Ciara the Singer
Dubbed the "First Lady of Crunk & B" by
the producer who should know, Lil
Jon, singer Ciara burst onto
the scene with the never-gonna-get-it single "Goodies,"
the breathy "answer
song" to Petey Pablo's "Freek-a-Leek."
She was born in Austin, TX, but with her father in the Army, Ciara spent
time living in Germany, New York, California, Arizona, and Nevada before
landing in Atlanta. In her early teens, she got a piece of paper out
and wrote down her life's goal, to become a professional singer. She
joined a girl group, worked on her songwriting, left the group, landed
a publishing deal, and found a "music soul mate" when she
met producer Jazze Pha. With Sean Garrett, the co-writer of Usher's
massive hit "Yeah!," Ciara co-wrote "Goodies," and
when Lil Jon heard
the demo, he knew it was going to be big. LaFace released the Lil
Jon-produced track in the summer of 2004, and its quick climb up
the charts was remarkable. With help from Pha, Garrett, and Lil
Jon, Ciara released her self-titled debut in September the same
year. ~ David Jeffries, All Music Guide
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