Is Ciara Underrated?

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After taking one look at Ciara's "Dance Like We're Making Love" video, I am left scratching my head as to why her music career is stalled. 

When she blazed onto the charts with "Goodies," she had a Midas run following up the hit with songs like "Oh (ft. Ludicrous)," "1, 2 Step (ft. Missy)," "Get Up," "Promise," "Like a Boy," and "Love, Sex, Magic (ft. Justin Timberlake)." She even helped make hits out of features (Missy Elliot's "Lose Control" and Goodie Mob's "So What").  

When her songs weren't riding up the charts, CC's videos had the Internets talking - think "Work," "Ride," and "Gimme Dat." 

In the past five years, people have become more interested in Ciara's celebrity than her music. She's had a few shaky albums (Jackie, her latest, is one of them), but I think she's become highly underrated. "I'm Out (ft. Nicki Minaj)" and "Got Me Good" were great singles that failed to impact the charts. 

There is one possible remedy. Keyshia Cole, Tamar Braxton and K. Michelle have all reaped sales benefits from reality TV exposure.  Is CC too famous to employ the reality show model? Should she try?