Ciara




Ciara Princess Wilson (born 25 October 1985), known mononymously as Ciara, is an American singer, songwriter, record producer, dancer, actress and fashion model. Born in Austin, Texas, she traveled around the world during her childhood, eventually moving to Atlanta, Georgia where she joined the girl group Hearsay (not to be confused with the British group Hear’Say); however, the group disbanded after having differences. It was at this time Ciara was noticed for her songwriting. In 2002, Ciara met music producer Jazze Pha. With his help, she signed a record deal with LaFace Records.

In 2004, Ciara released her debut studio album Goodies, which spawned three hit singles: “Goodies”, “1, 2 Step”, and “Oh”. The album was certified triple platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), and earned her four nominations at the 48th Annual Grammy Awards. She released her second studio album, Ciara: The Evolution, in 2006 which spawned the hit singles “Get Up”, “Promise”, and “Like a Boy”. The album reached number one in the U.S. and was certified platinum.

Her third studio album, Fantasy Ride, released in 2009, was considerably less successful than Ciara’s first two albums. However, it produced the international top-ten single “Love Sex Magic” featuring Justin Timberlake, which earned her a Grammy Award nomination for Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals. The following year, Ciara released her fourth studio album Basic Instinct, which was met with low sales and continued a downward trend in her commercial performance. In 2011, she signed a new record deal with Epic Records, and released her self-titled fifth studio album, Ciara, in 2013 which was preceded by the U.S. R&B/Hip-Hop top-ten single”Body Party”. In 2015, Ciara released her sixth album Jackie, which included the singles “I Bet” and “Dance Like We’re Making Love”. The album debuted at number 17 on the Billboard 200 and sold 19,000 copies, which made it her lowest first-week album sales to date.

Ciara has released six studio albums, one extended play, one DVD, one promotional single, twenty-seven singles, including seven as a featured artist, and twenty-eight music videos, including seven as a featured artist. She made her debut in 2004 with her debut album Goodies which debuted at three in the US and charted within the top forty in several international markets. The album’s title track peaked at number-one in the United States for seven weeks and gave the singer the title of “The First Lady of Crunk&B,” while singles “1, 2 Step” and “Oh” reached the top three in the US.

All three singles reached the top ten in many international markets, with “Goodies” topping charts in the UK. Goodies was certified triple-Platinum in the United States, Platinum in Canada, and sold over five million copies worldwide. Ciara also participated in a number of successful collaborations, including US top five hits “Lose Control” with Missy Elliott, and “Like You” with rapper Bow Wow, as well as the US top ten “So What” with group Field Mob.



Discography

Artist: Ciara
Title: I Bet (Explicit)
Album: Jackie (Deluxe)
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Artist: Ciara
Title: Body Party
Album: Ciara (Explicit)
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Artist: Ciara
Title:  Ride (Ludacris)
Album: Basic Instinct
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Artist: Ciara
Title: Love Sex Magic
Album: Fantasy Ride
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Artist: Ciara
Title: Promise
Album: The Evolution
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Artist: Ciara
Title: 1, 2 Step (Main)
Album: Goodies
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Artist: Ciara
Title: Gimmie Dat (Remix)
Album: Playlist: The Very Best of Ciara
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Artist: Ciara
Title: Goodies
Album: The Collection
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Singles
As lead artist

“Paint It Black” (2015 The Last Witch Hunter), “Dance Like We’re Making Love” and “I Bet” (2015 Jackie), “Overdose”, “I’m Out” (featuring Nicki Minaj), “Body Party” (2013 Ciara), “Got Me Good” (2012), “Sorry” (2012), “Gimmie Dat”, “Speechless” and “Ride” (featuring Ludacris) (2010 Basic Instinct), “Work” (featuring Missy Elliott), “Like a Surgeon”, “Love Sex Magic” (featuring Justin Timberlake), “Never Ever” (featuring Young Jeezy) (2009 Fantasy Ride), “Go Girl” (featuring T-Pain) (2008 Fantasy Ride), “Can’t Leave ’em Alone” (featuring 50 Cent) and “Like a Boy” (2007 Ciara: The Evolution), “Promise” and “Get Up” (featuring Chamillionaire) (2006 Ciara: The Evolution), “And I” and “Oh” (featuring Ludacris) (2005 Goodies), “1, 2 Step” (featuring Missy Elliott) and “Goodies” (featuring Petey Pablo) (2004 Goodies).

As featured artist

“Get Up” (R3hab) (2016), “Takin’ Back My Love” (Enrique Iglesias featuring Sarah Connor) (2009 Greatest Hits), “Just Stand Up!” (with Artists Stand Up to Cancer) (2008), “Stepped on My J’z” (Nelly featuring Jermaine Dupri) (2008 Brass Knuckles), “Promise Ring” (Tiffany Evans) (2007 Tiffany Evans), “So What” (Field Mob) (2006 Light Poles and Pine Trees), “Like You” (Bow Wow) (2005 Wanted), “Lose Control” (Missy Elliott featuring Fatman Scoop) (2005 The Cookbook).

Promotional singles

“Sweat” (featuring 2 Chainz) (2012), “My Girl” (Remix) (Mindless Behavior featuring Tyga and Lil Twist) (2011), “Feedback” (So So Def Remix) (Janet Jackson featuring Busta Rhymes and Fabolous) (2008).

Other charted songs

“Livin’ It Up” (featuring Nicki Minaj) and “Read My Lips” (2013 Ciara), “I’m Legit” (Nicki Minaj featuring Ciara) (2012 Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded – The Re-Up), “Turn It Up” (featuring Usher) (2010 Basic Instinct), “We Can Get It On” (Yo Gotti featuring Ciara) (2010 Cocaine Musik 5: White Friday), “Pretty Girl Swag” (2010), “I’m On”, “Turntables” (featuring Chris Brown) and “Ciara to the Stage” (2009 Fantasy Ride).

Guest appearances

“I’m Legit” (Nicki Minaj – Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded – The Re-Up), “Turn on the Lights” (Remix) (Future) (2012), “We Can Get It On” (Yo Gotti – Cocaine Musik 5: White Friday 2010), “How Low” (Remix) (Ludacris, Pitbull – Battle of the Sexes 2010), “Blowing Up” (T-Pain – Three Ringz 2008), “Click Flash” (Sex and the City, Vol. 2: More Music 2008), “Goodbye, My Dear” and “King and Queen” (T.I. 2007), “Wanna Move” (Diddy, Big Boi, Scar – Press Play 2006), “If I Hit” (Remix) (112, T.I. 2005), “Roll wit’ You” (Coach Carter soundtrack 2005), “Got Me Waiting” (Fantasia – Free Yourself 2004), “It’s Us” and “I Wish” (ATL – The ATL Project 2004).



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