Six years after her last release, US singer, dancer and actress Ashanti is back with her fifth studio album – Braveheart – released on her own label.
She is proud of it: “I am so overwhelmed with the reaction to the music. You know, the fact that I have my own record label Written Entertainment and we’ve done it on our own and went number one on the Billboard indie chart is amazing. You know, the fact that we came in top 10 on the overall without an engine, it makes me feel like, wow, I’ve accomplished so much.”
Ashanti won a Grammy award in 2003 for her self-titled debut album, at the time setting a record for the highest opening sales for a new female artist.
A tour is on the cards but Ashanti is not sure about the scale, explaining: “I am definitely planning on touring. I want to do something kind of intimate, not anything too crazy, just because I feel with this album it’s about being great, it’s about being vulnerable, it’s about being transparent and sincere. I kind of want to be able to feel that and touch the people with it.”
The single ‘I Got It’ also features rapper Rick Ross; the song and the album are available now.