After what must have been the most challenging year of her life, Ciara is back and stronger than ever. She's channeling all her ups and downs into her new album Jackie, named after her mother, whom she describes as "a very tough woman."
CiCi stopped by BET's The Warm Up recently to discuss her latest LP, due out May 4, and who she worked with behind-the-scenes. "I was very specific about the producers I worked with," she explains before revealing that Polow Da Don, Dr. Luke and Harmony are the three with the biggest footprint on the record.
As for writers, the singer says she spent a lot of time with Ester Dean and Lunch Money. Missy Elliott and Pitbull are also featured on the album, lending vocals.
Check out the video below to hear more about Ciara's influences for Jackie.
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