Ciara: It's all in the numbers

23 September 2015
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Ciara has been in the business of music for over 13 years and has to date released six studio albums which have enjoyed various levels of success. We take a quick look at her body of work, particularly zoning in on her album sales numbers:

Goodies 2004
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Ciara’s debut album sold over 2.7 million copies in the United States. Because of it, she was hailed as the "Princess" or "First Lady of Crunk&B”.

Ciara: The Evolution 2006
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With her second album, Ciara scored a No. 1 debut on The Billboard 200 with "The Evolution," moving 338,000 in its first week.

Fantasy Ride 2009
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Fanstasy ride, Ciara’s third studio album, unfortunatey churned in lackluster sales. As of December 16, 2010, the album had sold around 250,000 copies in the US, failing to match the success of previous albums.

Basic Instinct 2010
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Basic Instinct debuted on the U.S. Billboard 200 at number forty-four with 37,000 copies sold, becoming the lowest selling debuting album of Ciara's career so far and continuing a downward trend in her commercial success.

Ciara 2013
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Ciara is the eponymously titled fifth studio album by Ciara and it debuted at number two on the US Billboard 200 chart. First-week sales of 59,000 copies were recorded making it her fourth top three album on the chart. As of January 2014, the album has sold 133,000 copies in the US.

Jackie 2015

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Released earlier in the year around May, Ciara’s latest album performed poorly on charts debuting at number seventeen on the US Billboard 200 chart with 25,000 equivalent album units. This make it her lowest first-week sales amongst all her albums.

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