Deconstructed: Ashanti Breaks Down Her Hits
June 24, 2022 at 3PM ET / 12PM PT | YouTube Premiere @ascap
Put simply, Ashanti is one of the most influential voices in contemporary R&B/soul. In 2002, she became the gold standard for success in a hip-hop feature – her sultry soprano hooks propelled Fat Joe's "What's Luv?" and Ja Rule's "Always on Time" to the top of the charts. When her first solo single “Foolish” hit #1 that same year, she made history as the first female artist to occupy the top two positions on the Billboard Hot 100 simultaneously. She’s since sent five albums into the top 10, earned a boatload of awards and parlayed her success into a fruitful acting career. To celebrate the 20th anniversary of Ashanti’s classic self-titled debut, we’ve invited her to pull back the curtain on the creation of some of her all-time greatest hits, and tell us what’s next for her still-evolving career.
- Ashanti – Artist
- Datwon Thomas – Editor-In-Chief of VIBE
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*POSTPONED* The Art of Listening: A Live Music Meditation with Beginner’s Ear
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Music can be a portal to a place of profound stillness and calm. This unique session will explore the ways that sound, stillness and mindfulness are interconnected with Corinna da Fonseca-Wollheim, founder of Beginner’s Ear. Join Corinna in a live music meditation accompanied by acclaimed musician and ASCAP composer Todd Reynolds, performing a program of contemporary classical works for violin and electronics. Need new ways to tap into some inner calm? This may be just what you’re looking for.
- Corinna da Fonseca-Wollheim – founder, Beginner’s Ear
- Todd Reynolds – violinist
- Nick Lehman – Chief Strategy & Digital Officer, ASCAP (moderator)