When Ashanti first arrived on the scene in 2002, she not only established herself as a legitimate entertainer, she solidified her place among the stars of all-stars. To show appreciation for her years of success, the Grammy Award-winning songwriter, actress, author, and executive producer, Hollywood, will honor her with her own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Ashanti will be presented with the 2,718th star on Thursday, April 7th, at 11:30 a.m. Her star will be dedicated in the category of Recording at 7060 Hollywood Boulevard. Tichina Arnold and Ja Rule will be the guest speakers at the event.
The “Happy” singer took it to Twitter to express her gratitude for the major achievement.
The Hollywood Walk Of Fame committee also spoke on its decision to reward Ashanti with her own star.
“Ashanti is an award-winning singer, author, actress, and executive producer. She has proven her talent in many different Hollywood industries and is an example for young girls who want to be in the ‘biz,’” said Ana Martinez, a Hollywood Walk of Fame Producer.
From Ashanti’s first album to now, the New York native has made history. In 2002, her self-titled album Ashanti reached the No. 1 spot on the Billboard Top 200 and R&B album charts. That album also sold 504,593 units in its first week, which set SoundScan record as the most albums sold by any debut female artist in the chart’s history. She earned her a spot in the Guinness Book of World Records. That record is yet to be broken.
Ashanti isn’t just thriving in the music industry. She’s also making history in the tech world. She also became the first, Black female artist to partner with and became a co-founder of a Web3 tech company, EQ Exchange.
This event will be live-streamed exclusively on www.walkoffame.com. Way to go, Ashanti!