LLANews: Ashanti Joins EQ Exchange, Becomes The First Black Female Artist To Be A Co-Founder Of A Web3 Company.


Ashanti has announced a new partnership with the woman-owned Web3* company, EQ Exchange. This partnership makes the singer “the first Black female artist to be a co-founder of a Web3 company.”

Founded by tech entrepreneur Janice Taylor, EQ Exchange is the first female-owned tech company in Silicon Valley and is a Web3 company that’s dedicated to empowering musicians and rewarding their fans, through blockchain technology.

As co-founder, Ashanti will release creative experiences and NFT’s exclusively with EQ Exchange.


Ashanti made history in 2002 with her double-platinum, self-titled album “Ashanti,” which still holds the Guinness World Record as the highest selling debut by any female artist in music history. The album landed the #1 spot on both the Billboard Top 200 and R&B album charts, selling a whopping 504,593 units in its first week and set a SoundScan record as the most albums sold by any debut female artist in the chart’s history. Ashanti has released six studio albums and received eight Billboard Awards, a Grammy, two American Music Awards, two Soul Train Awards, six ASCAP Awards and many more awards and illustrious honors. She has continued to reign at the top as one of Billboard’s “Top Females of the Decade from 2000-2010” and continues to break Billboard records as having a Hot 100 entry in the 2000’s, 2010’s and 2020’s.


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