Had Ciara's name not been attached to the Petey Pablo-assisted hit, she would've missed out on her career-defining success with a No. 1 song that stretched out on the chart for seven weeks straight and is platinum-certified by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA).
"When I had this record, I knew that it was a very, very special record. And I worked so hard on this record, and this industry can sometimes bring you incredible challenges," she recalled. "But unbeknownst to me... it was myself and a lot of the other artists on the Arista roster, we all went to Jive Records because changes were happening at Arista Records. And when we went to Jive, I had this song 'Goodies.' I had to reaudition again, to be picked up and to be made a priority on the label. I did that, had a showcase, rocked it. Okay, boom, check."