Black Music Month: Celebrity Managers Who Took Star Children to the Top

These savvy parents used their business sense to lead family to success

Manager: Tina Douglas
Singer, actress, Ashanti

Singer Ashanti and her mother, Tina Douglas, have walked a diversely successful journey that includes a top-selling, breakout 2002 debut, Ashanti; endorsements with Candies Apparel and Herbal Essensces; her own book, Foolish/Unfoolish: Reflections on Love; roles in films including Coach Carter, co-starring Samuel L. Jackson, and John Tucker Must Die; and her own fragrance.


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