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Ciara
Background information
Birth name Ciara Princess Harris
Born October 25, 1985 (age 21)
Origin Flag of United States Austin, Texas, United States
Genre(s) R&B, pop, hip hop, dance
Occupation(s) Singer, Songwriter, Dancer, Record Producer, Actress
Years active 2004 - present (singer)
2006 - present (actress)
2006 - present (record producer)
Label(s) LaFace/Zomba Music Group
Website Ciaraworld.com

Ciara (born Ciara Princess Harris on October 25, 1985 in Austin, Texas)(IPA pronunciation: [si.ˈɛɹ.ə][1])is a Grammy Award-winning American singer, songwriter, dancer, record producer, and occasional actress. Ciara made her debut in the summer of 2004 with the Billboard number-one single "Goodies". The album Goodies was released on September 28, 2004. It produced three top three singles, sold 2.6 million in the U.S.,[2] over three million worldwide,[3] and earned various awards and nominations. October 25 is the 298th day of the year (299th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1985 (MCMLXXXV) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_United_States. ... Nickname: Live Music Capital of the World Location in the state of Texas Coordinates: Country United States State Texas County Travis County Government  - Mayor Will Wynn Area  - City  258. ... A music genre is a category (or genre) of pieces of music that share a certain style or basic musical language (van der Merwe 1989, p. ... R&B was a term previously used to describe Rhythm and blues music, during the 1940s and 1960s. ... For popular music (music produced commercially rather than art or folk music), see Popular music. ... Hip hop music is a style of music which came into existence in the United States during the mid-1970s, and became a large part of modern pop culture during the 1980s. ... It has been suggested that Electronic dance music be merged into this article or section. ... Ercole de Roberti: Concert, c. ... A songwriter is someone who writes the lyrics to songs, the musical composition or melody to songs, or both. ... For other uses, see Dance (disambiguation). ... In the music industry, a record producer (or music producer) has many roles, among them controlling the recording sessions, coaching and guiding the musicians, and supervising the recording, mixing and mastering processes. ... Actors in period costume sharing a joke while waiting between takes during location filming An actor or actress is a person who acts, or plays a role, in a dramatic production. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... LaFace Records is an American record label, owned and operated by Sony BMG. Company history LaFace was formed in 1989 as a joint venture between the producing duo Antonio LA Reid & Kenneth Babyface Edmonds and Arista Records. ... Zomba Music Group was started in 1977 by Clive Calder as a book publishing venture and moved into the recording business in 1981 as Zomba Recording Corporation. ... October 25 is the 298th day of the year (299th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1985 (MCMLXXXV) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Nickname: Live Music Capital of the World Location in the state of Texas Coordinates: Country United States State Texas County Travis County Government  - Mayor Will Wynn Area  - City  258. ... Not to be confused with the NATO phonetic alphabet, which has also informally been called the “International Phonetic Alphabet”. For information on how to read IPA transcriptions of English words, see IPA chart for English. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Ercole de Roberti: Concert, c. ... A songwriter is someone who writes the lyrics to songs, the musical composition or melody to songs, or both. ... For other uses, see Dance (disambiguation). ... In the music industry, a record producer (or music producer) has many roles, among them controlling the recording sessions, coaching and guiding the musicians, and supervising the recording, mixing and mastering processes. ... Actors in period costume sharing a joke while waiting between takes during location filming An actor or actress is a person who acts, or plays a role, in a dramatic production. ... The Billboard Hot 100 is the United States music industry standard singles popularity chart issued weekly by Billboard magazine. ... Goodies is a Crunk & B song written by American singer-songwriter Ciara, Sean Garrett, LaMarquis Jefferson, Craig Love and Jonathan Smith for Ciaras same-titled debut studio album Goodies (2004). ... Goodies is the debut album by American R&B singer Ciara, released in the United States on September 28, 2004 (see 2004 in music) on La Face Records. ... September 28 is the 271st day of the year (272nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Ciara's second album, Ciara: The Evolution, was released on December 5, 2006. The album debuted at number one on the Billboard 200, selling more than 338,000 copies, which is 213,000 more than Ciara's debut album Goodies that debuted at number three. It has spawned two top twenty singles. December 5 is the 339th day (340th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ... The Billboard 200 is a ranking of the 200 highest-selling music albums and EPs in the United States, published weekly by Billboard magazine. ...

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Biography

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Childhood and youth

Ciara was born in Austin, Texas. She is the only child of Carlton and Jackie Harris. She grew up on army bases in Germany,New York, Utah, California, Arizona, and Nevada, since her father Carlton was in the United States Army.[4] During her teens, Ciara and her family settled in Atlanta.[5] Ciara said that watching Destiny's Child perform on a television program while staying home from school inspired her to pursue a career in music. Then, Ciara joined a girl group called Hearsay and worked on her songwriting.[6] The group recorded demos, but began to have differences. Eventually, she left the group, got a publishing deal, and found a "musical soulmate" when she met producer Jazze Pha.[7] Ciara graduated from Riverdale High School in Riverdale, Georgia in 2003 and was signed by LaFace Records executive L.A. Reid with the help of Jazze Pha. She began production on her debut album. Ciara co-wrote a demo with songwriter Sean Garrett, who was co-writer of Usher’s international hit “Yeah!”.[8] Nickname: Live Music Capital of the World Location in the state of Texas Coordinates: Country United States State Texas County Travis County Government  - Mayor Will Wynn Area  - City  258. ... Official language(s) English (de facto) See also languages of Texas Capital Austin Largest city Houston Area  Ranked 2nd  - Total 261,797 sq mi (261,797 km²)  - Width 773 miles (1,244 km)  - Length 790 miles (1,270 km)  - % water 2. ... NY redirects here. ... Official language(s) English Capital Salt Lake City Largest city Salt Lake City Area  Ranked 13th  - Total 84,876 sq mi (219,887 km²)  - Width 270 miles (435 km)  - Length 350 miles (565 km)  - % water 3. ... Official language(s) English Capital Sacramento Largest city Los Angeles Area  Ranked 3rd  - Total 158,302 sq mi (410,000 km²)  - Width 250 miles (400 km)  - Length 770 miles (1,240 km)  - % water 4. ... Official language(s) English Capital Phoenix Largest city Phoenix Area  Ranked 6th  - Total 113,998 sq mi (295,254 km²)  - Width 310 miles (500 km)  - Length 400 miles (645 km)  - % water 0. ... This article does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... The United States Army is one of the armed forces of the United States and has primary responsibility for land-based military operations. ... This article is about the state capital of Georgia. ... Destinys Child is a Grammy Award-winning American R&B girl group. ... A demo version or demo of a song is one recorded for reference rather than for release. ... Jazze Pha (pronounced Jazzie Fay) is the stage name of Phalon Anton Alexander (born 1975 in Memphis, Tennessee). ... Riverdale is a city in Clayton County, Georgia, United States. ... LaFace Records is an American record label, owned and operated by Sony BMG. Company history LaFace was formed in 1989 as a joint venture between the producing duo Antonio LA Reid & Kenneth Babyface Edmonds and Arista Records. ... Antonio L.A. Reid is the co-founder of LaFace Records. ... A debut album is the first released record album by an artist or a band. ... A songwriter is someone who writes the lyrics to songs, the musical composition or melody to songs, or both. ... Sean Garrett is an American songwriter and record producer. ... Usher Raymond IV (born October 14, 1978) is a five-time Grammy Award-winning American R&B and pop singer, dancer, and actor who rose to fame in the mid-late 1990s. ... Yeah! is a R&B/Crunk song written by American songwriters and producers Jonathan Smith, Sean Garrett, Patrick J. Que Smith, Chris Bridges, Robert McDowell and James Phillips for Ushers fourth studio album Confessions (2004). ...


2004–2005: Opening the "Goodie" Jar

Goodies (2004)
Goodies (2004)

The album became a commercial success in the U.S., selling 2.63 million copies. Many claim that Ciara was very similar to the late Aaliyah, but Ciara says she didn't try to imitate the late R&B singer's style, but that she was partly inspired by her. The following year, Goodies received an international release, but success was limited, although the singles were worldwide hits. Ciara’s debut single, "Goodies" reached number one in United States and United Kingdom. The second and third single "1, 2 Step" featuring Missy Elliott and "Oh" featuring Ludacris were top five singles in both countries. "And I", the fourth single, did poorly compared to the first three releases. The song peaked at ninety-six on the Billboard Hot 100. In July 2005, Ciara released her DVD of music videos, documentaries, and commentaries entitled Goodies: The Videos & More. In the summer of 2005, during the success of Goodies, Ciara was featured on hit singles by hip-hop artists. She appeared on Missy Elliott's "Lose Control" from her album The Cookbook and Bow Wow’s "Like You" from his album Wanted, which both peaked at number three on the Billboard Hot 100. Image File history File links Ciara_Goodies_Music_Album_Cover. ... Image File history File links Ciara_Goodies_Music_Album_Cover. ... Goodies is the debut album by American R&B singer Ciara, released in the United States on September 28, 2004 (see 2004 in music) on La Face Records. ... Motto: (Out Of Many, One) (traditional) In God We Trust (1956 to date) Anthem: The Star-Spangled Banner Capital Washington D.C. Largest city New York City None at federal level (English de facto) Government Federal constitutional republic  - President George Walker Bush (R)  - Vice President Dick Cheney (R) Independence from... Aaliyah Dana Haughton[1] (January 16, 1979 — August 25, 2001[2]), known professionally as Aaliyah, was an American R&B singer, dancer, model, and actress. ... Goodies is a Crunk & B song written by American singer-songwriter Ciara, Sean Garrett, LaMarquis Jefferson, Craig Love and Jonathan Smith for Ciaras same-titled debut studio album Goodies (2004). ... 1, 2 Step is a song written by Ciara and rapper Missy Elliott, and produced by Jazze Pha for Ciaras debut album Goodies (2004). ... Melissa Arnette Elliott (born July 1, 1971), better known as Missy Elliott, is an American rapper, singer, MC, songwriter, and record producer born in Portsmouth, Virginia. ... Oh is a song recorded by Ciara featuring Ludacris. ... Luda redirects here. ... And I is a song written by American singer Ciara, and produced by Adonis Shropshire for Ciaras debut album Goodies (2004). ... The Billboard Hot 100 is the United States music industry standard singles popularity chart issued weekly by Billboard magazine. ... Melissa Arnette Elliott (born July 1, 1971), better known as Missy Elliott, is an American rapper, singer, MC, songwriter, and record producer born in Portsmouth, Virginia. ... Lose Control is a 2005 single by Missy Elliott featuring Ciara and Fatman Scoop, released on Goldmind/Atlantic Records. ... The Cookbook is a 2005 hip hop/R&B album by Missy Elliott. ... For other uses, see Bow Wow (disambiguation). ... Like You is a song written by Jermaine Dupri and Johnta Austin, and produced by Dupri and Bryan Michael Cox for rapper Bow Wows fourth album Wanted (2005). ... Wanted is the fourth studio album released by rapper Bow Wow on 12 July 2005. ...


In December 2005, Ciara went on tour with Gwen Stefani on her Harajuku Lovers Tour and other pop sensations Bow Wow and Chris Brown for the "Holladay Jam", which stopped at big cities such as New York, Washington D.C., and Atlanta. She also received Grammy nominations for "Best New Artist", "Best Rap/Sung Collaboration" for "1, 2 Step", "Best Rap Song" and "Best Short Form Music Video" for “Lose Control”. Gwen Renée Stefani (born October 3, 1969) is an American singer, songwriter, fashion designer and occasional actress. ... For popular music (music produced commercially rather than art or folk music), see Popular music. ... This article or section is not written in the formal tone expected of an encyclopedia article. ... NY redirects here. ... Aerial photo (looking NW) of the Washington Monument and the White House in Washington, DC. Washington, D.C., officially the District of Columbia (also known as D.C.; Washington; the Nations Capital; the District; and, historically, the Federal City) is the capital city and administrative district of the United... This article is about the state capital of Georgia. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... The Grammy for Best New Artist has been awarded since 1960. ... The Grammy Award for Best Rap/Sung Collaboration has been awarded since 2002. ... money maker, lose yourself , sumtin esle ... The Grammy Award for Best Short Form Music Video has been awarded since 1984. ...


Ciara slowly began production on her second album.


2006–present: The Evolution of Ciara

Ciara: The Evolution (2006)
Ciara: The Evolution (2006)

Ciara started a new year by winning her first Grammy Award for Missy Elliott's "Lose Control". It won "Best Short Form Music Video", on February 8, 2006.[9] In April 2006, Ciara was featured on Field Mob’s Billboard top ten single "So What". The following month, she made acting debut in the MTV Films production All You've Got, also starring Adrienne Bailon and Efren Ramirez. The summer of 2006, Ciara completed her second album, after the release of the Step Up soundtrack single "Get Up" featuring Chamillionaire. Image File history File linksMetadata Ciara_evolution_HQ.jpg‎ [[Media:[[Media:== Summary == Cover of Ciaras sophomore album Ciara: The Evolution (2006). ... Image File history File linksMetadata Ciara_evolution_HQ.jpg‎ [[Media:[[Media:== Summary == Cover of Ciaras sophomore album Ciara: The Evolution (2006). ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... February 8 is the 39th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ... April is the fourth month of the year in the Gregorian Calendar and one of four with the length of 30 days. ... Field Mob is a hip hop group from Albany, Georgia. ... Billboard is a weekly American magazine devoted to the music industry. ... So What is the first single from Field Mobs third album, Light Poles and Pine Trees, featuring multi-platinum recording artist, Ciara. ... MTV Films is the motion picture production arm of cable channel MTV. Originally founded in 1995, it has produced films based on MTV programs such as Beavis and Butt-head Do America and Jackass: The Movie, as well as other adaptations and original projects. ... All Youve Got is a 2006 sport/drama film, directed by Neema Barnette. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Efren Ramirez (born October 2, 1973[1] in Los Angeles, California) is an American actor. ... Step Up is a 2006 dance/romance film directed by Anne Fletcher starring Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan. ... // In film formats, the sound track is the physical area of the film which records the synchronized sound. ... Get Up is a song written and recorded by R&B singer Ciara and rapper Chamillionaire for the soundtrack of the dance/romance film Step Up. ... Hakeem Seriki (born November 28, 1979, in Washington D.C.) is an American Entrepreneur and Grammy Award winning rapper from the Acres Homes section of Houston, Texas. ...


Ciara's second studio album, Ciara: The Evolution was released on December 5, 2006. Production included hitmakers such as, Jazze Pha, Rodney Jerkins, Pharrell, Bryan Michael Cox, Will.i.am and many others. The album is about Ciara's personal growth after two years in the public eye. She co-wrote and co-produced most of the songs. The official first single "Promise", produced by Atlanta producer Polow Da Don, became a Billboard top twenty single. In October 2006, Ciara went on a seventeen city club tour until December, which she previewed new music from the album. In the December 23 issue of Billboard magazine, Ciara: The Evolution debuted at number one selling over 338,000 copies, which is 213,000 more than Ciara’s debut album Goodies. The album has been certified platinum by the RIAA. The second single from Ciara: The Evolution, the first single in Europe and Asia, "Like a Boy", was released on February 13, 2007 in the U.S. and will be released in the UK on April 9, 2007 December 5 is the 339th day (340th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ... Jazze Pha (pronounced Jazzie Fay) is the stage name of Phalon Anton Alexander (born 1975 in Memphis, Tennessee). ... Rodney Darkchild Jerkins is an African-American Grammy Award-winning songwriter, record producer, and musician. ... Pharrell Williams (born April 5, 1973) is an American singer, rapper, composer, and songwriter. ... Bryan Michael Cox (born December 18, 1977)[] is an award winning American songwriter and record producer. ... William James Adams Jr. ... Promise is a R&B song written by American singer-songwriter Ciara Harris, Jasper Cameron, Jamal Jones, and Elvis Williams and produced by Polow Da Don. ... This article is about the state capital of Georgia. ... Polow Da Don (born Polow-Freache Jamal Fincher Jones) is an Atlanta-based music producer who rose to fame in late 2005, early 2006 for a string of hit singles for artists including Ludacris, Jamie Foxx, Pussycat Dolls, Fergie, and Kelis. ... Look up October in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... This does not cite its references or sources. ... December 23 is the 357th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (358th in leap years). ... The description Gold Album is applied to recorded music albums that have sold a minimum number of copies (in the US, currently 500,000 sales). ... The RIAA Logo. ... Like a Boy is a song written by Ciara Harris, Candice Nelson, Balewa Muhammad, J. Que, Ezekiel Lewis, and Calvin Kenon and produced by Harris, Calvo Da Gr8, and The Clutch. ... February 13 is the 44th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the Anno Domini (common) era. ... April 9 is the 99th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (100th in leap years). ... 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the Anno Domini (common) era. ...


Acting career

In May 2005, Ciara made her acting debut in the MTV Films coming-of-age film All You've Got, as Becca Watley, the queen bee of a high school volleyball team; the Little Madonnas.[10] The film was released on DVD May 23, 2006. 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... MTV Films is the motion picture production arm of cable channel MTV. Originally founded in 1995, it has produced films based on MTV programs such as Beavis and Butt-head Do America and Jackass: The Movie, as well as other adaptations and original projects. ... All Youve Got is a 2006 sport/drama film, directed by Neema Barnette. ... May 23 is the 143rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (144th in leap years). ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ...


Ciara hopes to shoot another film after her summer tour.[11]


Discography

Further Information: Ciara discography This article contains the discography of American R&B singer Ciara. ...

  • Goodies (2004)
  • Ciara: The Evolution (2006)

Goodies is the debut album by American R&B singer Ciara, released in the United States on September 28, 2004 (see 2004 in music) on La Face Records. ...

Tours

The Evolution Tour is a promotional concert tour by American singer Ciara. ...

Filmography

All Youve Got is a 2006 sport/drama film, directed by Neema Barnette. ...

See also

This article contains the discography of American R&B singer Ciara. ... This article contains the discography of American R&B singer Ciara and includes information relating to album and single releases. ... // 2006 Best Dance Video: Get Up 2006 Best Performed Songs in the ASCAP Repertory for the 2005 Survey Year: Goodies, 1, 2 Step, and Oh 2006 Best New Best Artist 2006 Best Rap/Sung Collaboration: 1, 2 Step 2006 Best Rap Song: Lose Control Missy Elliott ft. ... This is a list of recording artists who have reached number one on Billboard magazines weekly pop singles chart(s). ... The following is a list of artists that have had a no. ... This is a list of the number one singles on the UK Singles Chart, during the 2000s. ... This is a list of number-one hits in the United States by year from the Billboard Hot 100. ... This article needs to be wikified. ... The following stars have appeared on Punkd from seasons 1 to 5, according to MTV. Pranks already aired on MTV S=Season E=Episode Bold: Appeared twice or more on Punkd Italic: Hall of Shame Inductee Categories: | ...

Notes and references

  1. ^ See Pronunciation of Ciara.
  2. ^ " Ciara Previewing 'Evolution' On Tour". Retrieved November 28, 2006.
  3. ^ "Ciara Certified Platinum". Retreived January 18, 2006.
  4. ^ " Billboard.com Biography - Ciara". Retrieved December 14, 2006.
  5. ^ " Billboard.com Biography - Ciara". Retrieved December 14, 2006.
  6. ^ " Billboard.com Biography - Ciara". Retrieved December 14, 2006.
  7. ^ " Billboard.com Biography - Ciara". Retrieved December 14, 2006.
  8. ^ " Billboard.com Biography - Ciara". Retrieved December 14, 2006.
  9. ^ Rock On The Net: 48th Annual Grammy Awards.
  10. ^ " Ciara The Queen of Madonnas". Retrieved August 28, 2006.
  11. ^ "MTV News For the Record". Retrieved March 1, 2007.

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