She was nominated as Best New Artist and "Foolish" was nominated in the Best Female R&B Vocal Performance category.She also received a Comet Award and two Soul Train Music Awards that same year.The lead single for the album, "Foolish", was a critical and commercial success; it reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100.With "Foolish", she became the second artist (after The Beatles) to have their first three chart entries in the top ten of the Billboard Hot 100 simultaneously.The first single, "Only U", reached number thirteen on the Billboard Hot 100 and became her biggest hit in the United Kingdom, peaking at number two.A second single, the ballad "Don't Let Them", garnered little chart success after Def Jam refused to fund a music video due to Irv Gotti's legal troubles during his money laundering trial.
In the "Rain on Me" mini-movie music video—directed by Hype Williams and co-starring Larenz Tate—Ashanti portrays a troubled young woman in an abusive relationship.
A remix of the song contains interpolations of Michael Jackson's "Rock with You".
The second single, "Rain on Me", reached the number-seven spot on the Hot 100 and number two on the Hot 100 R&B Songs chart.
Aside from music, Ashanti has also acted in various productions.
In 2005, she made her feature film debut in Coach Carter alongside Samuel L.