Multi-platinum R&B star Ciara returns with her highly anticipated sophomore album, Ciara: The Evolution (La Face/Zomba Label Group), due out December 5, 2006. Ciara has evolved from a teen who signed a record deal at only 16 years old into a young woman who has toured several countries and sold over three million records with her debut album. Ciara: The Evolution reflects all that, and more. In addition to writing or co-writing every song on the album, she earns her first production credits, co-producing almost every track. The album features production from Rodney Jerkins, will.i.am, Pharrell Williams, and Lil Jon. The first single, “Promise,” is produced by Polow (Fergie’s “London Bridge”) and impacts radio October 16.
“When ‘Goodies’ came out, people labeled me the ‘Princess of Crunk N B,’ but that was just one song, one sound. My first album had a much bigger variety than that, and I’m taking that even further with Ciara: The Evolution,”Â says Ciara. “For this album, I took my inspiration from many different influences and the sound really reflects that.”Â
The world will get their first taste of Ciara’s new sound with first single “Promise,”Â written by Ciara and produced by Polow (“London Bridge,”Â “Buttons”Â). And although her sound has evolved, fans can still expect the dance numbers Ciara is known for. Ciara explains, “The world loves to dance, so I wanted to give them music to dance to, but at the same time, the message is so much stronger. This time around, I’m taking people into my world and letting them see more of who I truly am.”Â