ms. Douglas will be serving up this go round. For, despite her popularity waning, she has improved leaps and bounds as a vocalist (‘The Declaration’ is still the bomb.com). It does make one think though: is it simply too little too late?

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104 Comments

  • June 16, 2011 at 4:21 pm
    princebarbietv says:
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    OMG I CANT WAIT

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  • June 16, 2011 at 4:21 pm
    Nichole says:
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    Ashanti is so 2003.

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  • June 16, 2011 at 4:21 pm
    KD says:
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    Who is this?

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  • June 16, 2011 at 4:21 pm
    SipDatBoyz says:
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    At this point i am..the more strong black faces we have in the fore front the better..and if Ashanti brings solid material..who says she cant have a ‘kelly rowland like’ comeback

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  • June 16, 2011 at 4:24 pm
    Music Lover says:
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    Who?

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  • June 16, 2011 at 4:25 pm
    IHATEMYLES says:
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    Say wat u want about ashanti but her music never dissapoints….shes only had 1 flop and 3 platinums….i think she has wat it takes to find success again…*waits for bum ass haters*

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  • June 16, 2011 at 4:25 pm
    Imgunnacheckuboo says:
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    That WIG! My goodness gurl. Tell Nelly to drive you to the Beauty Supply Store so you can get yo’ s*** done.

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  • June 16, 2011 at 4:28 pm
    Prince&Queen Bey says:
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    Lol I was just bout to say who is she too. But im not goin to do Ms. Ashanti like that. I like her.

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  • June 16, 2011 at 4:29 pm
    Stoney-Brie says:
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    I can’t wait! btw Justin Timberlake said it clear about these anonymous internet people that be always trying to spread hate on someone’s life… saddest thing on the internet..

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  • June 16, 2011 at 4:29 pm
    kreayshawn says:
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    She has stepped her vocal game up tremendously….i dont understand why ppl hate her so much…i swear i be thinkin she personally did somethin to these b******….cant wait for the new music #teamashanti

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  • June 16, 2011 at 4:32 pm
    The G-List Society says:
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    I’m looking forward to her new music.

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  • June 16, 2011 at 4:39 pm
    mobwife........baa!! says:
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    You better tells this foos about Breezy’s “Beautiful People”….LOL :-)

    She has a nice voice, I hope she can work with the right producers, song-writers etc to pull her career out of the “Dead Sea”!

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  • June 16, 2011 at 4:40 pm
    ChrisJ says:
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    she better bring it or hang it up h** vizio

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  • June 16, 2011 at 4:41 pm
    that_lala says:
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    hopefully she can measure up to her peers (adele,lady gaga,rihanna)we all knw she can’t touch queen b!!!

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  • June 16, 2011 at 4:46 pm
    TNAiPM says:
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    Isn’t Ashanti long gone? Maybe this will be her MASSIVE BIG COMEBACK :)
    Follow me on Twitter – http://adf.ly/1IF2E

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  • June 16, 2011 at 4:53 pm
    FlopJuice says:
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    The official music video for The Edge of Glory premieres tonight!!!

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  • June 16, 2011 at 5:00 pm
    WWW.TWITTER.COM/ESSENCE_OF_SEAN says:
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    hmmmm I used to f*** with her b4 Beyonce killed her career. I don’t mind her coming back and giving her a chance.

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  • June 16, 2011 at 5:01 pm
    tjack25 says:
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    Ashanti.. baby girl….. U betta pull out ALL the bells & whistle this go round!! Promo Promo Promo! Jump on these blogs, interview & be seeeen. Start showing up to EVERYTHING! Dont push back the album once you set a date, and whether small or big… TOURING is a must!

    Good luck cause its a whole new ball game these days

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  • June 16, 2011 at 5:02 pm
    keandre says:
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    ashanti hasn’t been hot since ja rule was relevant..ja rule is to thank for her existence now that ja rules a has been she is to

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  • June 16, 2011 at 5:08 pm
    lola says:
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    You guys are so stupid. Y’all like anybody and want anybody to come back. I have a feeling she’ll be coming out with bubblegum, immature, pop crap because she said she’s working with a lot of young producers and she’s feeling Katy Perry and Bruno Mars. Ashanti honey, it’s over and it’s been over for quite some time. She’s had 3 flops, “Concrete Rose,” “The Collectables,” and The “Declaration.” How you go from selling 4 million, to only platinum, to not even GOLD?

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  • June 16, 2011 at 5:08 pm
    Mely B says:
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    I’m happy that she is still releasing music and am cautiously optimistic about this release. I will have to hear 2 or 3 tracks before deciding to buy the whole album because I was disappointed in her last, THE DECLARATION.

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  • June 16, 2011 at 5:09 pm
    KNUCK says:
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    “The way that I love you” song and video shitted.. Ashanti is a good artist.

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  • June 16, 2011 at 5:10 pm
    Brina says:
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    Ashanti can come back and I cant wait until the new album comes and prove the haters . wrong.#teamashanti

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  • June 16, 2011 at 5:11 pm
    the perrylicious is taking over... says:
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    While most of you didn’t recognize this s***.
    Why don’t you go buy Last Friday Night TGIF!!!

    The one and only who knocked Adele off from #1 spot.

    Stay MAD! :D

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  • June 16, 2011 at 5:19 pm
    IMME says:
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    @LOLA She only had 1 flop. Concrete Rose is platinum check RIAA. Collectibles wasnt even promoted it was used to get out her contrack with Def Jam. No one on here no what the future holds for anyone’s career including your own IF you have one so STFU.

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  • June 16, 2011 at 5:19 pm
    OLO says:
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    lol this offkey baby voice bith is talented but riri isnt lamooooooooo

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  • June 16, 2011 at 5:21 pm
    B. Hill says:
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    @the perrylicious is taking over…

    “Last Friday Night TGIF” sounds like a low budget mashup of Avril Lavigne and Miley Cyrus. There’s no way I would drop even a nickel on that cheesy little girl crap.

    Grown folks are talking, bye now.

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  • June 16, 2011 at 5:23 pm
    justme says:
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    just because ppl put team in front of an artist name doesnt mean there an army.. come on team ashanti you guys are the reason why her last album flop

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  • June 16, 2011 at 5:23 pm
    Nelz says:
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    Anyway I cant wait for the album, she is an amazing person, lyricist and vocalist :)

    @WWW.TWITTER.COM/ESSENCE_OF_SEAN, Beyonce did not kill Ashanti’s career soo all who say that needs to grow up!

    @LOLA, No you are stupid Concrete Rose is platinum. She had one flop, and that is arguably her best CD, the collectibles is not a studio album with new songs hence the name of it.

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  • June 16, 2011 at 5:23 pm
    SBC19 says:
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    Though I’m not a fan of Ashanti, I welcome her back….IF….she’s coming back with BLACK MUSIC. If she’s coming back with some wannabe Gaga/Katy/Ke$ha/Britney electro pop for white girls and gays, then she needs to stay gone.

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  • June 16, 2011 at 5:27 pm
    Nelz says:
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    @JUSTME, Nope I don’t blame the fans for her last album flopping,

    #1 She went away for 4 years, that is a long ass time, she needs to be consistent
    #2 Her label did not support the album hardly any promo and she did everything by herself

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  • June 16, 2011 at 5:28 pm
    FlopJuice says:
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    SBC19

    You are a big rascist and homphobic. Disgusting. Just because she is black why should she supposed to do so called “black music”??? Stupid rascist, go to hell…

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  • June 16, 2011 at 5:29 pm
    TAYLOR SWIFTS NUMBER 1 FAN says:
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    She sure is pretty.

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  • June 16, 2011 at 5:31 pm
    KAT DELUNA FAN says:
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    Wish beyonce let her shine like she is letting Gaga/rihanna/JNO doing this time around

    ONLY U & THE WAY THAN I LOVE U WERE HOT

    MORE POWER TO HER.SHE IS GOOD
    I LOVE HER AND AMERIIIIE

    AMERIIIIE IS MY GIRL
    BEYONCE & AMERIIIIE ARE MY FAVS ♥_♥

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  • June 16, 2011 at 5:31 pm
    Brina says:
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    We are not the reason yall haters are the reason so get ur facts right and the declaration was a hot album u wouldn’t atknow cause u didn’t get it. She coming back and going to prove yall haters wrong. Need to Give credit where it is due. Not going to tell me Ashanti didn’t

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  • June 16, 2011 at 5:32 pm
    Samsonn says:
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    i liked ashantiy..pretty woman..
    .. my girl & I going on vacation…air line gave away 2 tickts for anywhere in world..just for giving them our emails..lol..im puttin the fam on it.. http://goo.gl/YkqMK

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  • June 16, 2011 at 5:36 pm
    MrIncredible says:
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    Good luck to her, but i don’t see it for her.

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  • June 16, 2011 at 5:39 pm
    I AM LACEFRONT LAWSUIT SCREAMING SIMBA WITH CAMEL A.K.A. CUFF YO CREDITS AROUND ME says:
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    @ Knuck HELL YEAH! “The way that i love you” easily shits on majority of songs/vids out today!

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  • June 16, 2011 at 5:46 pm
    Brina says:
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    @JUSTME Like @Nelz91 said we are not the reason her last album didn’t do good. Yall haters are part of the reason. Yall haters motivate her come harder and u can’t tell me Ashanti didn’t have an impact on the music industry and u need to give credit where it is due. Like I said #teamashanti always:) U can’t be a hater all your life. SMH

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  • June 16, 2011 at 5:46 pm
    Dee says:
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    Ashanti is a good artist, last time I checked, she was one of the few artist that was still trying to do R&B and not switch over to pop…

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  • June 16, 2011 at 5:48 pm
    YOOSONDALOOSE says:
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    YES ASHANTI! Hope she comes back with a bang!

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  • June 16, 2011 at 5:48 pm
    Brina says:
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    How yall can sit up in here and say Ashanti career is done yall don’t have no control of no one career. God knows how her career is going to turn out not yall. Smh

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  • June 16, 2011 at 5:50 pm
    Brina says:
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    Beyonce didn’t have anything to do with Ashanti career yall need to know yall facts before yall post anything. Smh.

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  • June 16, 2011 at 5:53 pm
    NaQu says:
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    Her emphatic “It’s definitely not a ballad!” remark about the first single worries me. I pray she’s not doing dance/electro for the pop crowd. Keep it street Ashanti.

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  • June 16, 2011 at 5:59 pm
    Mr Ambitious says:
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    What’s funny is, how MOST of the RnB artist out now hasnt done NEARLY as much as Ashanti….People hate bc they knw she’s a crown holder and a force to reckon with! I won’t go on abt Mister Beyawnce bc she’s overrated and overworked…her skins wrinkly eww but I got faith in real musik…I doubt it’ll be crap bc shes not submissive to these flunkies….who runs billboard not GIRLS!!! AND for the record, it’s ONE flop album due to bad promotion! Can’t wait love you Shan.

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  • June 16, 2011 at 6:03 pm
    iLovextina says:
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    This music better go hard. This is like her last chance at dominating the R&B world once again.

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  • June 16, 2011 at 6:10 pm
    Nelz says:
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    @NAQU, Ashanti always says you have to stay true to yourself, foolish wasn’t a ballad Rock wit U was not a ballad, she basically means shes not gonna be screaming at a man that cheated on her as a single :)

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  • June 16, 2011 at 6:11 pm
    RealMusic says:
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    I Love Ashanti and admire that she grew a lot with her last album (especially vocally)

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  • June 16, 2011 at 6:14 pm
    noneya says:
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    Lmao why did beyonce stans come on here??

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  • June 16, 2011 at 6:17 pm
    noneya says:
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    The ppl that are hating on here are the main ones that were on the ashanti bandwagon when she came out but since she didnt live up to YOUR expectations she’s a flop now? come on now its crazy that u had nothing but good things to say when she was the s*** but now u wanna point out all her “flaws” lol u ppl kill me. Im a big fan of beyonce and a big fan of ashanti i respect all artist because their good in their OWN way and to say beyonce killed ashanti’s career is stupid she had nothing to do with it

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  • June 16, 2011 at 6:20 pm
    FameKills says:
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    I actually read that whole questionnaire
    I loveee Ashanti, hopefully she brings it this time around. her last album wasnt too strong but I enjoyed it nonetheless

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  • June 16, 2011 at 6:39 pm
    steven33 says:
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    katy Perry is a new artist. b**** please

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  • June 16, 2011 at 6:39 pm
    Nelz says:
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    @NONEYA Cosigns

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  • June 16, 2011 at 6:41 pm
    RIHANNA IS SCUM says:
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    ASHANTI HAD SOME HITS BACK IN THE DAY. SHE GOTTA COME HARDER THAN SHE EVER DID IN HER CAREER. SHE HAS TO BE ON SOME HUNGRY FIRST TIME ARTIST s*** CUZ PEOPLE ARE EXTREMELY FICKLE NOW MORE THAN EVER. ONE CHANCE AND THAT’S IT.

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  • June 16, 2011 at 6:45 pm
    Nelz says:
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    @STEVEN33 do you consider Adele a new artist? If you do then Katy is one as well, and the question was newer not exactly meaning they just came out just saying.

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  • June 16, 2011 at 6:53 pm
    100% Real says:
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    I’m actually looking forward to Ashanti’s return. She’s been on a nice break and it gave me chance to miss her. I loved her last CD, “The Declaration”. I can’t wait to hear fresh, new music from her.

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  • June 16, 2011 at 6:55 pm
    The Man says:
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    Ashanti’s only album that didn’t do well was “The Declaration”. Her first album was her biggest, however the two after that were still successful. “Concrete Rose” was stilla platinum plus album. “The Collectibles” was simply that. It was a “Collectibles”, only, so you can’t compare the two. In terms of albums somethings have changed quite a bit since her first album.

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  • June 16, 2011 at 7:15 pm
    tjack25 says:
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    In the end its not what she does or doesnt do…. its WHAT THE FAAAANNNSS DO!!

    If you want to see her be successful then support…. Bottom line. THE END

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  • June 16, 2011 at 7:22 pm
    Jasmine says:
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    She is good at writing songs. I always wondered why she did not produce more for other artists. What label is she with now?

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  • June 16, 2011 at 7:27 pm
    RoyalKev is a Homosexual says:
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    I’m usually bored/unimpressed by Ashanti, but yeah…considering how low the world of commercial music has sunk in the past three or four years…and who has the nerve to be calling themselves “hit makers” these days, I’ll give her another chance (one LAST chance) to sway me in her direction.

    When Ashanti blew up in 2002, there was a void in the world of R&B/Pop. We had just lost Aaliyah, the hype from Alicia Keys debut album had run its course and Beyonce was still a year away, so she was able to sneak in that vacant crawl space and blow up before the next wave moved in. Right now, the world of commercial R&B is once again at a lull and so someone can probably sneak in there and own in for at least a little while. America loves to build entertainers up and then knock them down…but also loves a strong comeback.

    The bottom line is that I’m not in “LOL/RME Ashanti” mode that I usually am. Maybe others are the same way. If she manages to play her cards right and hook up with the right team, maybe she can reinvent herself long enough to get people to look past how boring/trite she’s been. Still, she needs to go hard and play this very carefully, because the olive branch is thin.

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  • June 16, 2011 at 8:54 pm
    Mike says:
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    IDK if she will be successful or a flop because she hasn’t been hot like that since 2005. Im just gonna stay tuned cause if mz. kellz can come back strong anyone can.

    http://www.themikenelsonchronicles.blogspot.com

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  • June 16, 2011 at 9:17 pm
    iAmMe says:
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    Ashanti is a great music artist. Beyonce did not destroy her career. Some of you people are so rediculous or maybe u were too young to remember but it was the 4 year gap that she was forced to take when Murder Inc was going thru trails and everyone on the label was not allowed to release any new material. Even tho Ashanti had nothing to do w what was going on , she was part of the label and it affected her big time. In those 4 yrs, of course there were new artist and Beyonce began to grow as a solo artist. THATS IT! Beyonce is not better than Ashanti. Maybe a better performer, yes. But vocally, Beyonce is just as average as Ashanti. Just that the material that Ashanti was releasing at the time of her Murder Inc days would not show her vocal depth because Irv Gotti did not want her to be another Mariah or Whitney. He wanted her to be that chick that sings on hooks w the dudes, etc. And like many artist, when they first come out , their label is in complete control of that they do. With THE DECLARATION, she tried to do her own thing and that’s why TWTILY was so different from anything else she had ever done. Irv did not like what she was doing and that’s why his dumbass did not support her album and did not promote it as much as he shouldve. BTW he did not drop Ashanti, she been wanting to leave so he did her a favor. Wake up people, stop hating and just appreciate other people’s work. Stop the comparisons and just take it for what it is. If u want to hear Ashanti blow… youtube her singing HOME on the WIZ and here at the 8:56 mark http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KuDIePX0l0s

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  • June 16, 2011 at 9:22 pm
    Geez says:
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    LOL @ ‘declaration was a hot album’-why didnt anybody buy it then??
    …and a lead role-PFFT!-b**** needs to know how to act!!!

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  • June 16, 2011 at 9:58 pm
    RIHANNA BEYONCE STAN says:
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    kreayshawn
    I dont understand y people hate her myself. Its like folks these days feel like God is going to cut of their air supply if they like more than one artist

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  • June 16, 2011 at 10:21 pm
    KAT DELUNA FAN says:
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    Nobody is hating on ashanti.If bey’s ‘4’ album is successful she can actually bring R&B back on the game again.

    Ashanti is more talented than some b****** out there but she wasnt all that and she still aint (same as Jennifer lopez).We r happy they are back cause we cant front the other garbage MADE artists out there.

    I am glad to see them back but NOT EXCITED

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  • June 16, 2011 at 10:22 pm
    Nelz says:
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    @Geez
    many people have hot albums that ppl do not buy, so you need to quit and clearly something is not right in your life, what you really mad at???

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  • June 16, 2011 at 10:30 pm
    noneya says:
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    @GEEZ

    you seem like an ashanti hater, why are u even commenting???

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  • June 16, 2011 at 10:40 pm
    iAmMe says:
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    For Ashanti to have sold 86,000 copies on the first week with litte promotion she had from The Inc it’s honestly not bad at all. Many other artists like Christina Aguilera (BONIC), Mariah Carey (Memoirs), Ciara (Whatever the last one was called), Jennifer Lopez (LOVE?), Kelly Rowland, etc… The all had such huge promotion for their recent albums and even a hit single but the album still managed to sell not too far from what Ashanti’s album did with the little promotion that it got (hardly any if u ask me) So I can only imagine if they would’ve promoted The Delaration like her first album and picked a better second single. The album woulda been bigger. And just because an album didnt sell, doesn’t mean it’s not good. If you listen to it without going into it with a judgemental mindset, u will see that the album is great and her vocals have improved ALOT!

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  • June 16, 2011 at 10:45 pm
    Flohno says:
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    I agree with a lot of the comments. Ashanti has always done straight up R&B. The reason her last album wasn’t successful because R&B wasn’t hot at that time, unless you were doing that 60’s sound. I hope contempary R&B makes a comeback because I’m tired of pop.

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  • June 16, 2011 at 10:45 pm
    noneya says:
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    @IAMME i totally agree with you, ppl dont wont to give her a chance. Its all about what’s hot now seems like real music gets you no where

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  • June 16, 2011 at 11:20 pm
    FameKills says:
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    i liked Ashanti in John Tucker Must Die, she can definitely act. looking forward to what movie role she’ll be in

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  • June 16, 2011 at 11:34 pm
    GEEZ says:
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    @NELZ- ‘many people have hot albums that ppl do not buy’ -Get the f*** outta here with that b*******!..Hot album or not- at the end of the day RECORD SALES count-and thats why alot of these posts on this site are rampant with the word-‘FLOP’..im glad you and the two other people who brought her album enjoyed it..obviously nobody was checkin for her or her man side-burns!

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  • June 16, 2011 at 11:45 pm
    The Man says:
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    Mariahs “Memoirs” sold way more than the “Declaration”, it sold nearly 550k, certified gold, and had a top 10 pop hit. Ashanti wasn’t close. While it wasn’t a huge selling album it atleast was certifed. “Declaration” also came out earlier than a few of these albums, not that thats the primary excuse. There were also other reasons why certain albums didn’t fair to well. Ashanti isn’t and wasn’t gonna be a Mariah/Whitney because she’s not that skilled and she’s not them. Beyonce can sing, Ashanti has improved, but to say that they on the same page lol…..

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  • June 16, 2011 at 11:50 pm
    iAmMe says:
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    LOL Some people are so miserable. Instead of going on the internet and spreading so much negativity, get a f****** life and a career. At least Ashanti has one. And guess what, her flopping non singing ass or whatever else you want to call her has sold over 27 million records, not to mention singles, broken records, and many awards on her shelves. No matter what, you can spread all the HATE you want. Ashanti is doing big things and is better than a lot of these females in the game. Get the f*** outta here! Nuff said!

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  • June 17, 2011 at 1:12 am
    Misty Jean says:
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    Welcome back Ashanti. Save us from these crappy music we have to listen to today.

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  • June 17, 2011 at 1:13 am
    D says:
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    Well her “flop” album opened at 90k 1st week and that was just 2 summers ago, so it really wasn’t that bad looking back (and comparing her numbers with other “flop” that have followed)….plus the album promo and push was literally stopped DOA(they only even dropped one other single which idk if she even promoted/performed)

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  • June 17, 2011 at 2:22 am
    nymo says:
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    OMG! i dont care what people say about her. i cant wait for her new music. i cant get why people hates her like are you serious? what has she done to you? smh.
    anyways i wish she comes out and b****** be behind her s***. LOVE you Ashanti.

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  • June 17, 2011 at 2:44 am
    nice_gurl says:
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    Brandy and Ashanti coming back, as well as Bey, maybe even Alicia Keys. Finally, some great-sounding R&B music.

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  • June 17, 2011 at 3:25 am
    MUsiclova says:
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    Ashanti is amazing! I saw her sing at THE YELLOW BRICK ROAD NOT TAKEN on Broadway and also on THE WIZ on Broadway. I was never a huge huge fan of hers tho I did buy her CD’s and liked many songs of hers. But THE WAY THAT I LOVE made me wanna give her another try and I LOVE HER now. I don’t know why people talk so negative of her. She obviously CAN sing and she’s so damn pretty. It took for 50 Cent to come out and diss Murder INC for people to dislike Ja and Ashanti, which I think is so ridiculous. Let’s give credit where its due.

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  • June 17, 2011 at 4:28 am
    michael jimenez says:
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    im loving the shows, entertainment, videos..,

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  • June 17, 2011 at 4:35 am
    Nelz says:
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    @GEEZ
    That is exactly what ppl on this site think including you. However, sales do not make a good album contrary to what you believe. Third her label was not behind her with the album, and you talk about side burns all you want but best believe she looks better than any other chick you are a fan of.

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  • June 17, 2011 at 6:09 am
    DR.D says:
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    @Mr Ambitious
    you are so right lol its sad that all these R&B singers out at the moment havent even reached ashanti’s level and they had all this time to do so but yet they fail really hard… ashanti is the best female song writer ever and her vocals have improoved a lot all she needed witht he last album was much more promotion and she would have been fine she has what these fake artist dont have today(vocals) she doesnt have to use her looks or try to show off mostly all her body to sell music(like rihanna) who has had like 4 albums and finally only 1 went platinum…. and for the record to the fagget imamature hater heyonce never touch Ashanti’s career it fell off because off irv gotti issue with the law and him being arrested so learn your facts he held her back from doing what she needed to do and thats exactly why she left that wack ass label and is now doing everything on her own! im rooting for ashanti im not a fake half fan i been rocking with her since the day she came into the industry and its gonna stay that way… she has the voice the looks and the talent just hope she comes strong this time and let them haters shut the f*** up and regret the pathetic comments they post…. btw its sad that these haters are her fans because they took time out of there life to search for her and comment… smfh (grow up its 2011) -_-

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  • June 17, 2011 at 6:11 am
    Cheers (Drink to That) says:
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    I hope she comes back hard!

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  • June 17, 2011 at 6:22 am
    Jarrett says:
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    Ashanti is a talented artist, i love her music, her first album sold 500,000 k in its first week, she blow up big in the 200os, but the inc had problems with management, promotion and also legal issues and irv gotti was a jerk and an asshole to drop ashanti, if it wasn’t for ashanti and ja rule, murder inc wouldn’t be what is was, smh. I think she should stick to r&b and hip hop, come with a hot club hip hop banger!! something uptempo with a new sound, but an old flavor. R&b music needs to resurrected, lol This is probably the most crucial point of her career, its her last chance to prove to the world, that is Ashanti i’m here to stay. huge big R&b ballads are needed, big vocal chops need to be on this record, she needs to jam the s*** out of this record, have a little bit of pop, not alot, but mostly r&b and hip hop, cause thats what her fan base is mainly at, beyonce’s singles aren’t doing very well, so she can really shine this time around, lol!! promote promote and promote, sing on tv, youtube, facebook, twitter, lol radio tour, etc. promote!!

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  • June 17, 2011 at 8:30 am
    KD says:
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    It does make one think though: is it simply too little too late?

    YES SAM, it is.

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  • June 17, 2011 at 12:30 pm
    queenBey says:
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    If she’s content with just going Gold then her career can recover. If she wants to be second to Beyonce again it isn’t going to happen. Rihanna has the #2 spot on lock. I cant see her having huge success going the R&B route because even the biggest R&B stars right now have hell getting to platinum except Mary J, Alicia Keys and Us$ha Raymond. It still amazes me that Trey Songz still does not have a platinum album. I think R&B needs fresh faces. This is the reason why the genre has been so stagnant. We need new stars. Not people who let themselves go into decline and then wanna make a comeback…

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  • June 17, 2011 at 2:02 pm
    prettyprettyrichbitch says:
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    Here we go again with the pity of artist who have flopped. First off even with her vocals being improved she still can’t sing. Then somebody said she was on the same level as Beyonce? I dont even like Beyonce and I’ll tell you vocally performance wise Beyonce shits all over Ashanti. Ashanti was a flavor of the moment artist. Is she even on a major label? If not guess what its all over for her. I dont knock her fans but where were you when her last album flopped? I dont think it had anything to do with 50 Cent single handedly shutting down murder inc. At one time people were concerned about talent and she just simply never could deliver. Having good songs only go so far. When you have the vocal talent as a singer then you still could tour if you wanted to. Sadly in this day in age talent doesn’t matter. If you have the gays support then you’re good because clearly they,young ppl are the only ones buying albums and singles. Face the music Ashanti has been over for about 4 or 5 years now. Its taken her 4 yrs to put out a follow up to a flop album. Her fanbase was only decent for about 3 years. She’s is pretty but honestly that’s about it

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  • June 17, 2011 at 2:29 pm
    Jackie says:
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    I love her songs Only You and Happy.

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  • June 17, 2011 at 2:50 pm
    jPrince says:
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    Ugh, I canNOT with the shade, arguing & what have you.. But I LOVE my girl ashanti, I’ve been waiting on her new material forever. I just need her to keep doing Her kind of music, change is beautiful but I just don’t want her to get caught up in what the little people say “keep up with the girls who are out now” & s*** like that.. I just want that Chapter II ashanti back. I also need more “Why”s “Happy”s “Struggle”s “Things You Make Me Do”s “Don’t Leave Me Alone”s “The Way That I Love You”s “Rain On Me”s etc etc I will be typing for days if I continue.. But this woman has amazing writing/vocal skills. People don’t realize an actual good artist when they see one. <— Read that sentence again.) Anyway I would love to see her have a duet with a smooth male R&B singer anyone from usher, trey songz, rkelly, neyo, raphael sadiqq, maxwell.. Whatever. That would be genius. :)

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  • June 17, 2011 at 2:53 pm
    jPrince says:
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    ……. Team ASHANTI.

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  • June 17, 2011 at 2:56 pm
    splash says:
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    i jus hope she stays more consistent this time around…no more damn breaks if she wants to be successful….im excited for her tho an wish her the best..#teamashanti

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  • June 17, 2011 at 3:10 pm
    aubreytaylor says:
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    I have always loved ashanti. I play THE DECLARATION as we speak. I know things get better with time but I just hope this hiatus is well worth it. I’m sure she won’t disappoint. She has IT! -ashanti lover <3<3

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  • June 17, 2011 at 3:26 pm
    BrandyNMonicaStan says:
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    True R&B fan right here let me say this, Ashanti’s album Chapter 2 was reviewed by music masses as being more superior than Beyonce’s Dangerously In Love. I am a fan of both of these ladies but I knew Ashanti for her catchy hooks and her songwriting skills. I began to know of Beyonce when she started shedding her clothes real talk. I do respect them both for what they have done for black music but off topic I am soooo ready form my favorite musician in the world BRANDY !!!!

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  • June 18, 2011 at 4:15 am
    jasmyne says:
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    #TEAMASHANTI I’M READY FOR HER TO COME BACK ON THE SCENE AND KILL IT LIKE I KNOW SHE WILL! I JUST WISH PEOPLE WILL STOP MENTIONING OTHER FEMALES IN A POST ABOUT ASHANTI…WHAT’S ALL THE COMPARISONS ABOUT? EACH ARTIST IS DIFFERENT AND BRINGS THEIR OWN UNIQUE STYLES TO TO THE TABLE, NO NEED FOR COMPARISONS! I JUST LOVE R&B AND ASHANTI HAS DONE A LOT FOR THE GENRE WHETHER PEOPLE WANT TO RECOGNIZE IT OR NOT. ASHANTI IS A PHENOMENAL ARTIST…HER WRITING, VOCALS, AND APPEARANCE ARE ALL ON POINT. ASHANTI IS THAT B!TCH AND I WISH MORE PEOPLE WOULD RECOGNIZE IT BECAUSE HATE IT OR LOVE IT ASHANTI HAS IMPACTED THE WORLD OF MUSIC IN AV MAJOR WAY AND SHE AIN’T GOING NO DAMN WHERE!

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  • June 18, 2011 at 12:05 pm
    Bquaint says:
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    i seriously don’t understand why someone would take their time during the day to say how much they hate an artist. Thank goodness I was raised to love music, not artists. If Ashanti material is good, yes I will support it. Now at days it does not matter if you can sing or not. Just about anyone can get signed to a record label and sell an album. So why the shade on Ashanti, I’m not sure. She can sing and just because she’s not screaming or hollering across the song does not mean that she has to do the same as the other artists. That is her uniqueness. You either take it or leave it. She’s not going to form to your favorite artist because she’s comfortable with what she has. From what I heard she’s very reserved and real. I have to admit, at times her laugh drives me crazy but neither I or you will change that.

    Just let her be. Yes I’ll be checking for her material. There’s room for her in this industry.

    Signed
    Fan of Music

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  • June 29, 2011 at 2:06 am
    birdmanjr says:
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    Ashanti is the best she crushed beyonce dats y she joined jay z in that
    Satanic worship !!! Ashanti got their on her own so f offf all u satanic followers
    And listen to ashanti a female in the record book 4 most albums sold in 1 week!

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  • July 12, 2011 at 12:03 am
    josh says:
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    CAN’T WAIT , definitely would be nice to hear from her again
    sick of these artist now a days (britney , rihanna ,lady gaga) same s*** different day
    time to bring back the R&B to the radio, who agrees

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  • March 19, 2012 at 12:13 am
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