Media Take Out broke the news that R&B singer Ashanti, 42, and her boyfriend Nelly are expecting their first child together.
While Ashanti and Nelly have not spoken publicly about their new family addition – Ashanti hasn’t;t hid her pregnancy from her fans either.
This weekend, she performed in front of a sellout crowd, and the gorgeous and glowing Ashanti wasn’t letting her growing baby bump slow her down. In fact, she’s incorporated her pregnancy into her dance routine.
Media Take Out learned that during one particular dance set, Ashanti started swinging her baby bump back and forth on stage.
Ashanti is an American singer and actress. She was first discovered as a teenager and later signed to Murder Inc. Records in 2002. That year, she was featured on Fat Joe’s “What’s Luv?” and Ja Rule’s “Always on Time”, both of which were among the two of the biggest hit songs of 2002. She became the first female artist to occupy the top two positions on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart simultaneously with “Foolish” and “What’s Luv?” at numbers one and two, respectively.
In 2002, Ashanti released her eponymous debut album, which sold over 505,000 copies throughout the U.S. in its first week of release. The album received eight Billboard Music Awards, two American Music Awards, and a Grammy Award in 2003 for Best Contemporary R&B Album. The album has since been certified triple platinum in the United States and sold six million copies worldwide by the end of 2003. Its lead single, “Foolish” reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100 and made her the second artist (after The Beatles) to have their first three chart entries peak within the top ten of the Billboard Hot 100 simultaneously. Ashanti wrote and provided background vocals for Jennifer Lopez’s “Ain’t It Funny (Murder Remix)”, which also reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100.