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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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    '00s R&B

    '00s R&B
    2 songs

    R&B and Soul Mix

    R&B and Soul Mix
    1 song

Albums by

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.   Nothing Like Loving You
  9.   I Just Died
  10.   All I Need
  11.   Why R U
  12.   Touch
  13.   All I Have
  14.   Rolling Down My Face
  15.   Not the Only One
  16.   Come With Me
  17.   Show Me
  18.   Can't Let Go
  19.   Take Control
  20.   I'm Coming Out
  21.   When Loving You Was Easy
  22.   Hate 2 Love U
  23.   Crazy Wonderful
  24.   Can We Go
  25.   Talkin' About
  26.   Hatin' on You
  27.   Losing You
  28.   1 Thing by B.G.
  29.   Some Like It Hot
  30.   Dear John
  31.   Higher
  32.   Heard 'Em All
  33.   Forecast Intro
  34.   When Loving U Was Easy
  35.   Paint Me Over
  36.   Somebody Up There
  37.   All Roads
  38.   Losing U
  39.   Falling
  40.   Just Like Me
  41.   Like It Used to Be
  42.   Got to Be There
  43.   Every Time by Ameriie
  44.   Different People
  45.   The Flowers
  46.   Red Eye
  47.   Dangerous
  48.   Tell Me You Love Me
  49.   Too Much for Me
  50.   Just What I Needed to See
  51.   Make Me Believe
  52.   That's What U R
  53.   I Don't Care
  54.   Think of You
  55.   Need You Tonight
  56.   Swag Back
  57.   Some Like It
  58.   Float
  59.   Outro
  60.   You're a Star (Interlude)

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