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Sweat
FileCiaraSweat.jpg
Released June 4,2012
Recorded 2011
Length 88:88
Label Spring
Producer Daffy

"Sweat" is a song recorded by American recording artist Ciara for her upcoming fifth album One Woman Army (2012). Featuring guest vocals from rapper 2 Chainz, "Sweat" is Ciara's debut release under Epic Records after publicly asking to leave previous label Jive Records. The label failed to support Ciara creatively and financially on previous albums, Fantasy Ride (2009) and Basic Instinct (2010), contributing to poor performance of both albums. Ciara's contract with Epic Records reunited the singer with her mentor L.A. Reid, who is credited as originally signing the singer to his LaFace Records label during the beginning of her career in 2004, as well as having a hand in producing her debut album, Goodies (2004). Initially touted as the lead single from One Woman Army, "Sweat" received mixed reviews from music critics, with some describing the song as a heavy club song, while others referred to the song as boring. "Sweat" was likened to previous urban singles "Goodies" (2004) and "Like a Boy" (2006). It was serviced to rhythmic radio stations on June 18, 2012; however, its planned digital release for June 19, 2012 was cancelled. Epic subsequently noted the song as a promotional single when it charted at number eighty-six on the US Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart; One Woman Army's first release and lead single is a ballad called "Sorry."

Release history[]

List of release dates, showing country, record label, and format
Region Date Format Label
Worldwide June 4, 2012 Premiere Epic Records
United States June 18, 2012 Rhythmic airplay
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