She looks stunning. That diet really does work. It's a shame she had to starve herself to get in shape for the launch of her new album (The Declaration, out 11 Dec) and new single Hey Baby (After The Club). But her and Beyonce had to do what they had to do I guess. In the interview, Ashanti refuses to talk about her relationship with rapper Nelly but admits that even though the album has a lot of sex cuts, she takes pride in it because she considers it a "beautiful thing". It was Ashanti's birthday yesterday (Oct 13th). She turned 27. The October month is ruling right now in R&B as fellow Libra's Mya celebrated her 28th birthday last week and Usher celebrates his 29thTODAY(October 14th). The October birthday's in R&B don't stop there either. Monica turns 27 on 24th October and Ciara turns 22 on 25th October. Last month, Christina Milian turned 26 andBeyonce also turned 26.