Coping with an all-too-public breakup often yields raw, humanizing creative boosts for music stars -- Marvin Gaye's withering Here, My Dear is the classic ­example. For R&B singer Ciara, whose sexy turn-up jams have always been more style than ­substance, splitting with her baby's father, rapper Future, last August seemed like a ripe ­opportunity to finally open the emotional blinds and let people in. And sure enough, "I Bet," the first single from her sixth album Jackie, seemed to do just that.

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