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2016 Year In Review: Ciara Wins Again

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Scribbled in history books for some good and not-so-good reasons, 2016 brought with it some of modern music’s most memorable moments.  Now, as the year draws to a close, TGJ is reflecting on 31 moments that rocked – and to some degree shaped – the Urban and Pop musical landscape as we know it.

Next, let’s recount the Ws of one of Urban music’s most prized stageblazers:  Ciara

There’s no way to slice it:  2015 was a tough year for R&B stageblazer Ciara.

The ‘1, 2 Step’ singer – whose 2015-released sixth album ‘Jackie’ garnered the lowest first week sales of her career to date (read more here) – also saw her name in headlines more for battles with former fiance Future than for rendering chart-topping hits.  Yet, while the future of her musical endeavors seemed bleak, late 2015 saw a turnaround in the singer/songwriter’s social status (a feat that would prove itself the perfect setup for 2016).

Now, as we near 2017, we can look back and see our girl Cici had a damn good year.  Look below to recount her many W’s:

First quarter:

Ciara Tapped By Keds To Create Exclusive Shoe For TopShop

Ciara Announces Work on 7th Studio Album

Ciara Among Headliners for 2016 Essence Festival

Ciara Announces Engagement To Footballer Russell Wilson

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Second quarter:

Ciara Hosts Billboard Music Awards

Ciara Signs Lucrative Modeling Contract

Third quarter:

Ciara Marries Russell Wilson

Ciara Signs With New Management

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Fourth quarter:

Ciara Named New Face of Revlon

Ciara Announces Pregnancy

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45 Comments

  1. December 25, 2016 at 2:03 pm
    RihNaj says:
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    Happy for her and her journey but seriously did she pay y’all for this? 😩😆

    • December 25, 2016 at 2:28 pm
      B**** please says:
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      Firstly, refer to the name. Secondly, pay TGJ for a post? As if they are some major publication. No need for Ciara to pay them. They simply stated FACTS about her 2016 that anyone could look up. Tell em why u mad, boo!!

    • December 25, 2016 at 8:52 pm
      Lea says:
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      Lmao, guh u know she did!

    • December 25, 2016 at 11:24 pm
      Yogi says:
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      Please don’t be a hater on C. She doesn’t needs to pay anyone!

    • December 26, 2016 at 1:21 pm
      Swit Katz says:
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      Mad bcoz no one seems interested in being with rihanna for more than one night

  2. December 25, 2016 at 2:17 pm
    BEYSTAN_ SINCE 1997 says:
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    Ciara has made a successful transition into modeling and completed her family!!! Congrats 👍🏾

  3. December 25, 2016 at 2:20 pm
    Weezy Tha Goat/Zayn Is 👑 says:
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    She has everything, the husband, the kid and the career. Happy for her.

    • December 25, 2016 at 5:01 pm
      Mother says:
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      What career, sis?

      • December 25, 2016 at 8:37 pm
        Weezy Tha Goat/Zayn Is 👑 says:
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        Lol stop. She signed a modeling contract.

      • December 25, 2016 at 11:12 pm
        THE REAL says:
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        The career you live through vicariously on a pop music blog asking ‘what career,sis?’

  4. December 25, 2016 at 2:27 pm
    RihNavy says:
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    You know what…nevermind. Anyways, blessings for the new year y’all!

    • December 25, 2016 at 2:29 pm
      B**** please says:
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      Tf. never mind is right. How can one dispute FACTS?

    • December 26, 2016 at 1:23 pm
      Swit Katz says:
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      Another bitter rihanna fan. lol it seems rihanna is so damaged that no one dreams of claiming her. The girl has been looking weird and lonely lately

  5. December 25, 2016 at 2:36 pm
    Surprise..(DEC 2013) says:
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    UMMM………LET ME BE QUIET AND KEEP IT CUTE. Jesus did not come into the world today for me to be petty.

    • December 25, 2016 at 3:05 pm
      hlove says:
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      I FEEL YOU…😆😆😆

  6. December 25, 2016 at 2:52 pm
    Truth says:
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    Ciara as a model is cute. She can keep any further projects where she is “singing”.

  7. December 25, 2016 at 3:08 pm
    .:: Centurion ::. says:
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    Winning at what?
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    No record label
    No baby daddy (the only Future Ciara had in the music industry left her too)
    No memorable hit
    No memorable album
    No success
    No career highlight
    No hype
    No relevance
    No legacy

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    Nevermind. Merry Christmas 🎄🎅

    • December 25, 2016 at 3:14 pm
      B**** please says:
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      Did anyone notice that Drake & rihanna’s “relationship” ended right after their tours did? Some coincidence, huh? 😂☕

      • December 25, 2016 at 6:36 pm
        Girl says:
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        lol firstly drakes tour isn’t over and their relationship ended before Rihanna’s tour ended, but speaking of tours have Ciara book that stage yet lol but congrats on her getting a man cause that’s the only thing that’s keeping her relevant

    • December 25, 2016 at 5:54 pm
      CIARAGOTTHATFIYAH says:
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      DID YOU REALLY JUST NAME HER NOT BEING A BABY MOMMA ANYMORE A FAIL!? LIKE SO SINCE SHE ISNT A BABY MOMMA BY FUTURE AND NOW A WIFE THATS A FAIL?!

    • December 26, 2016 at 1:26 pm
      Touch it says:
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      Everything that u just posted was Stupid….. 😂😂😂😂 You know a hater

    • December 26, 2016 at 1:29 pm
      Tell The Truth says:
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      She only has to make herself happy as she’s doing if your not signing her check and if your not apart of her life talk about your dam selves with the negatives especially if you don’t have her bank account, now all you hater happy f*** new year step your game up and speak on what you have going, oh yea nothing kill ya selffff

    • December 26, 2016 at 1:29 pm
      Swit Katz says:
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      Family is more important than money or fame she may not be on top in the music business but she has a loving husband and kids to keep her warm everyday whereas that w**** you stan for is so passed around such that everyone is running from her smelling and dried up p****. Ciara is winning and your glorified w**** only has fame to keep her company bcoz it’s now clear she’s destined to be alone.

    • December 27, 2016 at 6:37 am
      iamDawnCe says:
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      So what exactly do you have going on? In your real life? That is. What are you worth outside of the illusion that is the Internet? Because one would think that you’re a self made billionaire, owning your own company, countless awards, a loving family, etc. Please share with us? Or do you need reflection of the truth?

  8. December 25, 2016 at 3:14 pm
    B**** please says:
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    Stunt queens link up!

  9. December 25, 2016 at 3:31 pm
    Y'all Poor AF says:
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    Had she released Jackie this year, with Give Me Love, Dance Like We’re Making Love and Kiss & Tell as the singles and the supporting Jackie Tour, she would’ve had a phenomenal year because Jackie would’ve been a huge hit on the charts

    • December 25, 2016 at 3:39 pm
      A&R says:
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      Agreed but she didn’t and that’s why her as a singer is hard to take serious. However, if she focuses on putting choreoagraohy, stage performances, and dance music at the front… she could recover. Oh but a part of me feels she will attempt more ballads and national anthems. Bruh… the death of her last leg will be her trying to prove she’s a vocalist.

      Chill, Cee… just dance and whisper on the tracks. We’ll accept that from you.

      Merry Christmas.

    • December 26, 2016 at 11:43 am
      Uknowdakid says:
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      No that album was trash and dated and farther reinforce the disconnect with what her listeners want from her

  10. December 25, 2016 at 3:47 pm
    Danzou says:
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    Blessings all year.

  11. December 25, 2016 at 4:42 pm
    Far says:
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    Even though her music isn’t hitting lol she and her team managed to keep her in the spotlight

    2016 of Ciara

    Performed the National Anthem at the College Football National Championship Game also performed at the concert

    Keds 2016 Campaign

    Killed New York Fashion Week 2016

    Performed at Love You Like A Movie 3 in Nigeria

    Killed Paris Fashion Week 2016

    Got engaged to Russell Wilson

    Singed with IMG Models

    Co Host of the 2016 Billboard Music Awards

    Signed new management contract

    Cover Of Essence Magazine

    We Day 2016 tour

    Appeared at the Met Gala was one of the best dressed of the night

    Co Host of the 2016 Billboard Music Awards

    On going battle with Future

    Son Future turned 2

    Cameo in Fergies music video for MILF

    Headlines the Essence Music Fest

    Married Russell Wilson

    Sept Issue of Glamour Mag

    Cover of L’Offfical Magazine with Iman

    Judge of Miss America 2016

    Cover of Legend Magazine

    New Face of Revlon

    Co Hosted LivewithKelly

    Announced pregnancy with Russell Wilson

    Started working on 7th studio album

    Appeared in the Love Magazine

    Starred on Keys To Christmas

    • December 25, 2016 at 5:06 pm
      Dreazy Baby says:
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      So many receipts so little time! Let them haters know!!

    • December 26, 2016 at 12:23 am
      Jasmine says:
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      You must be Ciara’s number one fan. Anyone that keeps track of all of someone’s magazine covers and cameo appearances really has too much time on their hands or should be getting paid to work as that person’s assistant.

  12. December 25, 2016 at 6:39 pm
    Jasmine says:
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    I’m glad to see Ciara winning. The music career seems to be her only problem. This article is somewhat biased too. I mean it reported the good but not the bad on Ciara’s year. She was quietly dropped by Epic records and this was confirmed by LA Reid and spun by Ciara’s team like she left Epic Records when we all know she was dropped. I think for 2017 she should focus on making more money from modeling and possibly acting. If she left music alone for a couple years then maybe she could gather enough possible hits during the off years to make a proper comeback.

    • December 27, 2016 at 12:32 am
      A-Town says:
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      Girl you’re a damn liar. LA never even mentioned Ciara being “dropped”

  13. December 25, 2016 at 8:16 pm
    Chillitsjustpizza says:
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    Its Christmas and I won’t be petty.

  14. December 25, 2016 at 10:20 pm
    H0tness says:
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    Good for her.

  15. December 26, 2016 at 1:32 am
    The Wig Snatcher says:
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    TGJ trolled the readers on Christmas Day. Ciara is winning tho. She is married to a NFL star with a baby on the way while having a healthy relationship with her own son. She has successful modeling gigs and brand endorsements.

    Even one of those wins seem greater than all the accomplishments of the haters commenting. They could and would never.

  16. December 26, 2016 at 5:54 am
    J-Mar says:
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    So Many Ciara Haters But Yet Be The First Ones To Comment Under A Ciara Post More Than Her Fans Smdh Head Y’all Must Be Fans Too.

  17. December 26, 2016 at 12:54 pm
    King z says:
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    Ciara is winning. What other black celeb u know is as famous as she is for absolutely nothing?

    Her team keeps her in the limelight with a-listers, co-hosting Michael and kelly, mag covers, and national anthem performances with ABSOLUTELY NOTHING TO PROMOTE.

    The girl is the most winningest loser in the history of winning. #Fact

    • December 27, 2016 at 4:48 pm
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      ROTFL

  18. December 26, 2016 at 1:10 pm
    Rita says:
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    Its so Tacky 2 throw all dat shade if she winning let her win ppl wtf diffrence is it 2 u she still gettin a check u aint neva seen b4…..im done the nerve of ppl what u mad 4

  19. December 27, 2016 at 10:12 am
    JustCoastWitHa says:
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    she did come thru this year with the deals and gigs. work out

  20. December 27, 2016 at 12:10 pm
    HiveHighness says:
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    This flop h**

  21. December 29, 2016 at 6:20 pm
    Yandi says:
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    Again, why are we celebratingredients Ciara again???

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