Ha*Ash is an American Latin pop duo from Lake Charles, Louisiana. The band was formed in 2002 by sisters Hanna Nicole (born 1985) and Ashley Grace (born 1987). The group's name is an acronym of the first letters of their first names. The band have released five studio albums: Ha*Ash (2003), Mundos Opuestos (2005), Habitación Doble (2008), A Tiempo (2011), and 30 de Febrero (2017). The duo is known for the singles "Lo Aprendí de Ti", "Perdón, Perdón" and "Te Dejo en Libertad", among others. They are the first group to have one ballad in Spanish with at least one billion views on YouTube.
During these early years, Hanna and Ashley entered the world of Church's gospel choir in Lake Charles. They signed to Sony Music Latin and a management deal with Seitrack Management in 2002 and recorded their self-titled debut album Ha*Ash in 2003. By mid 2008, Ha*Ash recorded "Already Home" featuring with American singer Brandi Carlile, their first song officially recorded in English by them, included on the their third album, Habitación Doble. Ha*Ash released their first live album Primera Fila: Hecho Realidad in 2014, as the youngest group to record an album from Sony's Primera Fila edition. The CD/DVD has images from their hometown in Louisiana and a live concert filmed in Estudios Churubusco, Mexico. On October 3, 2018, Ha*Ash became the first Latin music band to be featured in the Spotify Singles concept. The second live album En vivo (2019), it was filmed at the Auditorio Nacional on November 11, 2018.
The duo achieved with their first live album and fifth studio album, Primera Fila: Hecho Realidad (2014) and 30 de Febrero (2017), which produced the singles "Lo Aprendí de Ti" and "Perdón, Perdón" on which every single received at least a gold certification from the Mexican Association of Producers of Phonograms and Videograms. The band's music has been characterized as country pop, pop rock, ballad and singer-songwriter style, cited appreciation artists such as Shania Twain, Loretta Lynn and The Chicks. They are also known for her philanthropy and social activism, including her work related to the rights of special protection and care afforded to minors. In 2007, Ha*Ash founded her nonprofit organization, the Fondo Ha*Ash, which focuses on which supports children suffering from HIV/AIDS and immigrants, among other causes.