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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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Top Songs by

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

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