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Ciara Princess Harris-Wilson is a female singer-songwriter, dancer and model from America. She was born on 25 October 1985 in Austin, Texas. Other than being a hit-maker and reputable dancer, Ciara is also a mother to two lovely children: Future Zahir Wilburn and Sienna Princess Wilson. She is currently married to Russell Wilson.
Ciara released her debut musical album in September 2004, and has been active since then. During her splendid career, the talented singer has won at least 32 awards and received at least 82 nominations.
In this article, I highlight Ciara’s top 7 best songs and also take a look at her net worth.
The 7 Best Songs of Ciara
1. “Level Up”
Released on 18 July 2018, “Level Up” talks about self-love and empowerment. In her empowering anthem, Ciara gives thanks for the blessing of being able to find true love. She co-wrote the hit song with Theron Thomas, while J.R. Rotem contributed to the up-tempo production. For the video, Parris Goebel was in charge of the directing and choreography.
“Level Up” received positive reviews world-over, and debuted at position 10 on the United States Digital Songs chart. In addition, it was Ciara’s 21st jam to debut on the Billboard Hot 100. The undeniable banger inspired worldwide viewers to dance their hearts out in a viral online challenge.
2. “Beauty Marks”
In the titular ballad, Ciara sings about turning life’s scars into “Beauty Marks”. The talented songstress got engaged to the famous rapper, Future, and they had a son together in 2014. However, the couple broke off their engagement just a few months after the birth of their child. In 2015, Ciara entered a relationship with Russell Wilson, a Seattle Seahawks quarterback, and they tied the knot one year later. In 2017, the newlyweds were blessed with their first daughter. In the song, “Beauty Marks” Ciara acknowledges that her former relationships are part of her and she shouldn’t be ashamed of them.
With its beautiful love message, the track is a wonderful pick for any wedding playlist. The video displays footage of the wedding between Russell and Ciara and the birth of their daughter.
3. “I Bet”
As the lead single in Ciara’s sixth studio album, “I Bet” was released on 26 January 2015. It serves as the musician’s first single after the birth of her first child on 19 May 2014, and public break-up with the child’s father. Ciara, Harmony Samuels, Timothy and Theron Thomas wrote “I Bet”, Samuels produced it, and Chris O’Ryan handled the vocal production.
Music critics deemed the song a solid comeback for Ciara, and hailed her vocal range and truthful display of her private life. Some even called it an excellent heartbreak anthem.
4. “1, 2 Step”
Ciara is, without a doubt, a gifted dancer, and most of her tracks are accompanied by a dance-centric video. One excellent example is “1, 2 Step”, which shows off the singer’s dance skills flawlessly. The song was released in 2004, and it features female rapper Missy Elliott.
“1, 2 Step” was a major success as Ciara’s second single in her debut album, “Goodies”, after it peaked at the second position on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart. It also appeared among the top ten songs in the UK, New Zealand, Ireland, Australia, China, France, Sweden, Germany, the Netherlands and Belgium charts.
5. “Like a Boy”
“Like a Boy” is another top Ciara song, and it was released on February 2007. It talks about how the world would be if gender roles were reversed, and aims to empower women.
The song was well-received by critics, and it managed to peak at position nine on the US Billboard Hot 100 on May of 2007. “Like a Boy” also peaked at position six on the United States Hot R&B/Hip-Pop Songs charts. In 2019, the track was platinum certified for reaching sales of more than one million digital copies in the US. The certification was carried out by the RIAA (Recording Industry Association of America).
“Goodies” was Ciara’s opener single on her eponymous debut studio album. It was released on 8 June 2004, and its protagonist turns down sexual advances from men, saying that they’ll never gain access to her “goodies” because she keeps them in the jar.
The hit single received critical praise for the whistling crunk beat and breathy vocals. Additionally, “Goodies” peaked at top position on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart for seven weeks, making it the longest-running top debut song by a female on the US chart since 1977. It also performed very well in New Zealand, the UK, Germany, and Switzerland.
“Oh” was released on 1 March 2005 as the third single from Ciara’s debut album, and it features Ludacris. The song revolves around the city of Atlanta, Georgia, which was Ciara’s hometown.
It was positively received by critics, and also won several awards, including a 2006 ASCAP award, 2005 Teen Choice Award, and 2006 Vibe Award. Moreover, Ciara’s “Oh” was listed among Pitchfork Media’s top 500 songs of the 2000s and Slant’s 100 Best Singles of the Aughts.
What is Ciara’s Net Worth?
Ciara Harris has been in the music industry since 2004, and during that time she has also appeared in several films, like That’s My Boy, and participated in numerous modeling ventures. In addition, the talented songstress and her husband became members of the MLS (Major League Soccer) Seattle Sounders FC’s ownership group.
So, how much is she worth? Ciara has a net worth of approximately $27 million dollars, and most of her wealth is said to come from her song and album sales.
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