Ciara Princess Harris (born October 25, 1985),who performs under the mononym Ciara, is a Grammy Award wining, American singer-songwriter, record producer, dancer, fashion model, music video director, actress and soon to be a fashion designer. Born in Austin, Texas, Ciara made her debut in the summer of 2004 with the Billboard number-one single “Goodies”. The album Goodies was released in the United States on September 28, 2004, and in the UK on January 24, 2005. It produced three top two singles on the Billboard Hot 100, selling three million in U.S and over five million worldwide.|
Ciara’s second album, Ciara: The Evolution, was released in December 2006. It has spawned the Billboard Hot 100 top ten hit “Get Up”, and the R&B/Hip-Hop Charts top ten hits “Promise”, “Like a Boy”, and “Can’t Leave ‘em Alone”. To date, the album, which went platinum only five weeks after its release, has sold more than one million copies in the U.S. and 2 million worldwide.
Ciara’s third studio album, Fantasy Ride, is expected to be released in the United States on May 5, 2009. The first official single, “Never Ever”, features rapper Young Jeezy and was released in January 2009. The second single, the worldwide hit “Love Sex Magic” featuring Justin Timberlake, was released in March 2009. Since its release, the single has already debuted high on numerous charts, and also has been noted as potentially one of the biggest hits of Ciara’s career.Ciara cites Janet Jackson as her inspiration.