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Name: Ciara  
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Date of Birth: 25th October 1985
Place of Birth: Austin, Texas, USA
Profession: Actress
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Ciara in MTV Promo Shoot

Ciara (Ciara Princess Harris, born October 25, 1985 in Austin, Texas) is an American R&B performer.

As her father was in the United States Army, she lived in bases in Germany, New York, California, Arizona, and Nevada. Her family eventually settled in Atlanta, Georgia. She said after seeing a Destiny's Child's performance on television it inspired her to pursue a career in music. In her early teens she formed the goal to become a professional singer. She joined a girl group, worked on her songwriting, left the group, got a publishing deal, and found a "music soul mate" when she met producer Jazze Pha.

Jazze Pha signed her to his Sho' Nuff label after working with her for five days. Dubbed the "First Lady of Crunk & B" or the "Princess of Crunk & B" by the producer Lil Jon, Ciara burst onto the scene with her single "Goodies" (which she co-wrote with Sean Garrett), the breathy answer song to Petey Pablo's "Freek-a-Leek". LaFace Records released the Lil Jon-produced track in the US in the summer of 2004, and it saw a quick climb to the top of the music charts. Lil Jon produced the song in the crunk style, his speciality, with Petey Pablo also featured as a vocalist on the track.

"Goodies" became a hit, reaching the top of the United States R&B and pop charts, and also charting in the United Kingdom (in January 2005, also reaching number one), Australia, Germany, Sweden, and New Zealand. With help from Pha, Garrett, and Lil Jon, Ciara released her self-titled album in September 2004. It entered the Billboard 200 chart at number three, and sold over two milion copies in the United States alone. The second single, "1, 2 Step", featuring Missy Elliott, reached the top ten in the U.S., peaking at number two in early 2005. "1, 2 Step" was released in the U.K. on 11 April the same year, and reached number three, benefiting from the fact that it was the first week that downloads were incorporated into the singles chart. Ciara charted one place higher than she would have done if downloads had not been included in the chart formula; she would have instead swapped places with Elvis Presley's re-issue of "The Wonder of You" at number four.

In May of 2005, Ciara's third single, "Oh" featuring Ludacris, reached #2 on the Hot 100.In August of 2005, Ciara's fourth single, "And I" was released.

In 2005 Ciara released her DVD of music videos with behind the scenes footage of her rehearsals for the Soul Train Awards.

Ciara is featured on the second single from Bow Wow's 2005 album Wanted entitled "Like You", which is currently climbing the charts.



  • 2004 - Goodies - #3 US (2x Platinum); Canada (100,000)


  • 2005 Ciara Goodies: The Videos and More


Year Title Chart positions Album
US Hot 100 US R&B/Hip-Hop UK Singles Chart AUS CAN
2004 "Goodies" (feat. Petey Pablo) #1 (7 weeks) #1 #1 #19 #1 Goodies
2004 "1, 2 Step" (feat. Missy Elliott) #2 #4 #3 #1 #2 Goodies
2005 "Oh" (feat. Ludacris) #2 #2 #4 - #1 Goodies
2005 "And I" #96 #32 - - - Goodies


  • Soul Train Awards - Sammy Davis Junior Female Entertainer of the Year
  • Bet Awards - 2005 Best Collaboration for "1, 2 Step" feat. Missy Elliott
  • Teen Choice Awards - Choice Music Make-Out Song for "Oh" feat. Ludacris
  • Teen Choice Awards - Choice Music R&B/Hip HopTrack for "1, 2 Step" feat. Missy Elliott
  • Soul Train Awards - Best R&B Soul/Rap New Artist
  • 2005 MTV Video Music Awards - Best Hip Hop Video for "Lose Control" Missy Elliott feat. Ciara and Fatman Scoop
  • 2005 MTV Video Music Awards - Best Dance Video for "Lose Control" Missy Elliott feat. Ciara and Fatman Scoop
  • 2005 Soul Train Lady of Soul Awards - Best New Artist
  • 2005 Soul Train Lady of Soul Awards - Best Dance Cut for "1, 2 Step" feat. Missy Elliott
  • 2005 Soul Train Lady of Soul Awards - Best Video for "Lose Control" Missy Elliott feat. Ciara and Fatman Scoop

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