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Amerie Rogers, known professionally as Amerie, is an African-Korean American international R&B star. Amerie has released three albums. Her 2002 debut album “All I Have” was highly acclaimed by critics as was her 2nd album “Touch”. In 2005, Amerie burst back onto the music scene with her fourth single “1 Thing”, which was used as the theme song for the Will Smith movie “Hitch”.
“1 Thing” went to the top of the charts in various international markets, including the US, UK and most others around the world. It earned her a Grammy nomination for Best Female R&B Vocal Performance (the album “Touch” was also nominated for the “Best Contemporary R&B Album” Grammy ). The album sold an estimated 800,000 copies worldwide and went gold in the US and silver in the UK.
Her third album ‘Because I Love It’ was released in the UK , Europe and Asia. The single “Take Control” was released, and enjoyed international success. The second single “Gotta Work” did not fare as well in the charts, despite receiving heavy airplay on UK and European music video channels. The album has sold a combined total of 310,000 copies worldwide and is her most critically acclaimed album.
In late 2007, was reported that Amerie had left her label Columbia Records, and signed with the Island Def Jam Music Group, and is currently working on her next studio album, executively produced by Byran Michael Cox.
Recently on her Twitter account, Amerie revealed that she has been secretly recording new music in Atlanta, Georgia, and that a late summer July/August release date is confirmed, with a possible 1st single in late May, early June. It has also been revealed that the album will be in fact a concept album. The final track listing, album art and release date will be confirmed after Def Jam launches the albums promotional campaign later after the 1st single is sent for radio ads.
Amerie revealed the album title to be changed from ‘Breakups To Makeups’ to ‘In Love & War’. Amerie also announced that her first single off the album will be titled “Why R U?” produced by The Buchanans. The single premiered online in the week of May 11th and received fairly mixed reviews. The track itself is even compared to Mary J. Blige’s “What’s The 411?” and “My Life” album, because of the old school feel.
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