Ashanti is a name of, at least, two artists: 1. A popular R&B singer from Glen Cove, New York 2. A latin jazz group from Berklee, Massachusetts 3. An Indonesian pop singer from Jakarta, Indonesia and should refer to Ashanty 1) Ashanti (born Ashanti Shequoiya Douglas on October 13, 1980 in Glen Cove, New York, United States), is a Grammy Award-winning singer, songwriter, record producer, actress, model & fashion designer who has been performing since 2000. Read more on Last.fm.