Ciara Announces New Album Release Date / Teases ‘Body Party’ Video With New Pic

Published: Tuesday 16th Apr 2013 by Sam

Ciara is serving all-new-everything!

For hot off unveiling the cover and new title of her 5th studio album, the R&B diva has now announced a new release date for the hotly anticipated set.

Originally due on June 4th, the now self-titled project will now arrive on…

July 9th 2013, according to the star’s label Epic Records.

Shade as some may, in light of the project’s iffy start, we’re all for Cici wiping the slate clean in the way she has. New title, new lead single, new release date…and hopefully a new chance.

Of course, re-tooling everything after selling the ‘One Woman Army’ name for almost a year carries a certain degree of risk. A high one at that. As such, with three months now remaining before the LP hits stores, we feel a ‘One Woman Army’ mixtape featuring select tracks that didn’t make the new LP (as well as versions of initial “launch” singles ‘Sorry’ and ‘Got Me Good’) would be smart.

In any case, the focus for now seems to be lead single ‘Body Party’, the video premiere of which has been confirmed for April 22nd.

Peep this freshly unwrapped still from the X directed clip below…

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  1. Letruth April 16, 2013

    And the Album is #2 on Rnb iTunes chart!

    • Taeys April 16, 2013

      Until Tomorrow chile when it plummets…

  2. Navy Sailor!!! April 16, 2013


    • Taeys April 16, 2013

      Treason!!!!!! How dare you be Navy and wish luck to this slanderous w****! Queen Rihanna should have your head!

  3. JJFan1814 April 16, 2013

    Ci you’re killing me with the release date……..SMH.

    Anyways I’m excited for this era, first Ciara album I’ll be buying….


  4. Navy Sailor!!! April 16, 2013

    I shade Ciara all the time, but I’m actually nervous for her. This is her last chance….

  5. Sweetnothings78 April 16, 2013

    Every time I come on TGJ I know scrolling down to the comments will infuriate me as its full of negative d*** heads.
    GROW UP you losers.
    Rihanna, beyonce, nicki,etc etc do you think they really care what negative crap u peddle on their behalf?
    Sad sad little children

    • PRETTYME April 16, 2013


  6. Tisha April 16, 2013

    I want this girl to do well but everything I’m reading about her lately spells disaster.

    It’s not like she mentioned it once on Twitter. She did interviews with that title, she sold that title and made it part of her brand. Now with just a couple months left she’s changing it.

    Add to the new release date…I don’t there’s anything she’s going to do in time for that date that she shouldn’t have already been doing (most would say she should have been doing more).

    I just feel like we’re seeing the writing on the wall with this new album, hmm.

  7. Margs April 16, 2013

    i will be buying.
    she definitely deserves it for how much of a hardworker she is.

    Im rooting for you cici.

  8. NikosF April 16, 2013

    This project is a mess! f*** her label & her manager!

  9. Beyheaven April 16, 2013

    I’m buying it! I want her to win and hopefully my coins will help. People need to stop acting like A&R excutives because no one knows what happens behind the scenes. Just buy the damn album. It’s available for Pre order.

    • keyshia diamond April 16, 2013

      well maybe when she shows some respect to her fans.

      even keyshia cole does q&a’s with her fans on twitter & Key is giving them a tour right now

      everybody wanna shade Keyshia but she has a GOOD relationship with her fans.

      Ciara dont respect her fans and that’s why they dont show her love

      if she is #1 on itunes then she need to thank her csquad and give them some tour dates & talk to them.

  10. King B>Rihanna April 16, 2013

    i’m ready.

  11. CICI April 16, 2013

    Rihanna has cancelled American leg. Diamonds World Tour continues on May 24th in Rabat, Morocco.

    • truth(icki released 1,726 singles and 80 videos for reFLOP and still caint go platinum! Yea b****** i said it NNN WIT!! pops tongue) April 16, 2013

      REALLY?? Honey if that were true you’d think Sam would have posted it by now…but then again he hasnt even posted Fantasia other song she leaked yesterday Supernatural Lover tho. Sam been slipn lately

      • XXX April 16, 2013

        cause he’s stuck in beyonce’s p****…

      • truth(icki released 1,726 singles and 80 videos for reFLOP and still caint go platinum! Yea b****** i said it NNN WIT!! pops tongue) April 16, 2013

        I AGREED HONEY!!!

  12. RoyalKev April 16, 2013

    This really does feel like Cici’s last chance. I supported every era since Evolution and I will do the same for this one. I wish her the best! She deserves it!

  13. Cici slaaaaays April 16, 2013

    So now we have to wait an extra month ugh.. 🙁

  14. ARFA April 16, 2013

    hurry up and release that flop album so i can download it for free

    • Cici slaaaaays April 16, 2013

      B**** stfu

  15. Lovebird (I’m legit) April 16, 2013

    Body Party is not going to happen, overdose NOW please.

    • RG2 April 16, 2013

      Wait have you heard Overdose? If so is on YouTube or where can I listen?

    • POP ROYALTY ( RUDE BOY) April 16, 2013

      actually “body party” can be a hit in Urban radios , she just doesn’t promote it properly.

  16. BEYSUS OVER JESUS April 16, 2013


    • Cici slaaaaays April 16, 2013

      Beyonce a flop to b**** atleast Ciara isn’t scared to release her music unlike your sloppy fav…

  17. Caramelboi April 16, 2013

    Well damn Ciara STOP with all these changes…….I’m rooting for u and still gonna support,but damn no more changes. So guess she gonna release another single since she scrapped sorry and gmg? Now she is in an album showdown with ashanti and chrisette michele. May the best woman win for best first week sales and that #1.

    • POP ROYALTY ( RUDE BOY) April 16, 2013

      Ashanti ?

      ch who ?

      the thing is , Ciara really is popular , i believe that , but she just don’t give her fans anything to be excited about , most of the time they really don’t know she actually released something !!!!

  18. POP ROYALTY ( RUDE BOY) April 16, 2013

    Ok , now i see she WOKE UP and In for the Kill.

    now release the music video for “body party” , promote it in Urban radio stations , TV shows ” 10&park , etc..” , release the BHS video , release a how to do dance moves kind of Video in your youtube channel , Tweet that the next single gonna be for your international fans , set them in a frenzy , then make them choose bet ” overdose” or “living it up” in a basic POLL , then put them both in iTunes !!! then you gonna put a video for each and promote each in it’s time and Promote heavily till the album release date !! and you can have a moment in other ppl’s collabs with you ” nicki , future , etc.. ” , it will help you.

    now that you are listening.

    • RG2 April 16, 2013

      @POP ROYALTY i feel you on this, it sound like a really good promo plan.

      • POP ROYALTY ( RUDE BOY) April 16, 2013

        THX 😀

    • Haw April 16, 2013

      You almost can be her manager, well done 😀
      I really want her success.

      • POP ROYALTY ( RUDE BOY) April 16, 2013

        Thank you 😀

        Me Too Tbh.

  19. RG2 April 16, 2013

    I’m not here for the shade, and I hope this time around Ciara can have much success with this album. My hope is that all of the promo will be on point i.e. interviews, performances, videos, radio promo, tv promo etc.

    • truth(icki released 1,726 singles and 80 videos for reFLOP and still caint go platinum! Yea b****** i said it NNN WIT!! pops tongue) April 16, 2013

      Me too

  20. JER April 16, 2013

    The grasp at changing the title for no reason. Boo boo did you think switching up the title would change this project from a flop to a hit? Ch…

    July 9, 2013
    Sales Week 1– 43,000
    Sale Week 2– 10,000
    Sales Week 3– -53,000 all copies exchanged at K-Mart Return To Sender

  21. MRS CARTER LOVER April 16, 2013


    • Bey Beautiful April 16, 2013

      Haha okaaaay

  22. POP ROYALTY ( RUDE BOY) April 16, 2013

    all i’m asking her is : GET you a SUPPORTIVE excited fanbase OR Activate them.

    trust me ciara , it is easy nowadays !! you have LA reid , he can help you with the promo plan , and you can promote your material in a fun way , not the usual ” go and request , go and buy ” ways , you can have it , but work hard for it , have a vision , set a goal , work hard for it and YOU gonna reach there Cici.

    • James Dean on the low April 16, 2013

      b**** tweet her this b******* then you swear like she reads these comments

      • POP ROYALTY ( RUDE BOY) April 16, 2013

        Tweet her this S*** ?

        b**** do you have twitter ?!! in what world this comment will fit the “160 characters” rule ? 🙄

  23. XXX April 16, 2013

    We all know it won’t be out in july, more like november…

    and, ciara, girl…body party is not the song to really start over…it’ll do maybe on urban charts, but you need a really strong single to begin with.

    i think she should release another single for the pop radios…i mean, she has everything it takes to be a pop star…

  24. I speak unbiased truth April 16, 2013

    I love Ciara!! I have every album(I paid for them)..
    I like that she is getting another chance. This young generation kills me. Tina turner’s first 5 solo albums were complete flops, Patti Labelle didn’t achieve solo success until almost 10yrs into her solo career..there are plenty of stars who can relate. No I’m not equating Ciara to them, I’m just saying..back in the day..if you flopped the record labels moved on and gave you a chance if you had a core fanbase..Problem is unlike then, the market is flooded with way too many artist. If ciara was going to make a comeback…I think it would’ve happened by now. Instead of going on dates with future and hanging with other stars..she could’ve been a feature on a more popular artist song build buzz from that. Truth be told, the biggest mistake Ciara made was abandoning Fantasy Ride..when it tanked that album was everything that the radio had and needed at the time, actually she delayed the hell out of that album too
    This might upset people, but she could release this album for 5.99 and it would still spell impending doom for an already almost gone career. Mark my words, this will be her last album with a label backing her..Good luck though..ill still buy the album.

    • Savannah April 16, 2013

      The difference between Ciara and the artists u named is that Ciara came out on top. Her first single was #1 for 7 weeks and her album went on to sell three million copies. It was a downward slope from there. She peaked so early in her career. Her second album only sold about 1.3 million copies and I don’t believe she had any #1 hits from it. Unfortunately, Ciara was a fad artist. People moved on after crunk&B died. The public now sees her as a joke/laughing stock.

  25. James Dean on the low April 16, 2013

    she’ll still flop….. change the date & album title all you want h**

  26. Caramelboi April 16, 2013

    Oh hell I looked at the date wrong……july 9th. Yeah Ciara u have to put out another single and video,tv performances,more radio interviews. I gonna support u. U deserve to be at the top again.

  27. Miss Kelly if ya nasty April 16, 2013

    She will flop…..

    • Bey Beautiful April 16, 2013

      Of course

  28. WHAT? April 16, 2013

    All of the North American Tour dates for Rihanna’s world tour have been removed from her official site www rihannanow com/live

    • Savannah April 16, 2013

      Are you serious??? What a mess!!!

      • Coffee Addict April 16, 2013

        Yep. The US dates are gone. The next date is May 24 in Morocco like someone said up thread. *SMH*

  29. opd2 April 16, 2013

    she doing her thing,

  30. Antonio April 16, 2013

    Well clearly the title chanqe and new release date didn’t affect buyers because the album is already #2 on iTunes R&B Albums and #60 on iTunes Main Albums Chart, based off preorders. Now it seems she finally has everythinq under control, confirmed date, confirmed tracklistinq, new lead sinqle and pretty much a fresh start. She’s gonna start promotinq next week when she appears on 106 & Park to premiere the video to Body Party. So she has all of May and June to formally promote the album. I know she’s gonna be performinq at the BET Awards, which airs 2-3 wks before her album is released so that’ll definitelt give her a huge boost in sales. I’m guessing the album already has a solid 20k in preorders. The promo will boost that by a solid 50k so that’ll be at least 75k plus a BET Awards performance could give her an additional 25k so that’s a good 100k at least, plus Body Party and a 2nd single so she could actually sell a solid 125-135k in the 1st wk tbh and she if continues to promote in the summer and drops 2-3 more strong sinqles, “CIARA” could actually sell well tbh, I see this album honestly sellinq 750k in the US and around 2 million WW

    • Taeys April 16, 2013

      Thats still 2 million less then what Rihanna’s album is going to do sweetie!

      • XXX April 17, 2013

        so what? rihanna is on another level…

        what’s with the ciara rihanna comparisons? they are two totally different artists…rihanna is more versatile and nearly home in every genre, where ciara is an urban act…

        rihanna is a worldwide star, where ciara is known on blogs…

        don’t get me wrong, I like both of them…but they are not comparable

  31. Antonio April 16, 2013

    All the while, Rihanna is cancellinq more and more tour dates and that album still ain’t went platinum yet, where’s the Navy to keep the Rihanna Reiqn up tho, oh that’s riqht, they’re too busy scrollinq down Ciara’s Twitter TL and IG page tryna shade her. I thouqht Rihanna was so sick, but yet, she has time to shade Ciara, who she’s said herself, has been floppinq her whole career and can’t book a stage, but Rihanna, you stay cancellinq tour dates. From what I heard, the remaininq US dates have all been cancelled, I guess she wont be seeinq any dollar siqns and her fans wont get to see her shine briqht like a diamond

    • Taeys April 16, 2013

      All the while Ciara hasn’t seen platinum anything in how long? Ciara is older then Rihanna debuted a year before with a much bigger debut and look at Ciara now! LMAO! Rihanna is on her 4th World Tour! Ciara is Rihanna’s opening act. She can only book bathroom tours! Rihanna has a plaque for selling 100 million records and is the highest selling digital act ever! Annnnd is just 25! Ciara sold what 10 million total WW??? LMAO! Your funny! Even if Rihanna’s tour was cancelled she’s still more successful then Ciara! Ciara isn’t even successful anymore!




    • RIHANNAS TOUR AS NOT CANCELED!!!!! April 16, 2013


      • Taeys April 16, 2013

        So and? She still at least had a real tour unlike Cedric Flopharris! And 5 consecutive platinum albums!

  33. Credit April 16, 2013

    I don’t think Ciara will “flop” -people on this blog overuse that word way too much. I couldn’t care less about a title change. I hope Ciara ignores the beef between rihanna, ( the recent tweets and Instagram photos from both) because it’s starting to overshadow everything else. It’s childish.

  34. DAMIEN April 16, 2013


    • Taeys April 16, 2013

      I know rite!

  35. Elijah April 16, 2013

    Shade TF DOWN!!!! Lmaoooo

  36. Mark111 April 16, 2013

    Why are people bitching about Sorry and GMG not beinging on there? Clearly you or anyone else didn’t buy them. If you want them, but buy them and add them in the same folder as Ciara and boom, you have them on the album. And must I remind you of her last two album, mainly FR, I didn’t buy cause most of the songs were released or leaked 6 plus months before the album, she did right by dropping them. Plus this isn’t OWA, this is CIARA, an whole new album. (look at it that way.)

  37. ENCHANTRESS April 16, 2013


  38. Jay Jay April 16, 2013

    I’m actually surprised on how it’s doing Pre Orders alone without a single on the Billboard. Imagine when OD gets released 0_O

  39. CCFan007 April 16, 2013

    #1 on iTunes R&B chart and #55 on iTunes main ALL OFF OF PRE-ORDERS!!! Stay mad!

    • Taeys April 16, 2013

      Who’s mad? She still has 2 albums that aren’t certified! She should be promoting Basic instinct still! dumb b**** just walking away from her failures instead of putting more work to see them through! Rated R underperformed but Riri worked it out to get to 3 million eventually! A respectable number! Ciara just flops and think people will forget about stupid w****! Ciara f***** 50 cent, lil bow wow, Amari Studmire, and now Future thats 5 confirmed d**** that been up Ciara’s funky asshole! Rihanna only has 3 confirmed s** partners Chris Brown, Matt Kemp and Drake. And they all look better then Ciara ugly dudes! Ciara is a bigger w**** then Rihanna is talk like shes white but shes from Atlanta! I hate Ciaras dumb ass and his stupid music except for Overdose I cant wait to download that in high quality f*** everything else! Ciara is man b****!

  40. SLAYLOR SWIFT April 16, 2013

    Wasn’t Tamar #1 on iTunes? 😆

    13k first week

  41. Hmm April 16, 2013

    Let the Rihanna and Beyonce fans come with their typical “flop” “she a man” shade, they never get tired lol

  42. Letruth April 16, 2013

    Well goon it’s now at #1 hope you placed your order. When is Grown mess coming out?

    • FutureCIARA April 16, 2013

      Oop wait b****, I like both of them!

  43. FutureCIARA April 16, 2013

    I see it for Ciara, The Navy and BeyHive need to show support. Because this alum will be #1 in several countries, and all you haters can have several seats at her successful world tour soon to follow the success of her anticipated album. She is #1 on iTunes charts

    • JER April 16, 2013

      Yesss!!!!!!!! Spill the T grrrl! Ciara’s Bathroom Tour: An Intimate Evening With C-error coming to a toilet near you! I hear the Atlanta port-a-potties are already sold out. I got my ticket. Ok so it’s toilet paper but it’s still gonna get me in! YES!!! MY BODY IS READY!!!!!!!

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