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

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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…


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Sales Predictions Are In: Ashanti, Pharrell, & Rick Ross Set To Sell…

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With wallets filling up again following a busy Holiday season, this week brings with it the first “busy” window of the year for Urban releases.

Indeed, the likes of Pharrell Williams, Ashanti, and Hip-Hop titan Rick Ross are all making a beeline for Billboard glory with their respective new albums.

After a two days of sales, how are each faring? Find out after the jump…


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TGJ Review: Are You Buying Ashanti’s ‘Braveheart’?

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Braving a storm of competition from the likes of Hip Hop heavyweights Pharrell and Rick Ross, ‘I Got It’ songstress Ashanti finally gets to see her 5th studio album ‘BraveHeart’ aboard digital shelves after a series of setbacks.

A nod toward reclaiming her throne as crowned princess of Hip-Hop/R&B, the title is an intentional ode to the 1995 Mel Gibson movie where Ashanti similizes with the main character William Wallace (portrayed by Gibson).  Yes, while lacking the army and arsenal (which translates to major label financing and PR machine in her case), the ultimate comparison is certainly found in her ‘little engine that could’ displays of bravery and spirit…


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Watch: Ashanti Dishes All At ‘The Breakfast Club’

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Today brings with it the long-awaited release of Ashanti‘s ‘Braveheart’ album.

Preceded by a slew of singles, all eyes are on how the set – the singer’s first independently – will fare.

So as to ensure it’s a positive charting, the Grammy winner stopped by The Breakfast Club on Power 105.1, where she -naturally- was grilled about many a topic.

Discussed during the candid chat were Nelly, going the independent route, turning town six 360 deals, Murder Inc and a whole lot more.

Check out Ashanti in action below…


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Ashanti Unwraps New ‘Braveheart’ Promo

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Next week finally brings with it the release of Ashanti‘s much delayed ‘Braveheart’ LP.

And having served up a slew of singles and visuals in support of the set, the R&B belle continues to build buzz with this freshly unveiled promotional shot.

Granted that the punch-lines write themselves, we can’t say we’d have commissioned such a shoot. Still, we are eager to see how the project fares when it hits stores on March 4th. Will you be marching to the stores to buy next Tuesday?

Your thoughts?

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Album Stream: Ashanti – ‘Braveheart’

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Come March 4th 2014, music lovers across the globe will be able to pick up ‘Braveheart‘, the latest studio offering from R&B royal Ashanti.

An independently pushed release, the album’s arrival will follow a series of critic-baiting push backs, and 2008′s ‘The Declaration’, responsible for the L.T Hutton produced ‘The Way That I Love You.’

Today, as to give fans the opportunity to ‘try before they buy’, the singer has unlocked the album before its release, making it available for streaming via the link that awaits you below!


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New Song: Ashanti – ‘First Real Love (ft. Beenie Man)’

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Get ready to dutty wine with Ashanti!

The R&B star journeys to Jamaica with Dancehall icon Beenie Man on new song ‘First Real Love’.

Its arrival comes just days before parent album ‘Braveheart’ finally marches into stores (March 3rd).

Take a listen after the jump…


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New Video: Ashanti – ‘I Got It (ft. Rick Ross)’

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It’s here!

Ashanti‘s video for ‘I Got It’ featuring the “bawse” Rick Ross was unwrapped moments ago on BET’s 106 & Park.

The high-octane clip is the latest visual to be rolled out in support of the singer’s fifth studio album ‘Braveheart’ – which finally lands in stores on March 4th.

Much ado has been made about the project, but can its latest clip salvage matters ahead of release? You be the judge after the jump…


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