Ciara Moves Album to July, Sets ‘Body Party’ Video Premiere

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Ciara renamed her album and revealed the cover art and tracklisting yesterday. Now she has announced a new release date for the project.

The self-titled album, formerly titled One Woman Army, has been moved from June 4 to July 9. She shared the new date with her fans on Twitter. “Take A New Journey With Me. “CIARA”…July 9th!” she wrote.

“I started working on this record more than a year ago, and since then, I have found my creative clarity on the direction I wanted to go in,” said CiCi in a press release. “It was almost a whole surge of fresh energy, and I pushed myself to be even more creative. I’m more open to change. I’m learning so much of about myself, and I’ve become really comfortable and free. This album goes beyond my music. This time it’s about taking a new journey with me.”

She opens up like never before on the follow-up to 2010’s Basic Instinct. “In the past, I’ve masked my emotions,” she said. “Now I’m embracing them. I’m running towards my fears and the things that would usually make me uncomfortable—I’m in tune with what’s happening to me, and I’m not afraid of expressing myself.”

The video for the Mike WiLL Made It-produced “Body Party” will premiere April 22 on BET’s “106 & Park” and VEVO. The clip, directed by X (Jay-Z, Usher), was shot in Ciara’s hometown of Atlanta.

“It’s been so many years since I’ve done a video in Atlanta,” she said. “That alone was refreshing, but went beyond that. We captured the spirit of the song and the feeling of having a body party. It’s the perfect combination of fun and sensuality.”

Ciara is now available for pre-order on iTunes featuring collaborations with Nicki Minaj and Future.



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71 Comments

  1. lexi

    Ciara, I am a fan, but I am getting tired of all the push backs.

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    outofdabox14 Reply:

    @lexi, what pushbacks….there was only one official date before and that was June 4th…now the 1st and only pushback is now July 9th….calm down be happy and support..more time for promo and more time for another single…im more excited about “Ciara” than i was about “One Woman Army”

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    Bout Dat life Reply:

    @outofdabox14, her first single sorry was released sept 25,12 the album was suppose to come out last year so yes she pushed it back more than once

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    Mb92 Reply:

    @lexi, Umm Hello BET Awards…. why wouldn’t she push the album back and gain performance sales?

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  2. Bob

    Can she just quit music? It’s really embarrassing at this point. #noshade

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    Mb92 Reply:

    @Bob, embarssing? What’s embarrassing about having #1 R&B album based off of “preorders”? …. Body Party is doing better than any of her singles since “Ride”…. What’s the problem?

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  3. BEYONCELAND

    She is FLAWLESS. I which her the best of luck. She is more confident. She clearly has talent. I will be buying it and she just needs to focus on her and no one else that may consist of trash, lol.

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  4. 2bad2bme

    she just need to hang it up…she don’t even know her direction. She don’t have a theme, set date, album title change…just a mess

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  5. yooo

    Ladies and gentlemen she is a FINE (literally) example of how people forget where they come from. ““It’s been so many years since I’ve done a video in Atlanta,” thats because she was busy being boojetto out in Hollywood. Turns out no one really cared for her, and after two album flops she is returning to her “roots”. B*tch please.

    Also, Im so tired of boring artists trying to “open up”. Maybe they’re just BORING. Theres nothing wrong with that. Id rather them be themselves than put on a front because anyone who is real can see a charade from miles away.

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    channelPink Reply:

    @yooo, The ignorance level….

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  6. Gurl you haven't charted this decade

    Ciara no ones checking for you babe. Your last album sold 37k in the first week, and this one will sell even less. You’re a flop. Irrelevant. Has been. A nobody.

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    jazzyd Reply:

    @Gurl you haven’t charted this decade, so if shes a nobody why are you on her page wasting yo damn time right now you irrelevant……..and a nobody getthefucklostplzzzz

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  7. True Story

    The struggle is so real for her right now. I think most of her fans are fed up at this point.

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  8. Trill_Boy

    it’s like slinky in the ace ventura when nature calls .. it’s gonna be kinda record ,; who knows LOL

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  9. HEARTBEAT

    HER ALBUM HAS BEEN PUSHED BACK MORE THAN STEVIE WONDERS HAIR LINE AINT NOBODY BUYIN THAT CRAP

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    TakeOneThereFree--> _/ Reply:

    @HEARTBEAT, LMAO!

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  10. Sharp Tongue

    This is past hate as fans we are disappointed in her for all this mess with her new album. Name change, new release date, and only 10 tracks minus Sorry and Got Me Good girl “GOOD FUCKIN’ BYE”!!!!!

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    Well Damn Reply:

    @Sharp Tongue, THIS!!!! Ive said this time and time again. its not hate its the truth. People dont know the difference. This is getting to be too much. Shes desperate for this album to do well and for a hit single

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    Mb92 Reply:

    @Sharp Tongue, Eiter you were going to support her or not? It doesn’t matter when the album is released. Clearly she didn’t have your support from the beginning. As long as I like the material overall I will support her. That’s the difference between a fan and someone who is a fan when it is convenient

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  11. Pretty nicki

    I feel sorry for Ciara. It seems like the bulk of her fans, the public & the industry have turned their backs on her. I’m not a fan of her music but it would be nice to see her win for once…

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  12. SHAWTY

    HER ALBUM IS #1 ON ITUNES!

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    Will Reply:

    @SHAWTY, who’s albums #1???

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    jazzyd Reply:

    @Will, ciarrrrrrras !

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  13. SHAWTY

    You naysayers will be the same ones PRAISING HER BODY PARTY VIDEO when it releases. Stop bitching and be patient

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    rw Reply:

    @SHAWTY, being disappointed in an artist is not being a naysayer you moron

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  14. Ursula

    Good for her. You losers need to stop changing your screenames a million times trying to act like there are so many people against her. Half of these comments probably came from one disgruntled troll.

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  15. MusicJunkie

    Smh ‘ Poor Thang . I like Body Party Tho

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  16. Dasher

    I haven’t liked Ciara since ‘Oh’

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  17. wonderland19

    More push backs???? Didn’t Cici learn from her last album??

    Anyways, looking forward to this album. Come on Cici, please bring the heat.

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  18. paul

    No comment lmaoo. ill let the sales do all the talking once its released

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  19. Marii

    Believe it or not Ciara has talent. She’s the best female dancer in the game and the music she’s been putting out for the album are good. She’s only at the level she is not because of her but her team and it’s marketing strategies. If she had the right people on her side, she would be high profiled.

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    Justice league Reply:

    @Marii, sorry but I disagree. It’s not her people because that’s why she’s at a new record label. It’s her. He is talented when it comes to dancing but her voice is pretty bad and her music lacks depth, personality, or creativity. Sorry to see her go.

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  20. under construction

    Ciara sounds so stupid when she answers questions “Its been so long since ive done a video in atlanta” lmaoooooo. last year it was “Im going back to my roots on this album” shit flopped. I mean she seriously makes herself look stupid every time.

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    freshed Reply:

    @under construction, but your attention tho!!!

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    Mb92 Reply:

    @under construction, And your point being? What does her going back to “R&B” (her roots) have to do with shooting a video in atlanta? ….

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  21. Kyle

    I don’t like reading all the negative comments but at this point I’m really questioning her motives with this album. She changes the title (and she self-titles it? Why even change it for christ sake?) after promoting it under “One Woman Army” for a full year and then pushes it back AGAIN? By the time this comes out, “Body Party” will be more than old news. It would’ve made more sense to keep it at June 4th because “Body Party” may still be relevant around that time. It’s only a little over a month away. Oh well, good luck to her I guess…

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    Kyle Reply:

    @Kyle, I didn’t mean to submit that comment so quick. But anyway, as always, I’ll support anything she puts out because at the end of the day I think she releases quality music and I believe in her talent. But as a hardcore fan, this shit is FRUSTRATING!

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    Mb92 Reply:

    @Kyle, It can take a song up to 3 months to reach it’s peak… Either June 4th or July 9th would’ve been good dates… July 9th gives her time to promote more than just 1 song…. Just a little insight for you.

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  22. OhWORD?

    Oh no not this again!

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  23. So hot I'm a skillet

    Ciara and a pushed back album OMG what a surprise!

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  24. True Story

    You would think that Ciara and her team would get it right this time after 2 flop albums you should have time to prepare and make sure u get it right. It just seems like there struggling and racing against time. See when things don’t happen organically your just not taking your career seriously. Who can take an artist serious and want to buy there album when shit like this happens. I respect artists who just release singles and albums without continuously pushing it back that’s when you start to look desperate smh.

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  25. hungrY.eYes

    you would think with all these bastards leaving comments on ciara’s posts and giving her time from their empty schedules they might actually move on and stop repeating themselves like idiots.

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  26. Amaxing Al

    Damn babygirl still can’t get a hit lol

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  27. ♦CorCor♦

    GIRL LOOK CIARA YOU BETTER PUT OUT THE DAMN ALBUM…!!!! OR ATLEAST PUT THE SINGLE OUT WITH NICKI SO I CAN STOP WONDERING WHAT IT SOUND LIKE…!

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  28. RocNation

    Ciara what the fuck happen to your career!!! I mean kelly rowland is killing you now badd!!!

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  29. meme

    They push the album back hoping to get a hit single, it is pointless. When body party fails they will push the album back again. They didnt learn from the last 2 times….she is not going to have a hit single. But she had so much hype when we found out about the new project, they should have just released the album after the first single regardless of the performance of the single.

    At this point she should have just release a mixtape title one woman army and go from there because this just isnt working.

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    Bout Dat life Reply:

    @meme, THIS MAKES THE MOST SENSE!

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    BEDSTUYFLY Reply:

    @meme, THE STRUGGLE IS REAL.

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    Kosovo 4Ever Reply:

    @meme, I agree.

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  30. Well Damn

    Shes desperate for a hit single. You either have it or you dont and Ciara girl you just dont have it anymore. Without a hit single that album will flop. Even with a hit single the album most likely wont do well. Maybe LA reid will buy 50k albums for u just cause he feels bad lmao.

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  31. turquoise.

    Ciara is garbage. I honestly forgot all about her until Rihanna shaded her.

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    jazzyd Reply:

    @turquoise., like if shes garbage then why you on her page right you clearly worried about hergetyolifeforreal

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  32. Frenchie

    Why not just stick with June 4th? its April 16th that gives her almost 2 more months to promote and to push Body Party. July 9th is too far away lol

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  33. Desperate

    And thats it folks ciara is done in these streets (Charlemagne The God Voice)

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  34. TRA

    I feel sorry for Ciara because her new album “Ciara” is probably not going to sell great at all. I hate to say this, but the only way Ciara is going to get another future, great hit single is if she does a song with Drake, Kanye West, Jay-Z, Lil Wayne, Rick Ross, Chris Brown, and Rihanna. Ciara is a great dancer, I always felt that Ciara is a better dancer than Rihanna, Beyonce, and Lady GaGa, but Ciara is not the greatest singer in the world, and it seems like there is something missing from her material. The last time her last album didn’t sell great, I thought it was Ciara’s promotional team’s fault because it felt like they didn’t give her great advice. This time around, it seems like it is going to be Ciara’s fault, if her new album gets very, bad critical reviews, and very, bad commercial success.

    Rihanna is not the greatest singer in the world, and Rihanna is not the greatest dancer in the world. One of the biggest reasons why Rihanna has had a successful career is because she knows how to release music that is catchy and real, even if it has more to do with the writers and co-writers of her songs. It would be nice to see Ciara get production from producers like The Neptunes, Timbaland, Hit-Boy, Just Blaze, Mike Dean, Jeff Bhasker, T-Minus, RZA, The Alchemist, Jermaine Dupri, and others. Ciara’s music needs to be more edgy, and need to feel more real. I hope Ciara can get her music career back on track, but right now, it doesn’t look too great for her.

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  35. Middlefinger

    Isn’t it obvious in the music industry like everyone does it shit is just too old like they tease you when its close to the release date and then push back -_- just be their bullshit

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    Mb92 Reply:

    @Middlefinger, Out of all the comments I just read, THIS is the only one that made sense!!!

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  36. Mb92

    When Ciara is doing pretty decent, people still hate her -_-

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  37. Bout Dat life

    Ciara shouldn’t have just kept her mouth shut about releasing a album and jus worked on it until it was finished then started promoting and releasing singles. Too many push backs and changing the name is just…..

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  39. Azalean Queen

    she needs to go back to the same producers as her 1st allbum or sit the the fuck down

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    meme Reply:

    @Azalean Queen, she def dont need to do this. dumbest comment ever

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  40. boom boom

    it’s time for this hoe to han it up!
    let Rih run the charts

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  44. Antonio

    I don’t where all the hate and negativity is cominq from. First of all, of you’re not a fan of Ciara, why even bother clickinq on a article about her, read it (which I hiqhly doubt most of you did) and then comment?!?! But anyway, I’m glad she chanqed the title and has set a official new release date. That’s qonna qive her more time to promote Body Party, a possible 2nd sinqle before the album is released and the album as a whole. It’s mid April, the album comes out in 12 wks. That’s more than enouqh time to promote this album. She’s premierinq the Body Party on the 22nd, so she’s qonna start promotinq that week. She can perform/interview on Ellen, The View, GMA, Today, Kelly & Michael, 106 & Park, Wendy Williams, Letterman, Lopez, Conan, Leno, Kimmel, Fallon, do a few magazine appearances and perform at the BET Awards which would definitely increase her sales. If she’s stay consistent on her promo and stays active on social media, Ciara can honestly sell a solid 125k in the 1st wk tbh and yes, that is very possible.

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  45. A Bad Bitch

    I am a big fan of Ciara, but seriously after this album Ciara’s career may end!

    She just pushed and cancelled everything about the album!

    “Sweat” was first the lead single.Later the song changed to promotional single.After that “Sorry” became the lead single.And this year Ciara decided to not include the song on the album.”Got Me Good” was also supposed to be included on the album.And now they pushed the album for July, because they want the lead single to slay the charts before they release the album.

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  46. Jay

    Sweet!! I can’t wait to see the video!!!! :)

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