Outselling albums No. 2 and 3 added together, Ashanti S. Douglas, touted as the next Mary J Blige, will debut at No.1 in the United States this week.
Clocking up of over 500,000 sales and counting even as you read this of her debut album this week is the 21 year old striking Ashanti. Her LP is such a hot cake so much so that so far it has sold more than double of Celine Dion’s ‘A New Day Has Come’ at No.2 and the Now Volume 9 compilation disc at No.3.
In a battle of the new soul divas, Ashanti also beat her week’s biggest rival ‘Oops Oh My’ Tweet, whose ‘Southern Hummingbird’ album sold just only around 180,000 units, which entitles her to unveil at a No.4 slot on the US album charts.
Is it any wonder why she’s so popular? She made a huge name for herself singing songs for the soundtrack of ‘Fast And The Furious’, writing songs for big names in the music industry, singing alongside Ja Rule and Fat Joe on hits ‘Always on Time’ and ‘What’s Luv?’ respectively, plus not forgetting her debut single as a solo singer ‘Foolish’ which is a big hit among the ladies and the men as well because of the mafia-like video she has for her single.