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Ashanti's overnight jump to superstardom followed that of Ja Rule, a similar urban music sensation helmed by Gotti. The New York producer took notice of Ashanti initially because of her beauty, dancing, and acting. She trained as a dancer at the Bernice Johnson Cultural Arts Center, learning a number of dance styles. She danced most notably in Disney's Polly, which starred Phylicia Rashad, and also appeared in a number of big-name music videos, in addition to other dance work. As an actress, she made a name for herself with roles in Spike Lee's Malcolm X and Who's da Man before that. The multi-talented vocalist was causing quite a stir, and Gotti did what he could to bring her into his Murder Inc. fold. After showcasing her swooning voice on Big Pun's "How We Roll" and the Fast and Furious soundtrack — both in 2001 — Gotti put Ashanti to work on her debut album, which he produced.
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Nov 4 Sat 2:00 PM Beats By The Bay Music Fest: Ashanti, Ja Rule, Brandy, T-Pain, Mario & Mase Vinoy Park
Saint Petersburg, FL
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Nov 9 Thu 8:00 PM Ashanti Celebrity Theatre - AZ
Phoenix, AZ
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Nov 10 Fri 9:00 PM Ja Rule & Ashanti Showbox SoDo
Seattle, WA
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Nov 11 Sat 7:30 PM Ja Rule & Ashanti Rockwell At The Complex
Salt Lake City, UT
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Nov 17 Fri 8:00 PM Ja Rule & Ashanti Fantasy Springs Resort & Casino
Indio, CA
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Nov 18 Sat 7:00 PM Ja Rule & Ashanti Neal S. Blaisdell Center - Concert Hall
Honolulu, HI
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Nov 18 Sat 10:30 PM Ja Rule & Ashanti Neal S. Blaisdell Center - Concert Hall
Honolulu, HI
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Nov 25 Sat 8:00 PM Ja Rule & Ashanti Egyptian Room At Old National Centre
Indianapolis, IN
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Nov 26 Sun 8:00 PM Ja Rule & Ashanti Cincinnati Music Hall
Cincinnati, OH
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Dec 2 Sat 8:00 PM Ja Rule & Ashanti The Aztec Theatre
San Antonio, TX
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Dec 3 Sun 8:00 PM Ja Rule & Ashanti The Bomb Factory
Dallas, TX
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Dec 8 Fri 8:00 PM Ja Rule & Ashanti Cannon Center For The Performing Arts
Memphis, TN
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Dec 31 Sun 9:30 PM Ja Rule & Ashanti Brooklyn Bowl - Las Vegas
Las Vegas, NV
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An R&B singer down with Murder Inc., Ashanti's big break came singing the hook to Ja Rule's 2002 mega-hit "Always On Time," which dominated the airwaves for months. That was soon followed by the success of "What's Luv" with Fat Joe and her debut solo single "Foolish," which recycles the classic beat from Biggie's "One More Chance/Stay With Me." Her first album, Ashanti, hit the scene in early April 2002, cementing her role as one of R&B's brightest new stars.

With hit maker Irv Gotti at the helm, Ashanti blasted into the urban music scene in 2002, topping the charts with multiple singles at once. She quickly became a sensation, gracing the covers of magazines and dominating urban radio. Ashanti built her reputation with duets, where she would complement an already popular rapper — Ja Rule ("Always on Time"), Fat Joe ("What's Luv?"), the Notorious B.I.G. ("Unfoolish") — contrasting the tough-guy male perspective with her own. It didn't take the young vocalist long to make a name for herself though: her debut album topped the Billboard album chart just as her debut solo single, "Foolish," was topping the Hot 100 chart. Her presence was inescapable.
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