Ciara Opens Up About New Album, Building Her Empire

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While in Indianapolis for the Super Bowl, Ciara stopped by SiriusXM’s “Sway in the Morning” show and spoke about her fifth album and first since reuniting with L.A. Reid at Epic Records.

The “Ride” singer, who stars in the upcoming Adam Sandler comedy That’s My Boy, stressed the importance of not rushing to release the follow-up to 2010’s Basic Instinct. “It’s not even so much about a number count,” she told Sway Calloway. “It’s just really about the vibe, and I’ll just tell you that it’s a good vibe going. It’s really important for me to take my time with this record and it’s important for the whole team. It’s really, really good energy.”

She’s looking at the bigger picture when approaching the new material. “I really want to build my empire,” she explained. “I want a strong empire. I want it to be really solid and it’s about building a brand, so I look at things completely different than I would have on my first album.”

This time around, she has a hand in the production. “I co-produced something so far on one of my records and it’s fun because I’m literally a part of making the music. It’s just really, really, really fun.”

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44 Comments

  1. Trey

    The funny thing about Basic Instinct was it wasn’t bad at all…..

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    Chet Reply:

    @Trey, You’re right, it was terrible.

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    cheryl Reply:

    @Chet, lmfao….i agree with THAT! it was fantasy ride that wasnt that bad

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    Trey Reply:

    @Chet, The main people saying they didn’t like it didn’t purchase the album so they wouldn’t know how the album sounds……sales isn’t everything….it just keeps you a record deal……

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    Neon Reply:

    @Chet, LOLOLOL!

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    REAL Reply:

    @Trey, she need a hit like a junkie..shawty

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  2. mimimi

    AAAAAAHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!YeAHHHH CiCi Baby!!! WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOoo!!! Come HARD!!!!XDDDD FUCK YEAH!!!!

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  3. mimim

    FUUUCKKKK YEAHHH!!!! Cici BAby , come HARD!!!!!WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!HELL YEAHHH!!!!

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  4. The Queen >

    I second that! Basic Instinct wasn’t bad, the promo for it was. But that’s fine, the queen is coming back. :D

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  5. wonderLand19

    I am becoming a fan again of CC. Take ur time girl, i can feel this project being a smash. Basic Instinct and Fantasy had bad promo and drama around it and in that period of time i feel out of love for CC. But now she’s growing on me.
    Iam rooting for you girl!

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  6. 78

    please, ciara have a seat/ nobody care about your shit anymore/

    and now, her naked pics is ao the net….go on MTO/

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  7. RealHipHop

    i have to agree the promo for basic instinct was bad. therefore the sales were not as good & people these days equate good music with sales. i think jive waited extremely too late to start promo for it as far as tv appearances & performances. well this movie with adam sandler will be a nice set up for her comeback

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  8. Thefirstlady

    She saying what Ashanti said………..CICI No

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    potyotot Reply:

    @Thefirstlady, But she aint ashanti tho, ashanti good , but cici got multi talent , n somthin huge is gonna come :)

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    curko banks Reply:

    @potyotot, it what ways is she multi talent…dancing and what else?….

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    moddeclot Reply:

    @curko banks, ummmmm lets see…. singing , dancing for sure , acting , modeling , writing songs , producing , having a Hellofa personality, and being such a a BADASSS!! do I HAVE to go on??#CiaraNinjaz!all the life!!:)))

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    crystal Reply:

    @curko banks, Ill have to agree , im a c fan all day , but that basic instinct shit was Horrible , fantasy ride was aight , didnt like it tho, The Evolution was fuqqin HOOOTT!! , goodies was Great too , Hope this new album would be 20x the Fire :)

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    tae Reply:

    @Thefirstlady, sorry but ciara and ashanti are two different people on two totally different situations ci is an entertainer,WITH A MAJOR label backing,while ashanti is a sub par singer who is doing it on her own and not having the big machine behind her,so which means ci will get a bigger push and bigger music please think before you speak,sweetie.

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  9. yyyyyuu

    Kill Em C :)

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  10. Stre3t Danc@

    Come on girl, can’t wait for her comeback!

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  11. TrendsforCiara

    Yessss Ciara! I cannot wait until this album comes out…

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  12. Ice

    Basic Instinct was fire, I just think she messed up the singles after Ride.

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  13. Triniti

    lmao at “Empire”

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    SuchafuckinLadyyyy Reply:

    @Triniti, wats so funny bout dat bitch? QueenC is Gonna build a Fuckin Empire , and when she does bitch , who gon be laughing?

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    CiaraGotTheMoves Reply:

    @Triniti, I know, it’s real funny seeing as how YOU will never be able to build an empire. As for Ciara she’s laughing all the way to the bank and she is definitely going to be doing big business moves this year. Can you say the same about yourself? Oh.

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  14. jay

    Okay okay sounds good…I’m glad she’s taking her time…I just want her to comeback strong…do the Damn thing this time…with promo and all. I’m glad she’s building her brand elsewhere, cant wait to see this movie

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  15. Audrey Hepburn

    Why does she act so innocent and classy in her interviews, but likes to grind on the floor and throw her muscular cooch in our faces while on stage? No, CiCi. No.

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    CiaraGotTheMoves Reply:

    @Audrey Hepburn, it’s called being a performer, at least she’s able turn the freakiness on and off. And you know you like that cooch so stop frontin’.

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    Audrey Hepburn Reply:

    @CiaraGotTheMoves, Sorry, but I’m not down with the lesbo movement. I like Ciara. I think she’s a talented dancer. She just needs to cut down on the aggressive stripper moves.

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    yaya Reply:

    @Audrey Hepburn, The same way Beyonce does, it’s called performing.

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  16. SE7ENINJAZ

    I can’t wait for Ciara’s next album!

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  17. Princess Ciara

    CIARA IS GOING TO SLAYYYYYY, DO YOU HEAR ME??? IM SO READY!! C-SQUAD GET YOUR COINS UP CAUSE WHEN THAT ALBUM DROP Y’ALL BETTER BUY OUT THE STORE !!

    CIARA WILL BE SNATCHING WIGS THIS ERA! #WHOMAD

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  18. CiaraGotTheMoves

    One thing that must be known is that Ciara is not playing around this year…at all. Now that she has all of her stuff together (new label, new marketing team, La Reid, working with the best of the best producers & writers,) she is going to be unstoppable. When this 5th album is released I KNOW I’m going to love it. I just can’t wait!!
    Ciara is coming.

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  19. tosha22

    my girl. love her attitude do your thang.

    Ciara!!!!!!!!

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  20. A Realist

    I’m actually excited for this. Rooting for you, Ciara. :)

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  21. Jay

    Yeah man! Cici is back at it! That’s my girl! I’m glad she’s delving into producing. Big ups to LA Reid! I’m ready for some new music from Ciara and of course some dancing AND videos! Yessir! :)

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  22. nicegirl

    I can’t wait for this album….seems like it’s been so long. Good to hear that she’s producing songs…I feel like songs have even more meaning when the artist produces their own.

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  23. Sharp Tongue

    Empire I guess girl but I will lend my ear for a listening.

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  24. Deontae

    I’m super excited for Ciara musical return! I see she’s doing big things!

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  25. Jalin

    She’s coming back strong. Full support, great mindset, I’m ready.

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  26. andres

    She will always have my support BC she is talented and its what the music industry needs not this pop shiet of lmfao ugh

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  27. aud

    i cnt 4 it team cici al da way

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  28. Chris_DasMyName

    Ciara A New Era Baby! Come On Let’s Go Hard This Year! Yeahh!

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