Date of Birth25 October 1985, Austin, Texas, USA
Birth NameCiara Princess Harris
NicknameThe First Lady of Crunk - The Princess - Princess of Crunk & B - Ci Ci - -
Height5' 9½" (1.77 m)
Ciara was born in Austin, Texas October 25, 1985. She is the only child of Carlton and Jackie Harris. Due to her father being in the United States Army she grew up on army bases in Germany, New York, Utah, California, Arizona, and Nevada. During her teens, Ciara and her family settled in Atlanta. Ciara said that watching Destiny's Child perform on a television program while staying home from school inspired her to pursue a career in music. Later on, Ciara would join a girl group called Hearsay and worked on her songwriting. The group recorded demos, but began to have differences. Eventually, she left the group, got a publishing deal, and found a "musical soul mate" when she met producer Jazze Pha. Ciara graduated from Riverdale High School in Riverdale, Georgia in 2003 and was signed by LaFace Records executive L.A. Reid with the help of Jazze Pha. She then began production on her debut album, "Goodies". Ciara co-wrote a demo with songwriter Sean Garrett, who was co-writer of Usher's international hit "Yeah!".
Thin waist and round hips
Toned and Fit Body
Name is pronounced like "Sierra."
She originally wanted to become a model, before starting her music career.
Used to be a cheerleader in high school.
Her father was a military man.
She joined a girl group called Hearsay that performed in Atlanta, but it was short-lived.
Her mother was in the air force.
She is good friends with Bow Wow.
One day she saw Destiny's Child perform on TV and decided that that was what she was going to do.
She has also lived in Germany, New York, California, Arizona and Nevada.
Lil' Jon produced her debut single, "Goodies".
Her album, "Goodies", was a sales success, thanks to her many collaborations, with stars like Ludacris, Missy 'Misdemeanor' Elliott and R. Kelly.
Graduated from Riverdale High School in Atlanta in 2003.
She co-wrote her song "Goodies".
Friends with Missy 'Misdemeanor' Elliott.
Was accompanied by Bow Wow to the MTV Video Music Awards in 2005.
Wrote her song "And I" when she was 15.
Named #35 on the Maxim magazine Hot 100 of 2005 list.
Her "MTV 2005 Hit List" consisted of: 1) Missy 'Misdemeanor' Elliott's "Lose Control" 2) Chris Brown's "Run It" 3) The Black Eyed Peas' "My Humps" 4) Ciara's "One Two Step" 5) Madonna's "Hung Up" 6) The Pussycat Dolls's "Don't Cha" 7) Gwen Stefani's "Holla Back Girl" 8) Mariah Carey's "We Belong Together" 9) Ciara's "Oh" 10) Ne-Yo's "So Sick".
Ranked #72 on the Maxim magazine Hot 100 of 2007 list.
She is the only child of Carlton and Jackie Harris.
She grew up on army bases in Germany, New York, Utah, California, Arizona, and Nevada, since her father Carlton was in the United States Army. During her teens, Ciara and her family settled in Atlanta.
Has sold over 17.9 million albums worldwide as of 2010.
She was honored as Billboard's 2008 "Woman of the Year", because of her success in the music industry.
Picked as #4 on People Magazine's 2009 Edition Most Beautiful People in the World.
Has won 1 Grammy and been nominated numerous times.-
"I'm not totally innocent, and I do date. But as a young woman, I also demand respect".
"I love shopping! I'm impatient though. I'll go to the mall and in 30 minutes be ready to go".
Being in this industry makes you develop more quickly than a typical child would. You mature faster.-
Where Are They Now
(July 2005) Filming All You've Got (2006) (aka Rumble).
(July 2005) Preparing for her tour in August.
(October 2005) Finished her tour.
(December 2005) Going on tour, with Omarion Grandberry, Bow Wow, Chris Brown and Marques Houston, called "Holiday Jam" (December 22nd).
(January 2006) Finished tour (January 1st).
(January 2006) Finished Holiday Jam tour.
(March 2006) Finished filming All You've Got (2006) (aka Rumble).
(January 2009) Working on the finishing touches to her upcoming album 'Fantasy Ride' due to come out in April
(September 2010) Finishing the final touches on her fourth studio album "Basic Instinct" that's due for release in (November 2010)
(January 2013) Currently working & finishing her 5th studio album "One Woman Army", that's due for a release this year.-