Has The Industry Been Fair To Ciara?

Published: Monday 25th Jan 2010 by Trent
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Since her debut on the Billboard charts in 2004, Ciara has demonstrated tremendous growth as an artist. As one of the leading forces in dance, she has transcended beyond the butt-popping gyrations of her early career to become one of the most technically skilled performers in music today. In fact, Ciara’s precision is so acute that many consider her to be as good as or even better than modern day Janet Jackson.

Nevertheless, despite this improvement in her music and choreography, Ciara has yet to match the success of her first album, ‘Goodies’, which has sold over 3 million copies in the US alone. Indeed, her latest album, ‘Fantasy Ride’, while generating a top 10 hit with ‘Love Sex Magic (Ft. Justin Timberlake)’, has only managed to sell just over 300k units. This begs the question: has the industry been fair to Ciara?

It is no secret that Ciara’s voice is quite limited in many ways. However, she compensates for this lack vocal prowess  by outperforming almost all of her contemporaries on the dance floor. Throughout 2009, she delivered high energy performances and displayed outstanding skill that easily placed her in a completely different league from her peers, including Britney Spears and Usher. Yet Ciara has not received the level of recognition that her talents deserve, regardless of the fact that her routines were definitely more difficult than that of ‘Single Ladies’.

On the musical front, Ciara has been out-paced by artists such as Rihanna, who are known more for their beauty and fashion sense than actual talent. Interestingly, there is no doubt that Ciara is just as appealing as Rihanna in every sense of the word but many argue that because of the latter’s unwavering label support and funding, Ciara has not managed to access as wide a market. It seems that Ciara’s success has been unjustifiably limited.

Thus, it can be said that Ciara has not achieved a level of success that matches her abilities. While artists like Rihanna and Ke$ha continue to dominate the Pop charts, she finds herself struggling to make an impact. Nonetheless, judging by her discipline and drive to succeed, the old saying seems to be true: ‘you just can’t keep a good woman down’.

Do you think that the industry has been fair to

Ciara?

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  1. CJ January 25, 2010

    Ciara will be back, she knows what she needs to do.

  2. yamaha January 25, 2010

    FLOP !! sorry but J.LO IS THE NEW JANET JACKSON ! NOT CIARA

    FLY GIRL BABY !!

  3. CJ January 25, 2010

    Umm b**** are you kidding?

    Jlo has been flopping for years, and ‘Louboutins’ flopped also.

    Next!

  4. Aston January 25, 2010

    nobody checking for ciara!!!

  5. Sparkd January 25, 2010

    K$esa is fun,nothing too artistic or talented, which makes her relateable. Civil still has time and she’s very articulate. Can she ACT? I see a black Angelina or Demo if she’s prepared RIG
    @HT!

  6. Heir January 25, 2010

    Love the part “On the musical front, Ciara has been out-paced by artists such as Rihanna, who are known more for their beauty and fashion sense than actual talent”
    This statement is just as true as they come. People f*** with Rihanna ultimately becuz of her looks and fashion, and then they end up making themselves like her music! I got a few friends that fall in this category, but will swear that they just like Rihanna mainly becuz of her music and voice! Please, Rihannas voice and vocal ability just doesnt do it for me! Dont get me wrong, i enjoy Rihanna’s music, but hell i would enjoy those same songs if someone else sang them as well. its nothing about her voice that makes me say, no one can sing that song like Rihanna. She is a boring ass artist with little to no talent at all and Ciara def should be recognized far more than Rihanna is.

  7. CJ January 25, 2010

    Yall keep talkin s***.

    People will be back on her c*** in due time, the only thing that makes me mad is that her fanbase is so damn FLOPPY.

    Bandwagoners is what I like to call them, she has one setback and people jump off. When any kind of good news comes in they HOP right back on.

    Stick with an artist through thick and thin, is what people SHOULD do.

    We love you Ciara, just know that.

  8. Kingnoah3000 January 25, 2010

    I feel the Industry Been Fair To Ciara, Her 2nd cd had HITS ..the singles that was dished out where a mess. Ciara stuck with the same movement, no improvement.. and the last cd was crap…let the chips fall where they may

  9. allison January 25, 2010

    they havent been fair but she has done a lot!! She just has to do something to get her back to the top!!!

  10. ImYourStar702 January 25, 2010

    What a STUPID question its not the industry’s fault if shes not selling its her fans fault they’re the ones that supposed to be buying her music.

    Trent why do you keep on asking foolish questions like this dumb one, the one about beyonce having classic or hits and the one about christina getting left behind by the industry??
    JUST STOP!!!

  11. Pbleepd January 25, 2010

    Brilliant points made. It’s a catch 22 because to be fair alot of Ciara’s music sounds like manufactured urban pop nowadays so Im not surprised at her lack of sales…but urban pop is the “it” thing right now.

    So you can only point to labels; their promotion and marketing of Ciara needs to be better, like Trent said Rihanna gets so much backing from her label so the same effort should be given in someone who clearly has batter talent. Get her in the studio to produce a timeless single (most likely written by Ne-Yo) to get her back on track

  12. whystillinbusiness January 25, 2010

    That goes for other artist with known talent like Chrisette Michelle, Amerie, LaToya L. and we all know Kelly Rowland has talent and looks but we are in a time where looks out way talent. Yes, Rihanna sells but not based on talent.

    If today we would put these woman on stage and had them do a song-off (song of our choice), who would win?

  13. Aston January 25, 2010

    the author made it seem like rihanna isnt a better singer than ciara.

  14. qc January 25, 2010

    I don’t think it has. Ciara is an amazing performer especially in comparison to some of her peer in the music industry rite now. She makes great music, and she’s actually INVOLVED in the production process of her songz unlike a lot of her peers. She’s sings live WHILE dancing and doin more intricate routines than any other female in the business rite now and yet peer underrate her. Its all good though. Cuz she’s still snatchin endorsements left and rite and bookin performances like the upcoming Haiti Charity event. And wen the fourth album drops 2010 will be Ciara’s.

  15. THE TRUTH! January 25, 2010

    Rihanna isn’t a better singer than Ciara.

    Ciara deserves so much more, she has way more talent that alot of artists out there.

    I hope she can become a bigger force this decade and get the success she deserves.

  16. shelly-chelle January 25, 2010

    It’s sad, but true that everything is about image these days. You either have talent and can sing or if you don’t have talent or can’t sing, then you have the beauty or style to back it up. I think with Ciara’s case and her last album, she tried to crossover to the Pop side of music, but wan’t perceived very well b/c she’s known more for dance records and r&b. I think she just needs to stick to what her fans know and like her for, which are those dance records and gradually make her way over to the Pop side of music.

  17. Aston January 25, 2010

    Rihanna is a WAY better singer than Ciara.

    Go on youtube and type in Rihanna National Anthem, or her acapella version of “a thug in my life”. ciara could never do it.

  18. qc January 25, 2010

    Rihanna has the stage presence of a tumbleweed….

  19. whystillinbusiness January 25, 2010

    @ASTON, Rihanna was standing still and we all know if she’s standing in one spot she has a better chance at talking with music!

  20. movieman January 25, 2010

    girl why is single ladies mention in this flop post lmao ciara could only hope of having such massive su6, , with that being said her time is up

  21. Aston January 25, 2010

    @WHYSTILLINBUSINESS

    Ciara also has the opportunity of standing still (in the studio) and she still can’t produce an acceptable vocal.

  22. Tha Phoenix January 25, 2010

    Ciara will be back cause you cant keep talent down. I remember I was saying this back in 03 when most were writing off Mariah. Of course I’m not saying Ci can sing like she can, cause, come on. But it’s the same idea.

    And you KNOW once she’s back on top, these same people will be licking her a***, just like they did with Mariah during the Emancipation era…

  23. macfac2010 January 25, 2010

    Sam, I understand that most blogs need contributors to take the load off of one person. But I don’t see that Trent is actually helping your cause. I love your music reviews and your blurbs on performances and other music news. But these opinion pieces that seem very forced, contrived, and biased are really unnecessary.

    I’m guessing the reason why Trent’s blogs continue to appear is because you’re enjoying the drama they bring to the site, but honestly, they are very self-serving, and honestly bringing down the integrity of your site. I’m an avid reader of your blog, and would like to continue to be, but this is getting ridiculous.

  24. Richard January 25, 2010

    Kesha’s amazing silly. I’ve followed her from her myspace days back in 2006-7…. you need to get your facts right, she worked f****** hard to get where she is, not a over night sensation. It’s all these teeny boppers who have blown her up big.

    Your right about Rihanna though, and the fact Cici should be a leading lady atm. Love her and buy all her albums every edition.

  25. Terri January 25, 2010

    That would have to imply that the music industry is actually fair. Saying Ciara’s issues is the industries fault is only one side to her problem. Ciara went “Hollywood” , where as on her first two albums she was a southern princess, with charm, beauty, and enough moves to get her noticed with limited vocal ability, yes they were calling her the next Janet. On her third album ,wanting the fame of her contemporaries,she went the oversexed, I’m desperate for attention, I’m going to move to LA so photogs can follow me route. In the mean time leaving Atlanta where she had a strong fan base and allowing Keri Hilson to step in and take some of her southern swag. She had her own lane and abandoned her core fans who believed in her to try to become something she not or something most of her fans who loved her couldn’t get with, IMO…..Anytime you are in a picture with Kim Kardashiain (Who does what?) and they say Kim and a friend you need to re-evaluate your approach to stardom, which I hope she is begining to realize.

  26. Ty Ty January 25, 2010

    Ciara is coming back with a new project this year. I’m excited to hear it and will laugh my ass when the bandwagon fans return like they always do.

  27. Corey January 25, 2010

    OMG. I so agree Sam. You speak true words. A lot of this had to do with her A&R/Management of in her past career. She with new team is going to dominate I can feel it. I so can’t wait for her return.

    Writing and producing her records alone with a nice singing voice and one of the best entertainers out now she is destined to have more success and become legend.

  28. TRUTH January 25, 2010

    CIARA WHO???

  29. Ben January 25, 2010

    I think Ciara is great and still has alot to achieve no female artist can match her in dancing even Beyonce.Sadly I like Rhianna but what she has is Jay-Z who seems to push her more than her talent deserves and Keri Hilson has Timberland who does the same.Her live vocal is weak though and I think Ciara should try and improve her vocals and get better in terms of range and tone.

  30. Moiciara January 25, 2010

    Okay this topic of post couldn’t be more Exact now I STAN for Ciara all day everday, but I think people got so caught up in her image and persona, they’ve forgotten the artist the performer the dancer. Like seriously who in the hell is Keisha anyway lol(I know who she is,just saying) because Ciara isn’t the strongest vocalist but she can ride a melody and sing the hell out of a lullaby so whats really real with this is Jive is to f****** stingy with money over there because they only artist that seems to be racking in the dough is our darling Britney Spears but she’s a long way from the artist we’ve known to love so she needs to bite her bottom lip and get fierce again and while she’s still recovering the Queen of Dance which is my Ciara should be reigning supreme over there and they need to bring out the motherfucking dough ow lol.

  31. Persia January 25, 2010

    *YAWN*
    It’s all to do with marketing. There’s no market for Ciara now. The rcord company knows that and that why no money was thrust into her promotion. The reason her first album sold was because CRUNK was what everybody was checking for at that time. She was marketed as ‘The First Lady of Crunk’ as i remember. So she was something new, something fresh….CRUNK DIED OUT and so did Ciara.

  32. 12345 January 25, 2010

    Rofl, I would be surprised if you didnt mention Rihanna in the article, well, Ciara sucks, what can you do? She is not cute, you can see that in the close up photos and specially in that America’s Next Top Model episode when she appeared and they made the photoshoot with her, her songs arent strong and she only had sucess with Goodies because in 2004 the hiphop/r&b industry was on fire and everyone was making hiphop/r&b songs and albums so yeah, fortunely she will never have sucess again because she isnt nothing special at all, she should just make coreographies to other artists because she is a great dancer and instead of making articles about industry being unfair to a wannabe-artist, choose real and talented r&b/soul artists, this girl is nothing, why dont you talk about Tweet, or Leela James, there are so many that the industry is unfair and yet not even in black music blogs you hear someone talking about them

  33. dra January 25, 2010

    what i noticed about the us people (not all) is that they hype an artist just like ciara sooo much as long as they stay in the top 10 and thats what many did… they hyped her, hyped her, hyped her and then let her fall…

    promise was a great song, maybe not a great single but a great song… but she wasn’t in the top 10 and thats was the problem… and then all of a sudden people started givin her nicknames like cedrick or c-error and this is such a bad behaviour!!!

    ciara started young and of course like everyone of us she is searchin for her own identity but it seemed to me that she didn’t have alot of self confidence and started “copying” others, maybe she didn’t, but to me it seemed that she did because she saw how rihanna had succsess with her style.

    i think it would be very good if she would disappere for a moment and come back hard!

  34. Anndee January 25, 2010

    Consumers HAVE to like the songs. If Ciara looks just as good as Rihanna, can dance better than Rihanna and even have a better singing voice then all that’s left is her music. Ciara’s last album flopped which means that the fans who bought 3 million copies of her 1st album did not like the music from Fantasy Ride. I personally bought “The Evolution” but I was not interested in Fantasy Ride. It is not the industry’s fault that this last album did not appeal to her own fan base. And since she is working and not complaining about the industry being unfair she should be proud of her accomplishments thus far. This seems like another baiting thread for people to argue back and forth about Rihanna, again.

  35. вeяячℓiσuѕ вeα January 25, 2010

    i agree that she is a good performer its that
    people don’t know what dancing talent is

  36. matt January 25, 2010

    i am no rihanna stan but i have seen a pattern of bringing rihanna up into nearly all posts, and thus generating a lot of comments. and do not compare to ciara to janet, i am no janet fan but let me say this, janet would KILL HER!! and then going further by sayin she is far better :O no!

  37. Red January 25, 2010

    She got her chance… its her fault that she makes crapy albums with only few good songs…
    and why is she better than rihanna? they both CANNOT sing…

  38. Red January 25, 2010

    the better question is : has the industry been fair to MONICA, BRANDY OR JANET???

  39. Shawty C January 25, 2010

    rihanna shits on ciara vocally, shes prettier but not a damcer at all

  40. Aryo January 25, 2010

    Have any of U watched Ciara’s ”WORK” video??

  41. likeCAESAR January 25, 2010

    Dear Trent and Sam,

    Ciara is just as much a gimmick and any other artist. I understand your disdain for Rihanna, however SHE GOT HITS. Sorry but when I’m bumpin her CD I can’t see her face or her fashion. I can only hear the music, which I happen to like. “Firebomb” is the s***. Janet’s music was legendary. She didn’t just rely on choreography and dance moves. She had HITS! Ciara…please get some HITS to dance to. LOL. Ciara definitely dropped the ball and let Keri Hilson steal her lane. #real talk ciara spends just as much on beauty products, clothes, stylists, videos, et cetera…so why no success? Maybe cause she don’t have “it”. She was lucky enough to translate “Goodies”, which was destined for one hit wonderdom, into an actual career. She should just be happy to be here. I hated Rihanna when she first came out, because I wasn’t feeling no SOS b*******, but her last two albums are actually GOOD. Maybe Ciara should find out who her producers were and try to duplicate her success, but i doubt it would work. People keep trying to no avail.

    Sincerly,
    likeCAESAR

  42. Anndee January 25, 2010

    @ ARYO, I’ve seen her video “WORK” she is crazy talented as a dancer. I would buy her CD in a minute IF I like the songs. It’s just that I and many other fans have not liked her songs as of late as proof of only selling 300K.

  43. The Classy One January 25, 2010

    I AGREE WITH TERRI 100%! Great post! If you missed it, here is what they said:

    “That would have to imply that the music industry is actually fair. Saying Ciara’s issues is the industries fault is only one side to her problem. Ciara went “Hollywood” , where as on her first two albums she was a southern princess, with charm, beauty, and enough moves to get her noticed with limited vocal ability, yes they were calling her the next Janet. On her third album ,wanting the fame of her contemporaries,she went the oversexed, I’m desperate for attention, I’m going to move to LA so photogs can follow me route. In the mean time leaving Atlanta where she had a strong fan base and allowing Keri Hilson to step in and take some of her southern swag. She had her own lane and abandoned her core fans who believed in her to try to become something she not or something most of her fans who loved her couldn’t get with, IMO…..Anytime you are in a picture with Kim Kardashiain (Who does what?) and they say Kim and a friend you need to re-evaluate your approach to stardom, which I hope she is begining to realize”

  44. Dom January 25, 2010

    Omg!! Trent plz stop with these useless feature articles!!!! Arghhhh!!!! If i c 1 more, i might top myself!!!!

  45. ME January 25, 2010

    So… It’s the industries fault that Ciara’s fans don’t buy her albums?

  46. me January 25, 2010

    ditto DOM. seriously

    ciara is here to stay. all i have to say about rihanna is that mili vanili and mchammer had a higher highs than jay z.

    but 20 years later jay z is still here. you figure out who is who in that comparison. jay z got his 1st #1 last year has 2 grammy. ci already has one. point is the industry is not a race it’s a marathon. mjb has yet to have a #1 on the hot 100. ci’s career will be likened to those who are here to stay.

    rihanna’s label can cert a mill but we all know her album is a dud and ain’t selling it. gggb is her peak and it’s over. ciara has yet to reach hers. FR leaked 2 years bf it came out. her disgruntled management ran a campaign against her on blogs. i’d say it had something to do with it.

  47. JoSe January 25, 2010

    When it comes down to it, its all about the music. Even with the industry today, and the crap that’s being played on the radio, the simple question remains: is the song good and catchy? I’m not saying that all of the popular songs out now are musically genius and incredible, but they have something going for it. Ke$ha’s song, as much as I cringe when it comes on the radio, does have a catchy, ‘feel-good’ melody (that’s it – its def not going down as a classic).

    Unfortunately for Ciara, most of her recent music has been so stale and boring – easily forgettable. I never caught myself humming the tune of ‘Work”, “Never ever”, or the one with T-Pain. (I did enjoy “love and S** and magic” though!). This is in addition to her voice – which I think is the biggest issue. Her voice just sounds so weak and strained in every song – there isn’t anything pretty, soothing, powerful or uplifting about it. Sure, Britney Spears and Rihanna are criticized for their weak voices as well and I agree with that (though their voices are way more agreeable with me than Ciara’s); however, Britney and Rihanna’s music is fun and catchy – ‘Womanizer’, ‘Circus’, ‘Disturbia’, ‘Take a Bow’ – these songs have great melodies and beats and don’t require the most powerful singing voices.

    Sure, Ciara’s a great dancer – she can be categorized with the best of them – but that’s only going to take her so far. Again, it all boils down to the music bc that’s what people are buying. People aren’t buying videos of her dance moves. Yes, Janet Jackson is well known for her dancing but that’s because it was coupled with great music too! She doesn’t have the most powerful voice, but her music – ‘Together Again”, “Again”, “If”, etc – is fantastic!

    So – Yes – I think the music industry has been fair to Ciara. Her mediocre success these past years have been a direct result of the quality of music she’s been producing. But, don’t be down on yourself, Ciara, every artist goes through a dull phase! Mariah had her ‘Gliltter’ and ‘Charmbracelet”, Janet had her ‘Discipline’.

  48. Corey January 25, 2010

    Rihanna is radio ready manufactured mess she is the ULTIMATE gimmick and her tone and voice is HORRID, her being an artist is unfair to all artist that actually WORK and is CREATIVE.

    Ciara is the real deal and next album people will see that her sound is not a gimmick and is needed and NO ONE can duplicate her round the way hood sound with pop appeal.

    So ready for her return in the right light because she will get whats due to her.

  49. Erica24 January 25, 2010

    Somewhere along the line she didn’t give her true fans what they wanted to hear…But she can and will definitely make a strong comeback. Don’t sleep on Ciara now. =]

  50. MushyLove_1992 January 25, 2010

    Interesting.

    Even talented singers have to stumble sometimes, but they always end up on top in the end. Dont worry, Ciara will be back sooner than we think. True talent always prevail.

  51. s January 25, 2010

    oh goodness. at the end of the day the bish makes money and stays on her grind. like some of yall said she just needs to get back to basics. urban pop hits. she’s experimenting with diff sounds and styles. that’s what artists do. all prince albums were not hits. all sade’s albums were not hits. at the end of the day if the industry still giving her grammy nods with a flop then they are fair. the blogs on the other hand, the black blogs same to be mad that she is friends with kk and girl that black chicks are mad at cuz she look better than 90% of them and their man rather her. but i digress. ci’s the s***. mad creative and like most true artist she’ll have her run again

  52. ok January 25, 2010

    it’ll take ciara more time just like it took beyonce 15 years to get where she is recognized now. they preped her long and hard with dc for about 10 years. those girls have to work twice as hard as a britney. and wtf is kesha to be comparing ciara to. anyone can have a pop hit. the formula is easy. for black girls you have to garner your urban base first.. ciara did that until she flipped the script with her last record.

    with respect to rihanna getting tko’d and becoming a media darling didn’t hurt but yes she has hits so give her her props. however ciara isn’t doing what them broads do. she’s not taking to mcdonalds route. but when her stake is sizzling we will all salute.

    until tthem trent you need to stop these nonsensical post. just as dumb as the whole why didn’t beyonce get britney tour or cd #s blog that prohet blog did. or is that who you all copy from

  53. NayNay January 25, 2010

    Ciara will be back with a new project later this year and she is the only artist of this young generation (Rihanna,Amerie etc) that has the ability to really ENTERTAIN!! Ciara is an all around entertainer.

    She can dance, writes her own hits, great performer and it doesn’t hurt that’s she’s young and s***. I think her team learned from the missteps of the last album (leaks,pushbacks) and she will do just fine.

    People sleep on Ciara because she doesn’t use her personal life to stay on blogs all day. Like somebody said it’s all about the music at the end of the day,and she has proved with 2 multi-platinum albums that she can deliver great albums.

  54. Carl January 25, 2010

    Y’ALL ARE MOFUKIN HATERS. I HOPE SHE DOES THE DAMN THING N SHUTS YO B**** ASSES UP!!!!

  55. gh_Mikie January 25, 2010

    Its not about the industry…its her staying power….her record label has been supportive, she does get publicity and she has some kind of clout…so the fact that she isn’t selling is probably to do with her talent and staying power. Unfortunately I think Ciara is a Trend, just like many other singers today are…Rihanna’s light will burn out too…so will many of these industry chics.

  56. well there January 25, 2010

    Personally I feel like everything happend for a reason in Ciara career

    People say her 3rd album flopped, well it did but she has done things she hasn’t done before with this album espicially oversees

    Also this 3rd album had to happen in order to get things all the way right together with this next album… hopefully

    Ciara can come back from this it’s just perfecting your craft and balance and taking things to a whole another level with faith

  57. Nick January 25, 2010

    CIARA IS A GREAT ARTIST! she had some good music on this last album, BUT HER PROMO WAS HIDEOUS!!! NEVER EVER, SHOULD HAVE NEVER EVER been released! (cute song, NICE NICE VIDEO), BUT CIARA-SLOW MUSIC? LETS BE REAL?!! she needed to come out with a HOT KLUB BANGER (thats what hurt her, JANET does the same crap!) they r NOT SANGERS!!! put out stuff that shows off u danceing, 1st, then 3 singles later, hit us with the R&B slow jam! she will be fine, she just needs to hit the studio hard, & bring it!! shes def capable of it, I LOVE HER, O yea, what I meant by hideous promo-THAT WONDER WOMAN SUPER C THING they were going for was just TACKY-PLEASE NEVER EVER do that again CIARA, those pics, & rollercoaster theme! UGHK!!!!!!!! NO BOO BOO NO!!!! LOVE ya tho baby-I tried out for u back n LA (backup dancing, & they didnt like me) I wish u were there, hahahaha/

  58. ADE January 25, 2010

    oh who cares about Ciara, she just isn’t interesting! nobody is checkin 4 her anymore she should just stick to getting endorsements – shes killin that right now. and i agree the question should be “has the industry been unfair to BRANDY” cos that chick has a bucket load of talent and her voice is like no other – so unique!

  59. planet.rone January 25, 2010

    what seperates ciara from the likes of rihanna & kesha is that rihanna & kesha both started out pop! when ciara first debuted, she was catering to an r&b audience… i think what honestly hurt her was trying to transition into a pop star.

  60. GetitIn January 25, 2010

    The industry is not unfair to artists. Ciara’s 3rd CD did not do well because it WASNT A GOOD CD.

    I’m not a Ciara hater at all – I like a lot of her music (The Evolution is one of my favorite CDs), but when I first downloaded Fantasy Ride, I knew it wouldn’t do well. None of the songs really stand out that well. In fact, I deleted about half of them off my itunes cause they just wasn’t good. And the cover of her CD was soooooo hideous to me.

    I like Ciara and I really hope she gets it together. The route she took for Fantasy Ride is not the right one. Her 4th cd better come stronger if she wants to last in the game. And she also needs to figure out who she is. She has been coming off as trying WAY too hard this past year. From changing up her hair briefly (the cornrows, short wig) was just to get attention and it didn’t work because people can see when it’s genuine and when it’s not. Also, her hanging with Kim Kardashian? NOT a good look.

    Get it together Ci, I wanna see you do good next time around!!

  61. chrisRULES_ January 25, 2010

    Umm well we all loved Goodies Album of course..but her followups havin bn as good..she tried changing to fast! We want the baggy clothes wearing, relateable topical song, and simple beats she rocked on Goodies! Go back blonde..maybe we would love her again! lol I miss the old Ciara!

  62. hihihihihi January 25, 2010

    LOL TRENTIA ONCE AGAIN TO GET COMMENTS U NEEDED RIHANNA

    I GOT SO MUCH POWER IN MY NAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAME RIHANNA KILL THESE H***

    THE THING WITH CIARA IS; SHE DOESNT RBING IT LIKE SHE USED TO

    AND PEOPLE DONT WANT WHISPERERS JANET; CASSIE CIARA ETC::

    PEIOPLE WANT VOCALS

    U CAN HATE ON RIHANNAS TONE ALL U WANT BUT HER VOICE IS STROOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOONG

    ITS NOT BREATHY WHSIPERING MESS

    JANET CIARS ETC:: COULD NEVEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEER

    GO U CAN SEE MY HEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEART

    THEY WOULD SOUND WHSIPERY THIN BREATHY BUT RIHANNA SOUNDS STRONG POWERFULL

    AND THEN LISTEN TO NEVER EVER

    WHO HAS NO VOCAL TALENT

    FOR SURE AITN RIHANNA

    HATE ON RIHANNA BUT THAT B**** HAS IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIT AND HAS HITS ALL OVER THE WORLD

    AND IS AFTER TWO YEARS ALREADY A FASHIN ICON

    THESE B****** NEVER COULD

  63. MushyLove_1992 January 25, 2010

    Bringing “R” in this again I see.

    Let “R” perform and then let Cici perform, and you can see whose better ..

  64. jjlova06 January 25, 2010

    I do agree that she has been pushed out of the limelight by people who are definitely less talented (ie. Rhianna, Kesha), but there is also something going wrong with the marketing. She got a bad image out of nowhere. People used to love her then all of a sudden I started hearing how crappy she was. She kind of reminds me of bow wow. She was good for the kiddies, but not necessarily for the adults.

  65. hihihihihi January 25, 2010

    @muschy ho

    LET RIHANNA SING STRONG AND CIARA WHISPER:::::THEN WE SEE WHOIS BETTER

  66. Lady Vanessa January 25, 2010

    @jjlova06

    People that used to work with her previous management team are rumored to have been behind a negative campaign to smear Ciara’s name online and in the industry. It wasn’t a sudden thing at all.

    Ciara fired her manager Philana WIlliams and within weeks her album had leaked online. Suddenly the urban blogs were leaking negative stories about her quoting Atlanta ‘insiders’. Most of these people she fired now work for Keri Hilson. It’s not a coincidence that Keri’s whole style and image is patterned after Ciara. Everyone in Atlanta knows what went down with that.

    This is part of the reason Ciara had to record out in L.A she had to make sure her new project was under strict security to avoid the same thing happening again.

    Tidbit: J Que of the Clutch writing team tweeted about hearing some of Ciara’s new material last week and he said it was awesome. He co-wrote Like A Boy with Ciara.

    Can’t wait to hear it and see her performing again.

  67. Kenney January 25, 2010

    first you say, “Has the industry left Christina Aguilera behind?” then that same day juicy details leaked about her album! Now you post “Has the industry been fair to Ciara?” Yes they have! How many singles did she have to release before they allowed her to release Fantasy Ride? How many people did she jack styles and routines from just to have something out there to promote FR? I loved Ciara’s Goodies and I’m glad she’s going back to her roots. Granted she had some kickass material on FR, she needs to stay away from more of the mid-tempos and focus on dance and ballads…Like A Surgeon was a mess. When it comes to singles from “Fantasy Ride” it should’ve been Love S** Magic, Work, G Is For Girl, Never Ever. IMO Fantasy Ride had a “Goodies: The Sequel” feel to it!

  68. RANDOM January 25, 2010

    nobody to blame b**** cant sing.

  69. Raychel January 25, 2010

    WHY DO YOU ALWAYS HAVE TO MENTION RIHANNA IN POSTS???

    anyway, ciara I love you girl. do your thing, this is a STUPID feature article. ciara will get back on her grind, she’s a star performer, and she has the capability of making HITS! so fudge off okay, ciara will make it. the industry is FAIR to EVERY artist. like are you serious? its their team and label that are responsible for being fair. Ciara cant help if her label is not on point.

    SMH

  70. Dave January 25, 2010

    I think the article is retarded. THe industry is messed up & lame. But, she’s a great artist. #1 people need to stop writing her off as a vocalist. Her only problem is she doesn’t always have consistent vocals. But, each & everytime she sings Acapella she slays with her beautiful melodious voice, & each time she sung/performed ‘Promise’ she slayed the vocals. She just need to make sure she displays all her talents equally , so people don’t write her off, because she can dance/perform & sing, just not as strong as a vocalist. Her problem is her label. They pick shitty singles, they promote late & just be a mess. They didn’t hit when the getting was good. She sold 5 MILLION COPIES WORLDWIDE W/ GOOODIES, WHERE THE F*** WAS HER WORLD TOUR? Hellur Jive…? The Evolution went platinum w/ a month, where was the world tour? She stayed headlining, but they couldn’t get her a world tour. That would’ve got her her own lane & stable fanbase. But, they played around. Then, Fantasy Ride was just on some other stuff, that people couldn’t get into because they’re shallow minded. They only want 1 thing from her dance/urban,but she is so much more than that, & they don’t notice that. & what they didn’t notice is when she 1st came out she was pop, URBAN Pop, w/ a lil crunk, hip hop. She never was 1 genre. The industry is lame thou, they are about image & strictly that. But, best believe when her album drops this year, she is gonna slay & let the other gurls know what a performer really is. & y r u writing off “The Evolution” when it had hits Promise #11 on Billboard Hot 100 & #1 on Billboard R&B/Hip Hop, “Like A Boy” #19 on Billboard Hot 100 & #6 on Billboard R&B/Hip Hop, “Get Up” #7 on Billboard Hot 100 & #10 on Billboard R&B/Hip Hop? & The Evolution opened up w/ sales of 338k (338,000) the 1st week & went 3x’s platinum worldwide? Hellur people!

  71. Ciar-bleh January 25, 2010

    She’s a weak singer and lacks tunes. If anything, the ‘industry’ (as IF there’s a behind-the-scenes effort to ensure she flops!) was too kind when she first came out. She was pretty average even then and experienced too much success, so I’d say you’re looking at it the wrong way round.

  72. WTF – (THE ORIGINAL) January 25, 2010

    R&B is always hard to sell no matter who you are.
    We know all u R&B fans and ‘Causal fans’ and the ‘Sly Haters/Listen on the down low fans’ are all bootleggin tracks left, right and on limewire.

    Lets be real, Ciara managed to find an audience, and then ousted them to the left to the left. She then tried something new and her original fans (Crunk) no longer can relate to it.

    Ciara should stick to her roots, and develop crunk cici style further, instead of embarking on this RnB/Pop/Mainstream, coz when u hit those waters, your competing with the likes of Beyonce.

    By doing true RnB, the audience would rather have a good voice (see: Jennifer Hudson, Monica, Brandy (even though she flopped with an excellent album)). Ciara just doesn’t cut it.

    Beyonce is successful because she found her niche – independent women songs, female empowerment etc etc. Ciara had her, Hood/Crunk/Street Cred Appeal with her 1st album…!

  73. WTF – (THE ORIGINAL) January 25, 2010

    IT ALL (SUSAN) BOILS DOWN TO THIS:

    GOOD PRODUCTION/ BEATS + EXCELLENT VIDEO + RELATABLE ATTRACTIVE ARTIST = HIT

  74. Raychel January 25, 2010

    @wtf I agree

  75. Dave January 25, 2010

    & she did kind of steer away from her usual fanbase w/ the music on “Fantasy Ride”, but I didn’t mind. I liked it, i’m versatile on music taste

  76. Raychel January 25, 2010

    @dave cosign
    Ill always love ciara
    she has good music and when she changes style I wont mind because im open to other styles

  77. Nicky January 25, 2010

    RIHANNA AND CIARA ARE BOTH THE S***!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    CIARA NEEDS TO COME HARDER THOUGH!!!!!!!!!
    NEVER EVER SHOULDNT HAVE BEEN RELEASED AS A SINGLE BUT I LOVE THAT SONG!!!!!!!!!!

    CIARA PICKED WRONG SINGLE CHOICES. WORK WAS A HORRIBLE SONG.

    Ciara also needs a NEW LOOK!!!!!!!!!!

    RIHANNA KNOWS HOW TO PICK HITS. HER VOICE IS UNIQUE, ADDICTIVE AND BEAUTY UNDENIABLE!

    KERI WILSON SHOULD NOT EVEN BE MENTIONED. HER NEXT ALBUM WILL FLOP.

    HER ALBUM BARELY WENT GOLD AFTER ALL THE HYPE, 6 VIDEOS AND PERFORMANCES

  78. Erica24 January 25, 2010

    The problem is she is a TRUE R&B singer. Some people don’t want that. She sings the songs all the girls can relate too, My love, ooo..my love is my song..im bout to listen to that now! lol….

    but she will comeback, and I will be buying her album. To be honest, it doesn’t even matter if she sells or not, she tried to be a gimmick with fantasy ride, and it didn’t work, so now she will come back with albums like the evolution but even better…Can’t wait!

  79. Erica24 January 25, 2010

    …AND SHE DOESN’T use her personal life, like someone said, which is SMART!!! She doesn’t need a GREAT voice b/c she can dance her b*** off, all she needs this time around are some true r&b hardhitters, and she will be fine. Like it or not, she is wayyy better then some other artists out here..not gonna say any names, cuz the person you thought of, is the one im talking about! lol.

  80. Dane January 25, 2010

    @ Me

    jayz have more than two Grammy’s …………

  81. Erica24 January 25, 2010

    Listening to “My love”…man that song goes sooooooooooo hard…love it.

  82. blasian January 25, 2010

    CIARA DOESN’T HAVE IT.

  83. Qtis January 25, 2010

    Real talk? Rihanna as an artist is whack as hell! Unlike GaGa, Alicia, Keri JLo, etc. at least Ciara has something that she does outstanding and that’s her dancing. There’s not a female in the game right now f’n with CiCi in the dance category and that includes Bey and Janet. It’s 2010 and right now CiCi is the best she just has to build on that and make hot, relevant music.

  84. Qtis January 25, 2010

    My bad, she also needs some serious vocal training but its not like she sounds much worst than most of the other chics in the game right now let’s be real.

  85. Erica24 January 25, 2010

    @qtis

    I agree.

  86. Raychel January 25, 2010

    @erica24 YES GIRL
    i bump evolution 7 times a day STILL and that album is what
    3 years old?

  87. niki January 25, 2010

    cc is my girl and so is riri and so is bey and so is kesha and so is brandy, monica . yall get the point. I love them all for very different reasons. I love variety in music. I love mary, keys, fantasia to. sometimes i want pop , sometimes i want go old fashion singing. cc just did not put out a good cd this time, but i am wishing her much success with the rest of these chics. i ain’t gone knock none of their game TRENT did Rihanna beat t you up in high school. its getting so stupid. you sound like my seven year old.

  88. Lauren January 25, 2010

    NICKI, f*** you! 🙂

  89. PropertyOf January 25, 2010

    I completely agree with WTF ( the original )… Ciara left her fan base and that’s why her sells have fallen off.. The industry doesn’t know what to do with her. She tried to cross over and failed in a major way. She went from getting crunk with Luda to being on tour with Britney. I don’t think there’s anything wrong with branching out but that’s a huge marketing difference.

  90. MushyLove_1992 January 25, 2010

    If her next album is anything like her debut, then it WILL be successful..

  91. RANDOM January 25, 2010

    it WONT be.

  92. B January 25, 2010

    Ciara isn’t HALF of what Janet is, was or will be. She’s a cute attempt, but she was really modeled after Aaliyah, who she also falls short of beating. I liked Goodies but her two cds after that aren’t that good. It’s not enough for her to emulate Janet’s energy to be successful. Janet also had great music and imagery to go along with it. If Ciara stepped up her music, she would be back on target.

  93. SXSW January 25, 2010

    Ciara toured with Gwen Stefani after Goodies came out. She has always been pop-ish. Her touring with Britney was not turning her back on her urban core but expanding her base in international markets. That was a smart move but it did cost her some momentum with her US sales of Fantasy Ride.

    When all is said and done Ciara is a great artist, I truly enjoy watching her perform.
    I loved the Evolution album (Promise, Like A Boy, My Love) . Fantasy Ride was a great pop & r&b record with some awesome moments (Never Ever, Love S** Magic and Ciara to the stage) but the presentation wasn’t strong enough.

    From what I’m hearing on the blogs she’s going back to her essence on this next album so we’ll see what she’s cooked up in the lab.

  94. Ash Jones January 25, 2010

    Recommendations for Ciara’s 4th album to be a hit:
    1. remove tricky stewart and the dream as executive producers and replace with rodney jerkins
    2. LIMIT the dream and tricky to just 4 songs on the album
    3. have a consistant style/theme
    4. work with Ne-Yo again (would love to hear something like “Happily Never After” or “Save Me From Myself”
    5. a duet/collab with Janet Jackson
    6. ditch the label… (jive/la face/zomba is a mess at the moment), might i recommend interscope or sony music
    7. kara dioguardi should writer for her
    8. she should work with claude kelly
    9. akon collaboration and definately some akon productions please…
    10. work with louis biancello/sam watters and ryan tedder.

  95. Anne January 25, 2010

    This is the DUMBEST post. You just said HER VOICE IS LIMITED IN MANY WAYS and you expect people to conclude that she has been treated unfairly. Maybe she should be a professional dancer.

  96. Tendaji January 25, 2010

    Here’s the issue with artist like Ciara. She is primarily a dancer, which is fine, because she dances very well. However, most people who buy her album are African Americn/Black ect. We have basic standard for music and if you can’t sing well you won’t last long. I’m sure if all Beyonce did was sing, she would not be a big of a star as she is, but she’s able to not only sing, which is what should take precedence, but she can dance while doing it. She has become the standard for Black women in the industry. Ciara just doesn’t have the voice to sustain a long lasting career unless she sings strictly pop music. But a lot of her black fans aren’t really into the “pop” sound. She if/when she crosses over to pop she will have to rebuild her entire fan base.

  97. mez January 25, 2010

    I can’t hear her dancing…

    Ciara to me is a 2 hit wonder… shes nice enuff but boring to me…

  98. S*** January 25, 2010

    Its true, CICI had 1 of the biggest debuts in Urban music history in terms of Album sales, the Charts, & overall popularity. Chris, Ciara, Bey, Gaga, Britney, Ashanti & Mariah all had big Debuts. But CiCi is 1 of the ones who wasnt able to keep up with the success of her debuts. Even with nice radio friendly songs & good videos & wise single choices Fantasy Flop, well Flopped!! Not even going gold- a fleet that Ci almost did in the 1st week w/ the Evolution LP. I think that its ultimate Fail was #1- the bad Album Cover, #2- Bad Marketting, & #3 No Growth. The same goes for Chris Brown but without the Advances…

  99. MS.CLAY January 25, 2010

    I AM A HUGE FAN OF CIARA BUT OKAY LET’S BE REAL CIARA’S VOCAL ABILITY IS DEFINITELY TERRIBLE! HER STUDIO VOICE IS OKAY BUT IS VERY LIMITED, HOWEVER, SHE DOES SING THE RIGHT SONGS FOR HER VOICE. SHE DOESN’T TRY TO DO OUT THE BOX SONGS THAT SHE KNOWS HER VOICE CAN’T HANDLE. NOW HER PERFORMING VOICE IS LIKE HEARING NAILS SCRATCH ON A CHALKBOARD! BUT I DO GET DISTRACTED (IN A GOOD WAY) BY HER ABILITY TO PERFORM HER ASS OFF! SHE IS AN AWESOME DANCER AND PERFORMER SO HER LACK VOCAL ABILITY IS AN AREA SHE MUST WORK ON!

    I DON’T THINK THE INDUSTRY CAN BE FAIR OR UNFAIR TO ANY ARTIST! IT’S ALL ABOUT THE FANS AND IF THEY WANNA BUY YOUR ALBUM OR GO SEE YOUR SHOWS! IT’S SIMPLE! IT IS ALSO ABOUT YOUR RECORD LABEL AND WHAT THEY ARE WILLING TO DO AND HOW MUCH TIME AND MONEY THEY ARE WILLING TO SPEND TO HELP SOMEONE BECOME A SUCCESS! AND JIVE RECORDS CANNOT DO THAT FOR HER! I PERSONALLY STARTED TO STRAY AWAY FROM CIARA BECAUSE OF THE CHANGES SHE WAS MAKING AS FAR AS THE MUSIC AND HER STYLE! IT STARTED TO BECOME A LOT MORE MANUFACTURED TO ME! I RECOMMEND THAT SHE GO BACK TO WHAT SHE WAS ORIGINALLY DOING BECAUSE OF THE LIKEABILITY OF IT! IT WAS SO ATLANTA, GA AND IT MADE ME FEEL LIKE SHE WAS ONE OF MY GIRLS FROM HIGH SCHOOL. HER FIRST TWO ALBUMS WERE AWESOME! AND THE SINGLES WERE GOOD TOO, I.E. GOODIES, OH, LIKE A BOY, PROMISE, 1,2 STEP, ETC. AND EVERY ONE OF THOSE VIDEOS WERE TERRIFIC! SHE WAS THE DOWN HOME GIRL FROM ATLANTA, AND NOW EVERYTHING IS TECHNOLOGICALLY DONE (AS FAR AS HER VIDEOS AND PHOTOS) HER SONGS HAVE TOO MUCH OF A POP FEELING, AND HER PRODUCTION AND PROMOTION SUCKS AS WELL! SO NO NEED TO BLAME THE INDUSTRY FOR HER FALL! JUST START ALL OVER AND DO WHAT IS BEST FOR THE FANS!

  100. MS.CLAY January 25, 2010

    @ S***

    I AGREE! THAT ALBUM COVER WAS HORRENDOUS! YUK!

  101. Lil CiCi January 25, 2010

    To all of the haters and doubters you FAIL to realiza Ciara has been the s*** since day one. It’s sad that these no talented half assed washed up h*** like Rihanna are compared to the Queen Ci. Ciara has beem in her own lane since 2004. And since then she has still MAINTAINED her fanbased. Yes of course she has lost some of her urban audienece with this FR era but that doesn’t mean she wouldn’t be able to gain them back. The reason why FR wasn’t a big impact as it was supposed to be was the wrong single chocies. First of all her management f***** up when they released HIGH PRICE which was supposed to be the first single and it was too early. So I guess since they knew they screwed up they though GO GIRL was going to make a GREATER impact as the first single choice. But sadly it was the opposite. Then they decided to go with NEVER EVER since Ciara has already experimented a little bit of pop from TE they thought she would crossover. NE barely mad the top ten hit. So LOVE S** MAGIC came in and it was a success. But still as a fan myself I think the label should have went with TELL ME WHAT YOUR NAME IS which is my opinion because it is a song that has more of a crossover appeal to the audience. But anyway back to what I’m saying Ciara still has LOYAL fans to this day and by reading the comments on here are HILARIOUS AND DELUSIONAL. You mentioned Rihanna’s name like she has been the thing since WHEN? Please tell me how and why she is comapared of up against Ciara? Rihanna’s careeer has been a GIMMICK to the music industry. This chick ain’t NEVER been NEAR Ciara’s LEVEL. Ciara shits on that joker there’s no doubt about it. And for the undeducated m************ who think they know s*** when they don’t. Yeah Ciara’s FR didn’t sell much but it’s still the S***. How ignorant and lack of common sensec for people to think just because a CD fails to sell that the CD itself Failed. If there’s lack of promotion of wrong sinlge choices that is the case but the CD itself still has that QUALITY. Ciara is one of the most TALENTED AND OUTSTANDING ENTERTAINERS of this GENERATION. And as 17 year old myself who grew up listening to the QUALITY in music she has been one of those artists who NEVER FAILED to cater to her LOYAL fans like myself. For those who have hated on this woman because of her FAME AND SUCCESS keep hatin cuz Ciara will ALWAYS s*** on ya favs. Ciara has been BLESSED to get where she is now and will CONTINUE TO DOMINATE CONQUER througout her career. She ain’t going nowhere. And I have to give my respect to other REAL ENTERTAINERS like BRANDY, MONICA because it’s sad the MUSIC INDUSTRY has chose these GIMMICKS like Rihanna who ain’t good for nothing except her looks and fashion. In my opinion the music industry has been fair to Ciara but they have been shady towards her. FR was just the begining to bring out what’s coming out on album #4 and it’s already getting ANTCIPATED as one of the best albums of the year. So Ciara fans are waiting patiently and Ciara is taking her time on this MASTERPIECE that is going to SHOCK airwaves soon. As far as I’m concerend as a fan I know Ci won’t have any worries of setbacks. CUZ 2010 CIARA PRINCESS HARRIS IS SNATCHING UP THEM LACE FRONT WIGS!!!! LOVE YA CI!

  102. S*** January 25, 2010

    “Her routines were definitely more difficult than that of ‘Single Ladies’”

    I BEG TO DIFFER, Shes a great dancer but not on Beys Level, Maybe on omarions, Chris, Janet, Aliyah, or Ushers but NOT on Bey’s or MJ’s.

    SL was Bey’s Own Element that Ciara cant touch: Ciara does Crunck/Street Dances combined w/ Sensual moves. Bey only makes it look easy. SL is 1 of the most complex, energetic, yet slightly Stiff Routines Ever; it requires Versatility, focus & Rhythm. Bey’s dancing capabilities is just as diverse as her Singing Capabilities. Every move Ciara has done or will do, trust me Bey has done it already(back since childhood) & probably Better…

  103. ok January 25, 2010

    @s*** lol that pretty much sums up your comment

  104. da vinci January 25, 2010

    @terri point made had to repost

    That would have to imply that the music industry is actually fair. Saying Ciara’s issues is the industries fault is only one side to her problem. Ciara went “Hollywood” , where as on her first two albums she was a southern princess, with charm, beauty, and enough moves to get her noticed with limited vocal ability, yes they were calling her the next Janet. On her third album ,wanting the fame of her contemporaries,she went the oversexed, I’m desperate for attention, I’m going to move to LA so photogs can follow me route. In the mean time leaving Atlanta where she had a strong fan base and allowing Keri Hilson to step in and take some of her southern swag. She had her own lane and abandoned her core fans who believed in her to try to become something she not or something most of her fans who loved her couldn’t get with, IMO…..Anytime you are in a picture with Kim Kardashiain (Who does what?) and they say Kim and a friend you need to re-evaluate your approach to stardom, which I hope she is begining to realize.

  105. Raychel January 25, 2010

    @sh** yea right i beg to differ bey cant dance better than all those people you named
    ciara can dance CIRCLES around bey
    single ladies was epic yes
    but that dosent make her this FANTASTIC dancer
    ciara is better in the dancing department

  106. Anne January 25, 2010

    I completely agree with S*** and TENDAJI; just look at all those you tube videos of people trying to do the SL routine. Even the best of them can’t touch Bey’s performance and she re-creates it over and over on stage live. Also, the bottom line w/this topic is I think that being able to both sing and dance like Beyonce is a plus, but while dancing is not a requirement, THE ABILITY TO SING SHOULD BE A REQUIREMENT FOR BEING A RECORDING ARTIST . Since Ciara falls short in the singing requirement your time would be better spent arguing on behalf of someone who CAN SING and has been possibly treated unfairly.

  107. Lil CiCi January 25, 2010

    @ s*** no disrespect to Beyonce but Ciara always had NATURAL abilities to dancing. Ciara’s dancing to 10x way better than Beyonce’s. Everything Beyonce has done is NOTHING new or SPECIAL. Might I remind you and if you didn’t know Beyonce is not ORGINAL and she’s has been INSPIRED by Ciara. Hell Beyonce tried to do Ciara’s SIGNATURE move of course the MATRIX. Ciara has been on her LEVEL since day one and comparing her to Beyonce is IRRELEANT. Beyonce is cool but she ain’t Ciara since in this video I’m showing PROVES MY POINT.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QNNNuMA2qvM

    Beyonce tried to do the MATRIX and it FAILED. Beyonce has NEVER done the MATRIX since her childhood and that statement you brought up about Beyonce has already done since childhood is COMPLETELY FALSE. When it comes to being and ENTERTIAINER AND DANCER CIARA OWNS all of those catergories.

  108. S*** January 25, 2010

    BEYONCE can dance CIRCLES around CI-ERROR

    Go watch Goodies, 2 Step, Get Up, & Promise….

    & then Watch: CIL, Baby Boy, Naughty Girl, Get me Bodied, & SL

    & watch the Queen Bey Step on Ci-ERRORS Coat-Tail Multiple Times….

  109. S*** January 25, 2010

    P-lease, The Matrix is NOT a Dance Move & neither was it invented by Ciara!!

    Go watch the Ring The Alarm DANCE BREAK Performance(which was inspired by Janet NOT Ciara). You See Beyonce can get Low Too, Nothing Special.

    Kids been doing the Matriz since MJ’s reine way B$ the movie even came out. So please Sit Down…

  110. S*** January 25, 2010

    ^ Oh Lord- Look at my Typos:

    *Kids been doing the Matrix since MJ’s reign way B4 the movie even came out*

  111. Brown January 25, 2010

    um…..yea ciara can dance and all but she ain’t bringing no HIT song….no song ppl wanna listen to….and her dances are good but single ladies dance it CUTE and ppl can acutally attempt to do it CIARA NOT A CHANCE GIRL GO SIT DOWN!!!!!

  112. Raychel January 25, 2010

    @s*** im sorry bey is a great performer
    but she cant dance like ciara and chris brown
    they arent on her level

  113. Raychel January 25, 2010

    I mean she not on their level*

  114. S*** January 25, 2010

    ^ “to each His/Her own”, I respect your Opinion & I respect that you Respect mine…
    (Mumbles: *Bey still Dance Better*)

  115. florida_girl January 25, 2010

    @Raychel…that is one of the nicest things I’ve read u comment concerning Chris….nice that you can give a complement….I do think Bey is in a class all by herself because Bey sing and dance at the same time not too many artist can do that other than MJ…IMO

  116. J-Wellz January 25, 2010

    IM A CIARA STAN & RIHANNA STAN & THIS IS WAT I THINK

    ITS A YES & NO ANSWER 2 ME

    # 1:SOME OF CIARA FANS ARE FLIP FLOPS.ONE MINUTE THEY ARE WITH HER THE NEXT MINUTE THEY AREN’T.ANY DIEHARD FAN WOULD STICK WIT CIARA THRU THICK N THIN NO MATTA WAT TYPE OF MUSIC SHE PUTS OUT.(U WON’T NEVA CATCH ME TURNING MA BACK AGAINST CI WEN SHE PUTS OUT A CD & THA SAME 4 RIHANNA)
    # 2:HER RECORD LABEL DIDN’T PROMOTE FANTASY RIDE THA RIGHT WAY.THEY PICKED THE WRONG SINGLES.WAITED 2 LATE TO PROMOTE HERE IN THE U.S.
    # 3: & @ LADY VANESSA…YES EVEN BACK WIT HER MANAGEMENT WITH PHILANA WILLIAMS THEY MESSED HER UP (SINGLE WISE) DURING THE EVOLUTION ERA.CUZ ALL OF HER PAST HIT FROM GOODIES HAD PEAKED IN THE TOP 5.”LIKE A BOY”,”PROMISE”,CAN’T LEAVE`EM ALONE” MISSED IT.IN FACT SHE ONLY HAD 1 TOP 10 HIT ON THE BILLBOARD HOT 100 CHARTS FROM “EVOLUTION” & DAT WAS “GET UP” & IT PEAK AT # 7 ON HOT 100.& WEN DEY WAS SUPPOSED 2 RELEASED “THAT’S RIGHT” AS THA 5TH SINGLE IT GOT CANCELLED FROM WAT I STILL DON’T KNO TIL DIS DEY.BUT “B.E.T.” KEPT PLAYING DA HELL OUT OF IT

    BUT CIARA IS GOING 2 COMEBACK & WITH A BANG
    WITH THE WAY EVERYTHING IS FALLING INTO PLACE WITH THE ENDORSEMENT & MOVIE COMING OUT…ALL CIARA NEEDS 2 DO IS 2 HAVE GOOD MUSIC & DANCE MOVES & SHE WILL BE BACK ON TOP.& HAVE HER NAME EVERYWHERE SO DAT PEOPLE WOULD BE TIRED OF SEEING HER.

  117. anonymouss January 25, 2010

    err..are u serious? shes not successful cuz as commercial she tries to be, she just cant capture the publics interest…cuz guess what? the public views her as a non-singing, one hit wonder. and her booty-popping is outdated in this age of GaGa, when being unique is what captures people’s attention.

  118. Raychel January 25, 2010

    @florida_girl what are you talking about
    I always give him complements
    I dont give him complements when it comes to the dv situation
    but I think he’s very talented

  119. free January 25, 2010

    I think ciara is 1 of many artist who tries to hard. I’m a fan of ciara’s work, when she first came out with my goodies, but after that album she tried to be somebody shes not, thats y fantasy ride flopped. she should have sticked to the formula that made her popular.
    just because I’m a fan of Ciara doesnt mean I’m gonna kiss her b***, and say everything she does is right. thats not a real fan.
    I know ciarra can dance better than most female artist out there. shes a great entertainer also.thats means all her live show are off the chain.
    theres nothing wrong with an artist evolving with their music, but at the same you cant forget where u came from. I’m just not feeling the new ciara right now. too me it looks like shes trying to hard, moving to L’A’, hanging with kim kadashian, going places just to get her pics taking, to me thats to much.
    Ciara go back to atlanta and go make music with jazze pha.
    And i do think part of the reason ciara’s flopping got to do with her record company..but am not gonna put all the blame on them.

  120. ACE January 25, 2010

    The industry has been more than fair to Ciara. For one, no one is going to tell me that she walked into an audition sang as song as was signed to recording contract. This young lady has some connects, and some serious ones at that; She’s 1st cousins with Both Monica and Ludacris, which a lot of people do not know. Ciara is pure entertainment. She’s not a vocalist and her live performances have shown just that, which is where she has failed to live up to her hype. Ciara live doesn’t give you half of what Janet gives you live say what you will about Ms. Jackson but she sings, and she sings live. JJ may not have a powerhouse voice but she definitely has A VOICE and a good one at that. Ciara however has failed to demonstrate the capability to do anything other than shake her fanny, and her weak performance to salute the King of Pop on BET was a clear message that, this girl can’t sing. Now FANTASY RIDE had so many push backs, and just about the same number of singles released from it and it still failed to do anything because it was the same 1, 2 step; there was not evolution of Ciara the artist or even Ciara the entertainer for that fact; If you cannot reproduce the video or album affect live you’re wasting your time because no one is going to buy it. At this stage in her career Ciara should be headlining tours not opening them BUT let’s be honest here, who’s going to pay their money to see Ciara… I’m not and I won’t ever. Ciara has been given an opportunity that aspiring artists who have far more talent may never have because they don’t have the connections she has, or maybe the ‘look’ she has either yet in an industry that has based quality upon superficial things such as ‘beauty’, ‘type’, and ‘marketability’ instead of pure raw talent the decline in sales is just the beginning and artist such as Ciara, Omarion, and others who call themselves singers but are nothing more than glorified dancers with auto-tune help are feeling the affects first. Some say what about Rihanna, I’m sorry my personal opinion is that vocally RiRi has Ciara on lock. I’ve seen her live twice thus far, and say what you want about Rihanna, she can’t dance that great, but she can hold a tune live, and actually give a performance worth remembering. Ri has also evolved with each album she’s produced it has not been the same thing over and over again with a new producer or a new hair style. Ciara is still the same artist she was in 03, nothings changed but maybe the hair. So have they been fair, yes, and they’re being even more fair by allowing this dancer to record yet ANOTHER album… she needs to turn to acting and give it up.

  121. florida_girl January 25, 2010

    @Raychel…this was the first time I read a complement u gave him…no shade just saying that’s cool

  122. Cally January 25, 2010

    Ok just a few thoughts.

    1) Ciara’s success is equal to her talent…….. period.

    2) She ethered her career with those National Geographic pics she took for Vibe.

    3) She’s not and never will be photogentic.

    4) She has no personality.

    5) She’s average.

  123. rightround(U.S.A pride!- help HAITI!) January 25, 2010

    Traent, why do makes these posts? they have NO substance. ugh whatever!

  124. RANDOM January 25, 2010

    wait i just read pop charts isn’t she r&b she dominates those charts.

  125. VaunTV January 25, 2010

    YALL ALWAYS GOTTA DRAG RIHANNA INTO SOMETHING WHEN YALL MAD SOMEONE U LIKE IS FLOPPING..JUST LIKE W/ LEONA.. YALL WASNT COMPLAINING WHEN CIARA WAS OUTSELLING & OUTCHARTING RIHANNA BUT NOW THAT SHE’S FALLEN BOOHOO? PLZ..ITS NOT HER LABEL, ITS THAT FACT THAT HER MUSIC HAS BEEN SUB PAR AND SHE’S LEFT THE AUDIENCE THAT GOT HER WHERE SHE IS TODAY. POINT BLANK PERIOD.. HER LABEL PUT OUT ALL KINDS OF MONEY FOR NEW STYLIST, MRAKETING, MANAGEMENT .. EVERYTHING AND SHE DELIVERED OLD/SUB PAR MUSIC ON FANTASY RIDE.. IT GETS QUITE OLD BLAIMING AND DRAGGIN RIHANNA INTO EVERYTHING

  126. RANDOM January 25, 2010

    all beyonce has to do is keep her wig in place and memorize her lyrics she doesn’t need to be doing no dang ”matrix” WTF

  127. Lil CiCi January 25, 2010

    WOW @ S*** U ARE ENTERTAINING ME WITH YA LAME ASS COMMENTS. CIARA SHITS OVER BEYONCE WHEN IT COMES TO PUTTING ON A SHOW. UR JUST MAD CUZ CIARA HAS THE UPPER HAND. BEYONCE AIN’T NOTHING SPECIAL AND STOP TRYING TO MAKE IT SEEM LIKE SHE’S THE ONLY ARTIST THAT HAS SUCCESS. ALICIA KEYS IS ANOTHER SUCCESSFUL ENTERTAINER. U KNOW U LOVE THE QUEEN CI. BEYONCE FANS KNOW DEEP DOWN THEY LIKE QUEEN C AND KNOW SHE’S BEEN THE DA S***. THEY HATE THAT CIARA WILL SURPASS BEE WHICH SHE IS. DO YOU KNOW BEYONCE? DOES SHE PAY YOU FOR DEFENDING HER? STOP RIDING ON HER ASS OKAY. WOW I CAN’T WAIT TILL ALBUM #4 DROPS Y’ALL HATERS ARE IN FOR IT>

  128. Anthony January 25, 2010

    WHO IS TRENT??!!?!!?/ When did he start posting here????

    I HAAAAAAAAAAAAAAATE his posts…

    And who has been considering her a modern
    day Janet??? Or even better???? I have NOT heard
    that…. AT ALL.

  129. R January 25, 2010

    I agree with Cally – she is just average…. Vanilla…. she suits being Missy’s sidekick. She doesn’t have a strong enough voice – yes, she can sing, but she sounds like Janet (well, in that realm).

    Yes, Rihanna relies heavily on image – but she has a distinctive voice. It’s not generic like LaToya, Ciara, Kelly… Everyone (who has no idea of pop/r’n’b) recognises her voice… with all the others you’ll either get a ‘who?’ or a ‘isn’t that…. ?’

    I don’t think Ciara should give up, but she needs to bring something new to the table… she’s just blah.

  130. reality101 January 25, 2010

    I applaud Trent for his intrinsic yet thought provoking additions to the site. For the simple asses who cant appreciate them, maybe this isnt the post for you.

    I moved to Atlanta from Santa Monica California when i was 13. I have many friends in the industry here and I have heard Ciara in the studio myself and the b**** can SING!! Her voice is breathy and she has a soft unique tone but her registry and tone is beautiful to me. I admit she is no powerhouse but the b**** can sing. Secondly, @ ACE…quit believing everything you read!!! Everyone in ATL calls each other family…so yes Monica and Luda and Ciara are industry cousins. Ciara grinds……she had no one riding for her like PAPA Knowles, or JAY Z for Rihanna. Thirdly @ TERRI!! UR FACTS R WRONG!! Ciara moved to Hollywood to avoid all the negative Drama she was involved in ATL.

    Thank U LadyVanessa. Everyone in ATL who is in the industry knows Ciara fired Philawna Williams who allegedly paid her friend (Sandra Rose) and the like to start as much negative drama as possible. Immediately blogs went crazy and album tracks are leaking left and right!! She moved to LA to grind, focus and re-evaluate the crabs in her life. Derek Blanks recently photographed her new album cover right here in ATL…….which i neglected to mention she is financing herself bc the label sucks invests everything in Britney Spears. Between not securely protecting her records nor support for her and marketing when appropriately as they did Miss Spears it was impossible for her to successfuly introduce a mainstream POP album to fans her solely support as the Princess of CRUNK and B. I along with J Que of the CLutch heard her some of her new material and she is def bringin the goods. Don’t sleep. She may not have the vocal prowess of the likes of Beyonce or the technical fourtitude of my favorite, Brandy; but she is definitely a force to be reckoned with. At the end of the day, her style, tone, etc may not appeal to you……but in comparison to her immediate contemporaries she surely can handle her own. C-ERA 2010!

  131. DION-ISH January 25, 2010

    FIRST I WOULD LIKE TO SAY…WHY WHY WHY DOES THIS BLOG INCLUDE RIHANNA’S NAME IN ALMIST EVERY POST INCLUDING EVERYBODY!?! I SWEAR, HATERS ARE JUST CONFUSED ADMIRES!! AND THAT DEF SUITS THE PPL ON THIS BLOG!!!

    AND CIARA IS NO WHERE NEAR AS GREAT AS JANET JACKSON, SHE WISHES!!!!

    AND ARTIST LIKE RIHANNA AND KE$HA ARE POP ARTIST…CIARA IS R&B…SO IF SHE’S GETTING COMPARED TO ARTIST STICK TO PPL IN HER GENRE AND STYLE LIKE BEYONCE, CASSIE, KERI HILSON ETC…

    FYI–RIHANNA IS VERY TALENTED….THERE ARE PLENTY OF ARTIST OUT THERE THAT DONT HAVE A WHITNEY VOICE, ONLY A FEW LIKE J-HUD AND XTINA! SOOO SINGLING OUT CERTAIN ARTIST IS LAME!…..

    LIKE I SAID……

    HATERS ARE JUST CONFUSED ADMIRES!!
    HATERS ARE JUST CONFUSED ADMIRES!!
    HATERS ARE JUST CONFUSED ADMIRES!!
    HATERS ARE JUST CONFUSED ADMIRES!!

  132. DION-ISH January 25, 2010

    FIRST I WOULD LIKE TO SAY…WHY WHY WHY DOES THIS BLOG INCLUDE RIHANNA’S NAME IN ALMIST EVERY POST INCLUDING EVERYBODY!?! I SWEAR, HATERS ARE JUST CONFUSED ADMIRES!! AND THAT DEF SUITS THE PPL ON THIS BLOG!!!

    AND CIARA IS NO WHERE NEAR AS GREAT AS JANET JACKSON, SHE WISHES!!!!

    AND ARTIST LIKE RIHANNA AND KE$HA ARE POP ARTIST…CIARA IS R&B…SO IF SHE’S GETTING COMPARED TO ARTIST STICK TO PPL IN HER GENRE AND STYLE LIKE BEYONCE, CASSIE, KERI HILSON ETC…

    FYI–RIHANNA IS VERY TALENTED….THERE ARE PLENTY OF ARTIST OUT THERE THAT DONT HAVE A WHITNEY VOICE, ONLY A FEW LIKE J-HUD AND XTINA! SOOO SINGLING OUT CERTAIN ARTIST IS LAME!…..

    LIKE I SAID……

    HATERS ARE JUST CONFUSED ADMIRES!!
    HATERS ARE JUST CONFUSED ADMIRES!!
    HATERS ARE JUST CONFUSED ADMIRES!!
    HATERS ARE JUST CONFUSED ADMIRES!!

  133. DION-ISH January 25, 2010

    FIRST I WOULD LIKE TO SAY…WHY WHY WHY DOES THIS BLOG INCLUDE RIHANNA’S NAME IN ALMIST EVERY POST INCLUDING EVERYBODY!?! I SWEAR, HATERS ARE JUST CONFUSED ADMIRES!! AND THAT DEF SUITS THE PPL ON THIS BLOG!!!

    AND CIARA IS NO WHERE NEAR AS GREAT AS JANET JACKSON, SHE WISHES!!!!

    AND ARTIST LIKE RIHANNA AND KE$HA ARE POP ARTIST…CIARA IS R&B…SO IF SHE’S GETTING COMPARED TO ARTIST STICK TO PPL IN HER GENRE AND STYLE LIKE BEYONCE, CASSIE, KERI HILSON ETC…

    FYI–RIHANNA IS VERY TALENTED….THERE ARE PLENTY OF ARTIST OUT THERE THAT DONT HAVE A WHITNEY VOICE, ONLY A FEW LIKE J-HUD AND XTINA! SOOO SINGLING OUT CERTAIN ARTIST IS LAME!…..

    LIKE I SAID……

    HATERS ARE JUST CONFUSED ADMIRES!!
    HATERS ARE JUST CONFUSED ADMIRES!!
    HATERS ARE JUST CONFUSED ADMIRES!!
    HATERS ARE JUST CONFUSED ADMIRES!!!

  134. DION-ISH January 25, 2010

    FIRST I WOULD LIKE TO SAY…WHY WHY WHY DOES THIS BLOG INCLUDE RIHANNA’S NAME IN ALMIST EVERY POST INCLUDING EVERYBODY!?! I SWEAR, HATERS ARE JUST CONFUSED ADMIRES!! AND THAT DEF SUITS THE PPL ON THIS BLOG!!!

    AND CIARA IS NO WHERE NEAR AS GREAT AS JANET JACKSON, SHE WISHES!!!!

    AND ARTIST LIKE RIHANNA AND KE$HA ARE POP ARTIST…CIARA IS R&B…SO IF SHE’S GETTING COMPARED TO ARTIST STICK TO PPL IN HER GENRE AND STYLE LIKE BEYONCE, CASSIE, KERI HILSON ETC…

    FYI–RIHANNA IS VERY TALENTED….THERE ARE PLENTY OF ARTIST OUT THERE THAT DONT HAVE A WHITNEY VOICE, ONLY A FEW LIKE J-HUD AND XTINA! SOOO SINGLING OUT CERTAIN ARTIST IS LAME!…..

    LIKE I SAID……

    HATERS ARE JUST CONFUSED ADMIRES!!
    HATERS ARE JUST CONFUSED ADMIRES!!
    HATERS ARE JUST CONFUSED ADMIRES!!
    HATERS ARE JUST CONFUSED ADMIRES!!!!

  135. DION-ISH January 25, 2010

    FIRST I WOULD LIKE TO SAY…WHY WHY WHY DOES THIS BLOG INCLUDE RIHANNA’S NAME IN ALMIST EVERY POST INCLUDING EVERYBODY!?! I SWEAR, HATERS ARE JUST CONFUSED ADMIRES!! AND THAT DEF SUITS THE PPL ON THIS BLOG!!!

    AND CIARA IS NO WHERE NEAR AS GREAT AS JANET JACKSON, SHE WISHES!!!!

    AND ARTIST LIKE RIHANNA AND KE$HA ARE POP ARTIST…CIARA IS R&B…SO IF SHE’S GETTING COMPARED TO ARTIST STICK TO PPL IN HER GENRE AND STYLE LIKE BEYONCE, CASSIE, KERI HILSON ETC…

    FYI–RIHANNA IS VERY TALENTED….THERE ARE PLENTY OF ARTIST OUT THERE THAT DONT HAVE A WHITNEY VOICE, ONLY A FEW LIKE J-HUD AND XTINA! SOOO SINGLING OUT CERTAIN ARTIST IS LAME!…..

    LIKE I SAID……

    HATERS ARE JUST CONFUSED ADMIRES!!!
    HATERS ARE JUST CONFUSED ADMIRES!!!
    HATERS ARE JUST CONFUSED ADMIRES!!
    HATERS ARE JUST CONFUSED ADMIRES!!

  136. DION-ISH January 25, 2010

    FIRST I WOULD LIKE TO SAY…WHY WHY WHY DOES THIS BLOG INCLUDE RIHANNA’S NAME IN ALMIST EVERY POST INCLUDING EVERYBODY!?! I SWEAR, HATERS ARE JUST CONFUSED ADMIRES!! AND THAT DEF SUITS THE PPL ON THIS BLOG!!!

    AND CIARA IS NO WHERE NEAR AS GREAT AS JANET JACKSON, SHE WISHES!!!!

    AND ARTIST LIKE RIHANNA AND KE$HA ARE POP ARTIST…CIARA IS R&B…SO IF SHE’S GETTING COMPARED TO ARTIST STICK TO PPL IN HER GENRE AND STYLE LIKE BEYONCE, CASSIE, KERI HILSON ETC…

    FYI–RIHANNA IS VERY TALENTED….THERE ARE PLENTY OF ARTIST OUT THERE THAT DONT HAVE A WHITNEY VOICE, ONLY A FEW LIKE J-HUD AND XTINA! SOOO SINGLING OUT CERTAIN ARTIST IS LAME!…..

    LIKE I SAID……

    HATERS ARE JUST CONFUSED ADMIRES!!
    HATERS ARE JUST CONFUSED ADMIRES!!
    HATERS ARE JUST CONFUSED ADMIRES!!
    HATERS ARE JUST CONFUSED ADMIRES!!…

  137. QUEEN B**** OF CIARA STANS January 25, 2010

    ok i read all of these messages half of yall dont even know what yall talking bout and i will not stand here & let yall talk s*** about cici so let me state some facts on yall ass
    First Off
    -ciara is an awesome entertainer
    -O she can sing,shes not the best but theres vocal talent there
    -Yall put so many black females down blacks in general hell
    -ciara,rihanna,Etc their great artist in their own way leave it at that
    -Babies Ciara is not really floping,just cause this album didnt do so well wtf really she actually didnt do that bad she made it at #3 made history at that with having top 3 albums as a female singer & while she was flopping so hard she was still getting her money boo while yall hatin ass h*** on yall computer talking mad s*** she has more cash then u lol wtf,SUCH A GREAT FLOP GOOD JOB CIARA 🙂 middle finger up
    -i think its 50/50 how the industry been treating her
    -she has talent & sometimes i think shes overlooked
    -FANTASY RIDE WAS HOT,HANDS DOWN
    -i dont know what yall talkin bout ciara went hollywood yall dont know what the f*** yall talkin bout
    -the album was a mixture of r&b,hiphop,pop its wasnt really pop she didnt lose her hood swag listen to high price with LUDA thanks
    -it was her trying new things,thats the part of life let her try damn & some of us cici fans always talking bout lets go back to the goodies days like really she was 18 shes 24 now a grown as women let her try new things & i will stand by ciara i dnt care wtf she do im a ride or die fan real talk
    -her team f***** her up,that album could have been the s*** if the singles were chosen right,that album was better that goodies & the evolution i dont care what the hell yall say
    -last the reason ciara moved to cali is to record her album & more business perspectives,her new album is coming very soon so she was out there busting her ass off to make a great record thats why she dropped off the britney spears tour dumb asses ok im through i stated my point with all yall so if yall throw some s*** at me LETS GO! cause im going to correct u as we go 🙂

    sincerely,QUEEN B**** OF CIARA STANS 🙂

  138. Mary January 25, 2010

    100% spot on. Its so refreshing to see a blog actually notice how undervalued and underrated Ciara is.

  139. SASHA FIERCE January 25, 2010

    ppl just aint feelin Ciara #maybenextime

  140. Qtis January 25, 2010

    People, people, yall killing me with the GaGa sh–. If they were’nt blasting GaGa’s sh– on the radio on the hour would yall really be feelin her? I aint mad at GaGa’s grind but damn if she’s the best we got right now. A Poor man’s Madonna with a piano? Come on people we’re better than this. We have to raise the bar or music will continue to go down hill. People belittle Bey and Chris Breezy who have real talent then they big up GaGa, RiRi and Screamin Keys come on people.

  141. Lil CiCi January 25, 2010

    @ QUEEN B**** OF CIARA STANS YES REPRESENT FOR QUEEN CI!!!! DON’T WORRY SIS CIARA GOT SOMETHING GREATER FOR THEIR AZZEZ. THEY’RE MAD CUZ CIARA SHITS ON THEIR FAVS.

  142. Salatiel January 25, 2010

    J-lo is like janet only in her flops!!!
    Ciara is a better dancer then J-Lo!!!

  143. TRATRE January 25, 2010

    good job trent & sam …what an interesting way to do a rihanna post by disguising as a post about another artist . original!!!!once again rihanna has proven that…
    THAT RIHANNA REIGN AIN’T GONNA LET UP!!

  144. B Stan January 25, 2010

    Ciara is a way better performer than Rihanna

    The only reason Rihanna is still famous is cuz jay Z is putting her on all his tracks and def jam is paying stations to play her music

    rated r is flopping but jay z and def jam has figured a way to continue to push Rihanna down our throats

  145. B Stan January 25, 2010

    Ciara will make a come back she just needs to go back to r&b

    and shut Keri up

  146. Ben January 25, 2010

    I don’t think the industry has given up on Ciara, she just fell a little short with this last album. Though “Fantasy Ride” isn’t terrible, it could have been a lot better, and considering the fact that is was pushed back by 5 months, it is no excuse why it couldn’t be up to par. I thought she was on the right track when she released “Go Girl,” as it was a catchy song with a fantastic video (as a matter of fact, I remember it was released around the same time as the “Single Ladies” video, and I remember thinking that Ciara actually outshined Beyonce this time), but the label thought that it wasn’t ready (In other words, they didn’t want her to compete with Bey’s new release at that time- Fall 08), so they pushed it back. In a sense, Keri Hilson kinda took the promo that she was supposed to get last year, but CiCi isn’t done, I still have a lot of faith in her.

  147. free January 25, 2010

    are people gonna sit down here and say rihanna is better musically than ciara? ciara may not have the best voice, but i dont cringe wen ever i hear ciara’s voice ….sorry NO.
    I may not agree to the direction that ciaras last album went, but at the same time, rihanna got the best team behind her. her labels are spending millions and millions of dollars on her. if ciara’s label was spending that much money on her to promote her like rihanna, i guarentee yall, ciara’s last album wouldn have flopped like that.
    common if I had a choice to go to a live show for rihanna or ciara, ciara would win hands down, cause she knows how to entertain people.
    like i said, just because u dont like somebody dont try to tear their asses down. the same way u rihanna stans are ready to kill somebody whenever somebody say rihanna sucks, yall are doin the same thing here, calling ciara all these name..at least ciara got some talent.

  148. Prince January 25, 2010

    I think the reasons y her album didnt do well last year was becuz most of her songz leaked on the internet 2 early and when her album came out people already played her songs out. Ciara should have did what Keri did and added some new songs quick ,fast and in a hurry like Keri did. But obviously dat didnt come 2 Ciara’s mind. I also think she was pushing for TurnTables 2 be a single but when dat BIG FLOP chris fucd up he messed up Ciara’s chance at putting out a great Hit! I think Ciara is going 2 destroy some of the girls dis year especially Keri!

  149. BitchPlease January 25, 2010

    Ciara is a talented artist the problem the world still hasn’t got to know her on a personal level. She also has a lot of wishy washy fans who don’t want to understand that she is not 17 she’s 24. I love her and will continue to support. Hopefully we really get to know her and her promotion is right this time.

  150. Dave January 25, 2010

    REALITY101 SLAYED!! That’s all that needs to be said. TRUTH, TRUTH & MORE TRUTH!!

  151. Dave January 25, 2010

    BITCHPLEASE U BETTA F***** WORK!

  152. Pucci January 25, 2010

    i think ciara is already making strides for her next album to be great. I mean since november of last year we havent heard a lot about it. all we know is that she is recording songs & that she is tapping into her “goodies” album roots. she’s keeping all the details & a lot of the songs under raps & so far not much music from her has leaked. i also believe that if she stays on this path, by keeping her fans @ arms length with this album, she’ll be okay. ciara is still an artist whose talked about, even if its in a negative light, so i trust that ppl are still interested in her . otherwise, there wouldn’t be 151 comments on this post regarding her career.

  153. JdaBarbie January 25, 2010

    the problem is that ciara’s management have her on the backburner
    with artists like britney spears ,justin timberlake (in his prime) , david arcuhleta , kris allen and so forth are at the front .
    The reason why Rihanna && Beyonce && Lady Gaga and even Keri Hilson at the moment are ahead of C is because they have proper support behind them.
    Behind Every great artist theres always a squad behind them that forms a foundation and that is what Ciara is lacking.
    She has the support of her fans but not the right people to guide her in this industry. Ciara has such great potential and it is not being put to good use.
    my advice is that she gets a NEW MANAGER one that KNOWS WHAT THEY ARE DOING && one that only she has
    that way all the attention will be directed on her .

  154. Dave January 25, 2010

    PREACH PUCCI!

  155. Pucci January 25, 2010

    WOW, why is it that whenever trent or sam praise another artist, someone has to bring in BEYOCNE & RIHANNA’S names. sure, they mentioned rihanna in THIS post but they don’t do it all the time. I guess they think that like them, sam & trent have to kiss bee & rihanna’s asses… but they don’t. they critique ciara’s work just as much, but no all you see is there critiques of rihanna & beyonce. get over yourselves & your OBSESSIONS & trust me, your life will be better… at least MENTALLY it will be.

    Secondly, i love how ppl like to come on here & speak their minds without not even knowing what they’re talking about. @ ACE: ciara actually auditioned for a group & made it, the group didnt work out so she decided to go out on her own. she met up with shakir stewart & he signed her to a record deal @ laface records. that’s how ciara came to be what she is today. @ CALLY: if ciara destroyed her career with those pics in vibe then why did you bring it up? why did she cause so much controversary with them & IMO, ppl talk about her more than they ever did before. @ DION-ISH: I think you need help… PERIOD!!!!
    @ S***: You like to tell ppl to go like CI-ERROR’S c***, how about you get off this blog & go put your tounge where it stays permanantly…. Up Beyonce’s ASSHOLE!!!! @ free: I feel sorry for you, because obviously you’re one of those ppl who doesn’t like change & its sad. Ciara is 24 years-old, a grown as woman, she’s no longer the 18 year-old we saw in the “goodies” video anymore, that girl is gone! accept & please move on! @ anonymouss: hmm, funny, because the unique thing wasn’t done first by gaga, its been out WAY before gaga, gaga just made it more “hollywood”… & for ppl to say that there’s a problem with ciara moving from atlanta to LA & being friends with kim kardashian… there’s a problem. its like your picking @ everything she does trying to find a reason not to like her.

  156. cocoa49 January 25, 2010

    it is not the industry that is not fair to Ciara, it is her fans. they are the ones who buy her music. ciara is a good entertainer, but when you say r&b singer or pop singer i am looking for vocals. i refuse to buy a cd just because someone can dance. as far as comparing rhi rhi voice to ciara’s neither can sing that well. i first spotted ciara in “Oh” with Luda. i was blown away with her. Then things just started to change with her. her dance moves became very stripperish. I know she has to grow, but why step away from what everyone loved about her? well obviously she realize it now. i am just wondering now, even if she comes with a good album, will all her fans that left, bother to buy it. i notice that her present fans , the majority, are young. i think she may have lost most of her older fans.

  157. Pucci January 25, 2010

    O & @ HIHIHIHIHIHI: You already know that your crazy ass needs help! you need to be in a mental hospital without any contact with rihanna, that means no posters, no music, no interviews, no anything. you need to look @ the person in the mirror & realize that your life does not revolve around one person… This a serious PLEA from me, GET HELP, I beg of you!!!!

  158. CIARA SUCKS AND WILL ALWAYS SUCK January 25, 2010

    to whoever said that ciara should be more recongized than rihanna

    stop living a pipe dream because people like rihanna, i dont care how many people say that rihanna cant sing or whatever, she is obviously doin’ SOMETHING right to have made it this far in the industry

    ciara is a flop compared to rihanna

  159. Pucci January 25, 2010

    @ cocoa49:

    I mean REALLY, who buys an album just to “hear” someone dance. I mean that’s crazy, ciara’s voice is limited, but she can still carry a tune. that is debatable nowadays, but hey every artist out today has something about their artistry that’s debatable. with rihanna, its her voice too & her fam, with beyonce its her dancing & her fame. I think you’re right about one thing, most her fans were not loyal to her. they expected for her to still sing about her “goodies” & “1, 2 stepping it, but she wanted to venture off & do other things. her new music worked for some ppl & for others it didn’t… it happens like that, but i have been a ciara fan since she first came out in 2004, i was 14 then & i’m 20 years-old now, she hasnt lost all of her older fans that is if you consider me to be an older fan, because honestly, not many adults like ciara’s music. most of her fans were either younger than her or around her age, at least that’s what i’ve noticed.

  160. Andy BOY January 25, 2010

    You know what. I am proud of ciara. I am proud of her for not giving up on what she loves which is music and entertaining people. Like she said in the beginning of it all she is here to stay and will do what it takes. I have been a fan from day one, before she even dropped on the scene I was already on her. She has grown tremendously, and shows it well. Her sales have went down due to leaking, pirating, and stealing. Her management failed to boost her career, and she had to do what was needed. She hasnt lost a touch. She is signing endorsements like she changes her draws (perfume, clothing, movies, verizon, shoes, dance companies, charities, modeling.) she is on it and will be back on top this year. I have a question if she is fading then why did she make more money than beyonce and rihianna put together for her new years performance. (2million)

    I hope she goes back to her old days and kills it.

  161. Andy BOY January 25, 2010

    @pucci. Her voice is limited. Ok if her voice is limited then why did she recieve the role in up and coming film “Mama I want to sing” starring patty labelle. Come on people. She might not has the best voice but she is doing what it takes to get there. She can murder low notes like woah.

  162. Moe January 25, 2010

    NO, the Industry has not been fair to Ci….

    Great post by the way Trent!!!…Ciara is soooo unappreciated its sickening…She may not have the strongest voice, but that gurl CAN SING, and she is a damn good performer…The stage is her playground and that gurl can work it like no other… I would pay to see her perform anyday of the week…

    I think Fantasy Ride was a good album, but her fake ass/immmature ass fans are so simple-minded they can’t see that she is growing as an artist and a woman…” Ciara is 24 years-old, a grown ass woman, she’s no longer the 18 year-old we saw in the “goodies” video anymore, that girl is gone! accept & please move on!” <<<<<<<<<PREACH PUCCI!!!

    I don't give a f*** if Ci did a country album, I would still support her that's what a REAL FAN does…I feel like a lot of her FANS?STANS abandoned her when Fantasy Ride failed and now that she's in the studio working on the fourth album, everbody wants to come back and c***-ride…GTFOH; U don't abandon people when they go through tough times, U stay and U ride/die for them….I've been supporting Ci since '04 and I will continue to support her; I love that gurl sooooooooo much and I pray for her everyday….She's been through alot in the past 3 years and I hope she makes it through all of this; She is too damn talented…

    And to the dumb ones that keep saying no one cares about Ci, 168 comments and counting obviously people care or we wouldn't be having this discussion…

  163. Dave January 25, 2010

    Ciara can sing. What is this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L4HO7bEbTfs 100% LIVE & if i’m not mistaken @ :19-:20 she hit a Eb5, was barely no dancing. People need to stop sleeping on the woman. She is a vocalist. She just doesn’t have that much vocal weight or powerhouse vocals, but she can def sing. & if i’m not mistaken here, she sang D5 from 3:08-3:10 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wBxsdkG031k & sang/sustained a C#5 @ 3:24-3:26 if not another D5. Where is the limited? (Those are all in the 5TH OCTAVE) If you don’t know what your talking about your best bet is to shut up. because #1 half of you think range is singing well. U can have wide range & sound like s***. It’s about how you use your vocal regardless of your range. Would you rather have 3+ octaves unbareable to listen to sounding like s*** or a beautiful 2.3+ octaves that is pleasant to listen to? Ciara knows her range & she stay within it & sounds beautiful.

  164. Dave January 25, 2010

    ANDY BOY U MATTER!

  165. rightround(U.S.A pride!- help HAITI!) January 25, 2010

    As retarded as I find this post, some of the comments are actually interesting. Aside from a few non-sense haters, it seems like most people agree that CiCi’s problem is the music…ex: “she abandoned the sound that made her famous”, “songs on FR were wack”, “she needs to go back to goodies/evolution sound”, etc. And to me, that makes more sense than Trent’s quote, “has the industry been fair to Ciara” as if the industry controls her bank account or something.

    @Ciarasucksandwillalwayssuck, hmm that’s funny. Considering that Ciara’s sales in the states is still higher than Rihanna’s and she made a name for herself WAY before the world even knew Rihanna existed(even tho they both came out the same time). smh

  166. Jolie January 25, 2010

    nt tryin to hate,bt it always puzzles me wen pple try to make out Chris Brown as some super talented artist….cz to me all the guy can do is sum MJ-inspired moves,bt he isnt tht gud of a vocalist..in fact he sounds whiny most of the time…..bt pple wl always dog out female artists e.g Rihanna,Ciara for having sub-par vocals………….anyway for those who were comparing Bey to CiCi,u cnt compare the two cz they r two different kinds of dancers…Bey is more sensual,while CiCi’s moves are more hip-hop styled…bt they are both great dancers

  167. Pucci January 25, 2010

    @ Andy Boy

    I wasnt saying her voice was limited as a diss or anything. i do believe that ciara has vocal talent & it you dont always have to scream to be able to sing. that’s all i was saying.

  168. Anonymous 1.10 January 25, 2010

    trent, what your post should say is, has ciara’s fans been fair to her? why isnt that when an artist changes the sound of her music, ppl wanna act as if they themselves are changing. ciara went pop, so what the s*** was hot! so she started dancing sexier… and, your point is? fantasy ride, was a good ass album that never got a chance because ciara’s “ghetto” fan base kept wanting her to sing about keeping her “goodies” cealed in a jar. face it ppl ciara is a grown ass WOMAN, key word being WOMAN. she’s not 18 years-old anymore, fresh outta high school singing about 18 year-old stuff. her sound has evolved & i happen to think its fantastic. whether her new album is more r&b or pop oriented doesn’t matter to me, as long as the song sounds good & carries a nice tune I’ll be buying this new album of hers. all the REAL ciara fans, who have been riding with ci since 04, continue to do so, your love & admiration gives her something to work for. for all the “ghetto” ass seasonal fans who only want to listen to r&b tracks, keep hope alive, maybe one day your music taste will venture off into something other than r&b music… have good night ppl!!!

  169. Anonymous 1.10 January 25, 2010

    @ Reality 101:

    I love you for your post!!!!

  170. ARTISTK January 25, 2010

    CICI WILL STILL BE STANDING LONG AFTER PEOPLE REALIZE RIHANNA IS A PUPPET AND KE$HA IS B*******… I ADMIRE CIARA’S DISCIPLINE AND DETERMINATION. MANY OTHERS WOULD HAVE GIVEN UP AT THIS POINT. NOT TO MENTION SHE IS STILL RACKING UP ENDORSEMENT DEALS SO LADY C IS NOT DOING TOO BAD.

  171. Toluca116 January 26, 2010

    I think that her album was a falure in the US but world wide it was a succes remember that the us is not the whole world and I believe that all the hate she is getting is meant to be what I mean by that is that god works in mysterious ways all the hate has made her better and now with all her new music she is going to have to proove herself to people once more and I think all the hate and ridicule against her will put her in this mentallity and her music will have a distintive sound that only a person that has gone through what she is going through can produce after all can anyone here say they know people are talking s*** on them every day? Who knows what’s on her mind 🙂 god gave her that platform for a reason 🙂

    EVERYONE was talking about how she’s was a man at one point millions and millions of people talked about it! If she can deal with that I’m sure all your hatefully comments dont affect her the slightist bit 🙂

  172. Toluca116 January 26, 2010

    I think that her album was a falure in the US but world wide it was a succes remember that the us is not the whole world and I believe that all the hate she is getting is meant to be what I . mean by that is that god works in mysterious ways all the hate has made her better and now with all her new music she is going to have to proove herself to people once more and I think all the hate and ridicule against her will put her in this mentallity and her music will have a distintive sound that only a person that has gone through what she is going through can produce after all can anyone here say they know people are talking s*** on them every day? Who knows what’s on her mind 🙂 god gave her that platform for a reason 🙂

    EVERYONE was talking about how she’s was a man at one point millions and millions of people talked about it! If she can deal with that I’m sure all your hatefully comments dont affect her the slightist bit 🙂 …

  173. SXSW January 26, 2010

    LOL @ all the comments. Somebody touched a nerve with this post.

    Get em CiCi!

  174. Reasonable Voice January 26, 2010

    gossip bloggers don’t eat without mentioning rihanna. how else would they generate hits?

    the only artist in recent memory that’s been able to successfully dabble in and out of genres, switch up their style, and not be a commercial failure is Princess Ri Ri. She deserves respect, if for no other reason than that. Rated R is a hot album! That’s why the haters are mad because for all of Rihanna’s supposed faults, her cd was tight, and at the end of the day, that’s why you’re supposed to buy an album in the first place because the songs are good. I thought that Fantasy Ride was a crap disk. So I didn’t buy it, but that doesn’t mean that Ci Ci won’t or can’t come back hard. Get em, Ci Ci.

  175. Kyle January 26, 2010

    The industry is very fair to Ciara, it’s the consumers that determine her success. As an avid fan of CiCi, I really was hoping that “Fantasy Ride” was going to do bigger things stateside especially considering that I think it’s her most cohesive album. Unfortunately it didn’t but you can’t blame the industry, because it seemed to me that the album was promoted fairly. She appeared on numerous talk shows leading up to the release including SNL, landed magazine spreads and so on and so forth. I just think Ciara broke so easily back in 04′ because at that time no other females really had the spotlight and she was technically the “first” female artist to break a crunk song into the mainstream.

    But ultimately, I think Ciara is so much smarter than some people think. She knows what her fans want and I know she busts her ass off. Music is what she loves and so what if she doesn’t have the best voice because I think she is a pretty well-rounded artist.

  176. HAHA January 26, 2010

    I THINK ITS KIND OF FUNNY HOW ALL CI STANS AND RI STANS NEVER GO AT IT!…I THINK ITS BECAUSE THEY ALL FLOPS AND YALL STAN FOR THEM BOTH…YALL SAME BS LIKE “CI AND RI HAVE TALENT SO LETS LEAVE IT AT THAT…I PERSONALLY THINK CI>>>>>>RI BUT IF THIS WAS A CI VS BEY OR A RI VS BEY EVERYBODY WOULD BE IN HERE GOING IN!….SO F U CI AND RI STANS FOR BEING SO SOFT ON EACH OTHER…WIMPS!…

  177. Moe January 26, 2010

    PREACH!!! @ Anonymous 1.10

  178. beready January 26, 2010

    ciara is a pretty girl and her vocals are not that bad
    i think the problem is that ciara allows herself to be defined by what her reps tell her
    she used to be this great dancer and she up and coming star
    then she started being compared to aaliyah which was a triple treat
    i still take that comparison as an insult
    i thinks due to her popular fame in the earlier years , all the hype got to her head
    rumors about her envy, conceitedness which have been comment on the blogs have hurt her personna
    she can sing but the problem is that the industry is all about sells and what is hot and s*** now
    its not about who has a talent, she is a great model and can definitely sing
    i think she can and will be back
    its okay to take a break and figure out who you are and what you want
    she should have never stop working with that phaz producer
    but i dont know what goes on behind closed doors
    now while jlo can act and somewhat dance
    the girl sucks at singing

  179. bebe January 26, 2010

    the industry has not been fair to the girl
    the girl is only human she signs contracts
    and has obligations that she has to follow
    she doesnt make all the choices on her music
    and shouldnt be the only one to be held accountable
    when things go wrong in her career
    although she should learn to make better choices
    how do you support one who is popular just for looks and not for talent
    and bash one who can be and has been way better
    they bashed her ever since the aaliyah comparison popped off

  180. bebe January 26, 2010

    fans should suppor the artist
    but they want the artist to stand out
    be different and be real
    i dont want to support someone who’s label
    does a terrible job in representing her
    they should do better and ciara should
    just keep moving and stop trying to be like others but
    be herself

  181. Cally January 26, 2010

    @Pucci

    I’m sorry but spreading her but cheeks on Vibe mag to promote fantasy flop did nothing but BACKFIRE.. A.A. parents took to the blogs and put that girl on blast, and your pathetic attempt at damage control (showing up @ an amusement park w/her parents) was laughable. That was the first nail in the coffin. So how’s that publicity working out for you now, I mean is everything going you way? ( and don’t talk to me about all those endorsement she now has b/c she has to pay back her label for all that money they wasted on fantasy flop)……..I’ll wait…..but while I wait, lets talk about the other nails or fails that we have seen.

    Like
    – putting out webisodes bragging about that Vibe cover, sounding like a 50 cent puppet.
    and then lying saying she didn’t pose nude

    – all those wack ass songs(bricks) she kept dropping

    – trying to step her game up to Rhi status and looking like a damn fool ,how many pics had
    a C&D order?

    – How embarrssing , having to call the Pap’s and then having to wait for them to get there

    – getting put on blast by a former stylist……did Ciara ever pay that woman her money?

    – the KFC deal ……get fantasy ride with a 2piece meal

    – walking around with Kim K. looking like her purse carrier

    – countless 50 cent rumors to stay relevant

    – Lil Bow wow talking about how she can’t hold her p***

    If you get the picture then frame that b**** and call it C-ERROR, SEE -ERROR OR SAY CAN YOU CI -DEE- ERROR

  182. CoCo January 26, 2010

    2010 is going to be a good year for year. I believe it.

  183. CoCo January 26, 2010

    There are actually a lot more positive comments than I had expected. Nice. lol

  184. g3 January 26, 2010

    the industry hasnt been fair to my girl ci but i kno this album will be on & poppn she knows how to lay down the r&b tracks im so anxious to hear her new material this is gonna be a gudd year for her fantasy didnt do well in sales but she accomplished alot during that time so i know bigger and better stuff is on its way..cici stay true to urself like u always do and give us fans what we want and we will support i hope a single comes soon or at least some new updates on the album get em cici

  185. realitycheckssss January 26, 2010

    THIS JUST GOES TO SHOW HOW HARD IT IS TO BE BLACK IN THIS INDUSTRY, LOOK AT HOW EASY THOSE BLONDES HAVE IT,THEY DON’T EVEN NEED ANY TALENT (JUST BLOND HAIR AND TALENTLESS) EG. KESHA, TAYLOR SWIFT ETC,EVEN LIPSINC PRINCESS ASHLEE SIMPSON WAS TREATED WAY BETTER, THESE ARE INDUSTRY PRINCESSES THEY ARE UNTOUCHABLE, AND THATS WHY KANYE DID WHAT HE DID FOR BEYONCE, CAUSE ITS VERY UPSETING AND ANNOYING TO SEE ALL THESE WHITE TRASH TALENTLESS B—S SHITTING ON US JUST FOR NO REASON, JUST FOR BEING BLONDE AND DUMB, WHY IS THAT BLACK CHICKS HAVE TO DO SO MUCH TO BECOME SUCESSFULL AND THEY DO ABSOLUTELY NOTHING AND YET EVERYONE GOES CRAZY AND BUYS THEIR RECORDS?

    TAYLOR SWIFT JUST SCREAMS ABOUT “I WEAR TSHIRT AND SHE WEAR SHORT SKIRTS” AND JUST STAND THERE LIKE A WALL AND THE WHOLE WORLD GOES INSANE FOR HER, AND THE OTHER ONE GOES ” TIK TOK” AND THE WORLD GO CRAZY AND AS WE SPEAK THE GIRL IS DOMINATING THE CHARTS. THIS IS SOMETHING AGAINST BLACK PEOPLE WE NEED TO WAKE UP, IT SEEMS LIKE THE ONLY WAY TO BE SUCCESSFUL IS IF OUR BLACK MAN ARE SEEN WITH WHITE CHICKS TO MAKE LOOK COOL? ITS VERY SAD BUT YES, RACISM IS STILL EXISTING BIG TIME..

  186. Quentin Peters January 26, 2010

    I agree.

    I do think the industry has been a little unfair to CiCi…

    but I must say… even in a Ciara post…

    THAT RIHANNA REIGN STILL WONT LET UP! LOL

    Rih was mentioned dayum near as much as CiCi.

    #imjussayin

  187. newsflash haters January 26, 2010

    the point is that its not the industry who needs to be fair to ciara its her fans. She had just as many chances to make it as the next one. IF her fans buy and support her she will make it. What does rihanna, keshia, and Beyonce have to do with Ciara’s ability or lack of ability to make it. It seems like when anything goes wrong with someone’s career just blame rihanna and bey. If people are feeling them they just are, and if ciara had people feeling her, she would still be successful. and at reality check, the problem is that we as blacks always tear our own apart, and pit them against each other. This post is a prime example. Just to ask if the industry is fair to ciara, rihanna and beyonce’s name had to be thrown in to take digs at their career. That is why our conterparts are flourishing, because when people like Taylor is making it, you don’t hear people posting up comparisons saying. Who sings better, Taylor swift, or Faith Hill. That does not happen, they present a unified front, even if they may feel differently inside, but in our case, people take pleasure in clowning others, and criticizing and just trying to damage their careers and name every chance they get.

  188. Andy BOY January 27, 2010

    @ cally your a a**h***.
    @pucci Oh im sorry LOL….
    @dave I know thats right. You know your info. She is a 2.3 LOL I found a new friend lol

  189. Renae January 27, 2010

    The industry hasn’t been fair to a lot of people, not just Ciara. And is she only being compared to Miss Jackson because of her dance moves because you can’t mean in regards to her career????? I never understand why people like India Arie, Meloni Fiona, Fantasia, Kelly Rowland, Latoya Luckett, etc., aren’t as successful as they should be because some of them can most definitely outsing Beyonce, Rhianna (who can’t even really sing), and others. So, is the industry being fair to them????

  190. lisa January 27, 2010

    IN ALL MY YEARS OF LOOKING AT ARTIST PERFORM, I HAVE NEVER SEEN ANYONE DO IT LIKE CIARA, DON’T WORRY SHE WILL BACK WITH FIERCE ENERGY LIKE ALWAYS!

  191. ciarapleaselearntosing July 27, 2010

    ciara just stop have you heard of high notes, melisma, vibrato, changing key when you as opposed to whispers and speed talking , no hunger innovative videos and dance moves won’t do it no more you gotta sing, honey we all know that Jamaica’s your dance teacher

  192. darrensteele August 27, 2010

    Ciara cannot sing listen to MJ ‘Heal The World ‘ Tribute, YearBook and Promise she uses her chest voice (speaking voice) and falsetto, no key changes ,no high notes, Ciara just sings using one Octave, why do think the single Ride uses so much Bass, the overproduction is there to intentionally drown out her voice and distract the listener, to get hit single she always does covers or have a feature on the track.

  193. meadow March 15, 2011

    so sense broke into Jive’s head and Your ass got dropped, well this should teach you next time sing and don’t whisper and Jive will keep you, You think your transexual ass gonna get money from touring you skanky ass man take that like lace front out you head and that weave your wearing has got to have the most unrealistic looking parting ever, b**** leave put out some dancing DVD’s

  194. AnnaMay September 17, 2012

    Sorry that b******* single yeah Sorry for that jacked up weave Sorry you 27 and still cannot sing, Sorry for dissing Rhianna, Sorry for speaking in a fake valley girl accent, Sorry for trying to steal Janet Jackson swagger.

  195. ciarastopcopyingjanetjackson October 26, 2012

    It’s official y’all: there’s a conspiracy against Ciara. Beyonce and Rihanna are clearly pooling their pocket money together and bribing CiCi’s team into pile-driving her career into the dirt. Those h*** know that “C.R.U.S.H.”shits on their entire existence, and they don’t wanna risk CiCi comin’ out with another smash and ending their ratchet lives.

  196. LARiedwastinghismoneyonciara October 27, 2012

    Good Luck LA Ried ciara gon put your ass on blast when this flop album does not sell.
    Ciara fix your long toes, one octave voice and drop your fake valley girl accent.

  197. LARiedwastinghismoneyonciara October 27, 2012

    Every single male vocalist except for Justin Timberlake (both him Ciara sang in Falsetto) that Ciara has sung with hit higher notes with more power than her for example The Dream, Enrique Igelias, R.Kelly, Usher and Chris Brown.

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