By Sandra Rose  | 

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R&B songstress Ashanti was honored with her very own star on the prestigious Hollywood Walk of Fame on Thursday, April 7, in Hollywood, Ca.

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Ashanti, 41, was first discovered as a teenager and later signed to Murder Inc. Records in 2002. She's best known for being featured on Fat Joe's single "What's Luv?" and Ja Rule's hit "Always on Time."

Her own hit singles include "Foolish", which peaked at No. 1 on the Billboard chart in 2002, "Happy", "Baby", "Rock Wit U (Awww Baby)", and "Rain On Me", all of which landed in the Top 10 on Billboard.

Ashanti's self-titled debut album has been certified triple platinum and sold six million copies worldwide.

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The R&B singer, born Ashanti Shequoiya Douglas, was joined by her mother, Tina Douglas, her father, Ken-Kaide Thomas Douglas, and her adorable sister, Kenashia "Shia" Douglas, at her Hollywood Walk of Fame Star ceremony on Thursday, April 7.

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A father's love, devotion, and loyalty are crucial to a daughter's early development. Without him, she will be lost to the streets.

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Tina Douglas (left) looked on as Tichina Arnold (MC Lyte's ex) prayed in the front row at Ashanti's Hollywood Walk of Fame Star ceremony.

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Ashanti celebrated her success with good friends Tichina, left, and rapper Ja Rule, right, at her Hollywood Walk of Fame Star Ceremony on Thursday, April 07, in Hollywood, California.

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Ashanti was all smiles as she arrived to her post-party at Tatel in Beverly Hills, Ca., after attending her Hollywood Walk of Fame Star ceremony on Thursday, April 7.