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Old 23-01-2013, 16:55
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Ashanti was everywhere in the early 00's. Where there was a rap song, she would be singing the chorus. Then she exploded with her own music career and was pretty much the No 1 R&B female at that time in music.

Any fans?

Been listening to her fans and just forgotten what an incredible artist she is, and how forgotten she has really become over the last several years.
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Old 23-01-2013, 17:15
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I used to really like a few of her songs when I was younger - Happy, Foolish, Always On Time and What's Luv, and especially Mesmerize, but I don't know if I'd go so far as to call her an "icon". She was certainly popular for a time though.
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Old 23-01-2013, 17:20
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I Love Only U, one of my favourite songs ever.
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Old 23-01-2013, 17:22
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I like some of her songs. Nothing extraordinary, but her tracks were catchy. I like 'Happy', 'Foolish', 'Only You' and 'Rain On Me'.

I'm not sure she's an icon though. She used to be very successful, but she faded way too quickly to be considered iconic.
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Old 23-01-2013, 17:22
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I loved "What's Love" and "Always On Time"....I think she just faded out because she stuck to straight R&B which went out of fashion pretty quickly in the later half of the 00s....in fact none of those "R&B divas" lasted, Christina Milian, JoJo, Amerie etc they all faded pretty quickly...

It would be great if she tried to make a comeback at one stage though, R&B style music is coming back into fashion and she had a really unique voice.
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Old 23-01-2013, 17:24
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I remember her mum causing a tyrade over Susan Boyle beating Ashanti's album record for fastest selling album or something along those lines.

That said, Foolish was my jam.
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Old 23-01-2013, 17:39
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I love Only U! she released a new song in the US last year but it didn't perform very well so I doubt it'd be released over here
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Old 23-01-2013, 17:43
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Actually Icon was a bit exaggerated. Diva then

Would love to see her make a big comeback. She is one of the few R&B singers to have not converted to dance trash.
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Old 23-01-2013, 19:41
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I do miss Ashanti. Not the best singer at the time but good quality songs and a very strong songwriter.

Her debut album was extremely good and also her 3rd album Concrete Rose I believe it was called was excellent.

She actually had a song on the Daniel Craig film Dream House soundtrack last year or year before? Beautiful and really well sung ballad, worth a listen: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4slWAA-ymtg
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Old 23-01-2013, 19:46
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Loved Only U, Rain On Me and The Way That I Love You.
That one song she had called "Ooh Baby" or whatever it was called was totally ridiculous though as it was just "ah baby/ooh baby" all the way through
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Old 23-01-2013, 19:48
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She's hardly an icon but her first album had some great songs. 'over' was an amazing ballad .
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Old 23-01-2013, 19:51
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Ashanti was everywhere in the early 00's. Where there was a rap song, she would be singing the chorus. Then she exploded with her own music career and was pretty much the No 1 R&B female at that time in music.

Any fans?

Been listening to her fans and just forgotten what an incredible artist she is, and how forgotten she has really become over the last several years.
I've got all her albums.

It is true, her time seems to have passed, but her old stuff still stacks up today.
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Old 23-01-2013, 19:54
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I love her, but I don't think she's forgotten. I went clubbing last night and they played What's Luv? and everybody was singing all the words. She's well-known with people ages 18+, probably not with younger people though who can't remember when she was huge.
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Old 23-01-2013, 19:56
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i still love Foolish what was her last release? i remember "Only U" & the album "Concrete Rose" has she released anything since?
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Old 23-01-2013, 19:57
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I brought her first album and it was very nice but then I sort of lost interest in RnB music and got more into rock/alternative but she was really good. Great voice.
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Old 23-01-2013, 20:02
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I have Foolish on my iPod. I don't listen to the song often but I always enjoy it when I do.
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Old 23-01-2013, 20:04
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I loved Ashanti! She kind of rode off of Ja rule's popularity back then and then both kind off fell off at the same time. That "Good good" song she released like last year or whenever was rubbish though.
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Old 23-01-2013, 20:05
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She had a song in 2011 that was ok

The woman you love - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aGlJiRSdgoA
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Old 23-01-2013, 20:16
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I loved Ashanti! She kind of rode off of Ja rule's popularity back then and then both kind off fell off at the same time. That "Good good" song she released like last year or whenever was rubbish though.
Ja Rule is another one.

He was huge about a decade ago, then one day, nothing.

It's weird when people go from being huge to virtually disappearing overnight.
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Old 23-01-2013, 21:11
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Ashanti is still around.
Her music is nothing short of abysmal now. Sorry, sounds harsh, But true. Really really badly written dull mediocre.
I don't know what the hell has happened to her, she used to be amazing.
I absolutely adore her first album, still listen to it.
Infact her first 3 albums were all solid.
Perhaps she doesn't fit the current music scene ? Though I don't see why that would stop her releasing decent r&b tunes.
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Old 23-01-2013, 21:15
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I love Ashanti, still listen to her now on my iPod. Shame she hasn't released any new material in the UK.
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Old 23-01-2013, 22:16
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I used to love Ashanti's music, as said early its nothing special these days.

Her tracks with Ja Rule are still very much listened to on my ipod
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Old 23-01-2013, 22:36
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Always on time, Mesmerize, Rock wit u (Awww baby), Foolish, were all great hits!
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Old 24-01-2013, 03:55
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Ja Rule is another one.

He was huge about a decade ago, then one day, nothing.
I last remember hearing new music from him in 2005 or 2006. I'm sure he'll be back but he's in prison for another year or so!
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Old 24-01-2013, 09:43
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Love Ashanti and her timeless tunes. To add to the list of great songs: Baby, Love Again and Don't Let Them.
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