At the age of sixteen, Ciara entered her high school talent show,
where she was discovered by Al B. Sure, assistant director and
producer. This was the beginning of her musical career. Shortly
afterwards, she was offered a spot in a female R&B group named ADAS'
(All Dat And Some). This group later won over five talent shows in
the city of Atlanta. Winning first prize in one of these talent shows
gave them a spot at Showtime At The Apollo's Amateur Night. They won
four consecutive times (the longest that a singing group has ever won).
They were immediately signed to Columbia Records, but for logistical
reasons, the album was never released. By the age of eighteen, her
singing group had worked with artists' such as Boys II Men, Silk, SWV,
Keith Sweat, Gerald LeVert, Shai, Xscape, Deon Farris, and the list
goes on. Ciara has now dedicated her life towards academic excellence.
She believes that her dream of becoming a musical entertainer can be
achieved at a later time in her life, but now she must focus on
recieving something that no one can ever take away from her; an
education. Her philosophy of thinking is "My dream is to become a
singer; my goal is to become a successful leader in real estate and
education; my focus is my goal, and with goals all dreams can come