Ciara breaks new album into thirds
Three-disc "Fantasy Ride" due in SeptemberNEW YORK -- R&B singer Ciara has slated her third album, "Fantasy Ride," for a September release via Jive. Rather than one standard CD, the music will be spread across three separately packaged discs, bundled together, each with five to six songs catering to a different theme.
The first disc is called "Groove City" and will contain sensual songs like "Promise," while the second disc is called "Crunktown" and includes tracks akin to Ciara's 2004 introductory single, "Goodies." Finally, the up-tempo "Kingdom of Dance" will showcase Ciara's house-leaning, freestyle-tinged cuts.
Producer Tricky Stewart, who crafted Rihanna's "Umbrella," is co-executive-producing the project along with Ciara. Danja is helming both "Crunktown" and "Kingdom of Dance," while "Groove City" is led by Tricky and Jasper.
An official single will drop in June, according to the label. Ciara's most recent album, 2006's "The Evolution," has sold 1.3 million copies in the U.S., according to Nielsen SoundScan.
The artist appears in the upcoming film "Mama I Want To Sing," co-starring Lynn Whitfield and Patti LaBelle, which hits theaters in October.