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Watch: Ashanti Performs ‘This Christmas’ On ‘Live With Kelly & Michael’

Published: Thursday 13th Dec 2012 by Sam

Ashanti‘s music may be wallowing in the mire, but the singer is certainly keeping busy these days.

Indeed, as reported, the former first lady of the INC has nabbed a presenting gig with FUSE as well as a regular role on Lifetime series ‘Army Wives’.

And while the whereabouts of her ‘Braveheart’ album remains an Unsolved Mystery, the 31 year old hasn’t forgotten about music. She stopped by ‘Live With Kelly & Michael’ to spread festive cheer with a performance of ‘This Christmas’ – lifted from her 2003 Holiday LP ‘Ashanti’s Christmas’.


Decent performance.

Without getting pretentiously technical, yours truly has recognized the strides Ashanti has made vocally in recent years – especially with her belting and projection. That said, her middle-register, as evidenced by this performance, can be pitchy and somewhat uneventful. Still, an OK showing.

That sad, Ms. Douglas will need to be much more than “OK” when and if ‘Braveheart’ ever hits stores. The industry is exceptionally competitive at present; and, as she learned, with her first attempt at the project, an artist of her caliber (don’t laugh, her Platinum colored numbers don’t lie) can’t get by with half-baked output.

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  1. NOBITCHASSNESS December 13, 2012

    Here’s hoping we see her everywhere in the new year. The tracks she’s been releasing are amazing.

  2. Knowles 4 ya nerves December 13, 2012

    This non – singing b**** is still trying? Girl BYE!!

    • NYC December 13, 2012

      Thank You

    • barryk December 13, 2012

      LOL

    • bar December 13, 2012

      but yo broke ass is still checking for her tho? df out oh here yo cockeyed ass is #foolish b**** no need to try when shes already done it all your fav can never haha #downbitch go fetch a bone bum ass rofl

  3. YOYO December 13, 2012

    I remember when it used to be ASHANTI VS BEYONCE back in 03!

    • YOYO December 13, 2012

      #MEMORIES lol

    • IDK December 13, 2012

      🙂 those were the days. smh.

    • NYC December 13, 2012

      And there was never any competition.

      • Mahow December 13, 2012

        hell yea Ashanti Knocked that h** off the numer 1 spot bye h**

      • Mark December 13, 2012

        And Bey had the highest selling album that year and the biggest single. Ashanti career ended when Bey kicked that fire hydrant in crazy in love.

    • SanityKane December 13, 2012

      I probably shouldn’t have laughed at Marks comment…but I did! I scrolled down to read more comments and then scrolled back up reread it and laughed again! LOLOLOL

  4. RLS December 13, 2012

    Back in the day, we used to nickname the “Ashanti’s Christmas” CD “A Shitty Christmas.” We really hated Ashanti. Now that I’m older and mellow I can’t find the hate for her, but I still wonder what the f*** it is that she’s doing here.

  5. Messiah Carey December 13, 2012

    Her voice has improved tremendously. – Sad she feel under the radar once she departed from “Murder Inc”, because she has released some amazing albums since then. Here’s to hoping she finds the niche that will put her back on top where she belongs.

    • IDK December 13, 2012

      Right every single “Ashanti” album was NICE!

    • King B>Rihanna December 13, 2012

      That true her belting is way improve all she needs to do know is work on those lower registers they still seem messy and sound thin when she sings in that register but at least she is trying to improve.

  6. IDK December 13, 2012

    Dang Ashanti, where’s the music?

    • IDK December 13, 2012

      lol! thanks for the dislikes!

  7. Mrs Robyn Brown (Beyonce’s Weave) December 13, 2012

    I thought she would have found a 9-5 by now.

    • THE LEGENDARY LAX December 13, 2012

      aleast she sound better than your fave Rihanna

      • CHUDDS December 13, 2012

        Does she….really? Debatable. But I will not debate.

      • bar December 13, 2012

        rite tho… lmfao rihflop cant even sing her own fkn songs roflllll! #FKNDEAD AND THIS B**** STANS FOR FKN BRITNEY WHO HAS LIP SYNCED FOR THE LAST DECADE ROFL CTFU B**** SIT DOWN AND HAVE A COUPLE OF SEATS

  8. Christina Aguilera December 13, 2012

    Such a puney voice! She wishes she possessed the vocal prowess that I had in 2000.

    LOTUS- placed under an alcoholic beverage at an Applebee’s near you!

    • Mark December 13, 2012

      Dead!

    • CHUDDS December 13, 2012

      Lol! I can’t!

  9. Monstarebel December 13, 2012

    Damn……Ashanti is such a has been

    • bar December 13, 2012

      SHE S A HAS BEEN, BUT YOUR STILL CHECKING FOR HER THO RITE? B**** STFU U SOUND DUMB AS FK YO A-D-D HAVING ASS

  10. NYC December 13, 2012

    Why is this girl still trying? Ashanti…your time been up. You cannot sing and never could.

    • bar December 13, 2012

      PH SHE CANT? IS THAT WHY SHE BROKE RECORDS YOUR FAV WIL NEVER I REPEAT (NEVER) BREAK? ROFL CLOWN SIT YO SLOPPY ASS DOWN U WILL NEVER CONTINUE CUTTING GRASS AND LIVING IN YOUR PARENTS TRAILOR WORKING AT TACO BELL ASHANTI SHITS ON YOU AND YOUR FAV

  11. Nay nay December 13, 2012

    FLOP

  12. Casual December 13, 2012

    Very good performance. She’s really strengthened her voice.

  13. _yezir December 13, 2012

    She looks good but her voice is still annoying. It’s been sad to watch her career go from 100 to 0 over the course of 4 years. RIP to her career 2002 ~ 2006.

  14. Mahow December 13, 2012

    Ashanti has like 7 cd not including her Christmas Album n Ashanti collect

  15. Kimberleigh December 13, 2012

    Who is she??

  16. Mark December 13, 2012

    A singer who was actually f****** to get a deal. I think the only reason she blew up was that Aaliyah had just passed and she was the next young hip hop and R&b chic, Keys’ album had slowed down and Murder Inc was the YMCMB of 2002, cause Ja was everywhere and she was right next to him, until Bey and 50 came along in 03, lol.

  17. FanOfMusic December 13, 2012

    Who cares how she got on. Ashanti had her moment and sold millions of albums and wrote her on music. Yall some hateful a** bytches

  18. TheOneAndOnly December 13, 2012

    Breezy did this song better….sorry Ashitty

    • a December 13, 2012

      hater

    • Mark December 13, 2012

      I’m gonna jump in, Ashanti did this cover back in 03, so sit. Plus this song been out for decades.

    • bar December 13, 2012

      BREEZY? ROFLLLLLL DOESNT HE BACK TRACK AND LIP SYNC? ROFLLLL GET DF OUT OF HERE F***** ASS CHRIS FLOP CAN NEVER SING A CHRISTMAS SONG LIKE THIS B**** HAVE SEVERAL SEATS WEAK ASS ROFLLLL CHRIS FROWN THOOO LMFAOOOOOO IM FKN DYING LMFAOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!

  19. Caramelboi December 13, 2012

    First of all, for all of u ppl commenting on here asking why is she still trying to make music……..plzzzzz find each other grab hands and jump of the highest bridge. She still got a lot of fans waiting and wanting new music and and her new album. So why would she want to give up when she can still make money and not only that,this is a passion of hers. She still able to put good quality music out there for ppl to enjoy. If sumbody tells u to stop living or u ppl gonna go kill urself? Hell no. Why ppl hate her,ciara,and christina aguilera so much ,but praises rude asses and disrespectful artists like rihanna,nicki minaj,and pink. It makes no sense at all. As much as I am a Queen Bey fan I am not gonna dislike likeable,talented,and humble artists.

    • bar December 13, 2012

      #AMEN SPOKEN BY A TRUE FAN KIDS THESE DAYS ARE JUST PATHETIC I MEAN ASHANTI SHITS ON RIHANNA THATS FOR SURE (ANYDAY) BUT SOME KIDS JUST CANT COMPLIMENT OTHER ARTIST THERE JUST BI POLAR THEY HAVE A-D-D THERE CHILDISH AS FK MISERABLE SMH

  20. ummmmm December 13, 2012

    who sings better today ciara or ashanti?? im goin with CIARA

  21. LIKEDBYMANY December 13, 2012

    Let me call Ms Tamar Braxton. She could sing this song sitting on that stool with a sore throat and still slay Ashanti.

    But congrats on Army Wives.

    • HeHaHeHa December 13, 2012

      When Tamar Braxton gets # 1 albums and singles get back to me.

      Oh and a Grammy. Check and mate!

  22. a December 13, 2012

    Soo much hate keep doing u Ashanti so much hate. Remember they hated on Jesus. Ashanti keep shining beautiful. Why shes making paper you all typing on a computer. By the way shes got a new job on fuse, on Army wives, anew coach carter movie, promoting her old Christmas CD, brave heart in the works, documentary dam I can’t keep going ya haters just mad. One thing I do no shes still shining and always keep a smile on her face. She should b motivating you all dumb asses lord forgive me. Shes still strong no matter what bricks you all are throwing at her, she has this posted on her twitter go and look at. Shes not showing skin to get by.

    • CHUDDS December 13, 2012

      Let’s NOT bring Jesus into this. -_-

  23. mobwife: brass knuckles, bullets & bats December 13, 2012

    Call me biased but I only like Donny Hathaway and Chris Brown’s versions of this song!

    With that said, “GO AHEAD SHANTI”a gig with FUSE & a reoccuring role of Army Wives is a good luck girl! 🙂

  24. HeHaHeHa December 13, 2012

    THANK YOU! ! !

    I never understood why artists did not promote their holiday albums year after year…. Holdiay music doesn’t usually have an expiration on it!

    Smart move! ! ! More ppl need to do this. Good moves Ashanti!

    Like imagine if Destiny’s Child came together for a surprise Xmas album song performance on lets say Eleen, Live!, etc. it would be major!

  25. MrTooIncredible December 13, 2012

    Rihanna fans are Ashanti fans. Show some love damn.

  26. ƸӜƷ MC ƸӜƷ December 13, 2012

    Fight for it gurl, fight for relevancy.
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  27. CHUDDS December 13, 2012

    Poor Ashanti. I don’t know what happened to her career, and I honestly don’t care because I was never really a fan…….but best of luck to her! I applaud her for going into other avenues since her music is flopping…

  28. Love Jeffery December 13, 2012

    Everyone That Had Commented Are Such BULLIES Even Sam and TGJ Family!!! Putting Artists Down Just Because They Haven’t Been Topping The Charts Like They Use To Doesn’t Mean That They Are Consider “FLOPS” Or “HAS BEENS”… ANYONE CAN MAKE A GREAT COMEBACK!!! If They Take The Time To Change Up Their Format A Little and Become More Creative and Involved In Their Work… BESIDES, NONE OF Y’ALL ON HERE WILL “NEVER” REACH THE LEVEL OF SUCCESS THAT ASHANTI HAS REACHED AND I LOVE THE FACT THAT SHE HASN’T GIVEN UP EVEN THOUGH PEOPLE ARE QUICK TO HAVE A NEGATIVE INPUT INSTEAD OF SOMETHING POSITIVE, PEOPLE SHOULD REALLY GET TIRED OF PUTTING OTHERS DOWN… LIKE REALLY… I’M DONE.

  29. BEYONCE4LIFE December 13, 2012

    My girl needs to hang it up…FLAT SCREEN

  30. lola December 14, 2012

    Her voice was nice, clear, and light during this song, but she doesn’t have much of a range. She kept hitting the same few notes and when she tried to go lower, she didn’t quite hit the notes. She has drastically improved, but that’s not saying much because she still isn’t much of a singer. Her voice is weak and boring. I think she needs to stop trying and decide to become a housewife for Nelly. Her career has been dead for years.

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