Today, R&B singer Ashanti celebrates her 35th birthday and to honor this gorgeous woman from new York, XXL has decided to highlight her sexiest Instagram photos as part of our eye candy of the day.

The beautiful New York native broke onto the music scene after appearing on Big Pun's track, "How We Roll." From there, the singer was featured on several hit records and in 2002, the R&B songstress released her self-titled Grammy-Award winning album. Ashanti continuing to make hit after hit and while the music was point, so were Ashanti's looks. Even today, she remains as one of the flyest chicks in the game that can rock heels or Jordans on any given day, and still look like the baddest chick in the world.

Since it's Ashanti's special day it's only right that we salute this beauty on her special day.

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