Artist Information for Ciara

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Name: Ciara

Followers: 6,551,753

Monthly Listeners: 10,206,680

Top Cities:

  • São Paulo, BR (193,838 listeners)
  • Sydney, AU (167,656 listeners)
  • London, GB (155,008 listeners)
  • Los Angeles, US (145,285 listeners)
  • Melbourne, AU (127,509 listeners)

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Biography:
With multi-platinum success straight out of the gate, R&B/pop vocalist/songwriter Ciara jumped directly into a chart-topping music career when her first single arrived in 2004, and rode that initial wave for years to come. Early connections with bigger names in the music industry worked in tandem with her burning talent for both songcraft and performance, earning the singer Grammy recognition and multi-platinum record sales from the very beginning. Ciara's time at the top of the charts lasted around five years, and she built upon that early fame by branching out into production, modeling, and acting, as well as collaborating with Missy Elliott, Ludacris, Timbaland, and many others among the biggest names of her time. Though her personal life saw many massive shifts, music always came first for Ciara as she moved from the rowdy crunk fun of her debut album, Goodies, to more nuanced and sometimes socially conscious singles such as "Like a Boy," to the vulnerable songwriting of her eponymous 2013 album. She celebrated 15 years in music in 2019 with Beauty Marks and returned in 2023 with another independent release, CiCi, an EP of largely uptempo feel-good material. Ciara Princess Harris was born in Austin, Texas, in 1985 into a military family that moved around for the better part of her childhood. The family lived in New York, California, Germany, and multiple other locales before landing in Atlanta, Georgia. Despite early ambitions to be a lawyer, her love of music grew and she worked hard in her teen years as a member of the group Hearsay before they disbanded. While still in high school, she began writing songs for other artists and befriended producer Jazze Pha, who helped her orchestrate a record deal with LaFace Records in 2003. The next year, she began recording demos with songwriter/producer Sean Garrett, who was fresh off the success of Usher's monster hit "Yeah!," which he co-wrote. The two worked up a demo for a song called "Goodies," and when Lil Jon heard the demo he saw enormous potential and agreed to produce the song, calling on Petey Pablo to do a featured guest spot on the single. "Goodies," Ciara's debut single, was released in June 2004 and had a staggeringly quick rise to the top of the charts around the world, hailed by some as the anthem of the summer. The song put Ciara's name on the map and paved the way for her debut album, also titled Goodies, to be released in September of that year. The album debuted at number three on the Billboard 200 chart, quickly going multi-platinum. 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, Ciara was featured on Elliott's own "Lose Control" and joined Gwen Stefani on tour. Moreover, Ciara was nominated for four Grammy Awards. She was up for Best New Artist, while "1, 2 Step" was among the songs nominated for Best Rap/Sung Collaboration. "Lose Control" was nominated for Best Rap Song and took the award for Best Short Form Music Video. Her sophomore album, The Evolution, arrived in December 2006, charting immediately and going on to sell certified-platinum numbers. The record spawned the singles "Get Up" featuring Chamillionaire, "Promise," and "Like a Boy." Performances in promotion of The Evolution included multiple festival appearances, a headlining tour, and a slot as a support act for a U.K. leg of Rihanna's Good Girl Gone Bad world tour. The May 2009 release of Fantasy Ride, Ciara's 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. "Love Sex Magic," featuring Justin Timberlake, became her fifth headlining Top Ten pop hit and was nominated for a Grammy in the category of Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals. Continued work 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 LP to peak outside the Top Ten of the R&B/Hip-Hop Albums 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. Shortly before the release of Jackie, Ciara began dating Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson, and the two were married in July 2016. They had a daughter in the spring of 2017 as plans were underway for the recording of Ciara's then-untitled seventh studio album. In July 2018, the first evidence of that record emerged with the release of the single "Level Up," which landed at number four on the Billboard Hot R&B Songs chart. The following May, she released her seventh album, Beauty Marks, through her independent label of the same name. After a few singles during the remainder of 2018 and throughout 2019, Ciara was relatively quiet in 2021. Having struck a joint label deal with Uptown and Republic, she returned in 2022 with the uptempo Coast Contra collaboration "Jump," followed that same year by "Better Thangs" with Summer Walker. Independent again in 2023, Ciara started the year with the empowering "Da Girls," followed by the romantic Chris Brown duet "How We Roll." The latter set up and led CiCi, a lively EP that also featured appearances from Lil Baby and Big Freedia. ~ Fred Thomas, Rovi


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Top 10 Albums

Sorry Album Image Sorry
Label: Epic
Release Date: 2012-09-25
Track Count: 1
Total Play Count: 0
Greatest Love Album Image Greatest Love
Label: Beauty Marks Entertainment
Release Date: 2019-02-12
Track Count: 1
Total Play Count: 0
Sorry - Remix Part 2 (feat. Future) Album Image Sorry - Remix Part 2 (feat. Future)
Label: Epic
Release Date: 2012-12-03
Track Count: 1
Total Play Count: 0
Can't Leave 'Em Alone (feat. 50 Cent) [WIDEBOYS REMIX] Album Image Can't Leave 'Em Alone (feat. 50 Cent) [WIDEBOYS REMIX]
Label: LaFace Records
Release Date: 2007-08-10
Track Count: 1
Total Play Count: 0
Body Party Album Image Body Party
Label: Epic
Release Date: 2013-03-12
Track Count: 1
Total Play Count: 0
Love Sex Magic (feat. Justin Timberlake) Album Image Love Sex Magic (feat. Justin Timberlake)
Label: LaFace Records
Release Date: 2009-03-26
Track Count: 2
Total Play Count: 0
Freak Me Album Image Freak Me
Label: Beauty Marks Entertainment
Release Date: 2018-08-10
Track Count: 1
Total Play Count: 0
Gimmie Dat Album Image Gimmie Dat
Label: LaFace Records
Release Date: 2010-11-02
Track Count: 1
Total Play Count: 0
The Evolution Album Image The Evolution
Label: LaFace Records
Release Date: 2006-01-01
Track Count: 20
Total Play Count: 0
Get Up (KSHMR Remix Edit) Album Image Get Up (KSHMR Remix Edit)
Label: Spinnin' Records
Release Date: 2016-02-05
Track Count: 1
Total Play Count: 0

Top 10 Tracks

One, Two Step (feat. Missy Elliott) Track Image One, Two Step (feat. Missy Elliott)
Playcount: 530,125,683
Duration: 03:23
One, Two Step (feat. Missy Elliott) Track Image One, Two Step (feat. Missy Elliott)
Playcount: 530,125,683
Duration: 03:23
1, 2 Step (feat. Missy Elliott) - Main Track Image 1, 2 Step (feat. Missy Elliott) - Main
Playcount: 530,125,683
Duration: 03:22
One, Two Step (feat. Missy Elliott) Track Image One, Two Step (feat. Missy Elliott)
Playcount: 530,125,683
Duration: 03:23
One, Two Step (feat. Missy Elliott) Track Image One, Two Step (feat. Missy Elliott)
Playcount: 530,125,683
Duration: 03:23
1, 2 Step (feat. Missy Elliott) - Main Track Image 1, 2 Step (feat. Missy Elliott) - Main
Playcount: 530,125,683
Duration: 03:22
Level Up Track Image Level Up
Playcount: 234,642,689
Duration: 03:24
Level Up Track Image Level Up
Playcount: 234,642,689
Duration: 03:24
Body Party Track Image Body Party
Playcount: 189,217,390
Duration: 03:54
Body Party Track Image Body Party
Playcount: 189,217,390
Duration: 03:57

Top 10 Collaborating Artists (Tracks)

Chamillionaire Artist Image Chamillionaire
Collaborations: 26
Ludacris Artist Image Ludacris
Collaborations: 22
Missy Elliott Artist Image Missy Elliott
Collaborations: 19
Chris Brown Artist Image Chris Brown
Collaborations: 15
Justin Timberlake Artist Image Justin Timberlake
Collaborations: 13
Bow Wow Artist Image Bow Wow
Collaborations: 13
T.I. Artist Image T.I.
Collaborations: 12
Enrique Iglesias Artist Image Enrique Iglesias
Collaborations: 11
R. Kelly Artist Image R. Kelly
Collaborations: 10
50 Cent Artist Image 50 Cent
Collaborations: 10