In 2004, Ashanti released her third studio album, Concrete Rose, the title of which took on Tupac Shakur's pseudonym "The Rose That Grew from Concrete". S., with first-week sales of 254,000 copies, and eventually became her third platinum certified album.
The first single, "Only U", reached number thirteen on the Billboard Hot 100 and became her biggest hit in the United Kingdom, peaking at number two.
Ashanti Shequoiya Douglas (born October 13, 1980), known simply as Ashanti, is an American singer, songwriter, record producer, dancer and actress.
She was first discovered as a teenager and later signed to Murder Inc. That year, she was featured on Fat Joe's "What's Luv? The album earned her many awards, including eight Billboard Music Awards, two American Music Awards, and a Grammy Award in 2003 for Best Contemporary R&B Album.
A second single, the ballad "Don't Let Them", garnered little chart success after Def Jam refused to fund a music video due to Irv Gotti's legal troubles during his money laundering trial.
Her subsequent albums, including The Declaration (2008) and Braveheart (2014), the latter of which was released independently, were less successful.
Aside from music, Ashanti has also acted in various productions.James, 28, previously dated Khloe, who recently welcomed daughter True with boyfriend Tristan Thompson, for eight months until early 2016. It was unnecessary stuff that I think trickled down to my teammates," he explained.After their split, he opened up about the relationship to Sports Illustrated, and admitted he didn't like the attention that came with dating a celebrity. "I had to eliminate that."Upon their split in February 2016, Khloe accused James of being unfaithful, and said on her talk show Kocktails With Khloe that she had "the receipts to prove it."Meanwhile, Ashanti famously dated rapper Nelly for nine years until 2012.I have a mouth on me, if I say something a little crazy, I don’t know what’s going to happen after that, so just be strong and keep your composure.Another day, another public exchange between rappers. Nelly was recently involved in an Instagram squabble with his former associate, St. I’ve been betrayed,” added the 34-year-old former Murder Inc. Most recently a judge declared a mistrial in the ongoing case.“It’s not fun, it’s a little kooky,” said Ashanti of the crazed fan who has previously been jailed twice for stalking her.A source later told sports gossip blogger Terez Owens that Ashanti and James are "100 per cent in a relationship"."James Harden put Ashanti up at a Houston hotel, then she sat with his family at the game and he bought her flowers," the source added.Ashanti has reportedly found love with Khloe Kardashian's basketball player ex James Harden.The 37-year-old singer first sparked romance rumours when she sat with Harden's family to watch his team the Houston Rockets play the Minnesota Timberwolves on Wednesday (25Apr18).