One of the benefits of being a celebrity is that when it rains, you never have to carry your own umbrella. Lucky bastards! Anyway, Ciara was spotted by the paprazzi in Manhattan yesterday shopping at the Armani Exchange store. If you’ve been wondering about what’s been going on with her album, then worry no more. Her official website lists no date, saying that the album is only “coming soon,” but we hear the release date is March 2009. Continue reading for more photos if CiCi shopping on a rainy day in New York.

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