Ciara & LeToya To Go Head-To-Head In Chart Battle

Published: Wednesday 25th Feb 2009 by Sam
Ciara & LeToya To Go Head-To-Head In Chart Battle
R&B stars Ciara and LeToya will see their much delayed new albums, ‘Fantasy Ride’ and ‘Lady Love’ respectively, finally released on May 19th. 
The news comes after CiCi’s ‘Fantasy Ride’ was bumped from its April 7th retail date, following the release of yet another single – ‘Love, Sex, Magic (ft. Justin Timberlake)’ this past week. Speaking in an interview with Ed Lover on Power 101.5 last night, the singer explained the reason for the latest date being that the label wants to launch the record at the same time ‘globally’ – which I, guess, is a viable reason (this time).
As for LeToya, there’s no word on why she was pushed back; however the fact the video for her new single ‘Not Anymore’ has yet to premiere, I’m sure, factors into the reason for the album’s delay. I’m also assuming they will be going for a ‘2-single-before-album’ release strategy with this record. Time will tell…
That said…
Who will you be supporting on May 19th:

Ciara, LeToya, Both? 

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  1. Anonymous February 25, 2009

    SMFH @ ciara moving it back again…ugh…i hope she does well but personally I’m all about Letoya right now, I loved her first album, I’m lovin her new single and I can’t wait to see what her album offers (considering Ciara’s is pretty much leaked everywhere lol)

  2. Anonymous February 25, 2009

    Sorry grapejuice, that’s no competition. Ciara’s cd is getting released in US UK France Spain Germany Italy, Nigeria, Ghana, Liberia, Japan and 7 other countries. Latoya’s label will send shipments to DC NY TX FL NC and SC in the US. Ciara’s releasing 8 singles by the time she wraps this up … and rereleases with a concert dvd and leftover songs, Latoya’s releasing 3 singles at best. Ciara’s is going on tour with a certain QUEEN of pop on her 2nd best selling tour and then doing her own world tour, Latoya may open for Weezy on the East Coast. TOOO EASY

    And THOSE leaked songs will be on ciara’s mixtape.

    the only songs you’ve heard from ci that will be on FR are Never Ever and LSM w/ justin. The leaked songs that might be on it: work, turntables, and ciara to the stage, will sound completely different. this will def be ciara’s best album to date.

    oh and i hear never ever is charting in the UK and the US. That’s before you get LSM next tuesday (which i know you already heard on UK radio) flop single huh? keep frontin on Ci, you’ll be in for dissapointment.

    can’t wait.

  3. Anonymous February 25, 2009

    Ciara all the way!
    Her album will be great.

  4. Anonymous February 25, 2009

    Ciara may be getting released globally, but getting released and getting sales are two different things. She has 2 flops already under her belt and 1 potential single to do ok because she’s riding off Justin Timberlake. Letoya’s new single is already getting strong airplay up and it just hit radio a couple days ago. It’s too say who will come out on top, but it’s leading toward Letoya in a big way. Ciara HAD hype 5 years ago but she’s pulling tricks to get it back now.

  5. Anonymous February 25, 2009

    Lets just support our black people

  6. Anonymous February 25, 2009

    I’ll be getting both even though I wasn’t too impressed with Ciara’s last album but on the real i’ve heard way to much songs already from the album she has to be careful cos people may not buy it cos they’ve heard most of them already,

    As for Letoya her debut album was the fire and Not Anymore is a good song,

  7. Anonymous February 25, 2009

    lol @ 2 flops. ci has 2 double platnum plus albums. numerous songs in the top 10. latoya had a good song. nothing ever in the top 10. and if she wasn’t riding of the dc coattail even that song wouldn’t have been on urban radio. and technically she sold 700k not 1 millie, overall. but her label certified her. so it looks like everyone is riding coattails right now. whether it’s getting dream to write a hit jay z to spit a verse or cameras to follow them. the point is ciara sells albums. and her flop singles get more play than latoya’s “hit” songs.

    she had hype 5 years ago and still getting talked about now.

    yes i support latoya too. but lets be real

  8. Anonymous February 25, 2009

    not another argument. i think it’s ridiculous because clearly ci is more established but i like them both.

    to ci stans, did she get that song mirrors? will that be on her album?

  9. Anonymous February 25, 2009

    I haven't heard Toya's single yet but I wish her the best.

    TO CI FANS:

    The music video for “Never Ever” is #2 on the iTunes Top 100 MV’s and #1 on the Top R&B/Soul MV’s!!!!

    +

    Never Ever is also on the Main Top 100 itunes chart at #89!

    Never Ever is also #8 on itunes top R&B/Soul songs!
    ___________________

    As for LSM, you already know it's been out for 4 days with almost 400 spins and it doesn't officially release until March 3rd. Ci will be in the UK in March. Grapejuice you better get an interview

  10. Anonymous February 25, 2009

    cici

  11. you already know February 25, 2009

    I freakin' knew it. I knew Ciara was gone push her album back AGAIN. As soon as she came on 106 & park and they asked her when the album was coming out and she said she didn't want to give anything away yet. LOL.

    THIS IS WHAT I SAY:
    If ciara was as big as ppl hype her up to be, she wouldn't have had to push her album back so many times. REAL TALK. If she hadn't of had all these songs leak that were not good at all. And whether your a fan/stan or not you can be honest and say that a lot of her songs that leaked were not good. Ppl always want to put emphasis on what ciara has had as oppose to what she is doing now. And as far as i'm concerned it's nothing. She is already on her 3rd single and idc what y'all say "go girl" was a single whether it was a buzz single on not, it was still on the radio and they had a video for it. JT just saved her with this s**,love and magic song. IMO.

    LeToya has only had one song from this album and before it with was offically released, it was already getting airplay and as of Feb. 24 the offical release date it has had almost 500 spins which isn't bad. "not anymore" is about to have a video hit any day now, which is a great strategy move because that will put the song out there more. So the ppl that are just ruling LeToya out because of their love ciara I wouldn't be to sure about that just yet.

  12. Anonymous February 25, 2009

    Never Ever Single on UK Itunes!!!!

    Song and Video!

    Video: 4 on R&B and 47 on Main!!!

    OFFICIAL RELEASE OF NE AND LSM IN THE UK IS MARCH 3RD

  13. Anonymous February 25, 2009

    who cares. buy who you want.

    i’m buying cici. that’s atleast a 45 minute workout.

  14. Anonymous February 25, 2009

    RWD, a magazine here in the UK will be interviewing Ciara this week. She must be headed here now.

  15. Anonymous February 25, 2009

    ciara!!

  16. Anonymous February 25, 2009

    LETOYA!!!!
    LETOYA!!!!
    LETOYA!!!!
    LETOYA!!!!
    LETOYA!!!!
    LETOYA!!!!LETOYA!!!! GET IT B****!!!!!!!

  17. Anonymous February 25, 2009

    I’ll be supporting both. And I agree with the person who said lets support our black ppl, cuz there is too much of that black on black hate going around nowadays.

    I’ve been waiting on these 2 albums since I first heard about them in 08.

  18. Anonymous February 25, 2009

    I’m buying both!

  19. number1k9 February 25, 2009

    Yes I do agree with YOU ALREADY KNOW, "Go Girl" was not no buzz single, buzz singles do not get videos shot and chart (most of the time) even if it was low on the R&B charts. So yes "Love S** Magic," is the albums 3rd single IMO too.

    I think that Ciara will sell more albums because she is a more established artist overall. And everyone is right about LeToya only having success with "Torn" because thats all any1 really remembers about her, besides her DC stint.

    I will not be buying either album, simply because I got the 'LeToya' CD and was not happy with the purchase, and the amount of singles released from it (2), and Ciara to me let 'Ciara: The Evolution' bomb itself by releasing "Can't Leave Em Alone," that song was not single potential. I really wanted her to release "My Love."

    If I had to pick a CD that I would expect to be better, sadly I would have to put my money on the current [flopping] Ciara!

    number1k9

  20. Anonymous February 25, 2009

    @ You Already Know:

    You're view on Ciara is just an opinion, not the truth. I really can't stand when ppl speak their minds (which is what you're allowed to do), & then try & stamp the TRUTH card on it. Yeah, "Go Girl" was a single, but it was then changed to a buzz single when the reception of it wasn't that good, as far as I'm concerned "Love, S**, Magic" is Ciara's 2nd single, so I really don't care what you say. You can hate & all you want & dislike what Ciara is doing, but the fact is, she'll have fans that support her no matter what & what you say negatively about her means nothing & that's REAL TALK. About her leaked songs, again that's your opinion if you think none of them were not good at all. I beg to differ, besides, "Click, Flash" & "The Fit of Love" i liked every single song that leaked. Now, I can say so many things about LeToya, negativley, but I won't. Becasue for one, I'm not that kind of person who needs to trade insults & 2, I like LeToya & will be not only supporting her but LeToya as well.

    Fantasy Ride & Lady Love: May 19, 2009! CAN'T WAIT!

  21. Anonymous February 25, 2009

    ^
    ^
    ^

    I meant to say that I will not only be supporting her, but Ciara as well.

  22. Anonymous February 25, 2009

    the negative ci fan doesn’t speak for all ci fans. we love toya too. she and ci are friends. it’s all good.

    here’s more stats.

    WOW THIS SONG IS PICKING UP

    Love S** Magic Feat Justin Timberlake 24/2

    POP 232 [+87]
    RHY 213 [+58]
    URB 46 [+30]
    HAC 8 [+6]
    UAC 1 [+0]

  23. Anonymous February 25, 2009

    I’ll be buying Letoya’s album, “Lady Love”. =D

  24. Anonymous February 25, 2009

    Has anybody realized that Ciara, LeToya & Lil Wayne were all expected to released their albums on the same day before (April 7th) now from what I'm hearing about Wayne, they're all releasing their albums on the same day again (May 19th)… Not tryna make a comparison or anything, but how odd is that?

  25. Anonymous February 25, 2009

    TEAM C all day everyday
    im alll aboard 4 the FANTASY RIDE!!
    Ciars got the hoods, Ciara got the burbs
    THIS WILL B HER BEST ALBUM EVER
    I dont care when it comes out it could be 2090
    ill buy it nonetheless
    CC dont u worry ur preety lil head off all that negative talk ,your fans always got u and you know it !
    oh n good luck to Letoya wish i was atleast a little interested!

  26. Anonymous February 25, 2009

    I SUPPORT ALL BUT WILL PROB BUY CICI DEPENDING ON THE FINAL TRACK LIST

  27. Anonymous February 25, 2009

    **sings**g is for girl like gangsta, don’t make em like me anymore so wee in danja.

    justin and rron (the y’s) did that song for her. i hope that’s the next single. video would be crazy. she needs to do a video for everything like astory like usher did for the album before his last

  28. Anonymous February 25, 2009

    THIS IS FOR ALL YOU OUT THERE WHO SAY AND THINK CIARA’S THE BEST!!!!”SHE’S ALREADY HAD 2 FLOPS, I LOST COUNT OF HOW MANY TIMES HER ALBUM HAS BEEN PUSHED BACK AND I’M DONE HOLDING MY BREATH AND ALL THESE DELAYS MAKE ME DOUBT EVERYTHING ABOUT HER ALBUM”

  29. Anonymous February 25, 2009

    wayne was delayed for over a year and just delayed again. so all that nonsense is just that.

    ci all the way

  30. Corey February 25, 2009

    Competition Not at all!
    Ciara is rumored to jump on a certain someone tour and then do her own world tour. Yeah Ci is about to kill. Ci singles Never Ever which people said was a FLOP well its Video is #1 on RnB charts and #2 on Main iTunes charts US. #4 and #47 in UK. Single is #80 on iTunes Main charts US. Love S** Magic and SMASHING the RADIO upside its head! With the biggest stations in Urban Pop and Rhythmic playing it! SMASH!
    Plus she is going to perform Never Ever everywhere and Love S** and Magic. Ci got this on lock!
    Not to mention her single with Enrique Takin Back My Love was #43 on UK charts yest. havent checked today. But thats smashing already!
    Ciara is BACK FULL SPEED AHEAD!
    They said the album will only contain 3 or 4 of the leaked songs! Rest all NEW!!
    I hope Letoya does well to say the least!

  31. Anonymous February 25, 2009

    ciara. everyone who says latoya is just the same person over and over under anonymous….that’s sad
    🙁

  32. Anonymous February 25, 2009

    Letoya fans are miserable because not anymore is not getting any love and Ciara singles are starting to well. There are hidden Brandy stans in here hating and miserable because her album flopped and her singles. Not sure why some other artist fans are in here I guess they feel the heat Ciara is bubbling up!

  33. My Truth February 25, 2009

    Who cares buy them both and while you at it buy dC3 records too with Letoya in the group so she can get hers. Cop that Goodies and Evolution. And cop that Fantasy Ride and Lady Love… trust me you want be disappointed and with Fantasy Ride your sure to be dancing and working up a sweat! :-0)
    BTW stop all the negativity. Support black artist it is black history months. Lil Wayne Jay Z and 50 all pushed back their albums so whats the big fuss?
    Ciara singles are currently doing extremely well.
    Not Anymore is just starting to get airplay Positive Sign!
    Stop the Drama!

  34. Anonymous February 25, 2009

    You people are soooo stupid. I mean… those CiCi die-hard stans must’ve forgot that Toya and CiCi were all over each other like BFF’s back when The Evolution/LeToya were released. I’m a Toya stan but I used to stan for CiCi too… until her music started sounding like crap. So basically I’m supporting both if Ciara’s album is hot.

    anyway, if the stans want to make this into a big fuss… let’s see what happens now as Not Anymore is going officially for adds in the coming weeks…

  35. Not Anymore =D February 25, 2009

    lmao @ the people saying LeToya has no crossover appeal, like that’s a huge disadvantage.

    True….but yall act like she can’t whip out a Rhythmic hit with her second single. She is going to have “multiple looks” for this album (according to her manager), so she will have some crossover songs released. This is not the debut all over again….they will not be going for all ballads.

    The second single is a club banger (and YES it will target crossover). One crossover hit can change A LOT for LeToya. And if that single hits b/f the album drop….its a wrap.

    I think her label just wants to get the Urban fans back again, which is why “Not Anymore” came out first.

  36. Anonymous February 25, 2009

    I love both artist but this time around LETOYA IS THE ISH! Ciara… yeah… I’m just not feeling Ciara this time around. LETOYA ALL THE WAY BABY!! HOLLA!!!

  37. koko February 25, 2009

    Why the comparisons??? They are two different type artists and yes Ciara is more established and well known but LeToya has been on her grind so she will see the success of her labors. I will be buying LeToya’s album though, while I like Ciara I think when you keep giving release dates and then nothing happens people can loose that initial interest. But I wish them both well they deserve it.

  38. Anonymous February 25, 2009

    AAAARRGGGHHHHH!!!! My girl Toya is playing in a movie with Tank “THE PREACHER’S KID”!!!! The chemistry is off da chain!!! Go TOYA!!!!

  39. Anonymous February 25, 2009

    I am buying Ciara. I see LeToya’s label pushing the album back. LeToya’s label cannot take the risk. Last time Ciara was up against Gwen Stefani and Eminem and still came out on top.

  40. Anonymous February 25, 2009

    y'know, i don't like how the female artists are so often pitted against one another. it seems like you can't like more than one female artist without having to bash every other similar artist. how about we see more rappers or male r&b artists "battling it out"?

    i personally am a fan of both girls and honestly, i'll end up buying both cds. i think ciara will do better, strictly based on name recognition and the fact that she's more established than letoya on the solo tip. however, if letoya can have a big song, i could see that being reversed, especially since ciara's had a few songs that haven't stuck with radio/the fans.

    and for those who say letoya has no crossover appeal, does the name keyshia cole ring a bell? she's HUGE on rhythmic but she's only really had one big song on the pop charts ("let it go"). letoya can do just fine if she sticks to the rhythmic side of things.

  41. Anonymous February 25, 2009

    im going with both i love them both

  42. Soufian February 25, 2009

    CIci obviously

  43. Anonymous February 25, 2009

    im gethin cici….n who is da chick ur talkin about? i hav not heard about her b4 can anybody tell me who she is?

    oh wait i remember she was with DC!

  44. Anonymous February 25, 2009

    please dont bring brandy in this.. because brandy will come and sing circles around both of these b******!!! hahahaha but none the less her album didnt do well but she definately will be back in full effect soon.. Brandy is a f****** ARTIST!!! What are these h***??

  45. Anonymous February 25, 2009

    YALL HAVE TO SEE JOJO SING “UNTITLED (HOW DOES IT FEEL”!!! SHE DID A BEAUTIFUL JOB!
    BRING ON THE ALBUM.

    HERES THE LINK

  46. BEYDABESS February 25, 2009

    WELL IT DUNT MATTA CUZ THESE TOO R FLOPS ANYWAYZ!!!

    DEY BOYTH TRYD TOO BE LIKE DA QUEEN BEYONCE B*** DET FAILED

    YALL HERD DAT WEEK MIX CEARA DID OF DIVA?
    LMAO SHE TRYED TOO RIDE ON DA QUUEN BEY TRAIN BUT DA BRAKES FALED N SHE CRASHED.LMAO

  47. Anonymous February 26, 2009

    TRANDY who? Monica Beyonce Mariah Akeys and Mary all sing CIRCLES around her!! NEXT!

    BTW Ciara singles are causing a storm on the radios!

    Not Anymore lets talk about pushbacks… the single add dates got PUSHBACKED WOMP WOMP! Ciara is making better and hotter music plus she is going on tour with Brit and cater to UK/Int’l fans too! So I’ll take the pushback date in a heartbeat!
    Why Letoya getting pushback?? Who knows WOMP!
    Ciara and Beyonce RULE the GAME POINT BLANK PERIOD! With Rihanna out the way these ladies will reign Supreme!! Take that BIATCHES!! Name any two performers who can perform like Bey and Ci and make great music like they do?? Yea thought so!

  48. Antertain February 26, 2009

    LOL Rihanna out the way DONT BE FOOLED shes gonna be making big papers is Lil' Fenty..

    Well i'm liking the snippets LeToya has especially Lazy(which is touted as 2nd single imo lol.

    Cici has a mish mash of tracks and the single i don't like but i thought it'd do well with the sample is has in it.

    LeToya is stepping up her game and i think this album will be much better than her debut(which i liked) as they'll be less hip-hop sounds on it.
    Not Anymore is gonna do well cus of catchy parts & the video will more than likely get No.1 on B.E.T 106&Park countdown(place your bets).

    Cici needs some hotness like So Hard, Promise, Crush, 1,2 step vibes. Go Girl had a hot vid but need better lyrics these dayz…

    I'm more excited by LeToya's project but think CiCi will pull through..

    I like them both anyway.

  49. Anonymous February 26, 2009

    Did you just read what you wrote “Why Letoya getting pushback?? Who knows WOMP!”

    I could say the same about Ciara but that would just go right past your head. LeToya single has been released to the radios YESTERDAY. We’ve yet to see the video for NOT ANYMORE so I wouldn’t make any sudden judgements until we see how she fairs on the charts. And I’m sorry to break it to you Ciara is hot no doubt about that, but her singles are not hot. In fact she needs Justin Timberlake to help elevate the buzz surrounding her current project. God knows I love me some Ciara but this time around I’m not feeling her project. “HIGH PRICE” should have been first single the ish was HOT! I’ve yet to see LeToya come out with an uptempo song to spice up the charts to make sudden judgements about who’s songs are hot. Like someone said before me I’m more excited about LeToya’s project because her snippets singles were HOT TO DEATH. Very interested in knowing if her album will exceed her first.

    Besides LeToya and Ciara were very cool with each other. Don’t care who is #1 as long as get my CD I’m good.

  50. Anonymous February 26, 2009

    Please don’t try to make a chart battle when there isn’t really one.

  51. Anonymous February 26, 2009

    ^Some blogs are saying May 19th but LeToyaonline has not confirmed a date yet so I’ll reserve judgment for now on the supposed chart battle. lol

  52. Anonymous February 26, 2009

    GOTTA GET SOME “LADY LUV” FROM LETOYA “H-TOWN CHIC” LUCKETT.

  53. Anonymous February 26, 2009

    Yall are really scared cause Cici is about to rule 2009. Rihanna has stopped right now, beyonce going on tour leaves no other comp. for Ci. Some of yall are dumb u know how many artist push back albums and have bad singles. Look at Janet one of the most well known singers and the list continues. And for the person said they used to be a Ci stan u must not understand what that means. STAN is a die hard fan no matter what. Get it together people the pain of Cici being on top will go away. Awwww Ciara has no worries homegirl has die hard fans!!!People Cici is a good singer who is going to be here for a long time.

  54. keke♥’su February 26, 2009

    @ ANON 1:51

    IT HAS BEEN CONFIMRED ON LETOYA’S WEBSITE THAT IS IT IS MAY 19TH AND SHE REVAMPED HER MYSPACE PAGE WHICH ALSO SAYS HER CD IS COMING MAY 19TH. =D

  55. Anonymous February 26, 2009

    they are both crap, letoya makes a video for one song and u all lover her

    and ciara is a tomboy

  56. Anonymous February 26, 2009

    ^^your comment is CRAP!

    Ciara have a better chance im not ruling out anyone because you’ll be suprised just know just like Never Ever single and video got my money on iTunes Fantasy Ride will follow suit!

  57. Anonymous February 26, 2009

    I like Letoya but I’ve never bought any of her albums.

  58. Anonymous February 26, 2009

    GREAT ARTISTS.

    origdjeh1 on utube
    ETERNAL LOVE! DON’T GIVE UP!

  59. Me February 27, 2009

    LETOYA ALL THE WAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  60. Anonymous February 27, 2009

    proud letoya fan here also

  61. Anonymous February 27, 2009

    letoya definitely

  62. Anonymous February 28, 2009

    F*** THESE 2 FLOPS

    esspecially ciara’s man looking ass

  63. Anonymous March 1, 2009

    Ciara Def. the comments are a man looking a**…MAndra uglyrose take your hatin a** back to your flopped site!

  64. Truth Is March 1, 2009

    C I A R A!! She is back and hotter! For sure!!!

    Didnt I tell the 3 letoya stans that no one is checking for her! Her single to go for radio adds pushed back… just got a release date but yall want to talk about pushback can she even get a single out 1st! While C I A R A have 2 out now and a headline tour coming up! PLUS its getting int’l release!

  65. Anonymous March 1, 2009

    i’ll be repping for Ciara 🙂

  66. Anonymous March 3, 2009

    C.I.A.R.A.
    C.I.A.R.A.
    C.I.A.R.A.
    C.I.A.R.A.
    C.I.A.R.A.
    C.I.A.R.A.
    C.I.A.R.A.
    C.I.A.R.A.

  67. Anonymous March 5, 2009

    I DONT KNOW WHY SUM OF YALL ARE HATIN ON CIARA OKAY SHE PUSHED HER ALBUM BACK A COUPLE OF TIMES SO WHAT AND GO GIRL FLOPPED OKAY AND ALL ARTISTS HAVE A FLOP EVERY NOW AND THEN NAME ONE ARTIST THAT HAS BEEN OUT FOR YEARS AND HAD NOTHING BUT HITS DONT WORRY I WAIT BUT CIARA TEAM HAS A GOOD MARKETING STRATAGEY HER ALBUM IS BEING RELEASED GLOBALLY WHICH MEANS EVERY BODY IS GETTING IT AT THE SAME TIME PLUS SHE IS GOING ON TOUR TO PROMOTE FOR THE ALBUM GOT 1 SINGLE IN ROTATION AND ANOTHER ON THE WAY AND GOT A SHOW THE MAKING OF FANTASY RIDE WHICH IS GOING TO PROMOTE THE ALBUM EVEN MORE SEE RIGHT NOW PEOPLE SLEPPING ON CIARA BECAUSE HER ALBUM ISNT OUT BUT ONCE THOSE FIRST WEEK SALES COME IN ALL THE HATERS GON BE LOOKING SHIITY A** HELL GET EM CICI!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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