From The Vault: Ashanti – ‘Happy’

Published: Sunday 20th Dec 2020 by Joe

Today, From The Vault salutes a classic from a premium R&B diva. Ashanti’s ‘Happy’ is this week’s pick.

Issued as the second single from her 2002 eponymous debut, ‘Happy’ was produced by Irv Gotti and Chink Santana, and written by the artist herself.

It was built around a sample of ‘Outstanding’ by The Gap Band.

After the 10-week stay at #1 of debut single ‘Foolish,’ the pressure was high for the then-newcomer to deliver a successful follow-up. And ‘Happy’ didn’t disappoint.

Peaking at #8 on the Billboard Hot 100 and #6 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop in the US, it was also a Top 20 in Great Britain, reaching the 13th position on the Official UK Singles Charts.

The tune’s visual was also directed by Irv Gotti.

The belle can be seen jamming with her friend around the city, as they get ready for a block party honoring her and her recent success. Partner in crime Ja Rule also makes a cameo.

With ‘Shanti and Keyshia Cole ready to battle it out on #Verzuz, it’s the perfect moment to reflect on the ladies’ back catalogue.

One look is enough to see just how much Ms. Douglas ruled the early 00´s, with tracks that remain omnipresent. A testament to how pivotal Ashanti’s presence has been for the culture.

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  1. Drizzy December 20, 2020

    Y’all better stop playing with Ashanti

  2. 🍭marilyn monh-O-E🍭(💫Perfectly Splendid✨) December 20, 2020

    Ashanti used to have some masterpiece records like foolish, happy, rock with u, only U, now she’s singing trashy songs like say less, pretty little thong 😓

  3. Zion December 20, 2020

    Baby or leaving should’ve been the second single off this album

    • Me December 21, 2020

      She released baby with a film clip for it also

  4. Magii Chill December 20, 2020

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  5. Monica Stan December 20, 2020

    Ashanti was very “of the moment”. She had no real impact on the industry.

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