L.A. Reid, Ciara, and Tricky Stewart

Ciara Previews ‘One Woman Army’ at New York Listening

Ciara is back in full force. After premiering her new single “Sweat” featuring 2 Chainz and promoting the comedy That’s My Boy, the R&B princess jetted to New York to host a listening party for her new album One Woman Army on Wednesday night. Celebrities and tastemakers packed the room as she played tracks off her first album since 2010’s Basic Instinct.

Her Epic Records boss L.A. Reid and music mogul Jermaine Dupri toasted her with champagne, while guests including pal La La, producer Tricky Stewart, and “X Factor” alum Marcus Canty snacked on cupcakes.

The album, due in October, received rave reviews from attendees. Among the records heard was a “summer banger” with Rick Ross and a ballad called “Sorry.” DJ SNS also reported hearing a collaboration with Nicki Minaj.

“Hardest @ciara record I’ve heard. She’s reconstructing the lanes. So future,” wrote Patrik Sandberg of V magazine. “This album is ridiculous. It’s coming for EVERYTHING!”

La La and Ciara

Jermaine Dupri

Marcus Canty and Jermaine Dupri

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