Multi-Platinum Recording Artist Ciara Wraps Up 2005 with a Big Bang Receiving 4 Nominations for the 48th Annual Grammy Awards, Which Include Best New Artist


The 48th Annual Grammy nominations were announced today and Multi-Platinum Superstar Ciara was recognized with 4 nods from the Academy, which will air from Los Angeles on February 8th, 2006. Nominations include Best New Artist, Best Rap/Sung Collaboration (1, 2 Step w/ Missy Elliot), Best Rap Song (Lose Control -- Missy Elliot f/Ciara and Fatman Scoop), and Best Short Form Music Video (Lose Control -- Missy Elliot f/Ciara and Fatman Scoop). Closing out 2005 with a bang, Ciara is currently on the road in this year's most critically acclaimed concert series, Gwen Stefani's Harajuku Lovers Tour 2005.

At only 20 years old, Ciara has quickly established herself as the entertainment industry's hottest triple threat. Having sold over 3 million records worldwide with a mega debut, Ciara's career has quickly launched into a world of music, movies and more! The scene stealing songstress has been recognized with over 30 notable nominations and awards which include nods from the MTV Video Music Awards, Billboard Awards, Teen Choice Awards, Lady of Soul Awards, the Soul Train Awards, American Music Awards, the CosmoGIRL "Born To Lead" Awards and now, 4 Grammy nominations!

Ciara's surmounting recognition has also secured her breakout performances at top music events and shows which include the BET Awards, VH-1's Hip Hop Honors, Vibe Awards, American Music Awards, and most recently, a show stopping performance at this week's Billboard Awards, where she performed a high energized melody of her 3 #1 singles, "Goodies," "1, 2 Step" and "Oh."

Ciara will bring her triumphant year to a close immediately following her tour with Gwen, where she will join Bow Wow, Omarion, and Chris Brown for the We Ain't Done Yet Holiday Tour.



  Date:            CITY                     VENUE
  December 9       Toronto, Canada          Air Canada Centre
  December 11      Montreal, Canada         Bell Centre
  December 12      Uncasville, CT           Mohegan Sun Arena
  December 14      Verona, NY               Turning Stone Resort and Casino
  December 15      New York, NY             Madison Square Garden
  December 17      Columbus, OH             Schottenstein Center
  December 18      Nashville, TN            Gaylord Entertainment Center
  December 20      Orlando, FL              TD Waterhouse Centre
  December 21      Sunrise, FL              Office Depot Center


  Date:            CITY                     VENUE
  December 22      Chicago, IL              AllState Arena
  December 23      Detroit, MI              Joe Louis Arena
  December 26      Boston, MA               TD Banknorth Garden
  December 27      Philadelphia, PA         Wachovia Spectrum
  December 28      Pittsburgh, PA           Peterson Center
  December 29      Washington DC            MCI Center
  December 30      New York, NY             Madison Square Garden
  January 1        Atlanta, GA              Phillips Arena

  For more information on Ciara kindly contact:

  Tracy Nguyen or Nicole Marzan           Tice Merriweather
  5W Public Relations                     Zomba Label Group
  (212) 999-5585 x 212 or 245             212-824-1707 or

SOURCE: Jive Records

CONTACT: Tracy Nguyen, x 212, or, or Nicole Marzan,
x 245, or, both of 5W Public Relations, +1-212-999-5585; or
Tice Merriweather of Zomba Label Group, +1-212-824-1707, or, all for Jive Records

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