From her eye-popping 15-carat engagement ring to her elegantly draped gold-clad baby bump, the 28-year-old songstress Ciara dazzled the crowds and cameras on January 26 as she strolled down the red carpet at the 2014 Grammy Awards. She and fiancée, the rapper / producer Future (Nayvadius D. Wilburn), engaged in October on her birthday, are expecting their first child.

Ciara at the 2014 GrammysCiara looked stunning in her slinky, curve-caressing gold beaded gown by Pucci. She reported “three or four fittings were necessary” to get the right fit.

When asked about any pregnancy cravings, she said there’s no one particular thing that she craves but she does have “a habit of eating the same thing over and over and over.” Before arriving at the Grammy Awards red carpet, she said she chowed down on a Cobb salad and fries.

Ciara and Future first started dating in early 2013 and she announced her pregnancy during her January 14, 2014, appearance on the television show, The View. Hidden under the sparkling rock of her engagement ring is a tattoo of the letter “N” which represents Future’s first name.

The singer, who also writes songs, dances, acts, models, and is known for her breathy soprano voice, says growing up as an Army brat prepared her for life on the road as a touring musician. Highlights of her award-winning career include:

  • Triple-platinum debut album Goodies (2004) that contained three hit singles: Goodies; 1, 2 Step; and Oh.
  • Four Grammy nominations for work from Goodies.
  • Platinum album Ciara: The Evolution (2006) that included hit singles Get Up, Promise, and Like a Boy.
  • Ciara: The Evolution reached the #1 album spot in the US.
  • Her third album, Fantasy Ride, included a duet with Justin Timberlake - Love Sex Magic - which became a worldwide Top Ten hit single.
  • Ciara’s had eight Top Ten singles in the Billboard Hot 100 list, including one in the #1 spot.
  • Was named Billboard’s Woman of the Year in 2008.
  • Won three BET awards.
  • Won three MTV Video Music Awards.
  • Won three MOBO Awards.
  • Won one Grammy Award.
  • During her music career, she’s sold 4.3 million albums in the US plus more than 7 millions albums worldwide and 6.9 million digital singles.

The singer’s film career includes roles in the movies: All You’ve Got; Mama, I Want to Sing!, and That’s My Boy. Ciara was a guest judge on the South African TV game show, Idols, and she has a recurring role in The Game.

Source: Takeda, Allison. “Ciara Flaunts Baby Bump in Sexy Beaded Gown, Talks Pregnancy Cravings on 2014 Grammys Red Carpet: Picture.” Us Weekly. US Weekly. Jan 26, 2014. Web. Jan 29, 2014.

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