Grammy Award winning, multi-platinum, singer/songwriter, actor and author Ashanti announces the March 4, 2014 release date for her long-anticipated studio album Braveheart on Written Entertainment/Entertainment One (eOne).
Ashanti’s latest single, “I Got It” featuring Rick Ross, can be heard at urban radio now. The video for the single will premiere on BET’s top rated countdown show “106th and Park” and online through VEVO simultaneously this week. Ashanti will be shooting the video for her next single “First Real Love,” later this month in Jamaica with reggae superstar Beenie Man.
Ashanti is currently writing music for the soundtrack and score of the forthcoming film Tupac, to be released by Morgan Creek in 2015.
Late last year, Ashanti received the 2013 Soul Train Award for Best Independent R&B/Soul Performance for “Never Should Have,” a previous single featured on the forthcoming Written Entertainment/eOne release “Braveheart.”
Most recently, Ashanti starred as “Teanna,” a store consultant, in Lifetime’s recent holiday movie, Christmas in the City. She was prominently featured in the network’s It’s a Wonderful Life campaign with her version of “Let It Snow.” Ashanti also released a 5 song digital holiday EP titled “A Wonderful Christmas with Ashanti.”
Ashanti’s smash hit debut album, the self-titled Ashanti, sold over 500,000 units in its first week and landed her the #1 spot on both the Billboard Top 200 and R&B album charts, and a place in the Guinness Book of World Records for the most albums sold by a debut female artist. In addition, her first three chart entries landed in the top 10 of the Billboard Hot 100 at the same time, making Billboard history, tying the Beatles. That year, her album “Ashanti” won the GRAMMY for Best Contemporary R&B Album, eight Billboard Awards, two American Music Awards and she was presented with the Soul Train Aretha Franklin Entertainer of the Year Award. Over the last decade, Ashanti has appeared in a number of films (Coach Carter, John Tucker Must Die, Resident Evil 4), television shows (the 2013 season of “Army Wives” on Lifetime), recorded four more albums, penned a book of poetry, starred on Broadway and launched the fragrance Precious Jewel.