The Inc. recording artist, Ashanti, made a huge splash in 2002. Her self-titled debut album landed the # 1 spot on both the Billboard Top 200 and R&B album charts selling a whopping 504,693 units in its first week. Her first week showing set a Soundscan record as the most albums sold by any first -time female artist in the charts history. Simultaneously, Ashanti also secured the top spot on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart and the R&B/Hip Hop Singles & Tracks chart with her song Foolish.
Also, Ashanti made Billboard history by having her first three chart entries all land in the top 10 of The Billboard Hot 100 at the same time. (She is the first female to accomplish this feat and only second to the Beatles to do so.)
Ashanti just shot her video for "Only U" this past weekend in Mexico City. "Only U" is the first single from her forthcoming album "Concrete Rose" which is out December 7th. Famed director Hype Williams directed the video which features over 2000 extras performing in a bullfight coliseum. The video also features a guest appearance from 7 Aurelius (produced tracks for LL Cool J, Foxy Brown, etc.)
Ashanti Video being shot
The video for Ashanti's first single, "Only You", will be shot in Vancouver and Mexico City by Hype Williams. Ashanti is presently on the film set of an ABC production until the end of October in which she is playing 'Dorothy' in "The Muppets & The Wiz" feat. Queen Latifah. She is also featured in a movie called "Coach Carter" with Samuel L Jackson coming out later this year. Ashanti's new album, CONCRETE ROSE, will be in stores December 7th.
--- from the official Ashanti website