Today in Black History: April 2, 2002 “The Release of Ashanti’s Debut Album”

On today in 2002, Ashanti released her debut album. She debuted at number one on the Billboard 200. Ashanti made history by selling 503,000 copies in the first week, which was the biggest first-week sale of a debut album for a female artist. By December of 2002, the album was certified triple platinum. The album has sold 7.2 million unites to date.

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