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Ashanti Selects Next ‘BraveHeart’ Single, Compares “Majors Vs. Indies”

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Ashanti certainly got her fair share of critical acclaim for her latest top 10 release ‘BraveHeart.’

Now, as the project continues to bid for commercial acclaim to match, the songstress revs up her promo rounds to discuss its development, the ups and downs of being an independent act, and her next single.

While the choice may come as little surprise, tuck in below to see what Ashanti has appointed as the follow-up to her moderate Rick Ross-assisted hit ‘I Got It’

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Watch: Ashanti Performs ‘I Got It’ On Good Day NY

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Ashanti may have nabbed a top ten debut with her new independent album ‘Braveheart’, yet it’s clear the singer is keen to keep the project’s pulse beating.

The former INC front-woman took to the stage on Good Day NY this morning to perform the LP’s latest single ‘I Got It’.

Watch Ms. Douglas and her girls dance up a storm after the jump…

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Hit Or Miss: Ashanti Delivers Cover of Chaka Khan’s ‘Sweet Thing’

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With the promo run for her latest top 10 album ‘BraveHeart’ still braving the competition, Grammy-winning R&B songstress Ashanti garnered quite the buzz from her recent stop by Boombox’s “Off The Record” series.

Shaking off naysayers who panned her ‘I Will Always Love You’ tribute to Whitney Houston (click here if you missed that), Miss Douglas tried her hand again at the classic of another vocal powerhouse - Chaka Khan.

Lending a live rendition of Khan’s signature hit ‘Sweet Thing’, tuck in below to see if the New York-born beauty’s performance was a homerun…or just plain foul:

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The Final Sales Are In: Ashanti, Pharrell, & Rick Ross Exceed Predictions…

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After a relatively slow start to the year, Urban retail picked up in a major way this week when new releases from Ashanti, Pharrell Williams, and Rick Ross charged into stores.

Naturally, all eyes have been fixed on how each project fared – especially following questionable sales predictions.

Now, with the final numbers in, how did Ashanti’s ‘Braveheart’, Pharrell’s ‘G I R L’, and Ross’ ‘Mastermind’ perform?
The answer awaits, as ever, after the jump…

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Katy Perry Re-Enters UK Top Ten / Ashanti Makes Top 40 Debut

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Though major label backing would have seen it fare far better, it seems Ashanti‘s independent release ‘Braveheart’ is having no trouble impacting the charts this week.

Set to move around 20,000 units in its US opening week, the R&B effort now finds a friend in the United Kingdom, where it can now boast of owning a Top 40 spot thanks to sales that have seen it out perform Robin Thicke‘s ‘Blurred Lines‘ this week.

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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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