Goodies (album)


Goodies (album)

Infobox Album
Name = Goodies
Type = studio
Artist = Ciara


Released = September 28 2004 (NA)
January 24 2005 (UK)
Recorded = 2002–2004
Genre = R&B, pop, hip hop, crunk&B
Length = 50:03 (U.S. edition)
53:54 (bonus track edition)
67:13 ("Goodies & More" edition)
Label = LaFace, Jive, Sho' Nuff
Producer = Lil' Jon, Jazze Pha, R. Kelly, Dre & Vidal, Bangladesh, Flash Technology, French, Adonis Shropshire, Jasper Da Fatso
Reviews = *"Allmusic" Rating|3|5 [http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&sql=10:66psa9cge23k link]
*"The Guardian" Rating|2|5 [http://www.guardian.co.uk/arts/reviews/story/0,,1542571,00.html link]
Last album =
This album = "Goodies"
(2004)
Next album = ""
(2006)
Misc =Extra album cover 2
Upper caption = Alternate covers
Type = studio


Lower caption = Japanese cover
Extra album cover 2


Lower caption = European CD/DVD cover
Singles
Name = Goodies
Type = studio
single 1 = Goodies
single 1 date = June 2004
single 2 = 1, 2 Step
single 2 date = October 2004
single 3 = Oh
single 3 date = March 2005
single 4 = And I
single 4 date = August 2005

"Goodies" is the debut album by American singer Ciara. It was released by LaFace Records and Jive Records, collaborating with Jazze Pha's Sho' Nuff Records in the North America on September 28, 2004 (see 2004 in music) and January 24 2005 in the United Kingdom. It received mixed reviews from music critics and garnered several awards and nominations, including the Grammy Award-nominated single, "1, 2 Step" for Best Rap/Sung Collaboration in 2006. "Goodies" debuted at number three on the Billboard 200 and has been certified three times platinum by the RIAA.

The album focuses on mid-tempo R&B songs, hip hop-influenced dance tracks, catchy pop hooks, and smooth ballads. It features vocal appearances from Ludacris, Missy Elliott, Petey Pablo, and R. Kelly. Pablo appears on the lead single "Goodies", Elliott raps a verse and includes additional vocals on the second single "1, 2 Step", and Ludacris performs on the third single "Oh". "And I", the fourth single, is the lowest-charting and the only single without a featured act from the album. To date, the album has sold over 3 million copies in the U.S., and over 5 million worldwide.

Album production

Ciara recorded about ninety-eight percent of the album in Atlanta. Four demo recordings ("1, 2 Step", "Thug Style", "Pick Up the Phone", and "Lookin’ at You") produced by Jazze Pha, two years before the album’s release, were added during the album’s production. Three of them were co-written with R&B singer-songwriter Johnta Austin. Ciara recorded songs with local Atlanta producers such as, Bangladesh, Flash Technology, French, Jasper Cameron, and Dre & Vidal, who now resided in Atlanta. Tracks with other producers Ollie Wood ("Represent Me") and Corna Boyz ("Insecure") do not appear on the album, but have been released and leaked. "Represent Me was released on the audio CD on Ciara's DVD "". R&B singer-songwriter and producer R.Kelly penned and produced the track "Next to You". A song called "And I" that Ciara wrote when she was fifteen years old after separating from her ex-boyfriend made the final track listing. It was produced by Adonis Shropshire. Ciara co-wrote a demo with songwriter Sean Garrett, who was co-writer of Usher’s international hit "Yeah!". Hip-hop-crunk producer Lil Jon heard the demo and wanted to record the full song. The demo became "Goodies", which is the answer song to Petey Pablo’s "Freek-a-Leek".

Reception

Ciara received a 2006 Grammy Award nomination for "Best New Artist", while "1, 2 Step" received a nomination for "Best Rap/Sung Collaboration", but it was given to Jay-Z and Linkin Park’s "Numb/Encore". "Best New Artist" was given to John Legend.

Chart performance

"Goodies" debuted at number three on the Billboard 200 and number one on the R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart, selling over 125, 000 copies in its first week. The album remained the "Billboard" albums chart for over a year. It was certified triple platinum by the RIAA on October 25, 2006. "Goodies" was most successful within the United States. It was moderately successful internationally such as, Taiwan, New Zealand, and Ireland. The album to date has sold over 5 million copies worldwide. [ [http://www.andpop.com/article/7924 "Ciara Evolving at Age 21"] . Retrieved January 14, 2007.]

Track listing

tracklist
writing_credits = yes

title1 = Goodies
note1 = featuring Petey Pablo; produced by Lil Jon
writer1 = Jonathan Smith, Sean Garrett, Craig Love, LaMarquis Jefferson
lyrics1 =
music1 =
length1 = 3:43

title2 = 1, 2 Step
note2 = featuring Missy Elliott; produced by Jazze Pha
writer2 = Phalon Alexander, Missy Elliott
lyrics2 =
music2 =
length2 = 3:23

title3 = Thug Style
note3 = produced by Jazze Pha
writer3 = Phalon Alexander, Johnta Austin
lyrics3 =
music3 =
length3 = 4:25

title4 = Hotline
note4 = produced by Bangladesh
writer4 = Shondrae Crawford
lyrics4 =
music4 =
length4 = 3:23

title5 = Oh
note5 = featuring Ludacris; produced by Dre & Vidal
writer5 = Andre Harris, Vidal Davis, Christopher Bridges
lyrics5 =
music5 =
length5 = 4:16

title6 = Pick Up the Phone
note6 = produced by Jazze Pha
writer6 = Phalon Alexander, Johnta Austin
lyrics6 =
music6 =
length6 = 3:48

title7 = Lookin' at You
note7 = produced by Jazze Pha
writer7 = Phalon Alexander, Johnta Austin
lyrics7 =
music7 =
length7 = 3:35

title8 = Ooh Baby
note8 = produced by Flash Technology
writer8 = Keri Hilson, Sean Garrett, Harold Lang
lyrics8 =
music8 =
length8 = 3:37

title9 = Next to You
note9 = featuring R. Kelly; produced by R. Kelly
writer9 = R. Kelly
lyrics9 =
music9 =
length9 = 3:13

title10 = And I
note10 = produced by Adonis Shropshire
writer10 = Adonis Shropshire
lyrics10 =
music10 =
length10 = 3:53

title11 = Other Chicks
note11 = produced by French
writer11 = Lakiesha Miles, Demetrius Spencer
lyrics11 =
music11 =
length11 = 4:21

title12 = The Title
note12 = produced by Jasper Cameron; contains a sample from "Love Ballad", written by Skip Scarborough, as performed by L.T.D.
writer12 = Jasper Cameron, Skip Scarborough
lyrics12 =
music12 =
length12 = 4:21

title13 = Goodies
note13 = featuring T.I. and Jazze Pha; produced by Lil Jon
writer13 = Jonathan Smith, Sean Garrett, Ciara Harris, Craig Love, LaMarquis Jefferson
lyrics13 =
music13 =
length13 = 4:21

tracklist
headline = European and Japanese bonus tracks
writing_credits = yes

title14 = Crazy
note14 =
writer14 = Ciara Harris, Demetrius Spencer, Johnta Austin, Kevin Hicks
lyrics14 =
music14 =
length14 = 3:51

tracklist
headline = "Goodies & More" bonus tracks
writing_credits = yes

title14 = Crazy
note14 =
writer14 = Ciara Harris, Demetrius Spencer, Johnta Austin, Kevin Hicks
lyrics14 =
music14 =
length14 = 3:51

title15 = Oh
note15 = DJ Volume "South Beach" Remix; featuring Ludacris
writer15 = Ciara Harris, Andre Harris, Vidal Davis, Christopher Bridges
lyrics15 =
music15 =
length15 = 4:20

title16 = 1, 2 Step
note16 = Don Candiani Reggaeton Mix; featuring Missy Elliott
writer16 = Ciara Harris, Phalon Alexander, Missy Elliott
lyrics16 =
music16 =
length16 = 3:54

title17 = Goodies
note17 = Richard X Remix; featuring M.I.A.
writer17 = Jonathan Smith, Sean Garrett, Ciara Harris, Craig Love, LaMarquis Jefferson
lyrics17 =
music17 =
length17 = 5:03

Charts

Credits

* Mastered by: Tom Coyne
* Executive producers: Henry "Noonie" Lee, Jazze Pha, Anthony "T.A." Tate
* A&R Direction: Mark Pitts
* Additional A&R: Shakir Stewart
* Marketing: Phillana Williams
* Management: Henry "Noonie" Lee
* Art Direction and Design: Courtney Walter
* Photography: Mark Mann
* Stylist: Rachel Johnson
* Make-Up: Yolanda Frederick
* Hair: Shereese Slate

References

External links

* [http://www.ciaraworld.com Ciara official website]
* [http://www.ciaraevolution.co.uk Ciara official UK site]


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