Born in Austin, Texas, she traveled around the world during her childhood, eventually moving to Atlanta, Georgia where she joined the girl group Hearsay (not to be confused with the British group Hear'Say); however, the group disbanded after having differences. Her third studio album, Fantasy Ride, released in 2009, was considerably less successful than Ciara's first two albums.
The release was certified platinum in the United States.
She made guest appearances on Missy Elliott's single "Lose Control" and on Bow Wow's single "Like You", which both peaked at number three in the United States and obtained worldwide success.
She has also earned numerous awards and accolades, including three BET Awards, three MTV Video Music Awards, three MOBO Awards, and one Grammy Award.
To date, Ciara has sold over 23 million records worldwide. Ciara also has some Irish ancestry, from her mother's background.
The song performed well worldwide, appearing in the top ten of seven charts, and certified either Platinum or Gold in multiple regions.
Following the success of the album, Ciara released a CD/DVD entitled Goodies: The Videos & More in the United States on July 12, 2005 which featured remixes to "1, 2 Step" and "Oh", as well as two new songs.She was named after the Revlon fragrance "Ciara" which was introduced in 1973 and is still sold today.Despite this setback, Ciara was still determined to reach her goal and signed a publishing deal as a songwriter.In 2004, Ciara released her debut studio album Goodies, which spawned four commercial singles: "Goodies", "1, 2 Step", "Oh" and "And I". During the same time, she was featured on Missy Elliott's "Lose Control" and Bow Wow's "Like You", both reached No. Ciara released her second studio album, Ciara: The Evolution, in 2006 which spawned the hit singles "Get Up", "Promise", "Like a Boy" and "Can't Leave 'em Alone". The following year, Ciara released her fourth studio album Basic Instinct, which was met with low sales and continued a downward trend in her commercial performance.However, the album included the R&B top-five single "Ride"., the two have been getting very close recently and say that the pair actually dated for a while back in the day but called it quits.