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Ciara

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Dubbed early on as "the First Lady of Crunk & B" by the producer who knew, Lil Jon, singer Ciara was born in Austin, Texas, but with her father in the Army, she spent time living in Germany, New York, California, Arizona, and Nevada before landing in Atlanta, Georgia. In her early teens, she got a piece of paper out and wrote down her life's goal, to become a professional singer. She joined a girl group, worked on her songwriting, left the group, landed a publishing deal, and found a "music soul mate" when she met producer Jazze Pha. With Sean Garrett, the co-writer of Usher's massive hit "Yeah!," Ciara co-wrote "Goodies," and when Lil Jon heard the demo, he knew it was going to be big. LaFace released the Lil Jon-produced track in the summer of 2004, and its quick climb to the top of the Billboard Hot 100 was remarkable. With help from Pha, Garrett, and Lil Jon, Ciara released her self-titled debut in September of the same year. The follow-up singles "1, 2 Step," featuring Missy Elliott, and "Oh," featuring Ludacris, both broke the Top Five in the U.S. in 2005. By the end of the year she'd joined Gwen Stefani on tour before teaming with Bow Wow and Chris Brown for a package tour in early 2006. While Ciara's popularity had already peaked, she gradually built a sturdy discography and churned out major hit singles on an occasional basis. The Evolution, her second album, was released in December 2006. Though it debuted at the top of Billboard's R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart, and a handful of subsequent singles ("Get Up," "Promise," "Like a Boy") placed within the Top 20 of the publication's Hot 100, it did not perform quite as well as the debut. The May 2009 release of Fantasy Ride, her third album, was preceded by a few delays, including a pre-release single that failed to catch fire. Fantasy Ride was, nonetheless, her most star-studded album to date, with Elliott and Ludacris, as well as the-Dream, Young Jeezy, Chris Brown, and Justin Timberlake as passengers. Collaborating with the-Dream developed into the album Basic Instinct, released in December 2010 and featuring the-Dream and associate Christopher "Tricky" Stewart as executive producers. It was her first album to peak outside the Top 10 of the R&B/Hip-Hop album chart. For her self-titled fifth album, released in July 2013, she reconnected with LaFace co-founder L.A. Reid and moved to the Epic label. Thanks to the certified gold single "Body Party," it debuted at number two on the Billboard 200. An engagement to collaborator Future, the birth of the couple's son, and the couple's split all occurred prior to the May 2015 release of Jackie, Ciara's sixth album, named after her mother. ~ David Jeffries
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Albums by
Ciara

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    16 songs

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    Jackie [Deluxe]

    16 songs

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    Jackie [Deluxe]

    11 songs

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    Ciara

    11 songs

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    Ciara

    11 songs

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    Basic Instinct

    13 songs

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    Fantasy Ride

    19 songs

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    Fantasy Ride [Deluxe]

    21 songs

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    The Evolution

    15 songs

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    Goodies: The Videos & More [DVD]

    13 songs

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    Goodies

    9 songs

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    Body Party - Remixes

    1 song

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    Paint It, Black

    1 song

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    Dance Like We're Making Love

    1 song

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    I Bet (R3hab Remix)

    1 song

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    I Bet (Remix)

    1 song

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    I Bet

    1 song

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    I Bet

    1 song

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    Body Party (Remix)

    1 song

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    Sorry - Remix Part 2

    1 song

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    Sorry - Remix Part 2

    1 song

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    Got Me Good

    1 song

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    Sorry

    1 song

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    Speechless

    1 song

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    Ride

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Top Songs by
Ciara

  1.   Song
    Popularity
  2.   1, 2 Step
  3.   Goodies
  4.   Like a Boy
  5.   Oh
  6.   I Bet
  7.   Love Sex Magic by Justin Timberlake
  8.   Promise
  9.   Body Party
  10.   Get Up
  11.   Got Me Good
  12.   And I
  13.   I'm Out
  14.   Ride
  15.   My Love
  16.   I Proceed
  17.   The Evolution of Music
  18.   Can't Leave 'Em Alone
  19.   Never Ever
  20.   Body Party featuring B.o.B.
  21.   Sorry
  22.   Paint It, Black
  23.   Ride
  24.   Gimmie Dat
  25.   Speechless
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Stations & Shows Featuring
Ciara

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    Hip Hop/R&B Hits

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    R&B Hits

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    Pop Workout

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    Beyoncé: DNA

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    Britney Spears: DNA

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    Pop Remix

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    '00s #1 Hits

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    Hip Hop/R&B Hits

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    Rihanna: DNA

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    Nicki Minaj: DNA

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    Whitney Houston Tribute

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    Party Hits

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    Fired Up Pop

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    Jason Derulo: I Am The DJ

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    Party Hip Hop/R&B

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    Lady Gaga: DNA

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    Hip Hop Hits

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    Contemporary R&B

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    Hip Hop/R&B

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    Now THIS Is Music

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    Great Songs You Forgot

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    Janet Jackson: DNA

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    Dance Party


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