Ciara

Ciara
Ciara March 2007.jpg
Ciara in 2007
BornCiara Princess Harris
(1985-10-25) October 25, 1985 (age 32)
Austin, Texas, U.S.
EducationRiverdale High School
Occupation
  • Singer
  • songwriter
  • dancer
  • model
Home townAtlanta, Georgia, U.S.
Riverdale, Georgia, U.S.
Spouse(s)
Russell Wilson (m. 2016)
Children2
Musical career
Genres
InstrumentsVocals
Years active2002–present
Labels
Associated acts
Websitewww.onlyciara.com

Ciara Princess Harris (born October 25, 1985),[1] known mononymously as Ciara (pronounced ə/, ERR-ə),[2] is an American singer, songwriter, dancer, and model. Born in Austin, Texas, she traveled around the world during her childhood, eventually moving to 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", "1, 2 Step", "Oh" and "And I". "Goodies" topped the Billboard Hot 100 chart. The album was certified triple platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), and garnered four 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", "Promise", "Like a Boy" and "Can't Leave 'em Alone". 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", 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".

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.[3] That year, she became a Global Brand Ambassador for the cosmetics giant Revlon.[4] Since making her musical debut in 2004, Ciara has attained eight Billboard Hot 100 top-ten singles. She has also received many awards, including three BET Awards, three MTV Video Music Awards, three MOBO Awards, and one Grammy Award. As of 2015, Ciara has sold over 23 million records worldwide.[5]

Early life

Ciara Princess Harris was born in Austin, Texas, on October 25, 1985,[1] the only child of Jackie and Carlton Clay Harris.[6] An army brat, she grew up in Germany, New York, Utah, California, Arizona and Nevada.[7] Ciara's parents are both African Americans. Ciara also has some Irish ancestry, from her mother's background.[citation needed] She was named after the Revlon fragrance "Ciara" which was introduced in 1973 and is still sold today.[8] During her teens, Ciara and her family settled in Atlanta, Georgia.[7]

In her mid-teens, Ciara formed the all-girl group Hearsay with two of her friends.[who?] The group recorded demos, but as time went on, they began to have differences and eventually parted ways.[7] Despite this setback, Ciara was still determined to reach her goal and signed a publishing deal as a songwriter. Her first success was writing the song "Got Me Waiting" for R&B singer Fantasia Barrino's debut album, Free Yourself.[7] It was when she was writing songs that she met music producer, Jazze Pha, whom she called her "music soulmate." In 2002, the two recorded four demos, "1, 2 Step", "Thug Style," "Pick Up the Phone," and "Lookin' at You," which all appeared on her debut album, which was released two years later. "1, 2 Step" was the second single released from it and became a hit.[7]

Other Languages
العربية: سيارا (مغنية)
asturianu: Ciara
български: Сиара
català: Ciara
čeština: Ciara
eesti: Ciara
español: Ciara
فارسی: سی‌یرا
Frysk: Ciara
galego: Ciara
հայերեն: Սիարա
hrvatski: Ciara
Bahasa Indonesia: Ciara
italiano: Ciara
Kiswahili: Ciara
latviešu: Ciara
magyar: Ciara
മലയാളം: സിയറ
Nederlands: Ciara
日本語: シアラ
norsk: Ciara
polski: Ciara
português: Ciara
română: Ciara
русский: Сиара
shqip: Ciara
Simple English: Ciara
српски / srpski: Sijera
suomi: Ciara
svenska: Ciara
తెలుగు: సియరా
Türkçe: Ciara
українська: Ciara
Tiếng Việt: Ciara
中文: 席亞拉