Ashanti Tops Billboard Charts With Latest Album “Braveheart”
R&B songstress Ashanti is proving her haters all the way wrong after reports last week were projecting her latest album “Braveheart” to flop on the Billboard 200 charts.
In reality, not only has the she landed in the Billboard 200 top 10, she’s also sitting pretty atop the Billboard Indie charts at number one. This album was the first to be released on Ashanti’s new independent record label “Written Entertainment” and her first full studio album in 6 years.
Grammy Award winning, multi-platinum, singer/songwriter, actor and author Ashanti has topped the Billboard Independent Chart at number one with her new album, Braveheart (Written Entertainment/Entertainment One), which was released last week. The album has also debuted top 10 on the Billboard Top 200 Chart, marking her fifth consecutive top 10 album.
Ashanti’s latest single, “I Got It” featuring Rick Ross, is climbing the urban radio charts now, while her song “Early In the Morning (feat. French Montana)” is iTunes’ best selling R&B single (as of March 8th). She will perform her latest single on the Queen Latifah show April 9th and for Good Morning America on April 18th. Ashanti will also sing the National Anthem at the World Boxing Organization (WBO) welterweight title fight between fighter of the decade, Manny Pacquiao and undefeated two-division world champion, Timothy Bradley Jr., April 12 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.
She is currently writing music for the soundtrack and score of the forthcoming film Tupac, to be released by Morgan Creek in 2015.
Late last year, Ashanti received the 2013 Soul Train Award for Best Independent R&B/Soul Performance for “Never Should Have,” a previous single featured on the forthcoming Written Entertainment/eOne release “Braveheart.”
Congrats to Ashanti on the success of her album. Between this great news and the way she’s been looking in recent photos, we’re thinking Nelly is somewhere plotting on how to get those cuffs back on ASAP….