Artist Biography There is more than 1 artist who has released music under the name Ashley 1. Ashley Rodriguez, whose full name is Ashley Makailah Rodriguez, is one of the top 24 contestants in Season 9 of the FOX reality singing competition American Idol. She auditioned in Boston, Massachusetts and sang "If I Ain't Got You" by Alicia Keys for her audition. All four judges voted yes to send Ashley Rodriguez to Hollywood. Ashley Rodriguez grew up in Chelsea, Massachusetts, and is currently a student at Berklee College of Music, her principal instrument being voice. She can sing alto & tenor and even a little soprano. She can sing many types of music, but loves the feel of r&b, gospel, jazz and soul music.