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Ciara's New Album 'Fantasy Ride' Set For May 5th Release

Jive Records - 04/24/2009

LaFace/Jive Records multi-platinum recording artist Ciara is set to release her third album, Fantasy Ride on May 5th. The release comes as both of her singles "Never Ever" featuring Young Jeezy and "Love Sex Magic" featuring label-mate Justin Timberlake race up the radio charts. Both singles are currently in the Top 15 on the Rhythm, Pop and Urban mainstream charts and have combined digital downloads nearing one million in sales. Entertainment Weekly has declared "'Love Sex Magic' hits it with a bouncy, finger-popping, straight up summer jam" and People Magazine proclaims "'Love Sex Magic'...a hot grinder." Internationally, "Love Sex Magic" scores the # 1 spot on the UK's iTunes R&B Chart, Germany's Club chart and Japan's Ringtone chart.

Ciara takes on a greater creative role on her latest effort by co-writing a major portion of Fantasy Ride and serving as co-executive producer. In addition to Timberlake, she is also joined by all-star producers Danja, Tricky Stewart, Polow Da Don and Rodney Jerkins. The album reveals Ciara's growth as a singer, songwriter, producer, and performer reflecting not only her new artistic direction but also her vision on the ever-evolving worlds of music, dance, and fashion.

The 23-year old, Atlanta-based artist first came to national attention in 2004, with her 3x platinum debut album Goodies which spawned the #1 hits "Goodies," "1,2 Step" featuring Missy Elliot and "Oh" featuring Ludacris. She followed up with her platinum-certified sophomore album in 2006, Ciara: The Evolution, which contained her #1 hit "Promise" and the provocative "Like A Boy." Since hitting the music scene at 18-years old, Ciara has continuously topped the charts and earned accolades as an all-around entertainer.

Look out for upcoming television appearances on Good Morning America, Saturday Night Live, the Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Regis and Kelly, Ellen, and Jimmy Kimmel.

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SOURCE: LaFace/JIVE Label Group

CONTACT: JIVE Label Group, Tice Merriweather, +1-212-833-6479,
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