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Ashanti Sets February Release Date For ‘Braveheart’

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ashanti braveheart Ashanti Sets February Release Date For Braveheart

Ashanti‘s ‘Braveheart’ has a pulse after all.

A number of well-documented delays have plagued the project, however it appears the singer is gearing up to unleash her latest album next month.

Details after the jump…

According to our friends over at Urban Bridgez, the LP will finally hit stores on February 26th.

Preceded by singles ‘The Woman You Love’, ‘No One Greater (ft. Meek Mill)’, and ‘That’s What We Do (ft. R. Kelly)’, the project is the first to be released on the former INC star’sĀ independentĀ label Written Entertainment (distribution via eOne Entertainment).

If the deafening silence that has greeted each of the album’s singles thus far is any indication, the project could once again make headlines for the wrong reasons come next month. However, in the spirit of keeping it positive, we just hope the next single and the album roll-out are handled much better than we’ve seen thus far.

For, shade as some may, Ashanti has trained her voice to a point where she could be an R&B force – again. However, she’s been shading herself with the team or lack thereof she has powering her music movement. It’s as if she has major label ambition with an Independent budget – a fact which leaves everything from the songs to their markering…lacking. Fingers crossed she rights those wrongs pronto.

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61 Comments

  1. January 3, 2013 at 2:18 pm
    Hi5 says:
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    Ok, good.

  2. January 3, 2013 at 2:20 pm
    the real xoxo says:
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    the first flop of the year.
    girl she should change it to April 1st! we all know this album will be a joke.

    • January 3, 2013 at 9:12 pm
      BEYONCE4LIFE says:
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      *DEAD*

  3. January 3, 2013 at 2:23 pm
    BEYSUS OVER JESUS says:
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    IT’S LIKE SHE’S TRYING TO FLOP ON PURPOSE…DONT SHE KNOW QUEEN BEY CAN RELEASE AT ANY MOMENT NOW.

    • January 3, 2013 at 6:40 pm
      Mark111 says:
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      It’s 2003 all ova again, lol.

      • January 4, 2013 at 1:40 pm
        HeHaHeHa says:
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        Oh, you mean when Bey debuted @ #1, and then then the next week ASHANTI knocked her off that spot and stayed there for two consecutive weeks. Oh OK, I got you ;)

  4. January 3, 2013 at 2:23 pm
    Year Of The Woman says:
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    Floppity.

    • January 3, 2013 at 5:44 pm
      King B>Rihanna(My Hair is Layed like Beyonce's Haters Loose p****) says:
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      kelly rowland fans should be the last one to call anyone else a flop.

  5. January 3, 2013 at 2:27 pm
    RoyalNavy says:
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    The only people allowed to laugh at Ashanti are Taylor, Rihanna and Adele.

    Taylor and Adele are slaying the albums charts and Rihanna is slaying the singles chart. The rest of you b****** aren’t slaying anywhere, expect Beyonce and Christina who are slaying the f*** out of the two for one deal at Papa John’s every night.

    • January 3, 2013 at 4:15 pm
      Lax says:
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      @ROYALNAVY,,,,I AM Typing from the floor lmao,,,,
      you nailed that comment,,,,,,rotf,,,,,,lmao,,,
      OMG!!!!!!!Two For One at Pappa Johns,,,,,

  6. January 3, 2013 at 2:29 pm
    OnlyIU says:
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    This is that s*** i was talking about. Wh

    • January 3, 2013 at 2:35 pm
      RoyalNavy says:
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      Copy cat b****** coppy catting my avi now? Goodbye b****, goodfuckingbye.

  7. January 3, 2013 at 2:31 pm
    No Shade,No T says:
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    Umm ok we need to come up with another word other than flop it being over used in 2012 let’s keep it there

    on topic eh this may not work in her favor, i think the releasing it due to her fans not necessarily anything more than that but good luck to her

  8. January 3, 2013 at 2:32 pm
    My forehead tho says:
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    Poor Ashanti…

    Who ever decided to push her album back until 2013 should be fired. Every relevant musician is releasing an album this year. I highly doubt people will have spare change to spend on her album -_-.

  9. January 3, 2013 at 2:33 pm
    will says:
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    THATS NOT EVEN THE ALBUM COVER. ITS FANMADE.

    • January 3, 2013 at 2:37 pm
      Year Of The Woman says:
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      If that’s true, you’ve just helped to prove how stupid ashanti is. How is her situation so messed up that the cover art that everyone thinks is for her album was actually made by a fan.

  10. January 3, 2013 at 2:34 pm
    SheIsTheQueen! says:
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    Oh no no baby. The Queen is returning in that month too. Push your album back to the 12th Of Nevruary then you’ll be fine.

    • January 3, 2013 at 2:39 pm
      PIU says:
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      Who is the Queen? Fossilyonce? Methusulayonce? CantGetANumberOneSingleonce? Her? You mean that Queen?

    • January 5, 2013 at 3:17 pm
      Little C says:
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      Nevruary – i literally just died. that was hysterical!

  11. January 3, 2013 at 2:36 pm
    WomanToWoman says:
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    Yall mocking Shan when her album sold more than DIL did first week.

    • January 3, 2013 at 2:42 pm
      BeySting says:
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      A Keyshia stan defending Ashanti? Birds of a feather flop together don’t they? Fall to your knees and worship the Queen.

      Though she walks through the valley of flops
      She fears no pushbacks
      For she is Beyonce, the queen of the charts and the capital N in your fav’s nightmare.

    • January 3, 2013 at 6:44 pm
      Mark111 says:
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      And DIL was the highest selling album that year. Year vs week. A week? Really a f****** week? That
      s just… weak.

  12. January 3, 2013 at 2:42 pm
    Truth Tea says:
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    Let’s be real. Nobody wants this album.
    She’ll be luck if it sell 5,000 copies.

  13. January 3, 2013 at 2:42 pm
    SLAYRIAH CAREY says:
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    I like her.
    Somewhat.

  14. January 3, 2013 at 2:46 pm
    OK says:
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    She should just release a mixtape and forget about trying to push albums. Like Ciara, her time in the industry has passed. No one outside of her die-hard fans is checking for her.

  15. January 3, 2013 at 2:53 pm
    truth(slayer of icki funky ass stans b****!!) says:
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    Sp

  16. January 3, 2013 at 2:57 pm
    King B>Rihanna(My Hair is Layed like Beyonce's Haters Loose p****) says:
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    I’m glad to hear.Unlike these basic b****** I would rather the album flopped and be a good body of work.Give me great quality music and I am good these other hoes who shall remain nameless only care about commercial success rather than quality that is why the music industry is so f***** up today.

  17. January 3, 2013 at 3:04 pm
    Fierce p**** says:
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    I don’t usually shade artists except Riyawnna cuz of her stans but this h** better be thinking of a marketing plan to put her back on the map cuz I just don’t see it for her. She keeps delaying s*** and by the time she does little will be interested. Beyonce, Mariah, Fantasia, Alicia keys, Ciara will probably all be heavily promoted this year and I don’t know who will pay much attention to her. Her singles have been weak and she has as much Stans left as Xtina. But who knows. Anything could happen. Good luck to her.

    • January 3, 2013 at 4:18 pm
      Lax says:
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      Ashanti is a s*** artist and one thing We all know
      is for real and that is that Fine Ass of her’s shyt Ashanti
      is a “Brick House”;,,,,,That Picture is Beautiful!!!

  18. January 3, 2013 at 3:06 pm
    Cream says:
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    She must did not learn last time she went head to head with King B.

    • January 3, 2013 at 6:47 pm
      Mark111 says:
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      Lol, it was the end of her career! Not just her’s, her rapper, CEO who she was f****** and the whole damn label! lol

  19. January 3, 2013 at 3:20 pm
    Savannah says:
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    Why not release her album next month? It’ll flop regardless of the release date. Ashanti is a good songwriter and her songs almost always have good production, so I wouldn’t mind checking it out. I don’t write people off just because they are no longer successful SMH!

  20. January 3, 2013 at 3:20 pm
    Fierce p**** says:
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    She is the queen: LOL u tried the f*** out of it but you’re right Beyonce has always SLAYED flopanti. Damn truth hurts. I feel bad for this girl. I would hope none of her superiors release anything during that time or any time soon….

  21. January 3, 2013 at 3:25 pm
    Casual says:
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    Ashanti needs a HIT first, and then worry about putting out an album. Look at Tamar and the instant success of Love & War. Ashanti can’t come out with just any song, but THE song, that essential song to make an instant impact on youtube and iTunes, and slay (to invoke the oft-used word around here) on radio.

    She can do this independently, but she’s got to come correct.

  22. January 3, 2013 at 3:25 pm
    Fierce p**** says:
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    Royal Navy: b**** seethe. Hefty Xtina would be the only with the buy 3 orders get 1 free special at pizza hut and Papa Johns when her s*** can’t even sell more than 100k first week. That’s y she’s hiding now cuz beyonce is coming. And Rihanna can’t laugh at anyone when her s*** fell off the charts 2 weeks after. Oh the navy gon be getting their feelings hurt when she doesn’t stand the test of time.

  23. January 3, 2013 at 3:34 pm
    Mahow says:
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    b****** Ashanti is no stranger to breaking records she can have a flop Album all the Albums in singles she has sold ANit nobody f****** with her but Rihanna n Alde

    • January 3, 2013 at 4:23 pm
      Fierce p**** says:
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      If you are talking about her albums from 2002 and 2003 then yes those broke records. However, her impact on pop culture has dwindled and she’s gonna see LOTS of competition not just Rihanna and Adele. That’s what happens when you take too long of a break and you’re semi-famous (Xtina) OH and she def can’t f*** wit beyonce so bye. U tried it.

  24. January 3, 2013 at 3:48 pm
    Tasha says:
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    Why?

  25. January 3, 2013 at 3:50 pm
    IDK says:
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    I’ll be buying. I didnt buy her last but i heard it was nice tho. All the ones before that were classics. She writes all her stuff so even if she sells close to 70,000 copies or more she will most def profit. Good luck shanti!

  26. January 3, 2013 at 4:04 pm
    The one says:
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    I’m a die hard fan for ashanti, but this is scary as hell it’s like the plane is about to burn and crash in album sales. I know the songs will be great but as far as attracting listeners and new fans I’m not so sure. I pray and pray she figures out away to market this album. Nonetheless I will support my favorite artist #WrittenEntertainment

  27. January 3, 2013 at 4:06 pm
    millhouse says:
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    She needs a reality show. She needs to show people a different side of herself… Then she should drop an album. good luck tho. For some odd reason everyone thinks that they can compete with Beyonce. SMH —

    and if you have an album coming out next month, why isnt the single and video out yet. You cant have a successful album without at least 2 videos before the album drops. Just ask Brandy — she could have done 100k in her first week but she waited a month after her album dropped to release another video… Mind you, we still waitin on a new single… Brandy’s comeback was anticipated and she only sold 60,000… So i can only imagine what Ashanti’s numbers are gonna look like….

    Then again, I think Keyshia Cole is releasing the song she did with Ashanti as her next single, so maybe they will try to piggyback off of that song… if thats the case, then that would be smart… Maybe she can get some of Keyshia’s fans interested in buying her album… maybe February is not such a bad month to release her album… All I know is that, with Beyonce on the way, these b****** better be prepared to take a back seat!!!

    • January 3, 2013 at 9:47 pm
      LIKEDBYMANY says:
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      I was thinking that too. She should do like Monica did with “Trust” use that as a platform. Then while her & Keyshia single is out she should promote her new single at the same time.

  28. January 3, 2013 at 4:14 pm
    JJ says:
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    Ohh Ashanti, Ashanti….going against Beyonce, Gaga and MARIAH. She will be slayed and reslayed to oblivion……Nevuary is actually a good idea……… LOLEST

  29. January 3, 2013 at 4:20 pm
    Lax says:
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    To me Ashanti isn’t the only one who needs a make over and a new direction, just saying, call no name , bear no blame,,,

  30. January 3, 2013 at 5:38 pm
    Jer says:
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    Grrrl…

  31. January 3, 2013 at 7:07 pm
    Morgan (BEY IS THA GREATEST TO EVER DO IT) says:
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    Girl let it go just let it go. #Nomorewords

  32. January 3, 2013 at 8:18 pm
    draco says:
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    Sorry to say this but without Irv Gotti’s beats and production Ashanti wouldn’t be where she is right now. Now that she left the Inc and parted ways with Irv, she won’t sell as much as he was one of the few people who could make her sound appealing.

  33. January 3, 2013 at 8:40 pm
    Scottie says:
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    Ok. I’m a Beyonce stan. HOWEVER!!! I don’t really dislike Ashanti nor do I really like her. No shade, I’m just very neutral on her since she hasn’t done anything worth hearing since Murder Inc. I’d like to hear her new stuff as long as it doesn’t interfere with the day/week/month of Beyonce’s new music…cuz lord knows I won’t have time for s*** else. Again, no shade to Ms. Ashanti.

  34. January 3, 2013 at 9:22 pm
    BEYONCE4LIFE says:
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    Somebody please giver her some money so she can afford some studio time with 7 Arelius….we need another “Only U” type single

    • January 3, 2013 at 9:48 pm
      LIKEDBYMANY says:
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      Yes even though she couldnt dance only u helped sell the s*** outta that album

  35. January 4, 2013 at 2:24 am
    iluvmusic says:
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    UM FYI Ashanti’s album is not even coming out Feb 12. She nor her team has confirmed this. So styop the hate the girl is filming Army Wives (which she is a series regular in), Fuse News and writing her own music. So continue to hate while she collects more than one check.

  36. January 4, 2013 at 4:59 am
    Wes says:
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    Yessssssssssssssssssss!!!!!!! I can’t wait;)

  37. January 4, 2013 at 11:06 am
    Mely B says:
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    I’m curious to see how it’ll do given that she’s going the indie route. I thought her last album THE DECLARATION was “alright” but not better than any of her previous albums. I will at least sample the tracks before deciding whether or not to buy the whole album.

    I also agree with others that the word “flop” needs to die a quick death. I wish her success because as an indie artist, she won’t have an industry “machine” behind her to get her music out there but I’ve always liked Ashanti & her music and wish the best for her.

  38. January 4, 2013 at 12:24 pm
    bash says:
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    Said with love ( no shade) but what the hell are you thing coming out in the month of an bey takeover… there is room for all but she did end your career… im really holding but cuz this don’t make any sense…not to mention all the other albums coming out at the same time… you can’t compete with there budgets smh

  39. January 9, 2013 at 1:56 pm
    Luverz says:
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    So to the ones saying her camp hasnt confirmed february 26 I guess Amazon is now lying too http://www.amazon.com/BraveHeart-Ashanti/dp/B007BS0ZTU next it will be october lol. s*** aint coming out but the point is who is gonna lie about ashanti???

  40. January 28, 2013 at 11:57 am
    sandra floyd says:
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    love you Ashanti, God Bless you , you doing good.
    Peace in your valley

  41. February 14, 2013 at 4:19 pm
    be real says:
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    UNLESS AHSANTI PLASN TO BE HALF NAKED IN ALL HER VIDEOS AND PERFORMANCE AND POP HER BOOTY WITH GYRATING CROTCH SHOTS- SHE CAN NOT BEAT NASTY BEYONCE.

    oNLY TING bEYONCE NEEDS TO COMPLETE HER ACT- iS A POLE.

    ALSO WHY A GROWN WOMAN LIKE bEYONCE HAS TO HIDE BEHIND A FAKE PERSONA “sASHA fIERCE” YOU OVER 30 GROW UP. BUT SHE IS QUEEN OF THE RATS- hOODRATS.

    black folks love same crap over and over and over- No real new artist will get a chance because of Beyonce. No I am serious. A young artist who wants to be a LADY ( and keep her clothes on) can not compete industry where h*es like beyonce and rihanna are half naked everytime you see them.

  42. February 20, 2013 at 11:20 am
    BAD NAVI says:
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    b**** plz even if she didn’t postpone her cd it would still flop

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