Watch: Ciara Performs ‘Wake Up, Turn Up’ In Amsterdam

Published: Friday 1st Mar 2013 by David

With a matter of months to go before the arrival of her new album, last month saw ‘And I’ beauty Ciara hit Europe for a series of appearances to boost momentum for the release.

One of these, saw her arrive in Amsterdam and perform her Trap infused dance jam, ‘Wake Up‘ for fans. Sans choreography but armed with the fire we hope to see in the promo campaign for the album, the performance made for fun viewing.

This, even though we hoped more effort was placed in pushing her broader material (see ‘Overdose’ & ‘Sorry’).

Watch the Pop Princess in action below…


Love it.

However, as great as ‘Wake Up‘ is, we’re not sure why so much stock has been placed in pushing it with so much riding on the success of ‘One Woman Army’ and its supporting era.

Indeed, despite doing very little to push Ci on a global scale, the cut has received more of a buzz than ‘Overdose’ which is begging to be a global smash, and could be used as a launching pad to reintroduce the singer as an act with global appeal before the album drops.

For, in a time where perception is everything, pushing and promoting ‘Dose’ to the top before ‘OWA’ drops would go a long way to motivate her core base- and the casual listener- to pick up the LP when it arrives.

Important, as recent releases from acts of all genres has proved that waiting till the ‘month-of’ to begin pushing an entire album never works- even if they’re as talented and admired as Ciara.

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  1. Haha! March 1, 2013

    I could of sworn there was a Bey post instead of this…

  2. tgn March 1, 2013

    rihanna really put a hex on this b****, when was the last time she booked an actual stage?

    • FAF March 1, 2013

      VH1 Divas Live… MOD ?

  3. GETMEDOE March 1, 2013

    WERK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    COMING FOR YOUR B****.
    O.W.A ITS A MOVEMENT.
    GET EM CICI

  4. Meena March 1, 2013

    I love the song, cici can be global again , I wish she
    has a good team promoting the f*** outta her.

  5. arfa March 1, 2013

    wtf that song is a flop

    #whos gassing this B****

    • j March 1, 2013

      DEAD!! BP I GUESS

    • KINGBEYAINTSHIT March 1, 2013

      YOUR MOM B****

    • justme March 1, 2013

      I am with u.. both of these songs suck.. I mean really.. U can tell Future has influenced her sound. A good dance song that is all she needs … keep the rest

      I bet u this album is gonna flop

  6. j March 1, 2013

    I LOVE YOU CICI. BUT I LIVE IN AMSTERDAM AND I DIDNT EVEN KNOW YOU WAS THERE. NO PROMO NO POSTER NOTHING! WAZZUP WITH THAT

    BEYONCE IS COMING: SHE ONLY PUT A VIDEO ON YOUTUBE AND THE WHOLE WORLDKNEW SHE IS GOING TO DO A WORLD TOUR!!

    I BED THAT WAS NOT A HUGE CONCERT

    SAD SAD

    • Ciara Princess Harris FAN March 1, 2013

      i luv her too but …. she def needs new management….

      she should have put out an EP and done a club tour in NORTH AMERICA & Europe to create a buzz for her upcoming album…….

      Why didn’t she do a pre album US/ Canada tour where most of her fans are?……

      she released 2 videos in 2012 but did less than 2 shows in North AMerica the ENTIRE YEAR of 2012 ???

      that is CRAZY & LAZY…

      she needs to realize that she is a touring act….

      regardless of album sales … she should be on that road building her movement….

      she can get in 3,000 – 5,000 seat venues regardless of album sales if she builds her movement on the road…

      see what Brandy & Keyshia Cole did… they still toured regardless of album sales…

      if KCole can sell out Madison Square Garden theater ( 5000 seats) Ciara should also be able to!!!

      also, she should never get on stage without dancing…. she still deosnt understand her brand huh?

      Cmon Ciara…. it is exhausting being ur fan… get on the road… promote ur ish!

  7. Savannah March 1, 2013

    Ciara still sings? I could’ve swore she took my order at the Hardee’s drive through the other day..

    • XtinaaLovee March 1, 2013

      Lmao

      • FAF March 1, 2013

        If you still go to Hardee’s you have much bigger problems, FATTY

  8. Holy Hive March 1, 2013

    This b**** is such a flop its not even funny her music sucks so bad….i gave up on ciara after 09

  9. SayWhaaatt!!!!! March 1, 2013

    Ciara is at her best with uptempo songs.

  10. Holy Hive March 1, 2013

    its so sad seeing all her singles flop from the last 3 albums lol ciara career has been over for a while she needs to stop trying she looks pathetic tbh

    • keke March 1, 2013

      its so sad that bey steal idea from ciara in try in lie in say she didnt ciara came out wit like a boy bey want to come out wit if i was a boy ciara had body double in her like a boy video be want to copy in her upgrade video ciara came out with the work video that have the construction site bey want copy her concept an ci came out with hoood swag songs rih want to copy wit pur it up smh ciara is going to become a legand one day she have talent in talent always win ciara can sing aleast she sing live wihout using a backtrack like fakyobnce

      • Kim Kardashian Stan March 1, 2013

        lmao ciara a legend???? delusional b****!!!

      • FAF March 1, 2013

        Last 3 albums?!? Lovesexmagic was an international hit in ’09 went to #2 on BBhot100 that was 2 albums ago !! LMFAOOO delusion is THICK in this post…

    • boopboop March 1, 2013

      @FAF but…its not 2009 tho…what hits has ciara got THIS YEAR? that #2 still dont change the fact that FANTASY FLOP flopped and so did BASICALLY EXTINCT and so will ONE WOMAN FLOPPING if it ever gets an actual release date.

      • keke March 1, 2013

        an sorry was in the top ten billboard dance play songs list for your information in second ciara will always win becuz she have talent she write songs she great performer an actress yall will deal

  11. XtinaaLovee March 1, 2013

    Guuuuuurl HANG IT TF UP B****

  12. I AM SASHA FIERCE!!! fierce be me March 1, 2013

    FLOP FLOP FLOP FLOP FLOP

  13. I AM SASHA FIERCE!!! fierce be me March 1, 2013

    Werkkk cici, you can do it, Overdose is that smash girl !

  14. MUSICHEAD March 1, 2013

    Poor Ciara. She’s one more flop away from an Unsung episode on TV One.

    • haha! March 1, 2013

      Lmaooooooooooo! Best comment i’ve seen in a while!

      • MUSICHEAD March 1, 2013

        I’m just sayin…lol

  15. Ema March 1, 2013

    This site is all about Beyonce (BORED) so im very suprise when u post anything about other artist.

  16. Rita Is Queen March 1, 2013

    Forever a flop i can’t

    • keke March 1, 2013

      you cant talking about nobody floping your fav never had a top ten hit a least ciara had a top ten hit rita w**** is rihanna reject rita need to go take her daughter blu ivy … rita w**** gave birth to blu ivy for a record deal

  17. KINGBEYAINTSHIT March 1, 2013

    BEYONCE AINT S***
    RIHANNA AINT S***
    MICHELLE AINT S***
    RITA ORA AINT S***
    OH YEAH AND THE FANS AINT S***.
    THESE H*** CANT SEE CIARA ON HER WORST DAY.
    F*** OUTTA HERE

    • Rita Is Queen March 1, 2013

      Rita ora slays this flop h**

  18. OWA March 1, 2013

    TGJ U Are so late with this post Cici were in Europe LAST MOUNTH (Netherlands,France,Belgium….) and ruled it just partying not performing and every place was full to the max..

    So these B.itches MAD & AFRAID :)Get it Girl and yall get ready for OWA you better be

  19. C4life March 1, 2013

    Common C give us OVERDOSE i need it agh

  20. Lovebird (Beyonce’s Weave) March 1, 2013

    Seriously though isn’t this b**** tired of flopping. She never gives up does she.

    • Rita Is Queen March 1, 2013

      but you Stan for leaona the definition of flop mama

  21. Rita Is Queen March 1, 2013

    C-error is just a lost cause tbh her career is non existent

    • C4life March 1, 2013

      at least she’s not sleeping with wveryone for…

      • Rita Is Queen March 1, 2013

        & neither is my fav so you tried it mama

    • C4life March 1, 2013

      at least she’s not sleeping with everyone for…

  22. Rita Is Queen March 1, 2013

    Will ciara ever be on Rita Rihanna or Beyonce level????????? like forreals

    • Mb92 March 1, 2013

      Rita WHO?

  23. Beysus Knowles Carter March 1, 2013

    PEOPLE STILL CHECKING FOR THIS CHICK THO???? CHILEE NEVER WAS A FAN SHES A DANCER NOT A SINGER SHE CAN’T SING HER VOCALS ARE NON EXISTENT… HER MUSIC IS TERRIBLE HER FANS ARE DELUSIONAL… SHE’LL NEVER BE ON BEYS LEVEL

  24. NΛVI March 1, 2013

    Wake up, no makeup *rolleyes*… f****** comedy, how old is this woMAN,

    • FAF March 1, 2013

      & YET YOUR FAVE IS SMOKING BLUNTS @ 25…………

      • haha! March 1, 2013

        I smoked Blunts at 16, so whats your point. Lmaooo!

      • FAF March 1, 2013

        16 IS YOUNGER THAN 25, DUMBASS….. SIMPLE LOGIC

      • NΛVI March 1, 2013

        lmao people in there 40’s hell even 80’s smoke blunt.. even the doctor prescribe “medical” marijuana .. what your point.

  25. FAF March 1, 2013

    I can not with you haters SEETHING at the QUEEN getting re-signed without a 360 deal like your fave having to push s*** out every year!! Ciara has had #1, #2, #3 singles #1 albums in the US, from ’04 to ’09. Two albums WITHOUT promotion and videos SHE PAID FOR !!!! Can your faves afford it?? Now she w/ future ! She aint gotta do s*** else but put out mixtapes & have his seed & she set ! Future is the hook boy of the next 2-3 yrs at least ! Mad your fave is stuck with abusers in dead-end relationships when Ciara been with Bow Wow at his hottest, 50 cent at his hottest, & now Future?! LMAOOO

    *Sings* Wakeup, & TURN UP!!!!!!!!!!<3 CICI!!!!!!!!!!

    • Teacher March 1, 2013

      LOL and you sound proud smh…that sound like a triflin ass gold-digger to me! Rih don’t need nobody else to be relevant! But as you urself have shown..Cedric does!

  26. xedos March 1, 2013

    i said it 2 months ago this album will never see the light of day. Rihanna will release a next album before this s***.

  27. Taeys March 1, 2013

    Why is she pretending to sing the ride sample. There was no point in posting this. Calling Ciara a pop princess is damaging her further. You cannot be a pop princess and have 3 flop albums or no hits. Pop princesses should make hit songs with the power of their name. Ciara could possibly been a pop princess but she certainly isn’t one now. I would give Rita Ora that title or Carly Rae before Ciara. She’s just an underforming R&B singer now in the midst of a major decline in star power and relavance.

  28. Chazavon March 1, 2013

    I really like Ciara but the label needs to go back to the drawing board with this album and single selections because its all over the place. She should just stay in her niche and not stray away from what make her special and stand out in the industry because trying to do what everyone else is doing and working with other artist just because their hot at the moment doesnt guarantee a hit or a cohesive body of work.

  29. Love March 1, 2013

    I think ciara needs to go head and do reality show. So she can use it as a way to promote her music. Just like kim k use reality shows as away to promote her products

  30. Teacher March 1, 2013

    But 4real….Good luck Ciara! Nobody deserves to flop so I wish you the best!

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