Grammy award winner, Ciara is set to release her 6th album JACKIE, available in stores and online May 4 [Epic/Sony Music Entertainment].
The industry’s top producers and songwriters have contributed to the new LP including studio maverick Dr. Luke, Polow da Don, Harmony Samuels, The Underdogs (Damon Thomas & Harvey Mason, Jr.), and co-writers include Rock City, Ester Dean and hit maker Diane Warren. The emotional premiere single; “I Bet” from Jackie (named after her mother) has pushed musical genres at radio on the music charts. “I Bet” is shaping out to be another hit for Ciara on urban and rhythm radio formats and has impacted Top 40 Mainstream radio this week as well. To date the Pop and R&B star has amassed a career total of 27-charted singles.
The album’s cover image and packaging was shot by international fashion photographer Francesco Carrozzini. “I could not be any more happy than I am about my album cover and packaging. Much like my music, I was able to express my vision creatively exactly how I wanted to. Working with Francesco was truly an honor and a dream come true. I feel we were able to create a timeless image,” says Ciara.
The sexy music video of “I Bet” in which Ciara has received critical acclaim and has been dubbed “Glamorous Couture” (Yahoo!) “Incredible dancing abilities (Cosmopolitan),” and “She keeps on winning with the release of the “I Bet” video” (MTV News). Ciara rocks ballet pointed shoes, leg warmers and a couture tutu. The video has surpassed 12.5 million views in just 2 weeks.
Delivery Agent, the company that powers omni-screen commerce for Ciara will launch a Ciara digital store giving fans the opportunity to pre-order the Jackie album and purchase concert tickets before they go on-sale to the public. Additionally, Delivery Agent will shop-enable Ciara’s Tweets, giving her Twitter followers the opportunity to purchase an exclusive product bundle directly from her Tweets.
Ciara will embark on a U.S. tour beginning May 3. This marks her first live concert tour in over six years. The first leg of the tour will make stops in 18 major cities beginning May 3 in Chicago and continuing to May 31 in San Francisco.
CIARIA NATIONAL TOUR DATES
May 3 Chicago IL House of Blues
May 5 New York NY Best Buy Theatre
May 7 Boston MA House of Blues
May 9 Silver Spring MD The Fillmore
May 10 Glenside PA Kenswick Theatre
May 12 Charlotte NC Fillmore
May 13 Atlanta GA Center Stage
May 15 Miami FL Fillmore
May 16 Tampa FL The Ritz Ybor
May 19 New Orleans LA Joy Theatre
May 20 Houston TX House of Blues
May 22 Dallas TX House of Blues
May 23 San Antonio TX The Aztec Theatre
May 24 Corpus Christi TX Brewster Street Ice House
May 27 San Diego CA House of Blues
May 29 Riverside CA Riverside Municipal Auditorium
May 30 Los Angeles CA Club Nokia
May 31 San Francisco CA Regency
Ciara has teamed up with Live Nation and Yahoo Music to live-stream her May 9th concert from Silver Spring, MD. This is one of 365 concerts to stream over a 12-month period on the Live Nation Channel on Yahoo Screen. Fans will also have the freedom to stream the concert wherever they are through Yahoo Screen on iOS, Android, mobile Web, desktop, and Smart TV platforms including Apple TV, Roku, and Xbox 360.
Ciara will co-star in the new exciting variety formatted NBC series “I Can Do That!” America’s brightest entertainers will come together to compete and showcase their incredible talent. Each week, a group of six actors/musicians to perform breathtaking and unique acts to prove to the audience that “they can do that!” The show will premiere May 26 on NBC.