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

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