The Comeback Kid: Ciara Slides In At #2 On The Billboard 200 (Also, Win A Copy of ‘Ciara’!)


It’s been a long, arduous journey, C-Squad…but we finally made it.

After seemingly endless body parties, legal struggles and a whole lot of overdosin’, R&B-pop princess Ciara‘s self-titled fifth studio album (and Epic Records debut) Ciara (review), snagged the #2 spot on the Billboard 200 this week.

The #2 position easily out-slays her last effort, 2010’s ill-fated Basic Instinct, which flopped at #44 due to some label promo issues…or lack thereof.

In case you haven’t read it yet (“He reads!”):

Entering at No. 2 this week behind Jay Z is Ciara, with her self-titled fourth album. It starts with 59,000 sold, an improvement over the 37,000 that greeted her last set, 2010’s “Basic Instinct.” Overall, “Ciara” is the singer’s fourth album to reach the top three on the Billboard 200. Her only set to miss the region was “Basic Instinct,” which debuted and peaked at No. 44.

Not only that, but Ciara’s on your radio, too: “Body Party” is riding high on the Billboard Hot 100 at #22 this week, as well as “I’m Out, which currently at #44.

Comebacks like that don’t happen too often in this industry, but we all know CiCi’s always had the goodies to get super turnt up on top of the charts again. No matter who’s trying to shade her on Instagram, those lookin’ ass haters can keep lookin’ on, because The One Woman Army is still soldiering on strong.

And so, to celebrate the release…

MuuMuse is giving away 3 copies of Ciara.

To win a copy of the album, just leave a comment below telling me your favorite track and why.

Winners will be selected and notified via email on Wednesday, July 24. Good luck — I’m out!