American singer, songwriter, record producer, model and actress Ashanti Shequoiya Douglas celebrated her 40th birthday yesterday, 13 October. This stunner has accomplished so much in her 40 years on this planet.
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Being known not only for her music, Ashante has also stared in some of the greatest movies, of all time like Coach Carter and John Tucker Must Die. She is known all over the globe for her undeniable talent.
Celebrating her 40th birthday today, Ashanti really has so much to be grateful for. Looking at this stunner, you would never believe she was a day over 30, let alone 40!
There is so much about Ashanti that should be celebrated, not just her birthday. So, in celebration of Ashanti’s birthday, Briefly.co.za gives you five fantastic facts about the gorgeous multitalented queen:
1. She was first discovered as a teenager and later signed to Murder Inc. in 2002.
2. Ashanti became the first female artist to occupy the top two positions on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart simultaneously when "Foolish" and "What's Luv?" were at numbers one and two respectively.
3. In 2005, she made her feature film debut in Coach Carter alongside Samuel L Jackson as well as starring as Dorothy Gale in the made-for-television film The Muppets' Wizard of Oz.
4. Ashanti met rapper Nelly at a press conference for the 2003 Grammy Awards on January 1, 2003, and they began dating a year later – they dated for around 10 years before calling it quits.
5. Throughout her career, Ashanti has sold over 12 million records worldwide.
Fans from all over the world have taken to social media to wish Ashanti a happy birthday. Happy birthday, gurl!
Briefly.co.za previously reported that Drake's son Adonis recently turned three years old. The superstar rapper took some time off his busy schedule to celebrate little Adonis' birthday on 11 October.
Drake took to Instagram to share a snap of the two of them surrounded by white, black and silver balloons.
He captioned the post: "Young Stunna". The Toosie Slide hitmaker couldn't stop smiling as he looked down at his adorable son, who was sitting on the floor.
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