Ashanti Attends The 52nd Annual Grammy Awards

Ashanti attended the 52nd Annual Grammy Awards at the Staples Center in Los Angeles on Sunday (January 31). Nick Cannon of CBS spoke with the singer on the red carpet, discussing how she’s excited about 2010, doing a record with Dr. Dre and The Game, and her charity efforts. Watch the brief interview via YouTube below.

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On TV: John Legend, Ashanti, Adele

R&B/Soul acts on television this week include:

John Legend performs with MSTRKRFT on ‘The Late Show with David Letterman’ (CBS) on Tuesday.

Ashanti performs on ‘Live with Regis and Kelly’ (ABC) on Tuesday.

Adele performs on ‘The Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien’ (NBC) on Friday.

Ashanti’s Old Label Releasing ‘The Vault’

Ashanti 'The Declaration'

A new Ashanti release called ‘The Vault’, featuring music the R&B singer recorded for New Jersey-based AJM Records in the late 90’s, is set for release October 14th. Milk magazine spoke with AJM co-founder Mario Baez told Milk Magazine about the project, and how Ashanti feels about her old label releasing the material. “She knows it’s happening, so she’s probably nervous because she’s not part of the process,” Baez said, adding that Ashanti’s move to Murder Inc./Universal was a “friendly” process, since the larger label was “better able to handle distribution.”

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Ashanti Discusses ‘Good Good’, Nelly And Haters

B. Scott interviewed Ashanti backstage at the Heineken Red Star Soul Concert in Hollywood, which the singer headlined along with Goapele last Wednesday. Ashanti talked about what she was thinking before hitting the stage, loving to perform ‘Foolish’, the ‘Good Good’ video and having boyfriend Nelly in it – “me, Nelly, we’re good good”, tour plans, and the internet’s importance with music, how she reacts to the online haters – “you have to take constructive criticism at all times”, and they ended with their dance. Watch the interview via YouTube below.

On TV: Akon, Keri Hilson, Ashanti

Keri Hilson

R&B acts on television this week include:

Akon, who performs with Kardinal Offishall on ‘106 & Park’ on Monday.

Keri Hilson, who visits ‘Total Request Live’ with Timbaland on Wednesday.

Ashanti, who co-hosts ‘106 & Park’ on Friday.

On TV: Ne-Yo, Ashanti, Chris Brown

Soul/R&B acts on television this week include:

James Hunter, who performs on ‘Late Night with Conan O’Brien’ on Monday.

Adele, who performs on ‘Today’ on Tuesday.

Colby O’Donis, who performs with Akon on ‘Total Request Live’ on Tuesday.

Ne-Yo, who performs with Plies on ‘TRL’ on Wednesday.

Solange Knowles, who visits ‘TRL’ on Wednesday.

Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings, who perform on ‘Late Night’ on Wednesday.

Ashanti, who performs on ‘TRL’ and ‘Chelsea Lately’ on Thursday and ‘The Tonight Show with Jay Leno’ on Friday.

Chris Brown, who visits ‘TRL’ on Friday.

On TV: Ashanti, Usher, Chris Brown

Chris Brown wearing a t-shirt

R&B acts on television this week include:

Ashanti, who visits ‘106 & Park’ on Monday and ‘Total Request Live’ on Tuesday, and performs on ‘Good Morning America’ and ‘Live with Regis and Kelly’ on Friday.

Usher, who performs on ‘The Tonight Show with Jay Leno’ on Tuesday and ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’ on Thursday.

Al Green, who performs on ‘The Late Show’ on Thursday.

Chris Brown, who performs on ‘Today’ on Friday.

Ashanti ‘The Way That I Love You’ Video

Ashanti 'The Way That I Love You' music video

Ashanti is out with the video to her new single ‘The Way That I Love You’, from the Roslyn, New York R&B singer’s fourth studio album ‘The Declaration’, out later this year on The Inc. Watch it via YouTube below.

Ashanti 'The Way That I Love You' cover art

On TV: Mary J. Blige, Ashanti, Estelle

Mary J. Blige 'Growing Pains'

R&B acts on television this week include:

Mary J. Blige, who visits ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’ on Tuesday.

Ashanti, who visits ‘Total Request Live’ on Wednesday.

Estelle, who visits ‘TRL’ on Thursday.

Teyana Taylor, who visits ‘TRL’ on Thursday.

Ashanti Discusses Irv Gotti & Nelly

Ashanti 'The Declaration'

Ashanti addressed rumors and Nelly in an interview with after Irv Gotti basically admitted to sleeping with Ashanti and being upset with her for distancing herself from him during the trial in an interview with Wendy Williams. The singer said sometimes Irv Gotti’s emotions sometimes gets the best of him and he doesn’t really think about what he says. She added, “Me and Nelly are cool.” The clip at YouTube has since been removed.