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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.   Float
  10.   I Just Died
  11.   Can't Let Go
  12.   Rolling Down My Face
  13.   Falling
  14.   Show Me
  15.   All I Have
  16.   Not the Only One
  17.   Can We Go
  18.   I'm Coming Out
  19.   Out Loud by Ameriie
  20.   Every Time by Ameriie
  21.   When Loving You Was Easy
  22.   The Flowers
  23.   Red Eye
  24.   Tell Me You Love Me
  25.   Just What I Needed to See
  26.   Some Like It
  27.   Take Control
  28.   Come With Me
  29.   Talkin' About
  30.   All I Need
  31.   Forecast Intro
  32.   Touch
  33.   1 Thing by B.G.
  34.   Dangerous
  35.   Heard 'Em All
  36.   Too Much for Me
  37.   Crazy Wonderful
  38.   That's What U R
  39.   Paint Me Over
  40.   Somebody Up There
  41.   I Don't Care
  42.   Just Like Me
  43.   Like It Used to Be
  44.   Hatin' on You
  45.   Losing You
  46.   Some Like It Hot
  47.   Different People
  48.   You're a Star (Interlude)
  49.   Swag Back
  50.   Higher
  51.   When Loving U Was Easy
  52.   All Roads
  53.   Think of You
  54.   Outro
  55.   Make Me Believe
  56.   Got to Be There
  57.   Need You Tonight
  58.   Losing U
  59.   Dear John
  60.   Why R U
  61.   Hate 2 Love U

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