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