Before she took the stage Wednesday night during Movie Awards Sneak Peek Week with her “That’s My Boy” co-stars, R&B-pop princess Ciara hit the pre-show red carpet and revealed details of her much-anticipated new single and album.
“I’m so excited about this new record. I’ll tell you guys because I love you guys so much, and what would it be without MTV?” Ciara told MTV News on the carpet. “My new album, I’m almost finished with it, and the album title is called One Woman Army.”
Army will be the “Goodies” singer’s first album at her new label home of Epic Records.
Ciara parted ways with Jive Records in early 2011 following a falling-out over the promotion and support of her last effort, 2010’s Basic Instinct, which peaked at #44 on the Billboard albums chart after her first three LPs all enjoyed top-three debuts. She was not without a label for long, signing up to join L.A. Reid’s Epic just a few months later. It was Reid who signed Ciara to her first record deal in 2003.
For her part, the pop star seems to be moving in a new direction with Army, calling the album “very, very personal” and saying she “darn near cried” while writing many of the songs.
“This is the most vulnerable I’ve ever been in my life and career. And I’m so confident with being vulnerable. At one point in time, I was very afraid to be as vulnerable as I am,” Ciara said. “This is almost like a journal, my own personal journal when you get this record.”
But fans of Ciara’s dance-heavy catalog shouldn’t fear: The singer assured us there will be plenty of uptempo tracks, including the lead single, “Sweat.”
“It’s only right that I let you know this too, another bean, that my new single, my first single, is coming. It could be coming anytime soon, and it’s called ’Sweat,’ ” Ciara continued. “I just love to make you sweat in all kinds of ways.”
“That’s My Boy,” which hits theaters June 15, followed a never-before-seen clip from “Snow White and the Huntsman” as part of MTV’s Sneak Peek Week festivities, which will also include exclusive first looks at “Magic Mike” tonight (May 31) and “Rock of Ages” on Friday (June 1), as well as live nightly chats with the casts of each film. Tune in to MTV at 11 p.m. ET each night as the casts introduce the clips from their films, and join us at MTV.com after for a live Q&A with the actors. You can also get in on the conversation yourself on Twitter using the hashtag #MTVSneak.
Ciara’s “Boy” co-stars Adam Sandler and Andy Samberg will take the stage as presenters at the 2012 MTV Movie Awards on Sunday. The Russell Brand-hosted show is set to feature performances by Fun., Wiz Khalifa, the Black Keys and house DJ Martin Solveig.