Album Cover: Ciara – ‘Basic Instinct’

Basic Instinct

Ciara keeps one eye open on the close-up cover of her fourth album Basic Instinct, in stores August 17. The disc, executive produced by Tricky Stewart and The-Dream, is a return to form for the Atlanta singer. “Now it’s time to go back, it’s time to throw on my sneakers, it’s time to just really get bossy for a couple of seconds,” she told Rap-Up TV.

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121 Comments

  1. queen beyonce

    i like

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  2. chris

    yes sooooooooooooooo hot

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  3. Creat1ve

    I like it, but I honestly was expecting more. It’s real nice though, can’t wait to hear the music.

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  4. Keysha

    FIIIIIIIIIIIIIRE!!!

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  5. Nando

    I dont like the Ketchup-made “CIARA”.

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  6. toni

    i absolutely love it

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  7. chicchica

    hmmm I was expecting more…its nice because she has a pretty face but I was expecting to see a face and body shot of some crazy pose or something kinda like evolution cover.

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  9. This aint it

    What a rushed album cover just shows that her label dont give 2 shits about her career. and only Aaliyah could pull off that hair over the eye how dare u do that for ur album cover u are not Aaliyah. Sityourflopassallthewaydown.

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  10. AJ

    OMG!!! *DIES I LOVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVEEEEEEEEEEEE IT

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  11. chicchica

    @Nando i agree the red “Ciara” is kinda off to me i dont like it

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  12. NikkiC

    Here Come The Haters..SMH…The Cover Is Hot And I Can’t Wait For The Album!!! BASIC INSTINCT IN STORES AUGUST 17TH

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  13. Dave

    I lur it “Basic” Instinct. I expected it to be Basic. The eye thing gets me thou, u know “Illuminati” *sigh*. Whatev..

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  14. #DEAD

    Basic cover for a very basic album………NEXT!!!!

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  15. BlackNLatin

    Bitch u betta pose for that cam! yasssssssssssssssss! yasssssssssss! love it!

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  16. Lil CiCi

    Holy shit!!! Now this is what a fuckin classic album cover is. Not bad CiCi. Haters noboy gives a 2 cents fuck what y’all gotta say.

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  17. Ewww

    ofcourse the fans and stans are gonna love this. they would love the cover if ciara had shit coming out her mouth. U guys love EVERYTHING!!!! #Ontothenextone. SHE IS WACK!

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  18. Lil CiCi

    HOLY SHIT! NOT BAD CI!! HATERS STAY MAD!!

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  19. CICISTAN

    CIARA LOOKA FABULAS

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  20. fi

    Cheap cover!
    Bring on the music and don’t mess up the videos!
    Thanks

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  21. okay

    i see u Aaliyah whoops i mean Ciara……lol

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  23. Give it up.

    Notice how the font is the same from her debut album lmao. What a desperate attempt to recover her career lmao. She tried to be slick with it. Her label lost a lot of money off her last album and i mean a lot. It only sold 200,000 copies to date and it has been way over a year. Now if thats not a flop then i dont know what is. Better pray Basic Instinct doesnt flop or its basically a wrap for ciaras music career.

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  24. DIllon_68

    Simplistic and sexy as HELL, damn, that’s wifey material!

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  25. DIllon_68

    @Give It Up, that the same font from Evolution too, it ain’t trying to copy Goodies. The only reason she switched it up for Fantasy Ride was to suit the superhero theme.

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  26. Its Over.Com

    Ofcourse ciaras fans and stans are gonna love this cover cause there basic like u are. U would love the cover even if ciara had poop smudged all over her. like OMGGGGG *DIES* are u serious???

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  27. Dimp-Zone

    @BlackNLatin!!!!! WASSSSUUUUUUUUUP!!

    Im indifferent about this cover. i dont dislike it, but i was hoping for me. It looks like it was shot during her “Ride” video

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  28. Corey

    HOOTTTTT! She is focused man! Killer!

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  29. SHES GONNA FLOP!

    Ciara take notes from Keri hilsons In a perfect World album cover, now that was a incredible cover. Ciara is too basic so what does she know about that. Next………….

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  30. Cmon Son

    This album cover is cheap as hell. Cmon ciara u obviously dont care about selling records so why put one out. She looks good but this is so similar to her look in the ride video. Try something new. Such a boring artist smdh.

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  31. GETEM'

    ALL SHUT UP HATTERS…..YALL SO MAD ITS REDICULOUS HOW CIARA TAKES OVER YALL LIFE…..I GUESS YALL BASIC TO IF ALL U HAVE TIME FOR IT TO COMMENT ON HER STUFF AND U DONT LIKE IT….LOL HATTERS….ANYWAY CIARA’S THE BEST THIS IS VERY NICE ALBUM COVER DOESNT NEED TO BE OVER THE TOP CRAZY!

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  32. Hope4HIPHOP92

    maybe the album cover looks BASIC because the album is taking it back to the BASICS in BASIC instinct!

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  33. Bad Real bad Micheal Jackson

    I like ciara but this album cover isnt cutting it. Give me something to be excited about. This isnt a cover thats gonna make people wanna go out and buy the album. But we will see.

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  34. toni

    lol at these haters on here, ya’ll need 2 sit the fuck down, this cover is HAUTE

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  35. WhatTheF

    CHEAP GHETTO MESS!

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  36. MEH

    Theres no way shes selling more than Christina Aguilera sold on Bionic and that was a commercial flop. I doubt her album will sell more than 80,000 copies.

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  37. MUTHAFUCK CICI'S HATERS

    First u say fantasy ride was too different. Now this album is too basic. Yall need to make up ur mind n stop finding lil things to hate on about her just cuz she da shit n u aint. It is called basic instinct, maybe dats why da cover looks simple dumbasses. #FUCKOUTTAHERE

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  38. No Bueno

    Really ciara Really?????? Well this is it the album is either gonna do moderately well or be an extreme commercial flop. The cover needed to be better this album was definately rushed. I see Jive records isnt really focused on her anymore. Thats why there only releasing one more single before the album comes out.

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  39. me

    ALL THE HATERS LOL. CIARA WILL SHIT AND U WILL DEAL!!!

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  40. MB92

    yes i admit the album cover is plain, but the negative comments is not needed. i never thought anyone really cared about what album covers look like but i guess i was wrong. but keep hating, ci is doing her thang ride is being called the best comeback in the UK, and gimme that is about to do its thing

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  41. Harvey

    Thanks Rap-Up. Y’all the ish! I can’t wait to get a peek at that tracklisting. But honestly though the cover is just eh, ALRIGHT. The pic they chose is HOT though. I love that. I think it’s cool that they went back to the original logo too.

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  42. u aint got nothin on me

    @ME ITS NOT HATING ITS CALLED KEEPING IT 100. AND U WILL DEAL WHEN THE ALBUM FLOPS AND YOUR FAVORITE ARTIST IS NO MORE. REMEMBER I SAID THAT.

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  43. CICISTAN

    @u aint got nothin on me UR COMMENT WASNT NESSECERY N I DONT RELY THINK DIS IS THE ALBUM COVER. I BELIVE DAT DIS IS DA BACK COVER WERE DA TRACK LISTIN GOES I STILL THINK DIS IS A HOT ALBUM COVER N I WE DONT CARE WAT YALL HATTERS SAY

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  44. galaxy

    Im very disapointed with this cover i was really anticipating it too. I thought it was gonna be something epic but i admit that this is quite disapointing.

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  45. bjksolo

    HAHAHA CICI GONNA HAVE THE TOP 3 STORIES ON RAP UP…SHE AIN’T ALLOWIN NO GURL 2 SHINE RITE NOW…GET EM CICI….OF COURSE U KNO I THINK THE ALBUM COVER IS HOT….CIARA- BASIC INSTINCTS IN STORES AUGUST 17TH!!!!!!!!!

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  46. Lil CiCi

    @ u ain’t got nothin on me

    do you have a life? i guess not.

    CIARA PRINCESS HARRIS 2010/BASIC INSTINCT HOEZ!!!

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  47. bjksolo

    YALL STANS GETTIN UPSET OVA AN ALBUM COVER..OMG C’MON U HARDLY GONNA BE LOOKING AT THE COVER IF THE CD STAY IN UR RADIO!!!!!

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  48. Phoenix_Wright

    I like the way she looks, she always been pretty. But the album cover isn’t anything too interesting. Simple and just ok. Wouldn’t be interested is I just looked at the cover

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  49. An0thrNight272

    I Love it!

    This album is going to be genius, they’re going back to her basic’s without doing any re-runs or making it boring. It’s the whole “less is more” thing, ciara doesnt need to be glitz and glammed up, she’s all natural.

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  50. h

    Basic indeed.

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  51. genesis

    more like basic bitch

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  52. ...

    she looks pretty. i won’t pick up the album because the leaked material has been ass, but she’s a beautiful girl. *shrug*

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  53. suga

    lol @ Nando

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  54. numbuh 1 duh

    @bjksolo… yea top three stories on rap-up…congratulations…because album sales, talent, and relevance don’t matter

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  55. Leo

    Having “Basic” in the title is making it too easy.
    I’d be surprised if it doesn’t flop.

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  56. MaZ

    Whaaaat? Are they serious with that cover album? Man, we are in 2010, not 1997. You guys mentioned Aaliyah, but If she would still be there, she would take it to another level.

    Really Basic cover. Hope the music will save the rest.

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  57. antonio

    NO COMMENT!!!!!!ITS BASIC BUT I WAS EXPECTING MORE!!I BELIEVE SHE GOIN SELL BETWEEN 100,000-120,000 FIRST WEEK!!!!THANKZ 4 HATERS CAUSE IT BE THE SAME ONES ALWAYS HATIN ON CIARA!!YOU’LL GOT CIARA TO TOP. BBY END NIGHT SHE GOIN HAVE TOP 3 BLOGS ON RAP-UP!!!I ALWAYS GOIN SUPPORT CIARA NO MATTER WHAT HAPPENS CAUSE SHE BEST!!!!!

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  58. chris

    WOW!!! SO MANY HATERS MAN!!!

    I L.O.V.E. THE COVER, SHE COULDNT LOOK ANYMORE STUNNING AS USUAL :)

    AUGUST 17TH WE TAKING OVER!!! :) CANT WAIT

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  59. JD

    @ewww

    Your mother was wack when I boned her last night. STAY MADD.

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  60. L0VEKING.

    What album cover isnt Basic?

    Beyonce and Rihanna and Britney’s are extremely basic.

    Yall have NO idea what you are talking about.

    CLASSY cover.

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  61. JD

    There is nothing wrong with this cover so stop whining. Those earrings are more expensive than yalls houses!

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  62. Dizzle

    Her Lips Mmmmmmm i wont to kiss them now!! loool LOVE it <3

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  63. iLoveThisALBUM_COVER

    I LOVE THIS ALBUM COVER Her face says I’M BACK!

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  64. MICHELLE

    I love the album cover. Its simple, it shows her beautiful features up close. Its not over the top.

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  65. Sexiiiredbone

    i luv how hwe name is written like in goodies and evolution. this albim cover is simple and classy.

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  66. Trey

    I’m just glad she just didn’t have on a necklace or hat or anything related to Atlanta.

    From Ride, her freestyle, promo pics and covers We get it Cici, we know u reppin’ ATL, no need to restate it over, and over.

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  67. i love ciara

    first u freakin haters make me sick the album cover is fine u find any little thing to complain about i mean come on look ay beyonce”s sasha firece cover ir was much planner then this i cut also im sick of hearing how u guys are saying ride is a flop its a sucess it’s number 26 on billborad to 50 radio songs number 4 on urban songs also its number 10 on belgieum(ultratop 40 songs) number 5 on billboard r&b/hip hop singles chart & 50 on top 100 so wat the heck are u guys talking about & the album is gonna do fine

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  68. GeeGee

    LMAO @ JD

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  69. lover boi

    i agree the album is gonna do fine the whole bet thing that went down wit the ride video added promotion to the album also the whole fantasy ride thing added attention to the album & ciara company had to tell u.k radio stations to hold off on gimmie that cuzz it leaked into the station allready after just a day come on its gonna do awesome

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  70. Twitter @LoveShaniqua

    I LIKE IT! Haters will be haters. No matter how it looked the haters would still hate b/c their haters and thats what haters do. Look at Rihanna’s Rated R cover… UGLY, look at Beyonce’s I am Sasha album cover… MESS, but ppl got shit to say about Ciara’s. SHE’S TAKING IT BACK TO THE GOODIES AND EVOLUTION DAYS!

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  71. Deontae

    Every day it is Ciara just doesnt do it for me this and she didnt cut it for me that…damn let the woman make decisions without feeling like she has to neglect her hard work!!!! Anyway, I love to you all concerns! Imma get me 3 copies and that stands!

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  72. carl

    YASSSSSSSSSS THIS COVER GIVES ME LIFEEEEE!!!!!!!

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  73. ThePrincipal

    Ciara wasn’t playing when she said I’m going all the way back she even brought back the old Logo! Ok CiCi. We see you.

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  74. bijan

    mmm idk yet. I think she needs to ditch tricky and the dream.

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  75. RicardoXManequi

    well I would like to say I love ci, and I like this cover because its normal, shes not tryna be all extra like everybdy else like its chillin and she pretty n shit and its nice like its nothin wrng with it at all why are yall dissin a album cover get a life, i rather yall diss a song of hers then a normal album cover geeshhh

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  76. Fool

    This probably not even the cover of it they did this last time with fantasy ride and everybody thought this misty pic of her was it but it turned out 2 be the UK version even though i like the cover here its probably not official

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  77. steven

    yea that knock-off aaliyah look…not the business now she’s coming off desperate for a hit dnt b another bitter! remember ciara what you said in the evolution album about forming your own style thats a note of advice from yourself you should take….gud luck tho…

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  78. Ciara4evaeva

    Hawt album cover i like it i cant wait 4 the new album…LOVE CIARA.!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  79. Jose-Spain

    I would have like the photo where she is with the “A” on her mouth for the cover. But I like this too!

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  80. LEWIS92

    OOOOOOMMMMMMMGGGG HOT AS HELL!!!!! LOOOOOOOOOVE IT!!!!!!! GO CICI!!!!!

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  81. hautmess

    oh great, another illuminati symbol.. 1 eye trend is everywhere

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  82. Cassive

    I like the photography but the designer never did much to the text. One dead bevel emboss on the ‘Ciara’ and I think I have that ‘Basic Instinct’ font too, honestly, I could’a done a better job.

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  83. Bugsy

    It’s simple and classic.

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  84. PENNY PROUD LIL SIS

    ITS AIIGHT…BUT VERY REMINISCENT OF AALIYAH…ESPECIALLY WITH THE SWOOP!

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  85. LOL

    Look at who’s owning the top 3 stories on rap up! Ciara everywhere now git it girl!

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  86. butta

    cant wait

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  87. Bye Girl

    @LOL But guess what her album is still gonna FLOP. This is Rap-Up.com not soundscan fuk outta here.

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  88. Double Flop

    Ciara is a biter she is not original, shes a fraud. Tryna take Aaliyahs style and make it look like she created it. Bitch u will never be anything of greatness EVER. I cant wait for this bitch to flop again and be over with. I put money on it that this Basic bitch CD is gonna flop till the wheels fall off and yall stans gonna be MAD,MAD, MAD. I know real artists when i see them and Ciara is not an “original” artist shes a ghetto hoodrat mess. Say im wrong. BET made her look like a joke when they only made her present and not perform. Nobody takes this bitch seriously. shes done.

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  89. Laugh Out Loud

    @Double Flop LMFAOOOOOO!!!! Thank You!!! You just about summed it all up.

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  90. trippin456

    really good album cover!

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  91. Chris B

    Hahahaha. Yall some haters. Yall good and gotdog well that cover is fly. Stop playing yourself. Ci is the stuff and all knows it. Cant wait for the Instict!! Oh by the way RIDE is #5!! chew on that!

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  92. lisa

    CIARA IS BEAUTIFUL!

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  93. lisa

    THIS ALBUM COVER IS HOT AND HER FACIAL FEATURES IS TO DIE FOR!

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  94. cicifan

    yeeyy!!! i luv it, cici is back!!!:-)

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  95. Corey

    Love it , the font is back, she is beautiful focused & simple. Amazing!

    Got the 1 eye on you fools, just when you thought she was slipping…

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  96. CIARALOVER

    loving the album cover it is very CLASSY….

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  97. MB92

    OMG i looked at this aliyah album cover all the shade throwers are talking about and it looks nothing like ciara’s haha yall are so lame for that. yeah aliyahs hair is over her eye but the too pictures are very different. grow up people please

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  98. tae

    yes ciara is doing so good this time around

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  99. kani k.

    what a Flop she is now, can’t even outsell keri hilson.

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  100. GangsterA

    I like

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  101. CICISTAN

    @kani k just watch her outsell ms wackson baby lol

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  102. Moe

    BEAUTIFUL…Get em CiCi!!!

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  103. HoldUp

    Keri Hilson is a zillion, trillion, million times better than Ciara!
    Ciara= a flop

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  104. drtash

    Sorry i like ciara and all but this cover is sooooooo…..ZZZZZZZZzzzzzzzzzzzzzz. I mean how many of these corny covers have we seen??(pretty face + font) This is so 90′s. Her fantasy ride cover was better than this, And yes the album cover is important because if an album doesn’t attract attention from when you see it, then it can say a lot about what’s inside as well. APPEARANCE IS EVERYTHING!Try again ciara.

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  105. G3

    This cover is too cute simple but str8 to the point and ya crazy saying this won’t get attention like come on you gonna be like who’s face is that and go grab the cd stop playing she got the top 3spots on rapup she’s clearly relevant Basic Instinct in stores August17th It’s CIARA TIME!!!

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  106. Fool

    Most of Keri Hilson’s hits are featuring a all star cast of other artist she can’t stand on her own

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  107. carlos

    WHO IS KERI HILSON??? plzzz yall act like that bitch can sing dance and everything yall need just shut the fuck up no way in hell keri hilson is better than CIARA plus keri is wack nexttttttttt! LUV U CICI THE ALBUM COVER IS HOOOTTT AND OFCOURSE THERE ALWAYS WILL BE HATERS AND FOR THOSE KEEP AND STAY MAD YALL KNOW SHE LOOKS HOT SO STOP FRONTIN DAM IT!

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  108. MB92

    @HoldUp … Keri Who?? lmao i admit keri hilson makes good music but homegirl fadded very very fast(almost forgot who she was), and her performances needs alot of work, she trys to dance but needs to stop. Keri aint got nothing On Ciara. Keri’s last album did better than Fantasy Ride but Ciara still gets more media attention than Keri, and Ci More than likely got paid much more during that time. lol ci got paid 2mill to perform songs from FR, and she got paid out the ass for the touring she did. so yeah KERI WHO??

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  109. CICISTAN

    lmfo @ MB92 true dat

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  110. Laugh Out Loud

    Have u been living under a rock? How is Keri fading away when shes about to drop a second cd ths year.Keri Hilson sold more than ciara who was on her third album. Fantasy Ride couldnt even go Gold its stuck at 200,000 thats beyond sad lol. Keri is gonna keep doing her thing and when her next album do good dont be dumbfounded cause u knew damn well she was gonna blow up. Tell your girl ci to work on her vocals cause shes slacking in that area.

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  111. gab

    boring cover

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  112. ponyo

    i will support ciara in anything she does i think she is unique in her own way

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  113. CICISTAN

    @PONYO i think so 2 but ppl havent realized it yet

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  114. FLIPS

    Can ya’ll shut up about Keri! Damm… last time I checked this was about ciara. Plus just because her third album didn’t do well, ya’ll just use it to compare. When Keri Hilson comes out with a smash single WITH NO FEATURES then I’ll start showing some extra respect for her.

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  115. carlos

    @ FLIPS. i agree until that keri wack person gets a #1 then i will respect her too as far as i am concerned ciara did get a #1 hit with goodies plus #1 hit with promise on r&B and hiphops songs to this day i havent seen keri even do that. Her whole damn cd was wack so who cares. and her album debuted at 4??? ok yea nexttttttttttttttt!

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  116. stop hattinh

    yall really need to shut up about the cover its cute & classy she did not need much cuz her beauty attracts alot & keri hilson get out of here wit that shes try to dance like ciara sing like beyonce & weres her hair like rihanna illk she nothingg compared to ciara ciara goodies sold 1,257,00 in its first week keri hilson album sold 91,00 & all artist have there ups & downs in the industry so stop knocking her its over lets just see whatt will happen on this album then talk smackk

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  117. Chris Jones

    I love Ciara! She is amazing, Basic Instinct is going to be good! Can’t wait to buy it :)

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  118. raylie_rae

    Im str8 trippin rite now lol…ppl ppl itz juss an album cova dat prolli aint even real…& alotta yall sayin she tryna steal Aaliyah hairstyle…now Aaliyah iz mi girl & everithang but yall act lyke dnt nobodi n da industry got da same hairstyle lol….go head Ci Ci…let cha haterz b yo motivatorz…

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  119. JOJO_x

    Cant wait to buy this album..i love the album cover, she is beautiful :)
    I love ciara!

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  120. eroticexotic3

    what does an album cover have to do with anything? but when i did see it for the first time, i said she was channeling Aaliyah

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  121. HATERS???

    that word is overly used ppl, stop it.
    ppl idol these celebrites not knowing what they’re all about. but when some one speaks aginst a certin artist u guys jump up and use this so called “hater” name that “no one lyks to be called”…ooo. if imma hater for my oppinion then thats fine. heck if some 1 wanna kill me for my oppinon thats fine too…but unlike u… ur clue less to whats going on and ur “hater” word does no good 2 a clear argument nor oppinion. basically ur bluntly on to some 1z nutz that u dont even know. idoling is not good. (im not specifically talking about any 1 on here, im just stating.) but the use of that word to discribe a person, and his or her valid opinion not only makes u look dumb but blind too. btw, it dosnt surpriz me that the new song and album cover might have Illuminati symbolisum.welp, i guess they did get her…i really hope im wrong. all my childhood music artist has gone to the devil b/c of ppl yearn for the fame…

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