Ashanti Readies New Album

Ashanti is set to release new music… and a lot sooner than you might expect. The 30 year old ‘Rain on Me’ singer stopped by the US Weekly offices earlier this week to preview new songs from her upcoming album and answer a few Twitter submitted questions about what the fans can expect from her in 2011.

Check out the interview below.

Can you tell us a release date for the first single?

Single is coming out way sooner than you think.

Who are some newer artists you listen to frequently?

I like Adele, Katy Perry and Bruno Mars.

Do you have a favorite song off the new album and what’s the title of that song?

Two of my favorite songs the from new album so far are “Paradise” and “She Can’t”.

Are you going to tour with this album to the UK?

Absolutely will go on tour in the UK!

Are you doing any more movies anytime soon?

I actually just got an amazing lead role which I can’t talk about too much but I’m so excited!

Tell us something we do not know about the album?

Something you don’t know about the new album – There’s one song that made me cry as I was writing it and again when I listened back.

How difficult is it to decide which songs to put on your albums?

It’s excruciating to decide. I’ve tried so many different sounds, some out of my comfort zone, but I feel good about it.

You’re the best female artist, bring back old school music before there is nothing left!

Awww..Thank You!

How will this album be different then your previous records?

Completely new producers, some from the UK, some from LA and lots of them are young.

What kind of shoes does Ashanti have on?

Black 7-inch christian louboutin pumps with shoe inserts from CVS. LOL

What’s your favorite song out right now? P.S I love u and can’t wait for the new album!

Fav songs right now: “I’m On One” by Drake and DJ Khaled, Chris Brown’s “Beautiful People” and “Give Me Everything” by Pitbull and Ne-Yo.

What was the hardest part about making this album?

Hardest part was testing new waters, new people and taking on responsibility of my own label: Written Entertainment.

What were the major influences for your latest album?

Major influences: spending lots of time in LA and real life experiences.

Does Ashanti style herself of does she have a stylist?

Of course, I have a stylist.

What is your most memorable fan moment?

My fans are amazing! From the several fan books they made me to the birthday DVDs, the t-shirts, stuffed animals and etc.

Can we get a fan DVD uncut behind the scenes footage from momanger’s cam?

Actually, Momanger is working on that!

What type of record is the first single?? ballad, club joint, etc.?

It’s definitely not a ballad!

14 Comments

  1. Yes!! Always been a big fan of Ashanti’s music. Still play her old albums on the regular.

    I am looking forward to new music from her.

  2. Loving the new look! You are rocking the curly ‘do honey 🙂 can’t wait to hear your brand new work of music. Big fan!

  3. Good to have her back. She was very refreshing and fun!

  4. I love Ashanti…I would like to know “what’s your secret?”…still in the game…amazing!

  5. I’m so ready for her album!! NO such thing as ” too little too late ” I love actual talent! I hope she doesn’t try and do that pop b.s. like most of the other black artists are doing

  6. I don’t think it’s to late for her. She has talent and despite all the hate she gets she can sing. I’m looking forward to her new album. I also hope she didn’t jump on the pop band wagon and stayed true to what made her successful in the first place.

  7. Yes!! Always been a big fan of Ashanti’s music. Still play her old albums on the regular.

    I am looking forward to new music from her.

  8. Well I’m looking forward to her album, I think she puts out good quality music I still listen to her first album and all the others!

  9. Too late for who ? Who died and put you in charge of expirations dates on careers? Please if she puts good music out, I’ll buy it, I loved concrete rose, so i’m ready for her.

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