Hot Shot: Ashanti Releases Fresh ‘Braveheart’ Artwork


By way of numerous delays and R&B’s current standing in the Pop arena, it’s safe to say Ashanti’s ‘Braveheart’ has a long way to go before securing the support it needs to soar upon release.

However, that hasn’t stopped the native New Yorker from trying, doing so by releasing fresh artwork pulled from the LP’s campaign, perhaps hoping to generate fresh interest in the independent release.

Set to go head to head with new releases from Mary J.Blige, Rihanna, Nicki Minaj and Mariah Carey, the album will mark her first since 2008’s ‘The Declaration‘, which has sold 295,000 units since its kick-off.

Your thoughts?



  1. January 6, 2014 at 10:50 am
    Molly says:


  2. January 6, 2014 at 10:51 am
    James says:

    Concrete Rose II!!! Yasss!

  3. January 6, 2014 at 10:54 am
    Bey Fan says:

    She’s still trying to make Brave Heart happen? Why?

  4. January 6, 2014 at 10:59 am
    Molly says:

    @BeyFan right! like no one cares no more.

  5. January 6, 2014 at 11:04 am
    nah says:

    she needs to get over herself and sign to a label… otherwise braveheart will continue to be a myth. good luck though.

  6. January 6, 2014 at 11:07 am
    Free Spirit says:

    I’m so happy and proud of Ashanti!!!! People have to realize that she is no longer a Record Label Artist, but an Independent Artist!!!! Ashanti is trying perfect “Braveheart” so that she won’t flop and become like everyone else that’s just releasing all kinds of music that isn’t worth buying let alone a penny worth…LOL… People should give her a chance, because we all know that even in today’s industry that Ashanti can come back and slay… Maybe not like she use to, but better because she is Independent… I’m here for her and I LOVE the promo pic.

  7. January 6, 2014 at 11:09 am
    The Boy Toy says:

    Smh wasn’t this albums original release date in 2010? Girl…..

  8. January 6, 2014 at 11:12 am
    IkeM says:

    *DEAD* This artwork is a million times worse than the original. She needs to let Braveheart die already. It just won’t happen, like EVER *plays BEYONCÉ*

  9. January 6, 2014 at 11:14 am

    Why is she still pushing this?

  10. January 6, 2014 at 11:15 am
    Antonio says:

    Who? What? When? Where? Why?
    Ashanti still does a huge fanbase, but it’s just the music. The songs she’s been releasing have been really lackluster except for Never Too Away which she should’ve pushed this album with due to high critical and public acclaim it received. Hopefully, Ashanti, Ciara, Brandy, Kelly Rowland and Keri Hilson and even Amerie get it together with their next projects because we need more talented Black R&B females at the forefront alongside Beyoncé, Rihanna and Alicia Keys.

  11. January 6, 2014 at 11:15 am
    kareem says:

    I love you Ashanti and release that album. I am going to buy the album

  12. January 6, 2014 at 11:20 am
    The Boy Toy says:

    Ashanti needs to get back to the basics. Catchy hooks over hip hop beats. That’s the only way she’ll regain some type of relevance….

  13. January 6, 2014 at 11:23 am
    B'ROCKA SLAY'S says:

    I think she needs to rebrand…new cover, new logo…time for a new name
    Braveheart is dead…But im still rooting for her

  14. January 6, 2014 at 11:30 am
    DIGGER BEY says:

    Aww Poor Girl still trying. Wishing her the best though.

  15. January 6, 2014 at 11:37 am
    Bey Fan says:

    Im not saying she should give up on her dream… but let this Brave Heart…I mean at least give us a new title.

  16. January 6, 2014 at 11:48 am
    ABC(the ORIGINAL) says:

    She looks nothing short of amazing, but no ones checking for this. Sorry Shanny…

  17. January 6, 2014 at 12:06 pm
    Lovebird says:

    I’m sure it’ll have higher opening sales than Ciara.

    Anyway I’m curious to hear what she has serving.

  18. January 6, 2014 at 1:03 pm
    JER says:

    Still with the Braveheart!!!?? STAWP!!!! Come up with something new. In the time since her last album, Rihanna has released 4 albums and will have released 5 I’m sure. Just SMH.

  19. January 6, 2014 at 1:09 pm

    I liked the other one better honestly. But it doesn’t matter, Ashanti time to SCRAP THIS ALBUM!!! It’s been like FIVE YEARS!! People are BEYOND over this. You need a completely new start (even though you barely got the last one started)…

  20. January 6, 2014 at 2:22 pm
    Lana Del Bey says:

    it’s an improvement from the other one which was hideous to say the least, sorry Pocahontas. I don’t see much more increasing relevance with Ashanti, even in her hayday she was a lucky girl just like rihanna is now, someone have her the hits back in the day but tbh any other girl could of done it just as good, anyway prove me wrong ashanti

  21. January 6, 2014 at 2:31 pm
    Theman says:

    This independent thing doesn’t work for her.. She needs to sign to a major label, work with fresh producers, create some catchy hiphop/r&b tunes with pop undertones.. She should also work with a few great collaborators male/female.. Lastly, that “Braveheart” title needs to go.. She definitely needs a few instant smashes..

  22. January 6, 2014 at 2:50 pm
    ROSEGOLD says:

    Her first two albums were everything back in the day. She lost her mojo somewhere along the way, and she needs to get it back.

  23. January 6, 2014 at 3:02 pm
    jimmy says:

    Ashanti looks amazing (All Natural) this is a real Woman folks ! Ill b supporting Braveheart !

  24. January 6, 2014 at 5:22 pm
    credits says:

    She can slay all the photoshoots in the world, because we all know she is pretty but we don’t want to see photos, where’s the music? but now that i am thinking about it, the only thing that has been right with the braveheart campaign is the photoshoots….aside from the album cover itself. I’m worried she’ll spend more money than she will generate with this independent album. i was at the gym the other day and i heard “woman you love” playing, i was cheering for her in my head.

  25. January 6, 2014 at 7:40 pm
    BEYONCÉ says:


  26. January 6, 2014 at 8:29 pm
    kareem says:

    I love you

  27. January 7, 2014 at 1:01 am
    Beyond Amazing (Cause Bey really is!) says:

    I guess. she just needs to gone head and release the album at let it do what it’s going to do.

  28. January 7, 2014 at 4:28 am
    FutureCIARA says:

    As much as I want to tell this girl to hang it up,

    I give her A for Determination and Persistence.

    Atleast she’s not trying to be like Amerie, or Cassie, Or Teairra Marie

  29. January 7, 2014 at 5:29 am
    Navy Commander says:

    That album cover lmao

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