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