Happy Birthday, Ciara!
Ever since debuting on the Lil Jon-produced "Goodies," Ciara has been pretty consistent when it comes to making palatable hits. The Atlanta native turns 30 years old today (Oct. 25).
The R&B songbird was clearly the total package when she first hit the scene. Her impressive dance moves, her airy voice and her work ethic has made her one of the last decade's biggest stars. Ciara's most memorable songs include the addictive "1,2 Step" (featuring Missy Elliott), "Oh" and "Ride" (featuring Ludacris), which received an extra boost by the music video's sensual dance moves.
Perhaps her best song is the atmospheric bedroom track "Body Party," which featured her now ex-boyfriend Future. The couple now share parenting duties to their 1-year-old son, Future Zahir Wilburn, who is affectionally called Future Jr.
Ciara unfairly was the butt of some jokes when her album Jackie flopped before Future went on that remarkable three-mixtape run. However, CiCi is doing well for herself. She's currently dating Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson.
Although the couple reportedly are not having sex, the "Like a Boy" singer insists that he's the one. “He is more than the one, he is awesome. He is phenomenal," she says.