THE MULTI PLATINUM R&B SENSATION IS BACK WITH HER STUNNING NEW SINGLE OUT ON 24th JANUARY
The Inc's Princess of R&B returns this winter with her brand new single, taken from her forthcoming, third album, “Concrete Rose”. "Only U", released on 24TH January, showcases Ashanti's honey smooth vocals at their best tinged with her trademark Inc edge.
Written by Ashanti and once again produced by The Inc CEO Irv Gotti, “Only U” is a new sound of sleazy R&B where Ashanti mixes her silky voice with a distinctive, hypnotic, electronic beat.
In just a few years, Murder Inc’s Princess has gone from guest vocalist to world-wide, record breaking, award winning, superstar. The sky is her limit. Not content with smashing records with her debut self-titled album, Ashanti has gone on to reap in the awards at the music industry’s biggest ceremonies, star in America’s No.1 TV show, write her own book of poetry, become the face of Herbal Essences and land several roles in major Hollywood movies.
“Only U the debut single from the “Concrete Rose” was performed for the first time ever in public for the MTV “Shakedown” dancing competition series. The show runs through October and November and in the final programme Ashanti performs 2 songs from her album as well as being on the panel of judges who decide on the final winner. That person will win the chance to appear in one of Ashanti’s videos.
The video for “Only U will be shot in Vancouver and Mexico City by the legendary Hype Williams over 4 days, Hype has described the concept for the video to be like one he has never done before – Ashanti will be seen in over 30 different looks in it.
Ashanti is currently on the film set of an ABC production until the end of October in which she is playing ‘Dorothy’ in “The Muppets & The Wiz” also starring Queen Latifah. She is also featured in the movie “Coach Carter” with Samuel L Jackson out later this year and has a cameo role in the new Miramax movie “Bride and Prejudice”.
Ashanti currently features on Shyne’s “Jimmy Choo” and Ja Rule’s UK No.1 smash, also featuring R Kelly, “Wonderful”. She will be on the cover of Vibe, Seventeen and YM later this year.