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Watch: Ashanti Performs ‘I Got It’ & ‘First Real Love’ On ’106 & Park’

ashanti 2014 Watch: Ashanti Performs I Got It & First Real Love On 106 & Park

As at writing, Ashanti’s ‘Braveheart’ album currently sits at #17 on the iTunes tally.

So what better time than the present to hit the promo trail in a bid to give the LP (her first independent effort) a much-needed boost.

The Grammy winning singer took front-stage center on BET’s 106 & Park this week, where she offered up a medley of current single ‘I Got It’ and confirmed follow-up ‘First Real Love’.

Watch Ms. Douglas dance up a storm below…


Kudos where due, the former INC front-woman clearly is keen to serve up more than the “usual” – hence  garners an “A” for effort.

That said, despite the super strides she’s made since her first choreographed outing (‘Only U’), there remains a lack of fluidity and/or confidence with how the choreo translates. It’s almost as if she’s counting the steps in her head (“1, 2, 3, pop…4, 5, 6 squat”). Certainly made for an uncomfortable watch and evidence, if anything, that not all acts necessarily need to burn up the dancefloor to make a statement.

Indeed, we’d much rather hear more of the leaps Ashanti has made as a live vocalist instead.

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  • March 7, 2014 at 7:10 pm
    Mad? says:
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    She killed it! Good job

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  • March 7, 2014 at 7:12 pm
    PRINCE CARTER FENTY says:
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    Making a song called ‘I Got It’ but your predicted album sales are 8k-11k. Kii. :)

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  • March 7, 2014 at 7:13 pm
    Lovebird says:
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    Well for an independent release, she did higher than EvE’s Lip Lock (8K), Dawn Richard’s Golden Heart (7K), Jason Derulo’s Tattoos (8K), Jay Sean (8K) and Lana Del Rey’s Lizzy Grant.

    The downside is she’s now Ciara’s lesser.

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  • March 7, 2014 at 7:14 pm
    Lovebird says:
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    Well at least she has platinum albums to her name, Kelly Rowland has been trying for 10 years now and still cannot get a platinum album.

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  • March 7, 2014 at 7:20 pm
    Kisses Down Low says:
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    You stay pressed by Kelly.

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  • March 7, 2014 at 7:22 pm
    BeYAWNce says:
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    You go Gurl. Rock the show

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  • March 7, 2014 at 7:24 pm
    Realest says:
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    Lovebird just trolls every post. And IMMEDIATELY, at that!! It’s like damn bro, you stay shading other posters calling them “bottoms” etc yet you conduct yourself like a miserable, miserabl female.? Ok. You have literally way too much down time.

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  • March 7, 2014 at 7:26 pm
    Lovebird says:
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    I don’t remember giving you permission to speak.

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  • March 7, 2014 at 7:28 pm
    DIGGER BEY says:
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    Lmao AngryBird stayyyyyyyyyyyyy miserable & pressed. The No Life C*nt doesn’t have an life so he trolls TGJ 24/7 Lmaoooooo. Anyway, Get it Shani. I give her an E for Effort.

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  • March 7, 2014 at 7:32 pm
    DIGGER BEY says:
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    And someone with no label home isn’t going to make major moves on the charts anyway. If Ashanti wouldve had an label backing her, I think she wouldve did somewhere between 50k and 100k.

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  • March 7, 2014 at 7:41 pm
    Ashitty says:
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    Tired ass vocals all these years and she still shitty

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  • March 7, 2014 at 7:44 pm
    Navy Commander says:
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    She did good.

    But 106 won’t get her the sales she needs .

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  • March 7, 2014 at 7:48 pm
    Comptons Finest says:
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    Ashanti did a good job, not everyone is gonna be as fluid when it comes to dancing but vocally she was good. She needs some day time and some late night show performances to let people know this album is out cause outside of the Internet I haven’t seen any type of promo and without a hit single(on the R&B charts or billboard 100) she needs to be on her grind big time.

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  • March 7, 2014 at 7:48 pm
    Mike says:
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    This is probably one of her best performances! Her vocals are SO much better nowadays and the dancing has gotten a lot better! Its clear that she’s been getting vocal/dancing lessons. You’re getting there, Ashanti! Hopefully her next album is with a major, even though this album was her second best behind “Ashanti”. Keep up the hard work! Proud of you.

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  • March 7, 2014 at 7:49 pm
    CICI LOVER says:
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    THE ALBUM IS AMAZING I DIDN’T EXPECT THAT!

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  • March 7, 2014 at 7:51 pm
    Mike says:
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    That is correct!
    Ashanti has had THREE out of FOUR albums go platinum…not counting this one since its run has just started…but nevertheless, 3/5 (including Braveheart) is pretty good.

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  • March 7, 2014 at 7:52 pm
    _yessir says:
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    Y’all are so SAD lmao. You CLEARLY neglected to mentioned she will be debuting at number ONE on the R&B Album charts next week on billboard. Sure, she’s not number one on the billboard 200 but it’s still a number one album nonetheless. Also, where you guys got 8k is BEYOND me. She was predicted to sell 18-21k but it seems she may sell more.

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  • March 7, 2014 at 7:55 pm
    Navy Commander says:
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    Pharell need to be promoting his album also..

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  • March 7, 2014 at 8:19 pm
    the real Truth Tea says:
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    I Loved that performance ahd her album is brilliant and getting great reviews, im here for you Ashanti, keep grinding CEO! True Boss, running her own ship and this is truly how Black artist will survive and bring back R&B by finally building and owning our own industry where we no longer have to rely on someone else to market and promote us, steele our money then leave us broke, high and dry and bankrupt!

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  • March 7, 2014 at 8:56 pm
    KREESHA TURNER STAN says:
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    Ashanti killed this!!!

    The “BraveHeart” album is not so bad! I rate it 8/10.
    And this is probably her best performance showcasing her vocal ability.

    I really feel like R&B is slowly coming back with the female side. And especially this new wave of Jhene Aiko, Tinashe, Mila J, Sevyn Streeter and Kreesha Turner.

    WOW! I’m excited!

    Note: Mila J (Smoke, Drink, BreakUp), Tinashe (2 On) and Kreesha Turner (Bad) I think will be debuting each of their own new videos next week!!!!!!!!!!!

    Sorry Ciara, but prepare to get that weave snatched by Mila J!

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  • March 7, 2014 at 9:43 pm
    Mark111 says:
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    Ashanti could never dance, that’s why the video was so chopped up, flashy and edited.

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  • March 7, 2014 at 9:44 pm
    Stephy Tha Lambily says:
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    Ashanti work gurl!

    She is so strong for keep going & finally getting that album into stores great job babe! Her album had been pushed back since 2009

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  • March 7, 2014 at 10:02 pm
    Rosie says:
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    Lana STAYS on Fagbird’s mind, even when her name or stans are nowhere to be found. The true definition of pressed.

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  • March 7, 2014 at 10:39 pm
    U fool says:
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    Jay Sean is young money and Jason signed to a major

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  • March 7, 2014 at 10:45 pm
    anonymous says:
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    She did great. I hope her album does well and I agree with Navy Commander about 106 & park not getting her the sales she needs. she needs to promote herself outside of BET.

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  • March 7, 2014 at 10:55 pm
    china says:
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    Amazing, she looks happy n thats all that matters, she stil on the charts n she#paid

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  • March 7, 2014 at 11:42 pm
    OrangeJuiceInstead says:
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    Ashanti’s sales are gonna be what they are gonna be. Promo or no promo.

    She’s indie so I never expected a platinum album to be the outcome.
    Congrats to her for being able to continue to do what she loves and do it on her own terms. true dat.

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  • March 8, 2014 at 1:13 am
    KESHAROSE says:
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    A MARIAH STAN TALKING ABOUT PUSHBACKS…..LOOOOOOL

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  • March 8, 2014 at 3:07 am
    Career Ender says:
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    this tomatoes selling dark skinned hateful c*** called hatebird is always doing the most

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  • March 8, 2014 at 3:09 am
    Career Ender says:
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    which country does that slayriah creature come from?

    I so wanto drag that b**** whenever she logs in

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  • March 8, 2014 at 3:10 am
    Career Ender says:
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    Hi to my fellow Hive:

    Richie Rich
    Slay Hive
    Digger Bey

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  • March 8, 2014 at 4:16 am
    kareem says:
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    I like it for what it was

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  • March 8, 2014 at 6:03 am
    Jamie says:
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    Please keep Kelly Rowland’s name off of here. She’s waaay beyond this post and on a different level.

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  • March 8, 2014 at 8:53 am
    IStanForYourFav says:
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    I’m really hoping she can push 200,000 total. That would be amazing on an independent label since other major R&B acts push those numbers. I’ve already bought my physical copy. I plan to get my iTunes copy next week to help her out on second week sales. Props to Ashanti trying to dance. She seemed more focused on counting in her brain and her overall vocal performance. She has never sounded this good live. Kudos to Ashanti. #Braveheart

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  • March 8, 2014 at 9:43 am
    beyugly says:
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    106 & Flop?? She needs to promote her music on better shows than this

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    […] face and wig were on point. Ashanti’s comeback album, ‘BraveHeart‘, is currently sitting at #17 on the iTunes […]

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  • March 8, 2014 at 10:49 am
    Mark111 says:
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    Isn’t 106 her target audience? Why the black shows or media is considered cheap or ghetto? You think a country artist diss the CMC or the County Music Awards? We need to respect our culture.

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  • March 8, 2014 at 11:59 pm
    n says:
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    Often times we argue that artists are not selling. This is because of nobody else but us. We are brainwashed to believe that the artists who get to perform at the most prestigious award shows, etc are the BEST. But we fail to see that an arist’s success has noting to do with the quality of music he or she puts out. With that said, we must stop come on blogs and say who is going to flop and who is not, and support their music and other projects. SMH!!! I’ve heard so awesomeeeee music from artists who live in America that many Americans have never and will never hear and I’m not an American. So, don’t speak about which artists have been in the business for over 10 years and have not sold platinum because underneath the music industry is nasty and nepotism. If you live music support music legally, and don’t be apart of statistics!!

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