Ciara

  1. Ciara Aiming for No. 2 on Billboard 200 Albums Chart Next Week

    July 12, 2013 7:31 PM EDT After Ciara's last album missed the top 40 on the Billboard 200 chart, the R&B/pop singer is making a comeback with her new self-titled set. Industry sources forecast that her new album (released on July 9) should debut at No. 2 on nex ...

  2. PSY Reaches 3 Billion YouTube Views

    July 11, 2013 7:28 PM EDT PSY jumps up Billboard's Social 50 chart this week, flying 29-6 on the tally, as his YouTube channel hits a major milestone. During the charting week ending July 14, PSY's channel broke the 3 billion views mark and became the fifth ch ...

  3. Backbeat: 'Epic Moments' Party Brings Epic, Capitol, Interscope Execs Together During BET Awards Weekend

    July 03, 2012 1:03 PM EDT From left: Epic EVP of Urban Music Benny Pough; Marcus Canty, Ca$h Out and Machine Gun Kelly. (Photo: Courtesy of Epic Records) On a sunny Saturday afternoon in Los Angeles, R&B singer Ciara (born Ciara Princess Harris) was all the buzz at Epi ...

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    January 20, 2012 1:55 PM EST On a sunny Saturday afternoon in Los Angeles, R&B singer Ciara (born Ciara Princess Harris) was all the buzz at Epic Records’ Epic Moment party, a pre BET Awards event held at the W Hotel Hollywood’s boutique outdoor bar, H ...

  5. It's Official: L.A. Reid Names Mark Shimmel COO of Epic

    January 18, 2012 9:55 AM EST As projected by Billboard back in November , Epic Records chairman and CEO L.A. Reid has named Mark Shimmel COO. Shimmel, who held the position of head of music at Turner Entertainment Networks for the past seven years, overseeing TNT, TBS, CNN, C ...

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    January 14, 2012 2:10 PM EST   On a sunny Saturday afternoon in Los Angeles, R&B singer Ciara (born Ciara Princess Harris) was all the buzz at Epic Records’ Epic Moment party, a pre BET Awards event held at the W Hotel Hollywood’s boutique out ...

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    January 12, 2012 3:39 PM EST Tech Titan W Hotels Global Music Director Michaelangelo L'Acqua. On a sunny Saturday afternoon i n Los Angeles, R&B singer Ciara (born Ciara Princess Harris) was all the buzz at Epic Records’ Epic Moment party, a pre BET Awards ...

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    January 12, 2012 3:10 PM EST Titan of Tech W Hotels Global Music Director Michaelangelo L'Acqua. On a sunny Saturday afternoon i n Los Angeles, R&B singer Ciara (born Ciara Princess Harris) was all the buzz at Epic Records’ Epic Moment party, a pre BET Awar ...

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    January 06, 2012 1:53 PM EST Listicality On a sunny Saturday afternoon in Los Angeles, R&B singer Ciara (born Ciara Princess Harris) was all the buzz at Epic Records’ Epic Moment party, a pre BET Awards event held at the W Hotel Hollywood’s boutique ou ...

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    December 11, 2011 1:17 PM EST Cheif Titan On a sunny Saturday afternoon in Los Angeles, R&B singer Ciara (.born Ciara Princess Harris.) was all the buzz at Epic Records' Epic Moment party, a pre BET Awards event held at the W Hotel Hollywood's boutique outdoor ba ...

  11. Ciara 'Prays' Jive Will Release Her From Contract

    February 22, 2011 7:59 AM EST Singer Ciara has made a plea to her record label to drop her. In a Facebook post addressed to her fans, she shoots down rumors that Jive has already released her from her contract but says she isn't opposed to the idea. "This week the ne ...

  12. Tricky Stewart's RedZone Grammy Party Rocks Hollywood

    February 12, 2011 5:30 PM EST Hitmaking producer/songwriter Tricky Stewart and his RedZone Entertainment company hosted one of the hotter Grammy party tickets Friday night at the Playhouse Hollywood. Stewart, who's up for Album of the Year for his production work on Katy ...

  13. Ciara: Touring More Important than Record Sales

    December 16, 2010 12:00 AM EST When Ciara was churning out chart-topping singles like "One, Two Step" and "Like a Boy," she appeared to be on the verge of superstardom, drawing some comparisons to Janet Jackson and the late Aaliyah. But since the initial pla ...

  14. Jackson, Boyle, Swift Battling For No. 1 On Next Week's Chart

    December 15, 2010 12:00 AM EST The No. 1 spot on the Billboard 200 albums chart next week is seemingly up for grabs, as three albums are possibly vying for the penthouse. Michael Jackson's new posthumous "Michael" set may move around 200,000 to 225,000 by week� ...

  15. BACKBEAT: Ciara, C. Tricky Stewart, and Kuk Harrell Talk Writing Hit Songs During 'Anatomy Of A Hit' Panel

    September 24, 2010 12:00 AM EDT On Sept. 16, The Recording Academy ’s Atlanta Chapter and Producers & Engineers Wing presented a star-studded panel titled “Anatomy Of A Hit” to a standing-room only audience. Moderated by Billboard’s own Senior correspondent Gail Mitchell , t ...

  16. Jay-Z Plots Summer Tour, Ciara To Open

    May 13, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Jay-Z will headline a series of intimate performances beginning July 3 at the Pearl in the Palms Casino in Las Vegas, the former's representative has confirmed to Billboard.biz. The Brooklyn rapper will be backed by a full band and will be ac ...

  17. Chrisette Michele Scores First No. 1 On Billboard 200

    May 13, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Chrisette Michele notches her first No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 as her sophomore set "Epiphany" (Def Jam) debuts atop the list with 83,000. She edges out the seventh week of the "Hannah Montana: the Movie" soundtrack (No. ...

  18. Chrisette Michele Moves In With First No. 1 Album

    May 13, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Chrisette Michele celebrates her first No. 1 album as "Epiphany" arrives at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 . . . With 83,000 sold, it marks the best sales week for the young singer, but the lowest sales total for a No. 1-debuting album in th ...

  19. Chrisette Michele, Ciara Vie For Top Spot On Billboard 200

    May 06, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The latest albums from Chrisette Michele and Ciara are on track to debut high on the Billboard 200 chart next week -- both with a shot at a No. 1 bow. Industry prognosticators suggest both Michele's "Epiphany" (Def Jam) and Ciara� ...

  20. Sony Music Entertainment To Bulk Up Artist Web Sites

    May 05, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Sony Music Entertainment is bulking up the content available on its artists' Web sites, adding on-demand streaming and lyrics. The on-demand streaming allows fans to stream any song from the entire roster of any participating Sony artist, as ...

  21. Billboard Announces Women In Music Honorees

    October 14, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Ciara, Deborah Harry and Colbie Caillat will be honored at Billboard's third annual Women in Music breakfast, to be held Oct. 24 at New York's St. Regis Hotel. Ciara will receive the Woman of the Year award, which recognizes success as a ...

  22. Ciara Inks With Modeling Agency, Eyes Clothing Line

    June 24, 2008 12:00 AM EDT R&B singer Ciara has signed with modeling agency Wilhelmina and is in talks to launch her own clothing line. Wilhelmina will now focus on casting Ciara, who’s currently ending a print modeling run for Jay-Z's Rocawear line, in both clothi ...

  23. Ciara Gets Conceptual For Third Album

    May 13, 2008 12:00 AM EDT R&B singer Ciara has slated her third album, "Fantasy Ride," for a September release via Jive. Rather than one standard CD, the music will be spread across three separately packaged discs, bundled together, each with five to six song ...

  24. T.I., Ciara To 'Turn Up The Vote' At Summit

    April 17, 2008 12:00 AM EDT T.I., Ciara, Flo Rida and Jim Jones are among the artists heading to the "Hip-Hop Team Vote: Turn Up The Vote" summit in Philadelphia on Sunday (April 20) to emphasize the importance of the youth vote. Sponsored by The Hip-Hop Summit Act ...

  25. Ciara At Work On Album, Movie

    March 18, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Ciara is currently squeezing in studio time for her third as-yet-untitled album, tentatively slated for either August or early September 2008. The songstress has already garnered tracks from DanjaHandz, The Clutch, Polow Da Don and T-Pain. Ciara a ...

  26. Screamfest Readies Launch

    January 23, 2008 12:00 AM EST As first revealed at Billboard's 2007 "What Teens Want" conference, Screamfest founder Michael Mauldin is launching Screamstar.com on January 25. The Web site will serve as an information portal for the Screamfest Tour, as well as t ...

  27. Rocawear Preps I Will Not Lose Campaign

    July 26, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Cultural fashion leader Rocawear will bow its I Will not Lose ad campaign Aug. 15. Inspired by company co-founder and CEO, Shawn "Jay-Z" Carter, the multimedia campaign features recording artists like Ciara, Three 6 Mafia, Rich Boy and C ...

  28. T.I., Ciara Set For Summer 'Scream' Tour

    June 06, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Rapper T.I. and R&B-leaning pop star Ciara will anchor the 2007 Scream tour, which will begin in late July. Support acts have yet to be announced; according to a spokesperson, a handful of special guests will also appear in select cities. The ...

  29. Ciara To Rock Rocawear Ladies Line

    May 18, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Rocawear has tapped Ciara as the spokesperson for its ladies fashion line. The singer will be the centerpiece of a fall 2007 campaign launching under the tag line, “I Will Not Lose.” According to reports, the campaign will also feature video testi ...

  30. Brown Takes 'Wall To Wall' To The People

    May 09, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Jive's crooner Chris Brown is ruffling feathers at the label. Brown headed over to New York's Hot 97 radio station on Friday and played "Wall to Wall" from his upcoming release "Exclusive" -- against his label's ...

  31. Essence Music Fest Adds Artists

    March 26, 2007 12:00 AM EDT This year's Essence Music Festival main stage bill got a boost today with the addition of Ciara, Ludacris, Ne-Yo, the O'Jays with Keith Sweat and Johnny Gill, Robin Thicke and comedian Steve Harvey. The event is being held July 5-7 at th ...

  32. Review: Ciara's "The Evolution"

    December 01, 2006 12:00 AM EST Ciara: "The Evolution" Producers: various LaFace/Zomba Release Date: Dec. 5 With "The Evolution," Ciara aims to take the success of her 2005 debut "Goodies" to a new level musically and creatively. This "evolutio ...

  33. 'EVOLUTION' OF THE GROOVE

    November 13, 2006 12:00 AM EST Ciara Harris hearts the '80s, and it shows on the 21-year-old singer's sophomore album, "Ciara: The Evolution," due Dec. 5 via LaFace/Zomba Label Group. With its body-rocking dance jams, the disc look Ciara Harris hearts the &# ...

  34. Universal Music Publishing Promotes Habtemariam

    August 14, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Most recently East Coast director of urban music. Universal Music Publishing Group (UMPG) has promoted Ethiopia Habtemariam to VP of urban music. Habtemariam reports to Tom Sturges, executive VP of creative affairs for UMPG, and is based in New Yo ...

  35. Bits & Pieces: Backstage At The Vibe Awards

    November 14, 2005 12:00 AM EST Big Boi, Ciara, Akon on upcoming projects. Big Boi, Ciara, Akon on upcoming projects. News Akon , Big Boi ...

  36. Bits & Pieces: Backstage At The Vibe Awards

    November 14, 2005 12:00 AM EST Big Boi, Ciara, Akon on upcoming projects. While Mariah Carey was the big winner onstage at Saturday’s third annual Vibe Awards, stars like Big Boi, Ciara, Kwame, Akon, Akon protégé T-Pain, DJ Quik, Funkmaster Flex, Chris Brown and Trillville were ...

  37. Destiny's Child Among Top Soul Train Winners

    September 08, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Carey, Ciara also honored. Destiny's Child, Mariah Carey and Ciara divvied up the wealth at last night's (Sept. 7) Soul Train Lady of Soul Awards, taking home two trophies apiece. Carey and Destiny's Child, none of whom attended the ...

  38. Kanye Leads BET Awards Winners

    June 29, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Ciara, John Legend, Usher pick up statuettes. Ciara, John Legend, Usher pick up statuettes. News John Legend ...

  39. Kanye Leads BET Awards Winners

    June 29, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Ciara, John Legend, Usher pick up statuettes. Kanye West emerged a double winner at the 2005 BET Awards last night (June 28), picking up statuettes for best male hip-hop artist and video of the year for "Jesus Walks." The ceremony, aired ...

  40. Ciara Feat. Ludacris

    March 04, 2005 12:00 AM EST From the girls, to the grills, to the clubs, Ciara goes for her third hit with a hot—yet take-it-slow—vibe. From the girls, to the grills, to the clubs, Ciara goes for her third hit with a hot¿yet take-it-slow¿vibe. News ...

  41. Usher Leads Year-End RIAA Certs

    December 23, 2004 12:00 AM EST To his eight Grammy nominations and slew of No. 1 singles, Usher adds the honor of most-shipped U.S. album of 2004 for "Confessions" (LaFace/Zomba), according to year-end certifications from the RIAA. To his eight Grammy nominations and ...

  42. Strait's '50 Number Ones' Bows At No. 1

    October 13, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Due to a reporting error from a mass merchant, Nielsen SoundScan has reprocessed The Billboard 200, reversing the order of the top two titles from the chart that were reported earlier today (Oct. 13). Due to a reporting error from a mass merchant, ...

  43. Strait's '50 Number Ones' Bows At No. 1

    October 13, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Due to a reporting error from a mass merchant, Nielsen SoundScan has reprocessed The Billboard 200, reversing the order of the top two titles from the chart that were reported earlier today (Oct. 13). Due to a reporting error from a mass merchant, ...

  44. Rascal Flatts 'Feels Like' No. 1

    October 06, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Rascal Flatts becomes only the second country <I>group</I> to top The Billboard 200 , as its third Hollywood set, "Feels Like Today," debuts at No. 1 with U.S. sales of 201,000 copies, according to Ni Rascal Flatts becomes on ...

  45. Rascal Flatts 'Feels Like' No. 1

    October 06, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Rascal Flatts becomes only the second country <I>group</I> to top The Billboard 200 , as its third Hollywood set, "Feels Like Today," debuts at No. 1 with U.S. sales of 201,000 copies, according to Ni Rascal Flatts becomes on ...