Ciara‘s newest album, ‘Beauty Marks,’ was just released on May 10th and is already well on its way to making its mark on R&B charts if early reads of streams and digital sales are any indication.
Pounding the promo pavement in a bid to ensure that impact is as expected, the Grammy-winner’s hitting TV (‘The View,’ an upcoming performance on ‘Jimmy Kimmel,’ and more), print, and radio to raise awareness about the project. Shortly after winning hearts over at ‘The View’ (May 10), Cici skipped across town to ‘The Angie Martinez Show’ to host an interactive listening session with a group of lucky fans.
Dishing on the album’s creative process, how collaborations came to be, confirming even more music videos for select album cuts are in the works, and even addressing longstanding rumors that she’s set to collaborate with mentor Janet Jackson, look inside to see the C-Squad turn up to some of ‘Beauty Marks’ gems and hear the lengthy interview that accompanied the session:
3:14 – Personal & Professional Challenges
6:20 – Going independent
7:15 – creating ‘Level Up’
11:00 – ‘the prayer that landed Russell Wilson’
50:40 The creation of ‘Girl Gang’ featuring Kelly Rowland
1:03:24 – relationship with Janet Jackson & possible duet