CiaraCiara Princess Wilson ( ; Harris; born October 25, 1985) is an American singer, songwriter, businesswoman, dancer, model and actress. She rose to prominence with her debut studio album ''Goodies'' (2004). The album spawned the single of the same name which topped the ''Billboard'' Hot 100 and the UK Singles Chart. Further singles from the album included "1, 2 Step" (featuring Missy Elliott) and "Oh" (featuring Ludacris), both of which peaked at number 2 in the United States. The album was certified triple platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) and garnered two 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 peaked at number three on the ''Billboard'' Hot 100.
Her second studio album, ''Ciara: The Evolution'' (2006), topped the ''Billboard'' 200 and spawned the top ten single "Get Up" (featuring Chamillionaire) and the top twenty singles "Promise" and "Like a Boy". Ciara's third studio album ''Fantasy Ride'' (2009), produced the international top-ten single "Love Sex Magic" (featuring Justin Timberlake), which received a Grammy Award nomination for Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals. Her fourth studio album ''Basic Instinct'' (2010) spawned the platinum single "Ride" (featuring Ludacris). After ''Basic Instinct'' underperformed commercially, Ciara signed a new record deal with Epic Records in 2011. Ciara's fifth studio album, ''Ciara'' (2013), peaked at number two on the ''Billboard'' 200 and spawned the double platinum single "Body Party".
Her sixth album, ''Jackie'' (2015), included the platinum single "I Bet". The following year, Ciara signed a modeling contract with IMG, became a Global Brand Ambassador for the cosmetics giant Revlon, and married quarterback Russell Wilson. Her seventh album, ''Beauty Marks'' (2019), included the platinum single "Level Up". In 2022, Ciara signed a new record deal with Republic Records and Uptown Records, in partnership with her label Beauty Marks Entertainment. Ciara's debut EP, ''CiCi'', was released on August 18, 2023.
Ciara is also an actress, having appeared in ''All You've Got'' (2006), ''Mama, I Want to Sing!'' (2012), ''That's My Boy'' (2012), and ''The Game'' (2013). In March 2022, it was announced that Ciara had joined the cast of the 2023 remake of ''The Color Purple'' as Nettie. Ciara has received multiple accolades, including a Grammy Award, two BET Awards, the Woman of the Year award from Billboard Women in Music, two MTV Video Music Awards, seven Soul Train Awards, and thirteen Ascap Music Awards. As of 2019, Ciara's worldwide sales total over 45 million. Provided by Wikipedia