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Ciara is an American singer, songwriter, businesswoman, dancer, model, and actress. She rose to prominence with her debut studio album, Goodies (2004) and its lead single of the same name (featuring Petey Pablo), which peaked atop the Billboard Hot 100 and UK Singles Chart. Follow-up singles from the album included "1, 2 Step" (featuring Missy Elliott) and "Oh" (featuring Ludacris), both of which peaked at number two on the former chart. The album was certified triple platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) and received two nominations at the 48th Annual Grammy Awards. Ciara also guest featured on the 2005 singles "Lose Control" by Missy Elliott and "Like You" by Bow Wow, 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 20 singles "Promise" and "Like a Boy." Ciara's third studio album, Fantasy Ride (2009) produced the 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 single "Ride" (featuring Ludacris), which received platinum certification by the RIAA. After the album's commercial underperformance, Ciara signed with Epic Records in 2011 to release her eponymous fifth (2013) and sixth album, Jackie (2015). The former peaked at number two on the Billboard 200 and spawned the double platinum-certified single "Body Party", while the latter spawned the platinum-certified single "I Bet". The following year, Ciara signed a modeling contract with IMG, became a Global Brand Ambassador for the cosmetics company Revlon, and married quarterback Russell Wilson. Her seventh album, Beauty Marks (2019), included the platinum-certified single "Level Up". She signed with Uptown Records, an imprint of Republic Records through a partnership with her own label, Beauty Marks Entertainment in 2022. Ciara's debut extended play (EP), CiCi (2023) spawned the singles "How We Roll" (with Chris Brown) and "Forever" (featuring Lil Baby). In her acting career, she has appeared in the films All You've Got (2006), Mama, I Want to Sing! (2012), That's My Boy (2012), and the television series The Game (2013). Ciara starred in 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, eight Soul Train Awards, and fifteen Ascap Music Awards. As of 2019, Ciara's worldwide sales total over 45 million.
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