Ashanti is the self-titled debut studio album by American singer Ashanti, released by Murder Inc. and Island Def Jam on April 2, 2002 in the United States. The album featured production by Irv Gotti, Chink Santana, 7 Aurelius, among others and spawned three singles: the Billboard Hot 100 number one song Foolish, the Chink Santana-produced Happy, and the Irv Gotti-produced Baby.
The album debut at number one the Billboard 200 chart on April 20, 2002 with first-week sales of an impressive 503,000 units. It earned Ashanti five grammy nominations for Best New Artist, Best Contemporary R&B Album, Best Rap/Sung Collaboration (twice), and Best Female R&B Vocal Performance. Ashanti was certified triple platinum by the RIAA on December 17, 2002.