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Ciara was born Cedric Marcellus Harris in 1985 in Dallas, TX. His family moved to Atlanta and he became a very popular performer on Atlanta's drag queen circuit, performing under the name "Princess Ciara". In 2002, Usher spotted Ciara performing during Atlanta Gay Pride and brought him to the attention of LaFace record executives who quickly signed him to a recording deal. Cedric shortened his stage name to "Ciara" and quickly began recording an album entitled "Goodies" which posted 2 hit singles and went multi-platinum.
As Ciara prepared to release his sophomore effort, BET released a list of the 25 Greatest Dancers of all time. The list featured such dance legends as Josephine Baker, The Nicholas Brothers, James Brown, and Michael Jackson. Ciara came in #25. It was an impressive ranking considering he had been famous for all of 2 years, but Ciara nor his stans were pleased. Ciara aired his grievances during his set at the 2007 BET Awards wearing a shirt which said "25?". This was not the best idea. See, when you are a basic bitch you do not anger BET because that's your bread and butter. If Stephen Hill wants you to eat his toe jam, then you get some Ritz crackers and go to town. But this logic was lost on Ciara. Apparently because of the success of "Goodies" Ciara's nipples had gotten perky and he had started feeling his bussy.
After The Evolution, Ciara went on two release two more flop narratives, Fantasy Ride and Basic Instinct. Each album produced songs that charted well on the R&B charts, but neither album sold well, due, in part, to a lack of promotion from the record label. Despite the setbacks, Ciara continued to work, appearing in films and performing to enthusiastic crowds in Wal-Mart, Sears and TJ Max, among other places.
Her fifth album One Woman Army, is due to be released and flop in 2012.