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Ciara

About

Ciara Princess Wilson ( see-AIR-ə; née Harris, born October 25, 1985) is an American singer. Born in Fort Hood, Texas, her family eventually settled in Atlanta, Georgia, where she joined the girl group Hearsay. She later signed a publishing deal and befriended producer Jazze Pha, who recorded demos that would appear on her debut album. With his help, Ciara signed a record deal with LaFace Records.

In 2004, Ciara released her debut studio album, Goodies, which spawned four singles: "Goodies" (featuring Petey Pablo), "1, 2 Step" (featuring Missy Elliott), "Oh" (featuring Ludacris) and "And I". "Goodies" topped the Billboard Hot 100, and also topped the charts in the United Kingdom, while "1, 2 Step" and "Oh" both peaked at two on the Hot 100 and charted within the top five in the UK. The album was certified triple platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) and garnered two nominations at the 48th Annual Grammy Awards. Ciara was also featured on Missy Elliott's "Lose Control" and Bow Wow's "Like You", both of which reached number three on the Billboard Hot 100. In 2006, Ciara released her second studio album, Ciara: The Evolution, which spawned the hit singles "Get Up" (featuring Chamillionaire), "Promise", "Like a Boy" and "Can't Leave 'em Alone" (featuring 50 Cent). The album reached number one in the U.S. and was certified platinum.

Ciara's third studio album, Fantasy Ride (2009) was less successful than her first two albums. However, it produced the international top-ten single "Love Sex Magic" (featuring Justin Timberlake), which received a Grammy Award nomination for Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals. The following year, Ciara released her fourth studio album Basic Instinct, which included the R&B top-five single "Ride" (featuring Ludacris), but was met with low sales, continuing a downward trend in her commercial performance. Ciara signed a new record deal with Epic Records in 2011. In 2013, she released her fifth studio album, Ciara, which spawned the R&B top-ten single "Body Party". Her sixth album, Jackie (2015), included the singles "I Bet" and "Dance like We're Making Love". Her seventh album, Beauty Marks (2019), included the hit single "Level Up". Ciara's awards include three BET Awards, three MTV Video Music Awards, three MOBO Awards, and one Grammy Award. As of 2019, Ciara's worldwide sales total over 45 million.In 2006, Ciara made her film debut in All You've Got, and later appeared in the films Mama, I Want to Sing! (2012) and That's My Boy (2012). In 2013, she had a recurring role in the US TV series, The Game. In 2016, Ciara signed a signed a modeling contract with IMG. That year, she became a Global Brand Ambassador for the cosmetics giant Revlon, and she married quarterback Russell Wilson.

Articles

July 7, 2022

Ciara Shares Heartfelt Message to Russell Wilson on Anniversary: 'Year 6. Forever to Go'

Ciara took to social media to share a video of her and husband Russell Wilson, along with a heartfelt message celebrating their six years of marriage.

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July 6, 2022

Ciara & Russell Wilson Celebrate 6 Years of Marriage: ‘Cheers to Forever’

"Doing life with you has been everything I’ve hoped for, dreamt of, and more," the singer wrote.

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June 29, 2022

Ciara Signs Deal With Republic Records & Uptown Records, Readies New Single ‘Jump’: Exclusive

The label deal will be in partnership with the R&B star’s Beauty Marks Entertainment imprint.

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June 16, 2022

Dre & Vidal Sell Publishing Catalog to HarbourView

The writer-producer duo's biggest hits include “Caught Up” by Usher, “Yo (Excuse Me Miss)” by Chris Brown and “Oh” by Ciara.

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June 6, 2022

Hear SIDEPIECE and Lee Foss sample Ciara on ‘1, 2 Step’

Out now via Insomniac Records, SIDEPIECE and Lee Foss return with a tech-house single sampling Ciara for '1,2 Step' The post Hear SIDEPIECE and Lee Foss sample Ciara on ‘1, 2 Step’ appeared first on Dancing Astronaut.

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May 20, 2022

Harry Styles, A$AP Rocky & Rihanna, Bad Bunny, Taylor Swift, Ciara and More of the Week’s Biggest Winners (May 20)

From A$AP Rocky and Rihanna's new baby boy to Harry Styles' new album, take a look at the "awards" Billboard gave this week's headlines.

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May 19, 2022

Ciara Wishes a Happy 8th Birthday to Her Son Future: ‘Mommy Loves You So Much’

"It warms my heart to see how you love so beautifully," Ciara wrote of her eldest son on his birthday Thursday (May 19).

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May 17, 2022

Ciara and Kim Kardashian Grace Cover of ‘Sports Illustrated Swimsuit’ Issue | Billboard News

‘Sports Illustrated’ revealed their cover models of this year’s ‘Swimsuit’ issue, including Ciara, Kim Kardashian and more.

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May 16, 2022

Ciara & Kim Kardashian Stun on Cover of ‘Sports Illustrated Swimsuit’ Issue

Ciara's husband, Russell Wilson, penned a sweet letter in the magazine celebrating his wife's achievements.

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May 10, 2022

Ciara and Russell Wilson Introduce Precious New Puppy: ‘The Sweetest Surprise’

The furry surprise was a gift to the singer for Mother's Day.

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April 5, 2022

Channing Crowder Ripped for Questioning Why Ciara Would ‘Leave Future’ for ‘Square’ Russell Wilson

Former Miami Dolphins linebacker Channing Crowder is facing backlash after he said he doesn’t understand why Ciara would “leave Future” for Russell Wilson.

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March 3, 2022

12 Best Moments From Billboard Women In Music 2022

Highlights from the Ciara-hosted event.

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March 3, 2022

Watch Russell Wilson Crash Ciara’s Red Carpet Interview | Women in Music 2022

Billboard’s Chelsea Briggs spoke with Ciara on the red carpet of Women in Music about her love for Missy Elliot, going viral on TikTok and husband NFL quarterback Russell Wilson makes an appearance.

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March 3, 2022

Ciara Opens Billboard’s 2022 Women In Music With Moment of Silence for Ukraine

2022's Billboard Women in Music host dedicated a moment to recognize the ongoing crisis Ukraine.

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February 4, 2022

Ciara & Her Son ‘Roll’ in Style With Matching Bronco Trucks

Ciara took mother-son matching to the next level when she shared an adorable video to Instagram showing off their matching rides.

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January 27, 2022

Billboard’s Women in Music 2022 to Honor Bonnie Raitt, Doja Cat, Karol G & More | Billboard News

Billboard‘s 2022 Women in Music Awards are returning to Los Angeles. This year’s event, hosted by Ciara, will take place March 2 at the YouTube Theater at L.A.’s Hollywood Park and for the first time ever, tickets to attend the Women in Music Awards will be available to the public. Tickets will go on sale […]

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January 27, 2022

Billboard’s 2022 Women In Music Awards to Honor Bonnie Raitt, Doja Cat, Karol G & More

This year's honorees also include Saweetie, Summer Walker, Gabby Barrett, Phoebe Bridgers and Golnar Khosrowshahi -- with Ciara hosting.

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December 30, 2021

Normani Gushes to Childhood Icon Ciara About Her Impact, Says Debut Album Is ‘Almost Done’

"You're somebody that I've looked up to forever," Normani told Ciara.

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December 10, 2021

Ciara Takes the ‘Balance Challenge’ to a Whole New Level With Topless Twerking Video

The singer wears only an orange sarong as she balances a bottle of rum on her head.

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November 30, 2021

Ciara, Billy Porter & Liza Koshy to Co-Host Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve With Ryan Seacrest

Seacrest, the show's 17-time host and executive producer, will headline the New Year's festivities from Times Square in New York City for its 50th anniversary.

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November 24, 2021

Entertainment world reacts to Ahmaud Arbery verdict: “The pendulum of justice swung in the right direction”

Chuck D, Viola Davis, Jameela Jamil, Ciara, Michael Rapaport have celebrated the guilty verdicts The post Entertainment world reacts to Ahmaud Arbery verdict: “The pendulum of justice swung in the right direction” appeared first on NME.

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November 19, 2021

Ciara’s Son Win Steals the Show at the White House While Promoting COVID Vaccines for Children: Watch

He was seen crawling on the carpet of the White House press room.

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November 9, 2021

Missy Elliott honoured with Hollywood Walk of Fame star

Lizzo, Ciara and Mona Scott-Young introduced the rap legend The post Missy Elliott honoured with Hollywood Walk of Fame star appeared first on NME.

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October 30, 2021

Ciara Becomes ‘The Legendary Selena’ for Halloween

For Halloween 2021, Ciara paid tribute to the late Selena Quintanilla.

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October 26, 2021

See Russell Wilson’s Touching Birthday Tribute to Ciara

Ciara celebrated turning 36 on Monday (Oct. 25), and husband Russell Wilson publicly wished the love of his life a happy birthday on Instagram.

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September 25, 2021

Ciara Shows Russell Wilson Her ‘Wild Side’ With Steamy Dance to Normani Song: Watch

Ciara took fans for a ride with her latest TikTok clip featuring a dance to Normani's 'Wild Side' for Russell Wilson.

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May 7, 2021

Ciara Celebrates Mother’s Day by Revisiting ‘I Got You,’ Featuring Baby Future

Ahead of Mother's Day on Sunday, Ciara plays one of her own songs dedicated to all the moms and reflects on all the "sentimental" and generational feelings surrounding it.

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April 21, 2021

‘Drag Race’ Star Olivia Lux Is Ready to ‘Reclaim the Word Diva’ With Her New Playlist

Olivia created a special playlist for Billboard featuring some of her favorite divas, including Doja Cat, Janelle Monáe, Jessie J, Ciara and more.

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Discs

Rooted (feat. Ester Dean) [Al Rich Club Mix]

December 18, 2020

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Rooted (feat. Ester Dean)

August 13, 2020

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The Git Up (feat. Ciara) [Remix]

December 23, 2019

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Melanin (feat. Lupita Nyong'o, Ester Dean, City Girls, & LA LA)

November 22, 2019

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Evapora

November 8, 2019

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Beauty Marks

May 10, 2019

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Thinkin Bout You

March 29, 2019

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Greatest Love

February 12, 2019

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Dose

September 14, 2018

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Freak Me (feat. Tekno)

August 10, 2018

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Level Up (feat. Missy Elliott & Fatman Scoop) [Remix]

July 27, 2018

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Level Up

July 18, 2018

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Get Up (Extended Mix)

March 18, 2016

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Get Up

January 29, 2016

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Paint It, Black

October 9, 2015

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Jackie (Deluxe)

May 4, 2015

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Dance Like We're Making Love

April 28, 2015

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I Bet (R3hab Remix)

April 14, 2015

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I Bet (feat. T.I.) [Remix]

April 14, 2015

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I Bet

January 26, 2015

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Ciara

July 9, 2013

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Body Party (Remix) (feat. Future & B.o.B)

May 31, 2013

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Body Party - Remixes

May 3, 2013

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Sorry - Remix Part 2 (feat. Future) [Clean Version]

December 3, 2012

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Sorry - Remix Part 2 (feat. Future)

December 3, 2012

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Got Me Good

November 6, 2012

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Sorry

September 25, 2012

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Gimmie Dat (Slow Bass Remix)

December 21, 2010

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Basic Instinct

December 10, 2010

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Gimmie Dat

November 2, 2010

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Speechless

September 7, 2010

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Ride (Bei Maejor Remix) (feat. André 3000, Ludacris & Maejor) [Clean Version]

June 28, 2010

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Ride (feat. Ludacris) [Clean Version]

April 20, 2010

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Work (feat. Missy Elliott) [Main Version]

December 8, 2009

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Love Sex Magic (Manon Dave Remix)

September 20, 2009

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Fantasy Ride

May 5, 2009

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Love Sex Magic (feat. Justin Timberlake)

March 12, 2009

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Never Ever (feat. Jeezy) [Main Version]

January 29, 2009

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Go Girl (feat. T-Pain) [Main Version]

September 26, 2008

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Stepped On My J'z

January 1, 2008

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Promise

November 7, 2006

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Get Up EP (feat. Chamillionaire)

September 22, 2006

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The Evolution

January 1, 2006

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DVD Bonus Audio (from Goodies. The Videos and More!)

July 12, 2005

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Goodies

September 27, 2004

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Goodies (feat. Petey Pablo)

June 8, 2004

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