Ciara also has some Irish ancestry , from her mother's background. She was named after the Revlon fragrance "Ciara" which was introduced in and is still sold today. Reid , whom she was introduced to by Jazze Pha. In early , she wrote a demo with record producer, Sean Garrett , which came to the attention of Lil Jon and became her debut single " Goodies ". Lil Jon stated later that he knew it would be big seeing how it sounded similar to Usher 's international hit, " Yeah!
The album debuted at number three on the U. Goodies had a seventy-one-week run on the Billboard , and was certified three times-platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America on October 10, Conceived as a crunk female counterpart to Usher 's " Yeah! The single performed well worldwide, topping the charts in Canada, the United States and the United Kingdom, and charting in the top ten of other charts, receiving Platinum certification in the United States.
The song performed well worldwide, appearing in the top ten of seven charts, and certified either Platinum or Gold in multiple regions. The release was certified platinum in the United States. She made guest appearances on Missy Elliott 's single " Lose Control " and on Bow Wow 's single " Like You ", which both peaked at number three in the United States and obtained worldwide success.
According to the singer, the title of the album is "about so much more than just my personal growth — it's about the evolution of music, the evolution of dance, the evolution of fashion. The Evolution became Ciara's first number one album on the U. The album went on to be certified platinum by the RIAA in the United States, within only five weeks of its release, and has sold 1.
Live in Concert in November The album's international lead single , " Get Up ", which features Chamillionaire , reached number seven in the United States and gained a platinum accreditation. It reached number five in New Zealand. In support of the album, Ciara went on her first headlining tour in October The tour went to seventeen different clubs in cities throughout the United States. The tour was met with mixed to positive reviews; critics were divided regarding the pre-recorded backing tracks and remarked that Ciara was slightly under-prepared to host her own headlining tour, but ultimately praised her energetic choreography.
In August , she headlined the Screamfest '07 tour with fellow rapper, T. Critics praised her performance for her gracious dancing and being able to command a sold out arena. She made a guest appearance on " So What " by Field Mob.
The single went on to become a top 10 hit on the Billboard Hot She also appeared on Tiffany Evans ' single " Promise Ring ". In the movie she played Becca Whiley, a teenager who is competing in a volleyball tournament.
The movie received mixed to positive reviews; critics said the movie was predictable but still enjoyable. Fantasy Ride, Basic Instinct and label change Ciara In October , Ciara was honored as Billboard's "Woman of the Year", because of her success as a recording artist and leadership in embracing the changing music business.
In the beginning, I was conscious and really protective and somewhat scared in reference to doing some things. With this album I'm not holding back, there's a freedom. It's just the space I'm in right now. In the United States, Fantasy Ride debuted at number three on the Billboard , becoming Ciara's third consecutive album to debut within the top three on the chart.
It was originally the lead single from the album, but the single achieved minimum success and was later deemed a promo single. However, the single managed to reach the top of the charts in Japan. The album's official lead single , " Never Ever ", which features Young Jeezy , was released in the United States in January and reached a peak of number nine on the U. The second single, " Love Sex Magic ", featuring Justin Timberlake , became a worldwide hit, peaking within the top ten in twenty countries including the U.
It went on to be certified platinum in Australia  and received a gold accreditation in New Zealand. The song received no promotion and no single cover nor music video was released. Her performance received mixed reviews; critics said although her dancing was top-notch, she seemed disconnected from the crowd. The song achieved minimal success in the U. The song became an international hit, peaking in the top ten of over fifteen countries, and being certified Gold in Russia, with sales of over , The following month, Ciara made a cameo appearance in the music video of Usher 's single, " Lil' Freak ".
Ciara released her fourth studio album, Basic Instinct , on December 14, Basic Instinct debuted at number forty-four on the U. Billboard chart, with first-week sales of 37, copies, becoming her only album to not peak within the top three. The lead single, " Ride ", which features Ludacris , was released on April 26, It peaked at number forty-two on the U.
Billboard Hot , number three on the U. She performed in seven shows across the US. She stated that she received a lack of support from the label, and even paid for the promotion of some singles, such as " Gimmie Dat ", herself. The frustration she felt while working with her third and fourth albums led her to request that she be released from her contract.
Reid by signing with his record label Epic Records ,  and was confirmed in September Ciara and further acting During an interview with Sway in the Morning in February , Ciara revealed that she would be taking her time recording her fifth studio album, stating: It's really important for me to take my time with this record and it's important for the whole team.
It's really, really good energy. When it comes to artists, when it comes to writers, when it comes to producers, I really wanted to push. We pretty much reached out and worked with a lot of people that I've never worked with before, which is really fun. On August 13, , Ciara revealed that the official lead single for the album would be titled " Sorry ".
Urban contemporary and Rhythmic radio stations on October 9, On October 21, , Rap-Up magazine posted a behind-the-scenes sneak peek of " Got Me Good ", the second single from the album. The single was released via digital download on November 6, Due to their low performance on the charts, the label decided not to include "Sweat", "Sorry", and "Got Me Good" on the track list. Instead, it was later announced that a new song titled "Body Party" would serve as the lead single. It was released in March and so far reaching number 22 on the Billboard Hot and number two on the U.
The second single is "I'm Out" featuring Nicki Minaj. The album was released on July 9, She played Amara Winter, a preacher's daughter who was discovered by a well-established musician. Ciara made an appearance as herself playing Lauren London 's best friend on the Season 6 premiere of BET's The Game which aired on March 26, , she continued to be a recurring cast member throughout the season.
After claims of Future's infidelity during their relationship had surfaced, it was reported that the couple's engagement had been called off. The album debuted at number 17 on the Billboard with 25, equivalent album units 19, in sales and has the lowest first-week sales amongst her first six albums.