Ciara: The Evolution

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Ciara: The Evolution
Studio album by
ReleasedDecember 5, 2006 (2006-12-05)
Ciara chronology
Ciara: The Evolution
Fantasy Ride
Singles from Ciara: The Evolution
  1. "Get Up"
    Released: July 25, 2006
  2. "Promise"
    Released: October 16, 2006
  3. "Like a Boy"
    Released: February 13, 2007
  4. "Can't Leave 'em Alone"
    Released: June 12, 2007

Ciara: The Evolution (simply known as The Evolution[1][2]) is the second studio album by American recording artist Ciara, released on December 5, 2006, by LaFace Records. It was released two years after Ciara's debut Goodies. The album features guest appearances from fellow R&B singer-songwriter R. Kelly who featured on the remix to the lead single "Promise", rappers Chamillionaire, 50 Cent and Lil' Jon.

Reviews[change | change source]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic3/5 stars[3]
Blender3.5/5 stars[4]
Entertainment WeeklyB+[5]
The Guardian3/5 stars[6]
Pitchfork Media(5.9/10)[7]
PopMatters7/10 stars[8]
Rolling Stone3/5 stars[9]
Slant Magazine3/5 stars[10]
Yahoo! Music UK7/10 stars[12]

Ciara: The Evolution received mixed reviews from music critics.[13]

Track listing[change | change source]

No. TitleWriter(s)Producer(s) Length
1. "That's Right" (featuring Lil Jon)Ciara Harris, Jonathan "Lil Jon" Smith, LaMarquis Jefferson, Candice Nelson, Balewa Muhammad, Jasper CameronSmith, Harris[a], Cameron[a] 4:16
2. "Like a Boy"  Harris, Nelson, Muhammad, Patrick "J. Que" Smith, Ezekiel Lewis, Calvin KenonCalvo da Gr8, Harris[b], The Clutch[b] 3:57
3. "The Evolution of Music (Interlude)"     0:10
4. "Promise"  Harris, Cameron, Jamal Jones, Elvis "Blac Elvis" WilliamsPolow da Don, Harris[a], Cameron[a] 4:27
5. "I Proceed"  Harris, Pharrell WilliamsThe Neptunes 4:13
6. "Can't Leave 'em Alone" (featuring 50 Cent)Harris, LaShawn Daniels, Rodney "Darkchild" JerkinsJerkins, Harris[a], Daniels[a] 4:04
7. "C.R.U.S.H."  Harris, J. Smith, Craig Love, Jefferson, James "LRoc" Phillips, Adonis ShropshireJ. Smith 4:17
8. "My Love"  Harris, Nelson, Brian Kennedy, Antwoine "T-Wizz" Collins, MuhammadKennedy, Harris[b], T-Wizz[b] 4:00
9. "The Evolution of Dance (Interlude)"     0:15
10. "Make It Last Forever"  Harris, Daniels, Jerkins, James Brown, Robert GinyardJerkins, Harris[a], Daniels[a] 3:33
11. "Bang It Up"  Harris, Sean Garrett, JonesPolow da Don, Harris[a], Cameron[a], Garrett[a] 3:04
12. "Get Up" (featuring Chamillionaire)Harris, Phalon Alexander, Hakeem SerikiJazze Pha 4:21
13. "The Evolution of Fashion (Interlude)"     0:15
14. "Get In, Fit In"  Harris, William, Harris[b] 4:13
15. "The Evolution of C (Interlude)"     0:19
16. "So Hard"  Harris, Nelson, Muhammad, Bryan Michael Cox, Kendrick "WyldCard" Dean, T. ClarkCox, Dean, Nelson[a], Muhammad[a] 4:49
17. "I'm Just Me"  Harris, P. WilliamsThe Neptunes 4:32
18. "I Found Myself"  Harris, Dallas AustinAustin 4:32
  • Track listing and credits from album booklet.
  • ^a signifies a vocal producer
  • ^b signifies a co-producer
Sample credits
  • "That's Right" contains samples from "Fix It in the Mix" written by Tony Butler, as performed by Pretty Tony and "Jam the Box" written by Tony Butler and Sherman Nealy, as performed by Pretty Tony.
  • "C.R.U.S.H." contains a portion of the composition "122 BPM", written by Larry Linn.
  • "Make It Last Forever" contains a sample from "Think (About It)", written by James Brown, as performed by Lyn Collins and contains a portion of the composition "It Takes Two", written by James Brown and Robert Ginyard.
  • "Do It" contains samples from "You Really Got Me", written by Raymond Davies, as performed by The Kinks and "Push It", written by Herby Azor and Raymond Davies, as performed by Salt-N-Pepa.

Personnel[change | change source]

Charts[change | change source]

Chart (2006–07) Peak
Canadian Albums Chart 32
Canadian R&B Albums Chart 5
Oricon International Album Chart 8
U.S. Billboard 200[16] 1
U.S. Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums[16] 1
Australian Top 50 Albums Chart[17] 76
Australian Urban Albums Chart 12
Austria Albums Chart[18] 68
Belgium Albums Chart[18] 43
French Albums Chart[18] 49
German Albums Chart[18] 32
Irish Albums Chart[18] 29
New Zealand RIANZ Top 40 Albums Chart[19] 21
Switzerland Albums Chart[18] 15
Taiwan Albums Chart 2
UK Albums Chart[20] 17
Japan Oricon Album Chart 30

Chart succession[change | change source]

Preceded by
Light Grenades by Incubus
Billboard 200 number-one album
December 17, 2006 – December 23, 2006
Succeeded by
The Inspiration by Young Jeezy

Certifications[change | change source]

Region Certification
United Kingdom (BPI) Silver
United States (RIAA) Platinum
Russia (NFPP) Gold[21]

Release history[change | change source]

Region Date Label
United States December 5, 2006 LaFace Records
Japan December 6, 2006
Indonesia December 20, 2006
Greece February 6, 2007
New Zealand March 25, 2007
Italy April 6, 2007
United Kingdom April 9, 2007
Australia April 13, 2007
France April 16, 2007
Brazil May 30, 2008

References[change | change source]

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  6. Dorian Lynskey. "CD: Ciara, The Evolution". the Guardian.
  7. "Ciara". Pitchfork.
  8. "Ciara". PopMatters.
  9. "Rolling Stone review". Archived from the original on 2006-12-07. Retrieved 2017-08-30.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: bot: original URL status unknown (link)
  10. Sal Cinquemani (16 December 2006). "Ciara: Ciara: The Evolution - Album Review - Slant Magazine". Slant Magazine.
  11. "Ciara - Ciara: The Evolution - Review - Stylus Magazine". Archived from the original on 2007-01-06. Retrieved 2015-09-01.
  12. "Yahoo! Music UK review". Archived from the original on 2007-04-27. Retrieved 2015-09-01.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: bot: original URL status unknown (link)
  13. "Critic reviews for The Evolution". Metacritic. Retrieved September 1, 2010.
  14. "iTunes Music – The Evolution by Ciara". iTunwa. 2006-12-05. Retrieved 2013-07-08.
  15. The Evolution (Bonus DVD) (2007-04-09). "The Evolution (Bonus DVD)". Target. Retrieved 2012-02-09.[permanent dead link]
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  17. ARIA top 100 albums March 19, 2007 Retrieved April 16, 2007
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  19. "New Zealand Albums Chart". Archived from the original on 2007-09-30. Retrieved 2015-09-01.
  20. " search results".
  21. "╚2M╩ – гНКНРНИ Х ОКЮРХМНБШИ ЮКЭАНЛ Б пНЯЯХХ – International 2007". Archived from the original on 2009-01-24. Retrieved 2009-11-06.