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NEW YORK, Dec 30, 2005 (UPI via COMTEX) -- Grammy-nominated pop singer Ciara says she cringes every time she's called the princess of crunk & B.

"It's not true," she told Friday's New York Post. "My first single, 'Goodies,' was crunk & B, but that's the only song on my album that is crunk & B. I think that it's sad that people want to classify me. That's not my whole sound."

Ciara, 20, said her sound is more "R&B pop" than crunk & B, a clubby derivative of Southern rap made popular by Lil' John.

"My music is energy music, not crunk & B," she said. "With a little mix of hip-hop and a little soul."

Whatever it is, people like it, the Post noted. Nominated for four Grammy Awards, Ciara toured with 50 Cent and Gwen Stefani in 2005, sold 3 million albums and scored three No. 1 singles.


Copyright 2005 by United Press International

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