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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.   Heard 'Em All
  6.   Why R U
  7.   More Than Love by Fabolous
  8.   Gotta Work
  9.   Why Don't We Fall in Love
  10.   Nothing Like Loving You
  11.   Can't Let Go
  12.   I Just Died
  13.   Show Me
  14.   When Loving You Was Easy
  15.   Falling
  16.   All I Have
  17.   Float
  18.   1 Thing by B.G.
  19.   Just Like Me
  20.   Rolling Down My Face
  21.   Touch
  22.   All I Need
  23.   Can We Go
  24.   Need You Tonight
  25.   Dear John
  26.   You're a Star (Interlude)
  27.   All Roads
  28.   Take Control
  29.   Not the Only One
  30.   Hatin' on You
  31.   Outro
  32.   Losing You
  33.   Hate 2 Love U
  34.   Crush
  35.   Crazy Wonderful
  36.   Paint Me Over
  37.   Somebody Up There
  38.   I Don't Care
  39.   Come With Me
  40.   Talkin' About
  41.   When Loving U Was Easy
  42.   Some Like It Hot
  43.   Different People
  44.   The Flowers
  45.   Red Eye
  46.   Swag Back
  47.   Dangerous
  48.   Forecast Intro
  49.   Got to Be There
  50.   Higher
  51.   Just What I Needed to See
  52.   Make Me Believe
  53.   Some Like It
  54.   That's What U R
  55.   Losing U
  56.   Like It Used to Be
  57.   I'm Coming Out
  58.   Think of You
  59.   Too Much for Me
  60.   Tell Me You Love Me
  61.   Interview
  62.   Behind-the-Scenes Footage
  63.   Fallilng
  64.   Man Up
  65.   That's What You Are
  66.   Amerie
  67.   Take Control by Se7en
  68.   One Thing
  69.   I Thing
  70.   Loves off the Chain
  71.   That's What U Are featuring Fabolous
  72.   Thing
  73.   [CD-Rom Track]
  74.   I'm Coming Up
  75.   Just What I Needed to See * Bonus Track*
  76.   Why Don't We Fall in Love * Bonus Track*
  77.   Hatin' Out On You
  78.   Every Time by Ameriie
  79.   Thru the Stars by Ameriie
  80.   Sing About It by Ameriie
  81.   Trouble with Love by Ameriie
  82.   Take the Blame by Ameriie
  83.   Out Loud by Ameriie

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