Readers of That Grape Juice know what avid music lovers we are – especially of hits past.
So, just as our retrospective features ‘From the Vault’ and ‘TGJ Replay’ allow us the chance to re-spin the gems and jams of yesterday of one artist, our newest feature Chart Rewind – a variation of our current Retro Rewind assay – accedes salutes to an entire era of music history.
This week we’ll nod our heads to the beat of ‘Foolish’ – the official debut single from Grammy winning singer/songwriter Ashanti. The songstress, who had already made history for seeing her first three singles simultaneously place on Billboard’s Hot 100, would follow the feat by fueling ‘Foolish’ to dethrone Jennifer Lopez‘s ‘Ain’t It Funny’ from the top spot the week of April 20, 2002. The irony? Ashanti wrote the song’s remix and performed background vocals on it.
To say the girl was on fire – in front of and behind the scenes – was an understatement.
This week in 2002 Ashanti was in the middle of a historic 10 week reign atop the Billboard Hot 100, quickly proving herself to be the time’s true ‘princess of Hip-Hop/R&B.’ Tuck in below to see who else was making a splash alongside the singer this week that year: