Ashanti started her pop singing career in1994 out of New York. She has released four albums, two compilations, and twenty-two singles. Ashanti hit the number one spot on the Billboard 200 and the Billboard Hot 100. She has also been featured on soundtracks for the movies "The Fast and the Furious" and "The Muppets' Wizard of Oz." She won the Grammy Award for "Best Contemporary R&B Album" in 2003 with her self-titled album Ashanti.
Ashanti's most recent album was 2008's The Declaration. She has plans to release a new album in 2011.