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Release Date: 2004-09-28
Label: SO SO DEF
''Goodies'' is the debut studio album by American recording artist Ciara. It was released on September 28, 2004 via LaFace and Sho'nuff Records. After writing songs for several established acts, Ciara's talents were noticed and she began to work on what became ''Goodies''. The album's conception came through the lead, title single, created as a female crunk counterpart to "Yeah" and "Freek-a-Leek". Ciara worked with several writers and producers on the album, including Jazze Pha, Lil Jon, Bangladesh, R. Kelly, Johntá Austin, Sean Garrett, and Keri Hilson, among others.
With Ciara hailed as the "Princess or First Lady of Crunk&B", the album uses dance music while utilizing pop, R&B, and hip-hop influences. The album delivers contridictory lyrical content, promoting female empowerment and independent lyrics in songs like the title track, while others show interest in adult activities. Critics gave the album positive to mixed reviews, commending the "Goodies"-esque songs, while deeming others as unoriginal and noting Ciara's limited vocal abilities. Most contemporary critics compared the work to the late singer Aaliyah, and also said it had qualities of Destiny's Child. In the United States, the album peaked at number three on the ''Billboard'' 200, as well as charting internationally. It was later certified triple platinum by the RIAA, and as of June 2010, had sold over 2.7. million copies in the United States.
The album spawned three worldwide hit songs including the title track, "1, 2 Step" featuring American rapper Missy Elliott and "Oh" featuring American rapper Ludacris. The title track topped the charts in the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom, remaining on the ''Billboard'' Hot 100 for seven weeks. The second peaked at the top spot in Canada. The final single "And I" had limited chart success in the United States only. ''Goodies'' earned Ciara two Grammy nominations at the 48th Grammy Awards including Best New Artist and Best Rap/Sung Collaboration for "1, 2 Step."
|1||Goodies (Feat. Petey Pablo)||03:43|
|2||One, Two Step (Feat. Missy Elliott)||03:23|
|5||Oh (Feat. Ludacris)||04:16|
|6||Pick Up The Phone||03:48|
|7||Lookin' At You||03:25|
|9||Next To You (Feat. R. Kelly)||03:13|
|13||Goodies (Feat. T.I. & Jazze Pha)||04:21|
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