Ashanti Talks About Dealing With Break-Ups, Album in Stores Today

Ashanti’s highly anticipated 4th studio album The Declaration, highlighted by the hit single “The Way That I Love You,” hits stores and online today June 3. The disc includes production from A-list producers, Jermaine Dupri, LT Hutton, Babyface, Pharrell Williams, and Bryan Michael Cox. Ashanti, who “tapped into a little bit of everything,” says even though she has had her heart broken, writing “The Way That I Love You” was “really about feeling and melody.” “The Way That I Love You” became Ashanti’s 14th top ten hit on the Billboard R&B/Hip Hop chart, making her the only female artist to achieve that within the last decade. So how does Ashanti deal with break-ups? “It’s apart of life; a great character builder,” says the R&B star. She also laughed off Singersroom’s Gary Gentles question about getting an older brother to handle her break-ups. “We gonna keep that on the low low,” she says. Click here to watch Ashanti talk more about the new album. “One of the reasons I call the album ‘The Declaration,’ is because I feel it’s important to present all sides of what being a woman is about,” she says. “Historically, we’ve always been relegated to the bottom of the totem pole, whether it’s business or the battle of the sexes or just empowering each other. I want this album to make people feel stronger about themselves. I’ve always used the ups and downs in my own life as well as others close to me as a motivational tool and I hope my music comes off that way. I felt a lot of passion making this record. I loved every minute I was in the studio.” “The Declaration” Tracklist 1. Intro 2. The Way That I Love You 3. Your Gonna Miss Me 4. So Over You 5. Struggle 6. Girlfriend 7. Things You Make Me Do feat. Robin Thicke 8. In These Streets 9. Good Good 10. Body On Me feat. Nelly & Akon 11. Mother 12. Shine 13. The Declaration

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