KEY POINTS

  • Keyshia Cole has a net worth of $9.5 million
  • Ashanti's estimated net worth is $8 million
  • Cole and Ashanti are set to go head-to-head in the next "Verzuz" battle

Ashanti and Keyshia Cole are both talented and rich musicians. But who has the edge when it comes to personal fortune?

With a $9.5 million net worth, Keyshia Cole, 39, has a slight advantage over her fellow R&B artist, according to Celebrity Net Worth. Cole released her debut album “The Way It Is” in 2005, but she started her singing career earlier. At a young age, she had recorded with MC Hammer and did collaborations with several artists such as D'wayne Wiggins and Messy Marv.

The Oakland, California native is known for her hits “I Should Have Cheated,” "I Change My Mind" and "Last Night." Cole also collaborated on tracks with Kanye West, Diddy and Monica. She followed up her first album with “Just Like You,” “A Different Me” and “Calling All Hearts.” Cole's most recent album, “Woman to Woman,” was released in 2012.

Aside from making music, the 39-year-old singer made TV show appearances. Her documentary series, “Keyshia Cole: The Way It Is,” aired from 2006 to 2008. The singer also had a reality show called “Family First,” which aired in 2012. 

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On the other hand, Ashanti, 40, has an $8 million net worth, according to Celebrity Net Worth. Like Cole, Ashanti has had a successful career as a singer and actress.

Born Ashanti Shequoiya Douglas, the multi-talented artist’s showbiz career actually started on television before appearing in movies such as "Malcolm X" and "Who's the Man?" as a child extra. After struggling to find success as a singer, Ashanti signed with Murder Inc. in 2002 with the help of Irv Gotti.

In the same year, she featured in two songs, Fat Joe's “What's Luv?" and Ja Rule's "Always On Time." Both singles became instant hits, reaching the top of the charts. Fans knew it was only a matter of time before Ashanti debuted her own songs. 

In 2002, she released "Foolish," which went on to become her most successful song ever. “Foolish” dominated the Billboard Hot 100 for 10 weeks. Her self-titled album sold more than 6 million copies worldwide and even earned Ashanti her first Grammy Award. 

She had other albums such as “Chapter II” and “The Declaration.” After failing to repeat the massive success of her earlier releases, she focused on musicals and her movie career. The New York native made appearances in the films “Coach Carter,” “John Tucker Must Die” and “Resident Evil: Extinction,” among others.

Both Ashanti and Cole have similarities in their personal lives and careers. They have solid albums and songs that topped the charts. Both also have had relationships with rappers: Ashanti previously dated Nelly, while Keyshia Cole was reportedly involved with Bow Wow

Cole and Ashanti are set to face each other in “Verzuz,” a popular series created by producers Swizz Beatz and Timbaland, a report from Complex revealed. The showdown was actually agreed upon and scheduled for 2020, but various reasons, including COVID-19, delayed the event.