Over the course of her eight-year career, Ciara has worked with more than her fair share of artists, producers, and collaborators in a variety of ways. The following relates the many surprising faces in Ciara’s life, and how each one has gotten her to where she is now.
- Carrie Underwood: Underwood was one of many of Ciara’s collaborators on the 2008 charity song Just Stand Up!. Other performers included Beyonce, Sheryl Crow, Miley Cyrus, and many more.
- Bow Wow: Ciara dated rapper and actor Bow Wow from 2005-2006, during which time they recorded the single “Like You” for Bow Wow’s album Wanted. Bow Wow later recorded a song about their break-up, “Outta My System”, with T-Pain and Johnta Austin. Read More »
If you can’t wait for Ciara’s new album Basic Instinct to drop, and you’ve already spun out all her other ones, we’ve got the list for you. These artists all rock just like Ciara, while bringing their own unique feel to the music.
- Keri Hilson: Hilson’s actually written hits for Ciara, along with Britney Spears, Usher, and Ludacris. It’s no surprise that her 2009 debut In a Perfect World has the same infectious energy, backed up by futuristic electro beats. The single for her new album, featuring Lil Kim, is due in August.
- Kelly Rowland: Rowland’s group Destiny’s Child was a major inspiration for Ciara. While Kelly hasn’t hit the same solo popularity as Beyonce, her two albums, Simply Deep and Ms. Kelly, offer something out of the ordinary. Simply Deep is a more pop-rock-oriented record, while Ms. Kelly sounds more urban and personal. Her 3rd self-titled album will feature a dance flavor and is set to be released this fall. Read More »