Ciara Dishes on New Album, Critics, & Collaborations

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While we wait for her new single “Sorry,” Ciara sat down with Centric to discuss her upcoming album One Woman Army, how she deals with her haters, and the two artists she’d like to work with.

“I’m so excited about this record,” the singer told Claudia Jordan on “The Hot 10.” “[I'm] just really putting my heart into it, putting my soul into it, putting everything into it and just taking my time and it’s really fun.”

The album title was inspired by the record of the same name. “It really is the best way to represent what the body of work is,” said CiCi, who co-produced some tracks. “On One Woman Army, I talk about where I am and the things that I want as a woman and the things that I need.”

She describes her next single “Sorry” as a “very, very real record,” while the title track is more uptempo. “You can dance to it, but you’re also dancing to a real story, to my story,” she said.

No stranger to scrutiny, Ciara has learned to deal with the criticism. “I am my biggest critic and that opinion is the one that matters the most to me. That’s how I sleep and that’s how I rest my head. If you worried about every comment that someone said about you, you would lose your mind.”

As far as collaborations go, she would like to work with Lana Del Rey (“I like her swag”) and Pink (“I think Pink is super fly”).

Plus, hear what she had to say about acting alongside Adam Sandler in That’s My Boy and her status as a sex symbol.



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29 Comments

  1. TeamCiara

    Love her! Can’t wait to hear Sorry :)

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    MinajRules2012 Reply:

    @TeamCiara, Hahaha….Ya’ll please STOP!!! Stop gassing these HAS BEEN’S up!!! This is wrong on so many levels. Ciara will not sell 20,000 of this next album and all of you know it. This girl needs to go open a dance school, because I will give her that. Ciara girl you’ve been done since “Like A Boy”..HANG IT UP!!!!

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    My name is oo Reply:

    @MinajRules2012, Ciara doesnt care about your comment .

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    TeamCiara Reply:

    @MinajRules2012, If anyone needs to Hang It Up it’s you.

    I don’t go into plastic barbie (Nicki Garbaj) posts to talk sh*t because I could care less about her.

    If Ciara is such a has been why are you in here posting multiple times…? No life maybe?

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    tell'em Reply:

    @MinajRules2012, AGREED.

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    Mega Reply:

    @TeamCiara, I don’t spread my e-mail and usually don’t comment on artist blog or magazine but I love Ciara so much especially being in my late 30′s old school music but I listen to Ciara she very very talented and unrecognized I can’t wait for this new album whether up beat or slow I believe she going to be outstanding as usually. She a performer singer and real dancer all around from previous old school artists. love you Love you we need performer like you right now especially female performer. The music industry sucks right now. very few music I’ll spend my money on. Major artists Whitney and Michael as pass RIP but need Ciara in the music industry right now. Make a difference Girl.

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  2. JStar

    LOVE THIS LADY SHE CAN GO AWAY FOR 10 YEARS AND STILL BE HOT SHIT SHE IS A GREAT ENTERTAINER IN MY EYES!!

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    MinajRules2012 Reply:

    @JStar, you said key words “IN MY EYES”..I like that you added that at the end. This girl is a has been.

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    MinajDrools2012 Reply:

    @MinajRules2012, bitch kill yourself, you woke up 6:54 in the morning to talk shit smh i wouldn’t tell ciara to quit until she ends up like you… fans like you are no good to artists artistry she’s a hasbeen but you stan one of her features on the album bitch bye, i mean DIE.

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  3. Bruno

    While Ciara has always been well spoken, she needs to learn the art of being concise. She gives very long winded answers for simple questions.

    I like her. She still looks fresh compared to other artists her age. And she has improved vocally. I hope her CD has good music this time around. “Sweat” was not my fave at all though.

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  4. Diego

    Another flop u guys glorify no singing talent but she can dance lol

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    loj Reply:

    @Diego, This is just a question that I really want a answer to: has “Lol” become just something that is put at the end of anything? I like to laugh but not at nothing. Like if you would have actually attempted at a joke I maybe would have laughed. Lol stands for Laugh out loud, I just stared at your comment waiting for a punchline… but I digress. Lo… never mind

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  5. B. Goldn

    Im not a fan but I am waiting to see what she is going to produce here.

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  6. My name is oo

    I love her

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  7. JustifyMaLuv

    oh girl :/

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  8. Jay

    Damn Ciara is so beautiful!!! Awesome interview! I’ve been a fan since Goodies and still am. Ciara always bring it. Her music and especially the videos, which I think are some of the greatest visuals in the game. I can’t wait for this album!!! I’ll be the first to get that album on that day fasho. And I’m sorry Ciara, but I gotta say you ARE a SEXY woman!!! Ha! And I wanna hear SORRY!!!!!! Come on CiCi!!!! :)

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  9. RihannaTheH8ter

    I really want to see Ciara win… She being the underdog and always coming back shows how bad she really wants this. I think if ppl really give her a chance to prove why she’s capable of being the amazing and talented entertainer that she truly is she will shine and get the recognition that other un-talented chicks in this industry already have. on another note C squad where r u guys really at???? I’m so confused with u guys just the other day Rihanna was on Instagram commenting on a picture of Ciara and I was so shocked she even commented because she supposedly is more grand than Ciara y would she take the time to comment on a pic of Ciara’s new single cover 4 ‘Sorry’. well I’ma leave like that but I’d u want to find her comment go to Kiddcreole on Instagram scroll down and you’ll find her h8ting ass….

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  10. Kyle

    I wish nothing but the best for Ciara on this new album. She always puts her all into her work and appreciates the support from her fans. I’ll definitely cop “One Woman Army” and add it to my collection with all her other albums. It could debut at #199 on the Billboard 200 and it wouldn’t faze me. Chart positions and album sales don’t take away from the quality of the music. Remember that people!

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  11. rh

    csquad csquad all day

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  12. Mega

    Need Ciara in the music industry right now.Especially in the female realm She is a really performer. I’m old school and still listen to Ciara I love Like a boy amazing and incredible video who can do that as female that’s why people are criticizing saying all type of ridiculous things. Promise song love it love it amazing she so talented even ride and sex and love and magic who can sing and dance it is amazing female performer I’ll spend my money on her nusic anytime. Love her love her as a performer and artist in this time.

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  13. Monty

    Clearly, there’s a difference between “hating” on an artist and “criticizing” an artist.

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  14. Natalia K.

    She is amazing !Her videos,songs,style are cool ! I can’t wait for “One Woman Army”. I love her !x

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  15. Haw

    Love her so much:)
    She would like to work with Lana Del Rey and Pink, wow, sounds cool!

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  16. Phoenix Wright

    the interviewer is sexy as hell, claudia jordan can get it

    Nice interview, I’m rooting for Ciara

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  17. An0thrDream

    A Ciara and Lana del Rey record would be #epic! My two fav female voices (as far as sexy goes) I’m excited for her record, sounds promising

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  18. TheDreamer

    Can’t wait to hear Sorry and the new album. She is a fantastic performer.

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  19. Chris Stone

    love me some CiCi but can she get a hit with real song, a ballad ???? seems if u do t sing bout gettin drunk n dancin u do t have a big hit , real music is for albums these days :( still im sure the fans will love an support

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  20. 4/4/2012 Part Bulioeez

    Cute Hair style Cici Can’t wait to hear her new single and Nice Interview

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