Concrete Roses Ashanti began singing in a gospel choir when she was just six years old.She launched her singing career after performing in a local talent show in 1994.Commenting about her role in the show, she said, "I had a lot of fun, a lot of fun. I guess just having that drive to be a singer; Dorothy wanted to get out of Kansas.
While working in the studio for her debut album, Ashanti appeared alongside rapper Ja Rule on his smash "Always On Time," (2001) a duet that peaked at No. At about the same time, Ashanti was also featured on rapper Fat Joe's "What's Luv? In addition to her duets, Ashanti also penned a song for Jennifer Lopez titled "Ain't It Funny," which also followed the success of the previous, creeping toward the top ten position.
1 on Billboard's Hot 100 chart within two weeks of its release. " Like the previous, it also ripped apart the charts and soon climbed the top ten, landing at No. Through the singles, Ashanti was promoted to stardom.
With actress and choreographer Debbie Allen at the helm, Ashanti also performed in the Disney TV film Polly.
Ashanti displayed a knack for singing when she was six by singing in a gospel choir.
The following year, Ashanti again drew rave reviews with her second album, 2003's Chapter Two. The album was also certified double platinum in the US and received gold certification in the UK.