Ciara is here to get your weekend started. She delivered the celebratory anthem “Melanin,” which pits her alongside a formidable cadre of girl power that features the City Girls, actresses La La Anthony and Lupita Nyong’O, and the song’s producer Ester Dean.
“This is ultimately an anthem of self-love, which is a journey I’ve been on since my Beauty Marks album,” Cici said in a statement for the upbeat track. “It celebrates the beautiful shades of culture that comprise the inner and outer beauty of everyone. Embracing the unique nature of our skin tones threads together the tapestry of humankind.”
Fans should be on the lookout for the “Melanin” music video coming soon, which we know Ciara will do justice, but next up for the “Level Up” artist is playing host to the American Music Awards on Sunday (Nov. 24). The show will be broadcasted live in Los Angeles from the Microsoft Theater.
Listen to “Melanin” below.
Hooked up with my girls @Lupita_Nyongo @EsterDean @ThegirlJT #yungmiami @CitygirlsQC and @lala to celebrate all my #Melanin Queens around the world. This song is for you! — Produced by my girl Ester! Yes Queen! https://t.co/a47I0cnZ9K pic.twitter.com/eD1MUr7d8D
— Ciara (@ciara) November 22, 2019