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

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