12:17 PM EDT 11/19/2013
Originally posted 05/14/2009 02:55PM
Justin Timberlake sure has a way with the ladies. Just ask Ciara.
The sexy songstress was experiencing butterflies in her stomach right before stepping onstage for her first-ever Saturday Night Live performance last weekend – until Timberlake cracked a joke.
"My heart was beating so fast," the R&B diva, 23, tells PEOPLE exclusively. "Everything is so fast-moving there. You just start freaking out."
Enter the hero. "Before I went on," says Ciara, "he made me laugh, which made things light and not so serious. It just felt like, 'We're gonna have a good time.' We had a lot of fun. We're silly together."
Originally posted 03/23/2009 03:55PM
The sexed-up video for Ciara's first single "Love, Sex, Magic" from her third album Fantasy Ride, out May 5th, debuted Monday on her Web site. Last seen grinding against Chris Brown during their performance at the 2008 BET Awards, Ciara now gets a little help from Justin Timberlake in the Diane Martel-directed video.
Timberlake, who co-wrote the track, makes a cameo with the R&B diva, who rocks an array of leotards and stilettos. He traces her neck with his lips before she seductively licks his ear and performs a smoothly choreographed lap dance. "It was sooo much fun," says Ciara.
Originally posted 10/21/2008 03:30PM
While some singers find inspiration from music legends, Ciara says she looks toward icons with a little more muscle.
"I take my motivation from athletes – basketball players in particular," the R&B songstress, 23, tells Men's Health magazine in its November 2008 issue.
And there are a few NBA stars whom she finds especially inspiring.
"I love LeBron James because he's my age and full of ambition and drive," she reveals. Also, "I love Michael Jordan … there was so much pressure, but he pulled through every time. That energy motivates me."
Originally posted 10/30/2007 01:35PM
Ciara's party train kept right on rolling Monday night, as the R&B star celebrated her 22nd birthday at South Beach's Cameo nightclub. The bash – complete with a sparkler-topped chocolate cake and a bottle of Cristal – came on top of previous fetes in Washington, D.C., Atlanta and New York (where she held two separate soirées). So what's with all the repeat performances?
Originally posted 10/26/2007 12:40PM
They may appear in a steamy music video for her single "Can't Leave 'Em Alone," but don't get the wrong idea: Ciara and 50 cent are, as she puts it, "good friends, absolutely."
"He's a really great friend, and great friends think of really great [birthday presents]," Ciara told PEOPLE at her 22nd birthday party at Manhattan's Nikki Midtown on Thursday night, though she wouldn't reveal what he gave her. "For some reason, with this friend, everybody turns everything into something else!"
Originally posted 04/07/2006 08:45AM
Ciara and Bow Wow, the popular R&B and hip-hop artists who collaborated on the hit "Like You," have ended their one-year relationship, TEEN PEOPLE reports.
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