RIAA: Ashanti’s ‘Foolish’ Becomes Her First MultiPlatinum Hit

Published: Friday 22nd Oct 2021 by Rashad

Just days after announcing she owns her master recordings, singer-songwriter Ashanti’s signature song ‘Foolish’ serves notice of how wise it was to invest in herself.

Nearly 20 years after the tune’s debut and storm of the Billboard Hot 100 (topping the tally for a whopping 10 weeks), it’s still getting love on digital and streaming outlets – a continued success that has spelled for even greater attention at the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA).

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On Ashanti’s birthday (October 13), the RIAA announced ‘Foolish’ had crossed its threshold for double Platinum status – meaning it’s sold the equivalence of 2 million copies in the United States to date.

As of time reported, it is the only of her greatest hits to reach such certification plateau.  It joins her 2004 Gold-certified hit, ‘Only U,’ as the only two singles of her career to be certified by the organization.


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  1. Diabetes UNBOTHERED October 22, 2021

    😂🤣᭄ ᥬ😂᭄ ᥬ🤣᭄ ᥬ😂᭄😂

    • marilyn monh-O-E ® 👠(#1 DIVA) October 23, 2021

      And……. What does that means?

  2. Wwwd October 22, 2021

    She looks beautiful in the picture

  3. 👑 1988 No. 1 👑 October 22, 2021

    This song is classic. 💯 The pen was strong on this one Ms. Ashanti. ❤️

  4. Clarks0o00ñ October 23, 2021

    A multiple platinum solo hit

    Most girls dont have that.

  5. AB October 23, 2021

    I’m shocked her only songs to be certified are “Foolish” and “Only U”. This proves charts/certification don’t mean s***. Ashanti has hits for daysssssss

    • 🐝 October 23, 2021

      This comment…say that louder for all the people in the cheap seats! Charts and certifications mean NOTHING.
      This post woke my eyes up about Ashanti because when she came out there was so much hype and fanfare. It’s just so crazy to me that not one song off of her other albums or singles were certified or critically claimed like the ones on her first.
      Ashanti is still a legend in most peoples eyes but when you think about it after doing research, she really became irrelevant right after the second album sadly. I was so lost in the hype that I didn’t even realize it.
      I always felt the g-unit beef and the punk’d episode she did where she was caught acting like a diva were the main contributors to the damage her career soon had.

      • Shayla Queen™ 👑 October 23, 2021

        She’s a legend in whose eyes? She’s sings the same few songs from her debut album along with Always On Time at small venues while headlining with Ja Rule.

  6. Shayla Queen™ 👑 October 23, 2021

    The only time I hear this song is when it’s played by teenage white girls who weren’t even born at the time of it’s release. It seems to be really popular with that demographic.

    • Genie October 23, 2021

      People don’t even realize during this time people brought albums and not singles, you gotta think of the year versus how they do things now with singles and streams. Say what y’all want but she smart as f***. And….she wrote all her shyt!!!

  7. “GG” October 23, 2021

    Y’all are lying ! This is NOT her only platinum record hell the album sold 8 million copies ! So how is this the only platinum record she had !? Do better journalism! The song recently went platinum again randomly

    • Roberta FlackSabbath October 23, 2021

      No, it didn’t. Her first album is only 3x platinum certified. Chapter II and Concrete Rose are certified Platinum. Only You is certified Gold. Source: RIAA certification website.

      This article is about multi-platinum “hits,” not “albums.”

      Do better reading.

      If you’re going to call someone a liar, you better come with facts.

      • Shayla Queen™ 👑 October 23, 2021

        They never do come with facts. Just like Monica Stan.

      • Cameback4you October 23, 2021

        Roberta there is entire world that exist outside of america.

        her 1st album sold 8millions copies worldwide
        so GG isnt wrong 3.3mil in the US and 8 total

        but back to her singles. they all need to be updated Murder Inc’s focus was always certifying albums not songs which i think was stupid

      • Theman October 23, 2021

        The labels have to get albums and singles certified. Chapter two is really 2x platinum.

      • Shayla Queen™ 👑 October 23, 2021

        @Cameback4you can you read? Foolish, a SINGLE, has just been certified double platinum…

  8. marilyn monh-O-E ® 👠(#1 DIVA) October 23, 2021

    Her vocal is just meh…. Nothing special about this chick💅🏿Anyways happy, Rock with u, Only U & good good are bops 🤳🏻💋💯

    • C J October 23, 2021

      She wa

  9. True Tea October 23, 2021

    Ashanti is still a baddie.

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