Ciara turns 27 years old today (Friday).
- Ciara Harris was born in Austin, Texas.
- After starting out in a group, she went solo, eventually hooking up with "musical soulmate" Jazze Pha. The two recorded a demo and pulled in Lil' Jon, who produced Ciara's breakout single, "Goodies."
- Ciara released her debut album, Goodies, on La Face in 2004. It produced three Billboard Top 2 hits: "1-2 Step" featuring Missy Elliott, "Oh" with Ludacris and the title track, which hit number-one.
- In 2005, Ciara and Bow Wow went public with their romance and recorded "Like You." The song peaked at number-three on the Billboard Hot 100.
- CiCi has put out four studio albums, but the last two -- Fantasy Ride and Basic Instinct-- were considerably less successful.
- In 2011, she signed a new deal with Epic Records and is preparing to release her self-titled fifth studio album. She's already put out the single "Body Party."
- Earlier this year, there were numerous reports saying that rapper Future and Ciara were in a relationship. Future eventually confirmed the stories in an interview.