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Pop-oriented R&B singer and songwriter Amerie -- born Amerie Mi Marie Rogers in Fitchburg, Massachusetts to a Korean mother and an African-American father who was a career military man -- grew up on bases from Alaska to Germany. As a youth, she gained an appreciation of the classical arts (from her mother) and of music (from her father), and she also studied dance from an early age and performed in talent contests. After her high school graduation, her family settled down in Virginia while she began to attend Georgetown University, from which she later graduated with a degree in English and Fine Arts. While living in Washington, D.C., she met producer Rich Harrison, who worked with such performers as Mary J. Blige, and began developing demos with him. This led to a deal with Rise Entertainment and, in turn, major-label Columbia. In the spring of 2002, Rise/Columbia released Amerie's debut single, "Why Don't We Fall in Love." By the time her first album, All I Have, appeared that July, the single had reached the Top 20 of the R&B/hip-hop chart and the Billboard Hot 100. Her follow-up, Touch, was released in April 2005. It peaked at number five on the Billboard album chart while yielding the number one single "1 Thing." The album was a significant improvement over her debut, due, in large part, to her songwriting input on almost every song. Because I Love It, her third album, followed in May 2007. Though it was her strongest and most colorful work yet, and reached the Top 20 in the U.K., plans for a U.S. release fell through. The following year, she signed to Def Jam after splitting with Columbia. She recorded her fourth album, In Love & War, and released it in November 2009. It made a number three R&B-chart debut but made a quick slide backward due to a lack of significant radio play. After she changed the spelling of her performing name to Ameriie, she released the singles "What I Want" (2014) and "Mustang" (2015), as well as the EP Drive, through her Feenix Rising label. ~ William Ruhlmann & Andy Kellman
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Top Songs by

  1.   Song
  2.   1 Thing
  3.   Talkin' to Me
  4.   Pretty Brown by Trey Songz
  5.   Gotta Work
  6.   More Than Love by Fabolous
  7.   Why Don't We Fall in Love
  8.   Hate 2 Love U
  9.   Nothing Like Loving You
  10.   Forecast Intro
  11.   I Just Died
  12.   All I Need
  13.   Come With Me
  14.   Just Like Me
  15.   1 Thing by B.G.
  16.   Falling
  17.   All I Have
  18.   Every Time by Ameriie
  19.   Crush
  20.   Paint Me Over
  21.   Not the Only One
  22.   Touch
  23.   Can't Let Go
  24.   Dangerous
  25.   Heard 'Em All
  26.   Make Me Believe
  27.   Crazy Wonderful
  28.   All Roads
  29.   Take Control
  30.   I Don't Care
  31.   Think of You
  32.   I'm Coming Out
  33.   Need You Tonight
  34.   Out Loud by Ameriie
  35.   Take the Blame by Ameriie
  36.   Trouble with Love by Ameriie
  37.   Sing About It by Ameriie
  38.   Thru the Stars by Ameriie
  39.   Losing You
  40.   Some Like It Hot
  41.   Dear John
  42.   Different People
  43.   The Flowers
  44.   Swag Back
  45.   Tell Me You Love Me
  46.   Just What I Needed to See
  47.   Some Like It
  48.   When Loving U Was Easy
  49.   Somebody Up There
  50.   Rolling Down My Face
  51.   Hatin' on You
  52.   Got to Be There
  53.   When Loving You Was Easy
  54.   Red Eye
  55.   Too Much for Me
  56.   That's What U R
  57.   Can We Go
  58.   Like It Used to Be
  59.   Float
  60.   Show Me
  61.   Talkin' About
  62.   Why R U
  63.   You're a Star (Interlude)
  64.   Outro
  65.   Higher
  66.   Losing U
  67.   Interview
  68.   Behind-the-Scenes Footage
  69.   Fallilng
  70.   Man Up
  71.   That's What You Are
  72.   Amerie
  73.   Take Control
  74.   One Thing
  75.   I Thing
  76.   Loves off the Chain
  77.   That's What U Are featuring Fabolous
  78.   Thing
  79.   [CD-Rom Track]
  80.   I'm Coming Up
  81.   Just What I Needed to See * Bonus Track*
  82.   Why Don't We Fall in Love * Bonus Track*
  83.   Hatin' Out On You

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