Has Ciara’s upcoming “Basic Instinct” album been shelved indefinitely? Rumor has it Jive Records is none too pleased with the album’s first single performing poorly on the charts and is poised to either push the album back from its scheduled summer release date or shelve it altogether.
“Ride” has been on the charts for seven weeks and has failed to chart higher than #71 on the Hot 100 and #18 on the R&B chart. The single’s video has also been banned from BET, though it has been getting excellent rotation on several MTV spin-off channels and was the #1 downloaded video on Itunes for three straight weeks.
Despite the single’s poor chart performance, which in my opinion is solely due to radio’s refusal to play it, “Ride” appears to still be holding on and would probably be served well by a kick-ass performance from Ciara. As of yet the dance diva hasn’t given any live performances and outside of a few radio interviews hasn’t put in much promotion either.
Rumors aside- Ciara has an upcoming spread scheduled to appear in Essence magazine and recently made a brief appearance in the Adidas ad campaign that recreated the “Cantina” scene from Star Wars.