March 1, 2016


Ciara Defends 'Jackie,' Says Next Album Will Be Best of her Career

Ciara is not letting the sales of her 2015 Jackie album haunt her! In a new interview with Hip TV, the songstress discusses its lower-than-usual success. 

“It’s about the journey. My journey has been pretty fun. We live in a time where record sales are way different. I’m not gonna blame it on the time because I’m really proud of the album, and I feel like it was one of my best works to date," she calmly explained.

But don't hold that last statement to her, though, as the "I Bet" singer is also claiming that her follow-up album will be equally major: “I’m super, super thrilled about this next chapter and I do believe this will be my best body of work for sure. I think that my fans will be very happy with the direction that I’m going to go in.”

Jackie debuted at No. 17 on the Billboard 200 and moved 25,000 units in its first week, making it Ciara's lowest first-week album sale record to date. The artist also recently announced that she cancelled the remainder of her North American tour to record her upcoming seventh studio album.

 Based on her enthusiasm about the new record and the ever-changing music industry as a whole, Ciara will be more focused on making music her fans will love rather than chart success. Click here to see Jazze Phe chat with us about a possible reunion with Ciara in our Revealed series.