Ashanti unveils official 'Braveheart' cover + previews 'First Real Love' (feat. Beenie Man)...

Finally, Ashanti changes the artwork for her upcoming new album 'Braveheart' and she is slaying on it! It certainly makes a nice change from the Xena-ish artwork where she was rocking a forehead braid and blue lipstick. If anything, it looks like she may be paying homage to her 'Concrete Rose' era with that backdrop.

She also previews a new song from the album called 'First Real Love', a collaboration with reggae artist Beenie Man. Makes sense to have him on the song as it is very Island-flavoured and catchy! It's one of the strongest tracks I've heard from her since she's tried to launch this whole new 'Braveheart' era. The album also has a brand new release date. February, 18th, 2014! So, mark your calendars!