Originally expected last year, R&B singer Ciara’s third album will now arrive April 7th. Several tracks intended for “Fantasy Ride” (Jive) have already either leaked or been sent to radio, including “High Price” with Ludacris and “Go Girl” with T-Pain. The most recent, “Never Ever” featuring Young Jeezy, samples Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes’ classic “If You Don’t Know Me by Now.” It sold 15,000 downloads last week in its first week of availability, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The album is the follow-up to 2006’s “The Evolution,” which has sold 1.3 million copies in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan. That’s about one-half of the tally for her 2004 debut “Goodies.
Check out more images of Ciara on the set of her Never Ever video.