However, the album included the R&B top-five single "Ride".
He is comfortable in his own skin and supports me.” On signing to Chris Brown when others told her not to: “When I first met Chris I was still in Rich Girl and I was advised to not be around Chris. My experience with him, he has always been great to me and he gave me an opportunity.” On being signed to Chris Brown: “I think that the best thing my label, my team and Chris can do for me is allow me to find myself because for so many years I didn’t have the opportunity to do that.
And I looked at them and said ‘You’re stupid.’ You can’t judge people.
It was at this time Ciara was noticed for her songwriting. With his help, she signed a record deal with La Face Records. The album was certified triple platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), and earned her four nominations at the 48th Annual Grammy Awards. However, it produced the international top-ten single "Love Sex Magic" featuring Justin Timberlake, which earned her a Grammy Award nomination for Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals.
In 2004, Ciara released her debut studio album Goodies, which spawned four commercial singles: "Goodies", "1, 2 Step", "Oh" and "And I". During the same time, she was featured on Missy Elliott's "Lose Control" and Bow Wow's "Like You", both reached No. Ciara released her second studio album, Ciara: The Evolution, in 2006 which spawned the hit singles "Get Up", "Promise", "Like a Boy" and "Can't Leave 'em Alone". The following year, Ciara released her fourth studio album Basic Instinct, which was met with low sales and continued a downward trend in her commercial performance.
Sevyn also talked about a track she wrote being featured on the On being choked during sex: “I think it’s sexy. When you commit to somebody, when you take them off the market, I think that it is your job as a woman or as a man…I don’t think you should ever say no. At the end of the day you took this person off the market, so don’t you ever say no.” On the difference between dating B.o. from her last relationship: “In my last situation I had to dim my light.
He didn’t want me to shine so it feels really good to be dating someone who has his own light.
To date, Ciara has sold over 23 million records worldwide.
Despite this setback, Ciara was still determined to reach her goal and signed a publishing deal as a songwriter.
In 2006, she made her film debut in All You've Got, followed by Mama, I Want to Sing! In 2013, Ciara had a recurring role in the US TV series, The Game.
In 2016, Ciara signed a signed a modeling contract with IMG.
In 2015, Ciara released her sixth album Jackie, which included the singles "I Bet" and "Dance Like We're Making Love".