Ciara is back with a new track titled “Melanin.” The empowering, up-tempo song is heavy on collaborators with bars from City Girls, actress Lupita Nyong’o, “Super Bass” co-writer Ester Dean, and reality TV star “La La” Anthony. Listen below.

“This is ultimately an anthem of self-love, which is a journey I’ve been on since my Beauty Marks album,” says Ciara.

“It celebrates the beautiful shades of culture that comprise the inner and outer beauty of everyone. Embracing the unique nature of our skin tones threads together the tapestry of humankind.”

Black Panther star Lupita Nyong’o delivers one of the more memorable verses on the track. Nyong’o boasts “my hue, dark chocolate, movie deals, I get a lot.” The Mexican-Kenyan actress has been candid about her experiences with colorism and recently published a children's book about colorism and self-love that centers on a dark-skinned girl.

It's not the first bars we've heard from the actress, though. Back in October, she delivered a freestyle ode to Beyonce on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. 

What To Read Next

*If you submitted your e-mail address and placed an order, we may use your e-mail address to inform you regularly about similar products without prior explicit consent. You can object to the use of your e-mail address for this purpose at any time without incurring any costs other than the transmission costs according to the basic tariffs. Each newsletter contains an unsubscribe link. Alternatively, you can object to receiving the newsletter at any time by sending an e-mail to

Web Accessibility Statement

Titelmedia (Highsnobiety), is committed to facilitating and improving the accessibility and usability of its Website, Titelmedia strives to ensure that its Website services and content are accessible to persons with disabilities including users of screen reader technology. To accomplish this, Titelmedia has engaged UsableNet Inc, a leading web accessibility consultant to help test, remediate and maintain our Website in-line with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG), which also bring the Website into conformance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.


Please be aware that our efforts to maintain accessibility and usability are ongoing. While we strive to make the Website as accessible as possible some issues can be encountered by different assistive technology as the range of assistive technology is wide and varied.

Contact Us

If, at any time, you have specific questions or concerns about the accessibility of any particular webpage on this Website, please contact us at, +49 (0)30 235 908 500. If you do encounter an accessibility issue, please be sure to specify the web page and nature of the issue in your email and/or phone call, and we will make all reasonable efforts to make that page or the information contained therein accessible for you.