Posted by Dave
Rap News Network
9/19/2006 8:26:31 AM
Tags and topics realted to this article include Ciara, Pharrell, Will.i.Am, Lil Jon and Polow Da Don. Hip Hop, Rap, New Releases and R&B.
Multi-platinum hip hop/R&B star Ciara returns with her highly anticipated sophomore album, Ciara: The Evolution (La Face/Zomba Label Group), due out December 5, 2006. Ciara has evolved from a teen who signed a record deal at only 16 years old into a young woman who has toured several countries and sold over three million records with her debut album. Ciara: The Evolution reflects all that, and more.
Ciara: The Evolution sees Ciara calling the shots. In addition to writing or co-writing every song on the album, she earns her first production credits, co-producing almost every track. She is joined by all star producers Rodney Jerkins, Pharrell Williams, will.i.am, Lil Jon, Polow, as well as up-and-comers. Ciara: The Evolution shows Ciara’s growth as a singer, songwriter, producer and as a performer. The album reflects not only Ciara’s new directions but also her vision of the ever-evolving worlds of music, dance, and fashion.
“When ‘Goodies’ came out, people labeled me the ‘Princess of Crunk N B,’ but that was just one song, one sound. My first album had a much bigger variety than that, and I’m taking that even further with Ciara: The Evolution,” says Ciara. “For this album, I took my inspiration from many different influences and the sound really reflects that.”
The world will get their first taste of Ciara’s new sound with first single “Promise,” written by Ciara and produced by Polow (“London Bridge,” “Buttons”). And although her sound has evolved, fans can still expect the dance numbers Ciara is known for. Ciara explains, “The world loves to dance, so I wanted to give them music to dance to, but at the same time, the message is so much stronger. This time around, I’m taking people into my world and letting them see more of who I truly am.”
Ciara: The Evolution is the follow-up to 2004’s triple-platinum Goodies, which spawned three #1 singles (“Goodies,” and “1,2 Step,” and “Oh”) and earned Ciara four Grammy nominations (including Best New Artist), five ASCAP Awards for Songwriting, three Teen Choice Awards, two BET Awards, two MTV Video Music Awards, Two Lady of Soul Awards, a Vibe award, and the Female Entertainer of the Year Award from the Soul Train Awards. Ciara has also proven to have the magic touch at radio, as all the songs she has been featured on – “Like You” (Bow Wow), “So What” (Field Mob), and Lose Control” (Missy Elliot), which won the two a Grammy – quickly went Top Ten.
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