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 Grammy Award-winning debut album Ashanti.
While New York City has always been a great spot for celebrity sightings, the streets outside of Radio City Music Hall today were a paparazzo’s dream. And it was all thanks to the Conde Nast Media Group’s 5th Annual Fashion Rocks event.
Hosted by Dennis Leary, Fashion Rocks included some of the biggest names in entertainment including Beyonce Knowles, Rihanna, Miley Cyrus, and Justin Timberlake.
Thirteen of the most talented female performers joined together onstage at Fashion Rocks to sing "Just Stand Up!", which is the worldwide charity single benefiting Stand Up To Cancer.
The song was created and produced by LA Reid and Kenny "Babyface" Edmonds, who took the stage alongside singing sensations including: Beyonce Knowles, Mary J Blige, Rihanna, Carrie Underwood, Miley Cyrus, Keyshia Cole, Leona Lewis, Fergie, Ciara, Mariah Carey, Ashanti, Natasha Bedingfield and Nicole Scherzinger at Radio City Music Hall on Friday (September 5).
Sure, she’s sold a ton of albums and sold out concerts all over the world, but that’s not enough for Ashanti. Her latest venture is in the realm of tourism.
The “Mesmerize” songstress was spotted yesterday at the launch event for Nassau county’s new tourism campaign. Being that she’s originally from Long Island, it seemed fitting that she was chosen to become one of nine new ambassadors for the initiative.
The Nokia Theatre in downtown Los Angeles, California was brimming over with celebrity presence as ESPN held their annual ESPY Awards last night (they’ll air this Sunday at 9pm).
And who better than the “SexyBack” man himself, Justin Timberlake (who also performed a Rock Opera montage onstage), to host the night, with multiple wins by Tiger Woods, including Male Athlete of the Year, Best Golfer, and Best Championship Performance.
Every year the BET Awards is an event to behold. And last night there was plenty of pomp and circumstance, as well as a plethora of memorable performances.
Los Angeles’ Shrine Auditorium was packed to its 6,300-seat capacity as musical acts from the past joined today’s hottest performers for some noteworthy collaborations. For instance, Alicia Keys performed “Weak” with SWV, “Hold On” with En Vogue, and “Waterfalls” with Tionne ‘T-Boz’ Watkins and Rozonda “Chili” Thomas from TLC.
Years before the whole Rihanna/Chris Brown hookup, there was another hip hop couple making headlines - Nelly and Ashanti. And at last night’s pre-BET Awards dinner they were looking as hot as ever.
The “Hot in Herre” stud and his “Foolish” gal showed up at Los Angeles hot spot Vibiana looking top-notch. He was sporting a dark suit with a white striped button-up shirt, while she rocked a strapless magenta embroidered floor-length gown.