Platinum R&B Artist Ciara is on Fire!

* Named Entertainer of the Year-Female and Nominated For 4 Soul Train Music Awards

* #1 on the Pop 100 Billboard Charts with "1,2 Step"

* Releasing new single 'Oh' featuring Ludacris


Ciara's debut album Goodies recently was certified PLATINUM by RIAA. The album features 2 successful singles "Goodies" featuring Petey Pablo (which spent 7 consecutive weeks at #1 on Billboard's Hot 100 charts) and "1, 2 Step" which features Missy Elliott and equally proves to be a hit as well currently #1 on the Pop 100 Billboard Charts, # 2 Billboard's Hot 100 and # 4 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop chart. The single also is doing well at radio currently # 2 on the Top 40 mainstream chart, # 4 at Top 40 Rhythm and # 4 and R&B mainstream.

Ciara's hot new single "Oh" features rapper Ludacris and was produced by production team Andre Harris and Vidal Davis (Michael Jackson, Usher, Jill Scott). "I co-wrote most of this album including "Oh," Ciara enthuses. The song, a groove-heavy track and sassy vocals, are signature Ciara. In addition to cuts produced by Lil' Jon, the album also finds the young artist in the studio with Jazze Pha at the controls, producer Sean Garrett (Usher) and Johnta Austin (Toni Braxton, Aaliyah). Look out for the video to debut in the next few weeks on the video channels.

With her success she has just been named the recipient of the 2005 Sammy Davis Jr. Entertainer of the Year Award (Female) at this year's Soul Train Awards as well as several nominations including Best R&B/Soul or Rap New Artist, Best R&B/Soul Single (Female), and Best R&B/Soul Album (Female). The show airs March 12 in syndication.

Upcoming Print Press includes Cover features in Vibe Vixen and Trace as well as fashion features in V shot by Karl Lagerfeld and Interview.

Upcoming television appearances for Ciara includes, MTV TRL Awards (February 21) and Soul Train Awards (March 12).

For further information on Ciara, please contact Tice Merriweather at 212.824.1707.

SOURCE: Jive Records

CONTACT: Tice Merriweather of Jive Records, +1-212-824-1707

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