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Pop-oriented R&B singer Amerie, the daughter of a Korean mother and an African-American father who was a career military member, 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, Columbia Records. 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 2005, peaking at number five on the Billboard album chart while yielding the number one single "1 Thing"; it 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 2007; though it was her strongest album yet, 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. ~ William Ruhlmann & Andy Kellman
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Albums by

Top Songs by

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

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