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In 2003, Ashanti released her second album, Chapter II, which debuted at number one on the Billboard 200, with first-week sales of 326,000 copies in the U. The album went platinum, selling over 1.5 million copies in U. Chapter II was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Contemporary R&B Album, and "Rock wit U (Awww Baby)" and "Rain on Me" were each nominated in the categories of Best R&B Song and Best Female R&B Vocal Performance.
Ashanti became the subject of controversy when it was announced that she would receive the Soul Train Aretha Franklin Award for "Entertainer of the Year", a high school student took offense and started an on-line petition against her, explaining to The Seattle Times that she was too new to deserve the award.
" and Ja Rule's "Always on Time", both of which became two of the biggest hit songs of 2002; Ashanti became the first female artist to occupy the top two positions on the U. Billboard Hot 100 chart simultaneously when "Always on Time" and "What's Luv? In 2002, Ashanti released her eponymous debut album, which sold over 505,000 copies throughout the U. The album has since been certified triple platinum in the United States and sold six million copies worldwide.
The lead single for the album, "Foolish", was a critical and commercial success; it reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100.
Ashanti's self-titled debut album, Ashanti, was released on Irv Gotti's Murder Inc. Ashanti was the first artist to win Best Contemporary R&B Album before the category was last awarded in 2011.
She was nominated as Best New Artist and "Foolish" was nominated in the Best Female R&B Vocal Performance category.