Making The Video: Ciara – ‘Level Up’

Published: Monday 6th Aug 2018 by Sam

Ciara elevated in a major way with viral smash with last month’s launch of new song ‘Level Up.’

Issued as the first taste of fresh material from the Grammy winner’s upcoming new album, the song quickly caught traction on social media – thanks largely to its dance-dominated video.

Choreographed and directed by Parris Goebel, the visual’s routine became quite the sensation and spawned over 20,000 remakes (see: #LevelUpChallenge).

With the cut continuing to rise in popularity, CiCi is taking fans behind the scenes (via TraceMe) to see how the clip came to fruition.

Head below to see Mrs Wilson fly to New Zealand, learn “the” choreography in just two days, and show her inspiring process.


It’s awesome to see Ciara reminding the masses of her principle USP.

After 14 years in the game, she occupies a lane that is definitively hers and is once again reaping the rewards.

Here’s hoping the rest of the era continues the dance-focal trajectory.

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  1. DanYiel Iman August 6, 2018

    It’s a great video!!

  2. 2bad2bme August 6, 2018

    Give it up sis, it’s buzz has come and gone

    • ??? August 7, 2018

      lmao this post is about level up, not APEFLOP sis lmfaoooooooo

      • Section8DaGreat August 7, 2018

        ???? IS YOU MAD WHOOORREE?

    • DC August 7, 2018

      Exactly and for all this promo and challenges should b doing better on charts lol

  3. ? + ✈ = ? August 6, 2018

    Flopped like all her other talk rapping songs. When is the b¡tch gonna learn?

    • ? + ✈ = ? August 6, 2018

      People calling this a buzz single now ?

      • ??? August 7, 2018

        lmao nobody calls this a buzz single, its a HIT single thats RISING, unlike that APEFLOP sh*t that flopped both as a buzz single and an official release lmfaooooo

  4. Jasmine Da Bi Asian NOT Trashmine or TROLLmine??‍♀️??‍♀️ August 6, 2018

    This is THEE JAM. it’s such a great workout and club song!!! These cute little girls were doing the dance outside yesterday at a bbq I was at. They had their chicken wings in hand and were fücçking it up!

  5. G7Pat August 6, 2018

    This song did what it needed to do…remind people what she gives….hail beyhive even got their feelings hurt when gp reminded them cici is the better dancer…hopwfully she brings it on the first single since she has our attention

    • Caleb August 6, 2018

      Lol so what if she supposely is the better dancer? It wasn’t enough to sustain her music career the way Beyoncé’s talent has.

      • Jasmine Da Bi Asian NOT Trashmine or TROLLmine??‍♀️??‍♀️ August 6, 2018

        Not supposedly.. 1000% is a better dancerS But yeah to the other stuff you said tho, I hope she can get it together

      • gina August 7, 2018

        ciara didn’t have her daddy & her husband & a smoke & mirrors team pulling all the strings for her, beyonce’s “talent” had little to do with it.

      • Caleb August 7, 2018

        @ Gina of course it did. And if you’re going to go that route you could credit LA Reid for Ciara constantly giving her more chances even after doing numbers that other many other artists were dropped for, and then riding the coattails of Future and now Russell Wilson so miss me with that.

  6. GAVIN GAVALLI August 6, 2018

    Why can you f*** support all black women! This song was in the Top 10 on billiboard and top 20 on itunes. Why do we have to tear other black women apart!? Beyonce is good, Rhianna is good! STOP THIS LOW LEVEL CONVERSATION! You look simple and this is a form of reverse racism! White people do NOT do this to one another THEY ALL EAT!

    And where are you facts before you say flop?! Its a promo single that charted. GET OUT OF FEELINGS AND LEVEL UP!

    • Your Mother August 6, 2018

      Issa flop sis!!!! It has not reached the top 20 on Billboard, it’s peak on the Hot 100 is 59 and on the R&B chart 23.

      • whut August 6, 2018

        It’s only been out for two weeks. Not every song has to debut high then freefall the following week, she’s actually up 18 spots to that #59 spot, so it’s just getting started.

    • Caleb August 7, 2018

      Do you not pay attention to the constant Katy Perry vs Taylor Swift drama, Britney vs Christina, Madonna vs Kylie, etc. etc. that fan bases have been fighting for years?

      • SdotB August 7, 2018

        The difference is that those artists you named still have had major support from their fellow white people and have been very successful amongst the many other white artists. The person who commented was clearly trying to tell our fellow blacks to stop tearing our people down and show support so that we can continue to thrive in this white dominating industry.

  7. whut August 6, 2018

    She’s on her way to having a sleeper hit. At least it didn’t flop right away like that dumb apesh*t song.

    • BYISI August 6, 2018

      Apeshit debut at #13 and is currently sitting in the top 30. Both positions higher than level up. Ciara fans are delusional, Apeshit is doing fine.Level up is doing fine, there is no reason to bring Beyonce up.

      • whut August 7, 2018

        But apeflop is falling down the chart & plummeting down itunes, while Level Up jumped up 18 spots from last week and its streaming numbers are increasing. That’s not “delusion”, that’s fact. And beyonce fans are the ones who brought her name into this conversation.

  8. #TeamTinashe Stan (BUY/STREAM “Throw A Fit” Now Available Everywhere) August 6, 2018

    It’s flopping smh.

    • ? + ✈ = ? August 6, 2018

      Tinashe is the flop of all flops

      • #TeamTinashe Stan (BUY/STREAM “Throw A Fit” Now Available Everywhere) August 6, 2018

        U flop in your momma’s basement and?

    • ??? August 7, 2018

      lmao did ANY of Tiflopshe’s singles even chart this year? lmfaoooooo

    • SdotB August 7, 2018

      Oh hail to the naw; no delusional Flop-ashe fan should ever attempt to say such nonsense when their false idol never got the chance to see past that one-hit wondering a** single from 4 yrs ago. Please have several stadiums full of seats and worry about campaigning for more than the 10 people who seem to support your lack-luster and lost fav who got dumped for a Jenner.

  9. RihSlayedBey August 7, 2018


  10. she a thot that you claim ? August 7, 2018

    okay girl ! get it

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