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Happy Jackie day! Ciara's new album is here in full and it's sounding hot. Early standouts include the hip hop/pop hybrid "Fly," the feel-good jam "All Good," the Janet Jackson-esque "One Woman Army," her Missy Elliott/Pitibull banger "That's How I'm Feelin'" and "I Got You" featuring loads of adorable baby coos from her son Future. 

Listen via Spotify below, or cop the LP on iTunes, then read on for all the intimate details about Jackie below. Plus, don't miss our in-depth look at Ciara's move moves throughout the years in 9 Times Ciara Slayed the Stage right here.


With her relationship with rapper/singer Future seemingly acting as the catalyst, everything was going great for Ciara. Her self-titled fifth album debuted at No. 2 on the Billboard 200 (a huge jump from 2010's Basic Instinct, which peaked at No. 44) and spawned her first Top 40 hit in nearly a decade with "Body Party." Not only were things going well professionally, Ciara and Future were engaged with a baby on the way. Ciara even performed a new song they recorded together, the romantic "Anytime," while pregnant.

Trouble began bubbling when rumors of Future being less than faithful swirled, followed by him releasing the troubling, misogynistic track "Pussy Overrated" with Mike Will Made It and Wiz Khalifa, the latter rapper also in the hot spot for infidelity to ex-wife Amber Rose.

While Ciara and Future never made an official statement breaking up, one can connect the dots with the first single off Ciara's new album which leads us to...


First Single: "I Bet"

"I Bet" showcases a self-assured Ciara working through her past relationship. If you need a new heartbreak anthem, you've found it here.

"I Bet" (Remixes)

On April 14, Ciara released not only a new rework of the R&B single featuring T.I., but also a dance update courtesy of Dutch DJ/producer R3hab. According to the official tracklist, yet another remix featuring Joe Jonas will also be released.

While "I Bet" was something of a breakup anthem, "Dance Like We're Making Love," is a makeup (or makeout) jam. "'Cause once I'm turned on, you can't turn me off," she sings before launching into a repetitive chorus. No beating around the bush on this Dr. Luke-produced new single.

-"Give Me Love" (Listen to a snippet here)
If you liked "Dance Like We're Making Love," chances are you'll love this Jackie tune too. The punchy pop track was also produced by Dr. Luke.

-"Fly" (Listen to a snippet here)
Ciara's taking to her Instagram account to hype fans up for Jackie, sharing a snippet of "Fly" on April 24. The cut, produced by Polow Da Don, is reminiscent to past Ci hits like "Get Up" and "1, 2 Step."

-"All Good"
Despite it being a bonus track, Ciara also shared an early snippet of "All Good." This adorable clip shows her baby Future Zahir bouncing to that addictive beat.

-"I Got You"
Ciara gave an interview to Rolling Stone to shed a little more light about "I Got You," which sounds like it's going to be the cutest cut on the record. "I redid, line by line, 'Hush, Little Baby,'" she explained. "Sang it for him on my album; he was actually there with me." He being Future Zahir Wilburn, Ciara's baby with now-ex Future.

Diane Warren wrote the track for Ciara, which was co-produced by Harmony Samuels:

"It completely sums up how my life has changed with being a mom. I cried when I recorded it. It's one of those classic Diane Warren songs that will be around for many years. And while I have my situation and my son, the message in the music can speak to anyone, in many different situations...all the instruments are live. Nothing is from a computer or a machine. There's real violins and real cellos. It's one of the best songs that I've recorded to date."

-"One Woman Army (Intro)"
Ciara teased a snippet of this Harmony Samuels-produced, bonus track that sounds like a banger of a female empowerment anthem. Read on for why we think this track was included specifically for the fans. Ciara revealed she wrote the song. Its accompanying video was done by Taylor Cut Films (who worked on projects for UsherTimeflies and more). Take a sneak peak below:

Rumored Tracks

In the lead up to the album, fans found info on newly registered Ciara tracks which included titles like "All Good" and "Got You." The former song has been designated to a deluxe version bonus track while the latter looks to have been re-titled "I Got You." 

It doesn't look like her Future collaboration "Anytime" will be released officially.

Old Songs for the Fans?

At the top of 2014, Ciara performed at a GRAMMY benefit and explained the initial inspiration for the album. "As you may know, I'm working on my new album now," she told the crowd. "Most importantly, it's about my fans. The reason why I'm here and why I still stand today is because of my fans. I'm so aware of that and I'm so thankful, I'm just so, so thankful."

The tracks "One Woman Army" and the "One Woman Army Intro" are likely nods to longtime fans who remember that Ciara's self-titled 2013 album was initially titled One Woman Army. Fans very well may get to hear that album's initial title track and opener. Anything for the C-Squad, right?


The R&B-pop star met up with Australian journalist Kate Waterhouse to reveal the overarching concept for the album, inspired by experiences after giving birth to son Future Zahir Wilburn.

"My album is called Jackie, which is my mom's name," Ciara explained. "It's inspired by how I can now see the world through her eyes, being a mom, and so that's where the title came from."


The R&B-pop star also told Waterhouse that Jackie boasts her "dream team of producers who [she] always wanted to work with":

"I always have a vision of what I want to do, but this time I was super specific. I feel like it's such an important time for me, personally, professionally and musically. I am doing everything I could dream of for this album. Sonically I am so content; I had my dream team of producers who I always wanted to work with." 

That team includes the following:

-Mike WiLL Made-It: The man who Ciara can thank for "Body Party" is on board. After "Body Party," Mike Will further blew up producing hits with Miley Cyrus ("We Can't Stop") and Rae Sremmurd's "No Flex Zone!" and "No Type."

-Dr. Luke: The pop hitmaker who's best known for hits for Kesha (executive producing all her albums to date), Katy Perry ("Roar," "Birthday"), and Kelly Clarkson ("Since U Been Gone", "Behind These Hazel Eyes") is on board. It's not the first time the team has worked together, with Dr. Luke co-producer the cut "Tell Me What Your Name Is," off Ciara's excellent Fantasy Ride album from 2009. He's rumored to have produced the confirmed track "Dance Like We're Making Love" and "Give Me Love."

-Harmony Samuels: The R&B producer responsible for Ariana Grande's "The Way" and Keyshia Cole's "Enough of No Love" worked on a few songs including "One Woman Army (Intro)."

-Polow da Don: Ciara reunites with a longtime collaborator who worked on her past hits "Promise" and "Never Ever." The producer's been confirmed to work on "Fly," which is reminiscent of past CiCi hit "Get Up." 

-Ester Dean: CiCi's also back with the in-demand songwriter who co-wrote "Never Ever" and Ci's Usher collaboration "Turn It Up." Ester Dean recently penned tracks for Nicki Minaj ("Pills N Potions") and Rihanna ("Dancing in the Dark").

-Diane Warren: Ci snagged the ballad queen (who penned Toni Braxton's "Un-Break My Heart," Aerosmith's "I Don't Want to Miss a Thing," Lady Gaga's "Till It Happens to You") to write the track "I Got You."

-The Underdogs: The veteran production duo (whose recent hits include Chris Brown's "Turn Up the Music," EXO's "Overdose") contributed.

-LunchMoney Lewis: The newcomer rapper known for his hilarious hit "Bills" worked on the record.

-Missy Elliott: Ciara returns to her longtime collaborator for the track "That's How I'm Feelin'." After massive dance records like "1, 2 Step," "Work" and the GRAMMY-Award winning "Lose Control," we're expecting something hot.

-Pitbull: Mr. 305 also features on "That's How I Feelin'." He and Ci previously worked together on a remix of Ludacris"How Low."


1. Jackie (B.M.F.)
2. That's How I'm Feelin' (ft. Pitbull and Missy Elliott)
3. Lullaby
4. Dance Like We're Making Love
5. Stuck on You
6. Fly
7. I Bet
8. Give Me Love
9. Kiss & Tell
10. One Woman Army
11. I Got You

Deluxe Version Tracklist:
1. Jackie (B.M.F.)
2. That's How I'm Feelin' (ft. Pitbull and Missy Elliott)
3. Lullaby
4. Dance Like We're Making Love
5. Stuck on You
6. Fly 
7. I Bet
8. Give Me Love
9. Kiss & Tell
10. All Good
11. Only One
12. One Woman Army Intro
13. One Woman Army
14. I Got You
15. I Bet (Remix) [ft. Joe Jonas]
16. I Bet (R3hab Remix)


Jackie will be released May 4. No other singles are planned past "I Bet" and its upcoming dance remix.

Keep checking back for up-to-date info on Ciara's upcoming release!