Get familiar with R&B and hip-hop singer Ashanti, who grew up in Glen Cove.

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Tina Douglas, center, with daughters Ashanti, left, and Kenashia all wearing graphic tops from Kenashia's fashion collection. The family was photographed at The Carltun in Eisenhower Park in East Meadow on April 8, 2015.

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Singer Ashanti gets a cooking lesson from Executive Chef Rodrigo Bernal as she celebrates her 35th birthday with family and friends at The Carltun in East Meadow on Oct. 13, 2015.

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Singer Ashanti attends the "Think Like A Man Too" premiere during the 2014 American Black Film Festival at the SVA Theatre on June 19, 2014, in Manhattan.

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Ashanti attends the Broadway opening of "A Raisin In the Sun" at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre on April 3, 2014, in Manhattan.

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Ashanti attends the Taco Bell All-Star Legends & Celebrity Softball Game at Citi Field in Queens on July 14, 2013.

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Ashanti reads to children as part of Jumpstart's Read For the Record on NBC's "Today Show" a the New York Public Library on Sept. 24, 2012.

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Ashanti arrives at the 2011 BET Awards held at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles on June 26, 2011.

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Ashanti attends the Marchesa Fall 2011 presentation during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week at Center 548 in Manhattan on Feb. 16, 2011.

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Ashanti at Glo nightclub in Westbury on Jan. 25, 2011.

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Ashanti hails from Glen Cove.

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Ashanti attends the launch of Lorraine Schwartz's "2BHAPPY" jewelry collection at Lavo in Manhattan on Nov. 22, 2010.

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Ashanti attends Heidi Klum's 2010 Halloween party at Lavo in Manhattan on Oct. 31, 2010.

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Ashanti made her stage debut as Dorothy in New York City Center's 2009 Encores! Summer Stars presentation of "The Wiz."

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