Ashanti ----- Ashanti Shequoiya Douglas, (born October 13, 1980) is an American recording artist, record producer, actress, dancer and model who rose to fame in the early 2000s. Ashanti is most famous for her eponymous debut album Ashanti which featured the hit song "Foolish", and sold over 503,000 copies in its first week of release throughout the U.S. in April 2002. The album set a Soundscan record as the biggest opening week sales for a new female artist, outselling debuts by Alicia Keys and Lauryn Hill In the same week, she became the first female performer to simultaneously hold the top two places on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart with "Foolish", and "What's Luv?" (with Fat Joe). Ashanti broke records again by having three top ten songs, "Foolish", "What's Luv?", and "Always on Time", on the Billboard Hot 100 charts in the same week, being the first female to accomplish this feat and being second only to The Beatles. As of 2008, she has sold more than 27 million records worldwide, with more than 15 million of these copies sold in the U.S. Ashanti ended the decade (2000–09) as the third top new R&B artist behind Alicia Keys and Beyonce Knowles. Ashanti also ended the decade at number 38 on the Top Artist of the Decade list, As of 2010, Ashanti is listed in the 20 Best Selling Music Singles Since 1990 in History. She ranked #17 coming in with Foolish selling more than 7.4 million copies in the U.S.