Ashanti To Be Honored With A Star On The Hollywood Walk Of Fame

On Apr. 7, the singer, actress, author, and executive producer will be honored with the 2,718th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

“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,’” stated Ana Martinez, Hollywood Walk of Fame Producer.

The Walk of Fame star will be dedicated in the category of Recording at 7060 Hollywood Boulevard. Ceremonies start at 11:30 am, with Tichina Arnold and Ja Rule as guest speakers.

Born in October 1980 as Ashanti Shequoiya Douglas, the Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter made history with her first album, Ashanti, landing the #1 spot on both the Billboard Top 200 and R&B album charts. That album sold 504,593 units in its first week and set a SoundScan record as the most albums sold by any debut female artist in the chart’s history, granting her a spot in the Guinness Book of World Records, which she still holds today.

Her telefilm debut was in 2005 as Dorothy in The Muppets’ Wizard of Oz, opposite Miss Piggy and Kermit.