Since bursting onto the scene in 2004, Ciara has been quite the polarizing force.
Indeed, for some, she offered little more than dance moves and a pretty face; while for others her soft voice, killer choreography, and undeniable stage presence, saw her hailed and likened to the Janet‘s and Aaliyah‘s of the world.
Yet, come the release of her sophomore set ‘The Evolution’ in 2006, the star cemented her own lane – largely in part to the project’s lead single ‘Promise’.
Today’s Retro Rewind pays homage to one of the 26 year old’s best live showings of the song. Filmed for The Late Night Show, the performance served as one of the first to see her truly hold her own both as a performer and as a vocalist. Great stuff.