Relive 5 of ESSENCE Festival Artist Ciara’s Hottest Videos!
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We can’t wait to see what Ciara will give us when she hosts the Billboard Music Awards with Ludacris tonight (8 p.m. ET on ABC). Until then, let’s look back at the diva—who will also perform at ESSENCE Festival, June 30-July 3 in New Orleans—working it in five of her best videos.
1. “1,2 Step”
Ciara showed that she had all the right moves in this 2004 classic, which is made even doper with an appearance by Missy Elliott. And as far as we’re concerned, the 1,2 step will never go out of style.
2. “Like a Boy”
In this black-and-white clip, Ciara demonstrates her ability to dance both like a dude and a lady—even in the same frame with dueling Ciaras! She switches up the roles with some sick, crotch-grabbing choreography.
3. “Love Sex Magic”
Ciara steams up the screen with Justin Timberlake, grinding, slithering, even licking his ear. She gives him a private dance that he—and we—will never forget, breaking out all of her hottest showgirl moves.
4. “Work”
In this Mad Max-ish video set on a barren construction site, Ciara serves us diva fierceness, walking that walk and showing us exactly how she moves it. You better work, girl.
5. “Dance Like We’re Making Love”
In this clip for her 2015 Jackie single, Ciara gives us body and lots of sensuality. When she pairs up with Aakomon Jones for some one-on-one action, the two “dance like we’re making babies.”
Don’t miss Ciara and a star-studded lineup at the 2016 ESSENCE Festival. Buy your tickets now!

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