Ashanti Sets ‘Braveheart’ Release Date

Ashanti fans, mark your calendars. The R&B songstress has set an official release date for her fifth album Braveheart.

The follow-up to 2008’s The Declaration will arrive on June 11 via Written Entertainment/eOne Music. The oft-delayed album has spawned the Busta Rhymes-assisted single “The Woman You Love,” “That’s What We Do” with R. Kelly, and the heartfelt ballad “Never Should Have.”

A video for the latter was recently shot in Santa Barbara, Calif., with director Sanji Senaka (Common, Jennifer Lopez) and will premiere later this month.

“It’s something for women, just being empowering. This album is something very deep,” Ashanti previously said of the project, which features production from Jerry Wonda, Detail, and Sak Pase. “I’m going places that I haven’t gone on different albums.”

Ashanti can also be seen as a regular on “Army Wives,” airings Sundays at 9 p.m. on Lifetime.