The Vault is a collection of 12 previously unreleased songs by R&B singer Ashanti, released on May 19, 2009, by AJM Records and The Orchard. The songs were written in 1991 by Ashanti under contract to AJM and before the singer signed with Murder Inc.. Further production was added before the album's release in 2009. The collect was released without input from Ashanti. It was released in Japan on February 18, 2009 as the first project in the Avex Group-The Orchard alliance. According to Billboard, "Let's Do Something Crazy" featuring Flo Rida was lined up as the album's first single, followed by "Imagine Life".