The leak was reportedly made by Ciara’s label while setting the album up for pre-order via the singer’s official website.
All of the album’s singles were inadvertently made available for purchase at $1.29 and reportedly remained that way for several hours before the mistake was noticed.
By the time the singles were removed the entire album had already been compiled and made available for download on various sites.
Epic Records has not commented on the leak and neither has Ciara.
The ‘Ciara’ album, formerly titled ‘One Woman Amy,’ was meant to be CiCi’s comeback album and was personally overseen by L.A. Reid, president of Epic Records.
We will obviously have to wait to see what affect the leak has on the album’s first week sales. Ciara’s 2010 ‘Basic Instict’ album sold 37,000 copies in its first week and debuted at #44 on the Billboard chart.