‘Verzuz’: Does Ashanti Have More Number 1 Hits With Ja Rule or Fat Joe?

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Two decades ago, Ashanti made a splash in the field of music and since then her songs have made a place in the hearts of people. Early in her career, the New York singer collaborated with other New York icons, including rappers Fat Joe and Ja Rule.

(LR) Rapper Ja Rule, singer Ashanti and rapper Fat Joe | Peter Kramer / Getty Images

Ashanti made number 1 songs with Ja Rule and Fat Joe early in her career.

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At the turn of the century, Ashanti was looking to start her career as a singer. She eventually caught the attention of record executive Irv Gotti, who recruited her as a vocalist to work with artists such as Big Pun and contributed to the soundtrack for it. the fast and the Furious.

Her breakout happened when she also released her solo debut single. He was also featured on Ja Rule’s 2001 hit single “Always on Time” and Fat Joe’s song “What’s Love?” was featured in. Released in early 2002. They became two of the biggest hits of the year: “Always on Time” reached the top of the Billboard Hot 100 chart in February 2002, while “What’s Love?” Reached number 2. As a new singer, Ashanti already achieved Billboard Hot 100 records as the first woman to occupy the top two spots on the chart.


Ashanti was the most talked-about name on everyone’s tongue, and she carried on the success of her Fat Joe and Ja Rule in her career. She released her debut single, “Foolish”, which reached the number one spot on the Billboard Hot 100. It remains her most successful single to date: the song spent 10 weeks atop the charts, and she became only the second artist (after The Beatles) to simultaneously make her first three chart entries in the top ten of the Hot 100. .

(LR) Ashanti and Ja Rule | Theo Wargo/Getty Images for MTV/ViacomCBS

Jaa Rule Mein 1 No 1 song with Ashanti

In late 2001 and early 2002, Ja Rule was one of the most successful Hot 100 artists. He achieved his first number-one hit, “I’m Real”, with breakout singer Jennifer Lopez – although Irv Gotti himself has confirmed that Ashanti had backing vocals on the song. “Always on Time” reached number one in February 2002, and the second J. The low collab, “Ain’t It Funny,” topped the charts just two weeks later.

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To this day, “What is love?” It is still Fat Joe’s highest charting single on the Billboard Hot 100, and has never earned a number-one hit on the chart. “What’s Love?”, however, reached the top spot on the Billboard Hot Rap Songs chart.

To date, Ashanti’s only songs to hit number one on the Hot 100 are “Foolish” and “Always on Time”.

Fat Joe (L) and Ashanti | Johnny Nunez/WireImage

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Although they may have been in tough competition two decades ago, Ja Rule and Fat Joe have nothing but love for each other. In September 2021, the two superstar rappers went head-to-head and hit-for-hit in a highly anticipated film. verruz Battle at Madison Square Garden.

At one point in the night, Ashanti accompanied two New York rap stars “What’s love?” joined the stage to perform. and “always on time.” She was just a special guest that evening, which included longtime Fat Joe collaborator Remy Ma. Fat Joe was so grateful for the contributions of both Ashanti and Remy Ma that he bought them both new Birkin bags.

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