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Ciara Comments On Low Album Sales: “That’s The Least Of My Worries”

May 20th, 2015 - By Jazmine Denise Rogers
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While promoting her new album Jackie earlier this year, Ciara confidently boasted that the project, which is titled after her mom, would be her best work to date.

“Up until now I would say that my favorite album was my first album, now this new album is my favorite album,” she said in February. “I don’t like to be overconfident, but I’m confident that this is my best album.”

Unfortunately, many may never experience the project that the 29-year-old poured so much into. According to Billboard, Jackie debuted at No. 17 on the Billboard 200 and only moved 25,000 units in the first week (19,900 in sales). During a recent interview with Power 99’s Rise and Grind Morning Show the singer addressed the low numbers.

“Of course, you would hope for more. But at the same time, you know what I know about this album? This album is amazing. I’m so proud of it. I put my all into it. I really do believe it’s my best body of work. To me, it’s never been about the first week.”

She continued:

“I’m going on 13 years now in my career, just to say that alone, to know that I still have my fans come to my shows and they’re sold out and all of these good things are happening. That’s the least of my worries. I feel like everything else will take care of itself. I’m honestly still so excited about being able to share the music on this album. There’s my tour, there’s more videos to come. We’re just getting started. That’s how I look at it.”

Low sales definitely don’t mean that Jackie is a bad album; it just sort of speaks to levels of interest. In this day and age, a lot of people aren’t buying albums anymore.

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Love Is In The Air: Russell Wilson & Ciara Coupled Up In DC

May 10th, 2015 - By Courtney Whitaker
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Well look at what we have here.

Just a few days after being spotted together at the White House. The new celeb couple Russell Wilson and Ciara were seen together again in DC. This time the pair snapped pictures with fans and partied together. Russell stopped by her show at The Filmore in Silver Spring, Maryland.

After, the show, Ciara and Russell hit up her after party at Josephine’s. The two partied and stayed together for the remainder of the night. Check out some photos of the new couple.

They are very cute so happy for #ciara. #RussellWilson #DC #love #newlife

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On point #ciara and #RussellWilson so much love. #happiness #newlife #jackiealbum #byefuture

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[WATCH] Ciara Debuts New Song For Son Future “I Got You”

May 8th, 2015 - By Veronica Wells
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Without doubt or question, the best thing to come out of Future and Ciara’s relationship is their son, Baby Future.  Not only is this little chubby boy incredibly adorable, it seems like he’s changed Ciara’s life for the better; and honestly, given her a reason to smile and love during what must have been a very tough breakup.

Naturally, Ciara wrote a song to commemorate this time in her life and it’s included on her new album Jackie. 

Ci-Ci also released visuals for the song “I Got You,” which includes the moment she told her parents she was pregnant, photos of she and Baby Future in the hospital and several snippets of them playing around in the house, studio and even in the pool.

The lullaby, written by Diane Warren and co-produced by Ciara and Harmony Samuels, is very sweet and just in time for Mother’s Day.

Not only will us grown folk get something out of it, Baby Future is quite fond of the tune. Ciara told People, “If he’s ever crying or frustrated, I sing to him. He stops everything and smiles.”

Check out the adorable video below.

Ciara Talks Dating History And Why She’s Probably Done Dealing With Her “Type”

May 6th, 2015 - By Jazmine Denise Rogers
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Ciara is making press rounds to promote her new album Jackie and, of course, she’s being hit left and right with questions about her rumored beau, Russell Wilson. While she wouldn’t give up much during a recent interview with Hot 97’s Peter Rosenberg and Laura Stylez, she did agree that Russell is the anomaly when compared to the “rebel” and “street boy” types she has dated in the past. Check out some highlights from her interview below.

On the timing of her White House date with Russell Wilson:

I don’t make any moves unless I’m sure about them, especially now.

I’m just saying I moved at my timing for me and I’m moving at my timing that works for me. You know, especially after my son, I have to be very aware of him more than anything. Every decision I make in my life—I can’t always make the most perfect ones—but every step that I take in my life right now, I’m going to try to do my best with it.

On Russell’s character:

I mean, all that I can say to you is that he really is an awesome person. I can definitely say that.

On Russell being different from her exes:

In life, for me, everything is about timing. Again, I’ve been able to have my experiences and learn from them and figure out the things that really work for me and are best for me. That’s all I can really say.

On previously having a thing for rebels and “street” boys:

I was pretty consistent. I’ve always had this thing for a rebel and the street boy. That’s always been my thing.

Again, timing, timing in your life. You see things one way during a certain time period. I don’t want it to seem like I’m saying anything against anyone that I’ve been with in my life because I have nothing bad to say about anybody.

On how baby Future will spend his 1st birthday later this month:

It’s going down. He’s going to have a party in Atlanta, my hometown, with his other brothers and sisters on his dad’s side. So I’m excited about that.

It’s all about family. It’s all about love. It’s all about my son having a good time with his siblings.

On the Baltimore mom who snatched up her son after he was caught rioting:

“I did see that. I would be the mom like, “What you doing? Get your mind right.” I’m definitely one of those moms. Real quick.

Watch Cici’s full interview on the next page. Thoughts?

Don’t You Just Want To See Ciara Prevail When It Comes To This Love Thing?

May 6th, 2015 - By Alexandra Olivier
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Celebrity relationships operate a lot like trends–in one day and so far out the next. (Just ask Big Sean and Ariana Grande.) In fact, it’s rare for the public to take a particular interest in any relationship for more than 15 minutes if it isn’t Jay and Bey or Kimye.

But one new relationship that has people talking is Ciara’s current romance with Russell Wilson. Fans of her music or not, some women are interested in seeing how that courtship will play out. It isn’t because the pair are especially cute together or because their union – singer falls for athlete – is unique. Nope. Interests lie in whether or not this new relationship of sorts will last. You can blame this newfound concern on CiCi’s track record with dreamboat boos who, unsurprisingly, turned out to be nightmares in front of the world.

Yes, Ciara has fallen for a few princes who ultimately turned back into frogs. There was Shad Moss, then known as Lil Bow Wow, a relationship that could be placed in the puppy love department. Following Moss was 50 Cent, who comes with a laundry list of eccentric antics that can often be too much for even his Instagram followers to handle. Then there was NBA star Amar’e Stoudemire, who eventually went back to his ex, whom he went on to marry. Rounding out the bunch is Future, who allegedly cheated on the star. Despite Future now being a part of her past, she shares a beautiful baby boy with him.

It is perhaps all of these train wrecks that keep us watching Ciara’s love life play out with baited breath, hoping it will all work out. Not only is Ciara a sweet and positive person who deserves good luck in love, but who can’t relate to her story of falling for Mr. Wrong? There is no rulebook for dating, falling in love, or keeping a happy home, so we do the best we can and learn lessons along the way. Instead of dwelling on previous love mishaps, the “I Bet” singer seemingly mends her broken heart and moves on – quicker than many may expect.

Breakups can leave a girl feeling stuck and wanting to take a break from men. But one thing we could learn from the CiCi is that it’s ok to keep trying. You don’t have to put love on the back burner because it’s been an uphill battle.

Will Russell Wilson be Ciara’s knight in shining armor, the man to deliver unconditional love (and stay faithful)? Well, it’s way too early to tell. Their appearance at the White House dinner and even his good luck tweet to the singer, as she prepared for her tour, aren’t enough information to provide the answer. But still, his actions so far show that he’s not afraid to let people know how he feels about her. (And that he’s sprung.) Considering that CiCi has always been the one doing the gushing about the guys in her life, it’s safe to say that they’re off to a great start.

Ciara Says She Didn’t Step Out With Russell Wilson To Spite Future

May 1st, 2015 - By Jazmine Denise Rogers
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Earlier this week, we officially placed Ciara Harris, 29, and Russell Wilson, 26, on our cute couple radar. The good-looking duo stepped out for the first time together on Tuesday when they attended a White House state dinner. Since she’s fresh out of a broken engagement, fans naturally began comparing Wilson to Harris’ ex-fiancé Future. So much so, that Future found it necessary to send tweets informing the world that he could care less about his ex’s new relationship.

When asked about the recent outing, Harris denied attending the dinner with the Seattle Seahawks quarterback to spite Future.

“I don’t believe in being vengeful, or trying to send a message to someone,” she told The New York Daily News. “You waste your energy that way. But I am confident.”

Speaking of Future, Harris, whose new album Jackie hits stores Tuesday, did admit that her recent single “I Bet” was inspired by a personal experience.

“The song is definitely inspired by my real-life experience,” she said. “When you believe in yourself and you always give 100% in a relationship, you’re very confident in the value of your love. But for some people, there’s that feeling that the grass is always greener.”

As for co-parenting with Future in the wake of her breakup, Ciara is clearly taking the high road.

“When having a child, it’s not about his father and I. It’s about the child. We’re adults.”

While she wouldn’t confirm or deny her rumored relationship with Wilson, she did have this to say:

“I’m having an amazing time right now in life, that I can tell you.”

What I can appreciate most about Cici is her ability to remain positive and her refusal to dog Future to the press.

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Ciara And Russell Wilson Attend White House State Dinner

April 29th, 2015 - By Jazmine Denise Rogers
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After it was reported last week that Russell Wilson would be bringing Ciara as his date to the White House Correspondents Dinner, the Seahawks player quickly took to Facebook to let the world know that he would be bringing a special lady to the dinner, but that lady was not Ciara. Instead, he brought his lovely grandmother, Carolyn.

Plenty of eyebrows rose after Wilson revealed that he would not be bringing Ciara to the dinner and, of course, speculation began. Personally, I just assumed that they thought better and decided to keep their rumored romance on the low, but it now appears that this wasn’t the case either.

Last night, Russell attended a White House state dinner for Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Ciara accompanied him. The two appeared very cozy in photographs snapped at the event, so it’s tough to argue that this was just some friendly outing.

After the White House Correspondents Dinner last weekend, the Super Bowl champion was asked by Entertainment Tonight whether or not he is seeing someone special. While he did not mention Ciara by name, he did confess that there is a woman in his life.

“That’s why it’s my personal life, I don’t talk about it too much,” Wilson said. “But, there is someone in mind. I’ll say that.”

Not only do they look amazing together, but from what we can see, Russell seems like a great guy. I’m really hoping that things work out for them. I’m also hoping that they use discretion when it comes to inviting the public into what they have going on.

Check out photos and footage from the dinner below.

Ciara and Russell Wilson

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Russell Wilson Won’t Be Taking Ciara To The White House Correspondents Dinner After All

April 24th, 2015 - By Jazmine Denise Rogers
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For some time now, rumors of a budding romance forming between singer Ciara Harris, 29, and Seattle Seahawks player Russell Wilson, 26, have been swirling. Though nothing has been confirmed by either party, the two were reportedly spotted at a Seattle Mariners game last weekend on what appeared to be a date.

It seemed that the pair’s coupledom would be confirmed Saturday at the White House Correspondents Dinner when The Washington Post reported that Wilson would be bringing Harris to the dinner as his “date.” According to The Post, a guest list for the dinner released by AOL had Harris listed as Wilson’s +1.

It’s unclear what changed since the list was printed and last night, but the Superbowl champion took to Facebook last night to let it be known that the R&B singer will not be on his arm tomorrow night. Instead, he’ll be bringing his grandmother.

“Can’t wait to dance with my beautiful date at the WHCD this weekend! ‪#‎shesgotmoves‬ ‪#‎loveugrandma‬,” he captioned an adorable video of he and his grandmother dancing.

Can’t wait to dance with my beautiful date at the WHCD this weekend! #shesgotmoves #loveugrandma

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Our best guess is that if they are, in fact, dating, Russell and Cici are probably trying to maintain a low profile. Just last summer, Harris called off her engagement to ex-fiancé, Nayvadius “Future” Wilburn. The two share one child together. Wilson also recently ended a relationship. Last year, his estranged wife Ashton Meem file for divorce after two years of marriage.

Considering that they’re both fresh out of failed relationships, it’s probably wise to keep quiet and take things slow. We’re definitely rooting for them.

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Ciara Breaks Silence On Broken Engagement, Talks Ignoring Red Flags & Dating Again

April 14th, 2015 - By Jazmine Denise Rogers
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It has been close to a year since Ciara and Future called off their engagement and with the exception of Cici’s telling single “I Bet,” the two have remained tight lipped about the split. However, the singer decided to break her silence during a recent interview with Power 105.1’s The Breakfast Club.

On the breakup:

Well you know, I mean it clearly didn’t work out but I have the greatest gift, the greatest joy of my life, which is my son. Honestly, I feel like everything that happens in life happens for a reason and my son has been the greatest gift that God has given me in my life. He has been the most game-changing thing that has happened to my life in a necessary way. And that’s pretty much what happened.

On what went wrong with Future:

You know I can’t really break all of that down because I don’t even think it really matters, especially when the ending is as great as it is: my son. That what worked out. My son.

On her current relationship with Future:

We’re cool. You know what it is, we have a child together and as a parent, it’s important to be able to communicate. We don’t talk every day. There’s no need to, but my son is clearly the connection between he and I and as parents, I think it’s important to be able to communicate.

I like to stay happy and live life light. I think that when you carry a certain type of energy or you carry a funky energy that you hold onto within yourself, you just can’t grow. You can’t really move like you need to. So for me, I just like to be happy and cool with pretty much everybody and that’s just pretty much it.

On what she learned after the split and becoming a mother:

You live and you learn. My son has given me so much clarity. Now I feel like I’m a full-on woman. You don’t really understand what that means until a few things happen to you in life and my son has given me so much clarity. I couldn’t be any more clear than I needed to be–like needed to be. A lot of things that I don’t want, I really know and I’m clear about recognizing them when I see them. And I know a lot of things that I do want and what I hope for and I won’t move or budge until I get it. I think that’s kind of what happened with my son. He makes me like, I have to make the right decisions.

On dating again and the right time to introduce a man to her son:

I think it’s all about when it feels right.

On if she falls in love fast:

I think it’s just about going with the flow. I was a person who would be super hard. I would darn near date for a year before going to the next place. For me, I think with life you can’t really call it. You don’t know what a situation is going to be. You can take a year or you can take six months or you can take two. My dad, after knowing my mom for nine days, they were married and they’ve been together for 31 years. You never know. I’m not going to put a time limit on when I can do something. I’ve been experimenting over life, clearly, and I’m still trying to figure it all out.

On if she’d date another industry man:

You know, never say never but I do think that you gotta switch it up a bit.

On ignoring red flags like a man with kids by multiple women:

I’m human and I went with love in that situation. I think that you can be with someone who has no kids and they can be the biggest jerk in the world. He can be super wealthy and be the biggest jerk in the world. You can’t really call it. At the end of the day, I go with love and I think my son’s father had the greatest intentions to love me. A beautiful thing came from that. That’s just kind of how I see it.

On if she stays in touch with the moms of Future’s other children:

You know, I’m really focused on raising my son right now and being the best mom I can be. There is one mom though, of the kids, that I got along with really well and when I see her, we definitely get along really good. It’s all about the kids anyway so truthfully, whatever’s the right thing to do when the situation calls for it, you just do it.

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How Cute! Ciara Hires Dad To Be Her Nanny

April 6th, 2015 - By Jazmine Denise Rogers
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One of the biggest concerns that plague working moms is who will care for their children while they’re out getting those coins. Fortunately for Ciara, she can relax knowing that her juicy bundle of joy is in good hands. During a recent appearance on “Live with Kelly & Michael,” the “I Bet” singer revealed that her doting father Carlton Harris is actually her nanny.

“My Dad is my nanny and he takes the job very seriously,” the single mom told Kelly Ripa and Michael Strahan. “It’s the cutest thing, he forgets about me, he’s like ok, I’m about my grandson. I gotta run and do what I gotta do. It’s so cute.”

It’s obvious that these two have an amazing relationship. Last fall, Cici took advantage of Carlton’s 53rd birthday to praise him for basically being Superman.

“I Have The Best Dad In The World!! He Has Always Went Above And Beyond To Be There For Me. I Am Truly Thankful For Him. Can You Believe He Just Turned 53? Wow!!….#ScorpiosRock #HappyBirthdayDaddy!! #Dubai Here We Come!! #VogueFashionDubai #DadGotSwag.”

I’ve always admired the beautiful relationship Ciara has with her father and hearing that he has stepped in as little Future’s nanny made my heart smile. As a fellow daddy’s girl, this makes me kind of excited to see how my father will interact with my future children.

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