Ashanti was all over the radio in early 2002. On February 23, her collaboration with Ja Rule, "Always On Time
," went to #1 in the US and stayed for two weeks - that was her first single as a featured artist. On April 20, both her self-titled debut album and her solo single "Foolish" hit #1; the album stayed at the top for three weeks and the song remained for a remarkable 10.
This same week, her duet with Fat Joe, "What's Luv?" went to #2. Additionally, Ashanti co-wrote another song that was wildly popular around this time: "Ain't It Funny
" by Jennifer Lopez (featuring Ja Rule). On March 30, all four songs were in the Top 10:
#1: "Ain't It Funny"
#4: "Always On Time"
#5: "What's Luv?"
This made Ashanti the first artist since The Beatles to have her first three singles chart in the Top 10 simultaneously.