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

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