Ciara Princess Harris, known mononymously as Ciara, is an American singer, songwriter, record producer, dancer, actress and fashion model.
Born in Austin, Texas, she traveled around the world during her childhood, eventually moving to Atlanta, Georgia where she joined the girl group Hearsay; however, the group disbanded after having differences.
It was at this time Ciara was noticed for her songwriting.
In 2002, Ciara met music producer Jazze Pha.
With his help, she signed a record deal with LaFace Records.
In 2004, Ciara released her debut studio album Goodies, which spawned three hit singles: "Goodies", "1, 2 Step", and "Oh".
The album was certified triple platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America, and earned her four nominations at the 48th Annual Grammy Awards.
She released her second studio album, Ciara: The Evolution, in 2006 which spawned the hit singles "Get Up", "Promise", and "Like a Boy".
The album reached number one in the U.S. and was certified platinum.
Her third studio album, Fantasy Ride, released in 2009, was considerably less successful than Ciara's first two albums.