Donald Ashley, was born and raised a native of Dover, Delaware whom by the age of 5 yrs old would begin to sing at his father’s (Bishop James Ashley, Sr.) church. Being raised a PK, with (3) other siblings, they would all sing before their father would preach. Donald and his brothers, as they were later called “The Ashley Brothers” began to gain notoriety of the surrounding events and gospel concerts and this would start a momentum for the brethren. Donald and his brothers continued singing as they would gain their opportunity to perform and on BET’s syndicated gospel show “Bobby Jones Gospel”. They began to travel the world, ministering to thousands of people who grew to love them.
In 1997 Donald moved on to another group/duo he formed with a local artist called “Two & Two”. These two young men recorded their first project and gained quite a large audience with their sultry voices, often in the top ten on local radio. Two & Two traveled extensively throughout the regional TV stations. In the year of 2000, God had spoken to Donald to start what would be one of the most renowned group/ ensembles of our Times, which we now know as “Donald Ashley & Millennium.” Since their debut in the year 2000, this group has graced the stage with such know Gospel icons as Ty Tribbett, Mary Mary, John P. Kee, Clark Sisters, Donald Lawrence, Wess Morgan, Vicky Winans, Rance Allen, and Kirk Franklin just to name a few. Donald Ashley & Millennium also have performed at the House of Blues in Atlantic City, NJ and at the historic Dell Amphitheater in Philadelphia, PA. Millennium has traveled to NC, PA, NJ, MD, DC, VA, MI and continues to circle the globe.
Donald Ashley has recorded (3) projects that have reached around the United States and to Third World countries. Their latest project entitled “Back to Ministry” has gone viral being distributed nationally through iTunes, Amazon.com, CDBaby and their current website DonaldAshleyLive.com. Donald Ashley has penned one of the most talked about songs of our time. It has gained the ear and response of some of the greatest writers in the country.
“This song needs to be heard throughout the country and I know they will Love it!” (John P. Kee)
“What an awesome song, this will go down in Gospel History.” (Maurette Brown Clark)
“Wow what a song, this will be a hit!” (William Becton)
“This song stays on our top 10!” (WEHA 88.7) NJ (Owner Bill Hawkes)
“O my God, the world is going to love it!” WLIB 1190, Liz Black, NY)
“People love this song in my restaurants in New York and Atlantic City, NJ
Redding’s Soul Food Cuisine” (Carl Redding, owner)