Slacker Logo



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
Read More Read Less

Stations Featuring

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

Artists Related to Amerie


Loading Sliders...
  1. + -



Casting to |