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Ashanti's Mom Upset That Susan Boyle Broke Her Baby's Record

Ashanti's momager Tina Douglass says she's slightly bitter that her daughter's record has been broken by Susan Boyle.  Apparently Ashanti has held the record for the last 8 years for the biggest debut sales week for a female on the Billboard charts. (Who knew?) Speaking to WENN, Tina said that she was happy that Scot star Susan has done so well - but felt a bit bitter about the whole episode, because of how hard Ashanti has worked to get to where she is now. She said: It's a double-edge sword... We were happy for her (Boyle) but Ashanti held onto that record for eight years and that was a big feat to accomplish with the music industry the way it is. "This is my personal opinion: people wanna be successful and they're gonna take whatever route that they can. At the end of the day, before Ashanti blew up in 2002, it took me nine years of struggling with three record deals that failed. It was a struggle, it was hard, but it built character.” However, Tina said that her daughter won’t be giving up any time soon – and that music fans should expect bigger things in the next few years. She continued: “I'm not gonna knock anyone who has their hustle, and that's what I'm calling it... It's a little bit different, but we're blessed to be where we are. Ashanti's talent speaks for itself. In the next year or two we'll be looking to break other records." Source Damn.  What's 'Shanti going to do with her life now?

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babbii get over it like wow

babbii get over it like wow you so stuck on her let her do her shawdty man i hate lame females that stay on peoples joc damn shawdtty probly mad cause shawdty fine nnd yoiu not god damn chill out
strawberry's picture

People with low self esteem

People with low self esteem have no opinion. When you go to college you are taught to have a opinion even if it's not the right thing to say. Let us have our opinions and stop calling people "hating ass black females." It's our unalienble right to speak about anything we like. Don't get mad because some people don't like Ashanti. I've never been a fan and never purchased any of her albums, does that make me a hater? If it does, then I will continue to be a hater and live a great life!
That Girl's picture

I wonder who makes her mom's

I wonder who makes her mom's outfit?
Mecca's picture

How are you going to

How are you going to discredit someone else? Does she know what Susan Boyles been through? I liken this to Kanye shaming Talyor Swift. Ashanti has never been particularly special to me and records are made to be broken.
Bama's picture

To all of you ashanti

To all of you ashanti haters>>> She's gonna turn all of you into motivaters. Grow the fuck up and congratulate her. Most of you are hating ass black females. The problem with all of you is that you're too busy trying to knock the hustler, but guess what? Ashanti is in a much better place than all of you. Get some high self esteem!!!
GAclasscchic's picture

Awww I meant 3 singles in the

Awww I meant 3 singles in the top 10 in the same week, #1 #2 #10
Black's picture

She stills holds the record

She stills holds the record for having 3 singles in the top 10 of Billboards top 100
Black's picture

She stills hold the record

She stills hold the record for have 3 singles in the top 10 on billboards 100, let me see somebody break that.I see Ashanti still has haters..she will show all of u in 2010, that's all I have to say.
Black's picture

Jeremy you sound a mess-- go

Jeremy you sound a mess-- go back and regroup. then attempt to write a statement in english that we can all comprehend. sigh.
english please's picture

Yall Really Dont Under Stand

Yall Really Dont Under Stand What She iS Saying Ashanti Had Heald The Record For 8 YEars oF The biggest debut sales week for a female on the Billboard charts..Meaning Since She Been Out Have No Chick iN The Game Been Able To BEat That Record An How Bad Yall Say Beyonce is Not Even Her Can beat iT..SO 8 Years iS Ay Long Time TO Hold Any Record IN Music..So Ashanti Thats Whats Up..
Jeremy Haynes's picture

who cares about

who cares about ashanti....she was done eight years ago...Tina...GET OVER IT! maybe should stop making dumb statements and push your daughter to make another album...i.e. comback cause if she wants to be noticed as a singer again she has to SING!
autumn's picture

@ check yo self--- it

@ check yo self--- it remains to be seen sweetie. Again, thanks.
not today's picture

Please...her mother should be

Please...her mother should be lucky Ashanti had any record to break! Her vocals are sub par at best while Susan Boyle's are absolutely amazing! Stop while your behind Tina...
MW09's picture

Are you serious? NEXT

Are you serious? NEXT
Lee's picture

oh fucking please.. whatever

oh fucking please.. whatever
Miss GQ's picture

DAMN @ the haters...anyways

DAMN @ the haters...anyways Ashanti For 2010
Andre's picture

Naw, that record is held by

Naw, that record is held by Ja Rule.
kane's picture

I heard Ashanti also holds

I heard Ashanti also holds the record for being the FASTEST record breaker to fall off. I mean this stuff was 8 yrs ago, real boss artists continue to break the records they once held, or find new boundaries to push. I get Ashanti had success but her manager needs to work on getting her newer opportunities, while Ashanti has to capitalize on them by going harder, especially in the vocal department. Props to any black female artist making it in the industry but Ashanti needs to do better clearly. Because right now she is not hot.
MissG's picture

I don't know about fly but

I don't know about fly but she looks better then Tina.
kane's picture

Lol Ashanti's mama wishes she

Lol Ashanti's mama wishes she were fly like the other Mama Tina.
Shimmy's picture

thanks for the fact check a

thanks for the fact check a lot of bloogers have Alzheimer's when it comes to Ashanti...
sunshine1975's picture

y'all tripping LOL... Ashanti

y'all tripping LOL... Ashanti looks fab in that picture with her moms.
Gina's picture

Who's Ashanti???

Who's Ashanti???
mista's picture

@ not today Good for you.

@ not today Good for you. Ashanti an award winning millionare, and her talent is relevant to her career she has. Your welcome.
Check Yo Self's picture

I really wish Ashanti's

I really wish Ashanti's little sister and her cousin/publicist stop giving us record facts about her. it means nothing since she'll never do it again. Maybe she should try something behind the scenes-- i heard she's about to start a reality show similar to american idol. LOL! (we'll all just wait on the facts about that from her comment board monitors)
not today's picture

LOL Ashanti is boring. Just

LOL Ashanti is boring. Just plain boring.. I had even forgotten that she exists.
tippytoe's picture

I had no clue she held a

I had no clue she held a record for that either
DOO BETTER's picture

Ashanti is Whacked and so is

Ashanti is Whacked and so is Her Ghetto Mom.
Friday 2010's picture

lol at the people trying to

lol at the people trying to educate..too funny..You went to google didn't you..lol..Bottom line the record was broken and probably will be broken again.
I Run H-Town!!'s picture

As of 2010, She has sold more

As of 2010, She has sold more than fifteen million records worldwide, with more than seven million of these sold in the US. Ashanti ended the decade (2000-09) as the third top new R&B artist behind Alicia Keys and Beyonce Knowles. She also ended the decade at number 41 on the Top Artist of the Decade List.
Fact Check's picture

Who even knew ashanti broke a

Who even knew ashanti broke a record???? Hmmm....maybe she should just chill out and enjoy bein famous but we don't need another album
nia's picture

@anonymous Like you better

@anonymous Like you better save your money too.
Check Yo Self's picture

i hope she saved her money.

i hope she saved her money. she's going to need it.
anonymous's picture

Ashanti is most famous for

Ashanti is most famous for her eponymous Grammy Award-winning debut album Ashanti which featured the hit song "Foolish", and sold over 503,000 copies in its first week of release in the U.S. in April 2002. The album set a Soundscan record as the biggest opening week sales for a new female artist, outselling debuts by Alicia Keys and Lauryn Hill but as of November 2009, the record has been broken by Susan Boyle. In the same week, she became the first female performer to simultaneously hold the top two places on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart with "Foolish", and "What's Luv?" (with Fat Joe). Ashanti broke records again by having three top ten songs, "Foolish", "What's Luv?", and "Always on Time", on the Billboard Hot 100 charts in the same week, being the first female to accomplish this feat and being second only to The Beatles.[
Fact Check's picture

Ashanti. stop.

Ashanti. stop.
reader's picture

Sorry to the poster above me,

Sorry to the poster above me, but I had no idea that Ashanti held any kind of record. I mean, she was only really famous for like a week and then Beyonce went solo and that all ended. I was in middle school so I remember who was hot/not.
chillchic's picture

All you bloggers are full of

All you bloggers are full of shit. Y'all knew Ashanti held that record and she was the first artist to have 3 songs in the top ten at the same time since the Beatles..and if you get really technical about it she had 4 in the top 10 at the same time because she wrote J Lo's "Ain't It Funny". I wish bloggers and their "sheep" stop trying to belittle what Ashanti did in the music industry in such a very short period of time. She has talent and her cd's are damn good. TEAM ASHANTI ALL THE WAY!! FUGG WHAT YOU BANDWAGONERS THINK! Oh I forgot bandwagoners don't think for themselves..they just regurgitate. I think Mama Tina should've kept quiet because the statement don't even read right, it's obvious her words were twisted. Ashanti was on Twitter congratulating Susan Boyle when she was breaking her record..no bitterness there. Follow her on twitter @AshantiThisIsMe
rnblover's picture

Ashanti who? Her mother

Ashanti who? Her mother doesn't speak like a manager.. why can't these people speak proper english during interviews.. especially a 50 something year old woman. Ashanti should give it up. theres no room for her in the industry anymore.. i mean she can't even sing.
i can't breathe's picture

Props to Ashanti's mom for

Props to Ashanti's mom for using the Susan Boyle record breaking event to get Ashanti back in the news.
Anonymous's picture

not Ashanti fans I see

not Ashanti fans I see
Cute's picture

her mom needs to face it,

her mom needs to face it, Ashanti's career is over.
Sb123's picture

Girl bye @ Tina. Where is

Girl bye @ Tina. Where is Ashanti now in the music industry? Nowhere...which is where she'll stay.
rated_X_33's picture

Please Ashanti has Always

Please Ashanti has Always been Boring and Corney and Oh Kinda Fat!
Anonymous's picture

Please Ashanti has Never been

Please Ashanti has Never been Revelvant and her Music was never the Bizness! Mom please get a Life!
ME's picture

I agree with ALL the

I agree with ALL the comments. Ashanti is extra un-talented and now that we know it and she doesn't have the vehicle that was Murder Inc to back her, she won't be breaking anymore records. Boo-freaking-hoo! Get over it, Mom...and be glad that she held that record for so long considering how much talent Ashanti doesn't have.
Mo's picture

All records are meant to be

All records are meant to be broken. I'm sure Ashanti broke somebody's record when she did it 8 yrs ago and now its being done to her. If records aren't broken, that means music isn't progressing and artist aren't valuable and tahts more important than holding a record. Be happy she held the record for a significant period of time; how many ppl can even say that.
u4ria's picture

i brought Ashanti's first

i brought Ashanti's first record and it was a mistake. It was boring. Ashanti doesn't make hits by herself, she has to have other artists co-sign. sorry besides, Susan Boyle has a cult of followers. Where are Ashanti's fan?
Sunshine Bright's picture

Ashanti's so freaking pretty

Ashanti's so freaking pretty btw :)
angelaheiress's picture

Who knew Ashanti could sell

Who knew Ashanti could sell records? Anyway, records are made to be broken. If her mom was so concerned about this record and her career, she should of been out there hustling for her daughter instead of being her shadow.
Mrs. Darren shellychelle Sharper's picture

@Anthony - Yes. Many females

@Anthony - Yes. Many females sold more than Ashanti 1st we!k. However, Ashanti held it for "new" artist. That's it. So again, mom's need to stop tripping.
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