While listening to Amerie some would think you’d find yourself drifting into an abys of nothing, rotting there while the vocal star plotted the next song that would either bore you into stupidity or make you jump to your feet with all diginity forgotten. Iroiniclly that’s correct although most of the time the latter will be the case without further delay for music fans of ages we present to your Amerie.
Via All Music Guide: Singer Amerie is the daughter of a Korean mother and an African-American father who was a career military member. She grew up on bases from Alaska to Germany, meanwhile gaining an appreciation of the classical arts from her mother and of R&B music from her father. She studied dance from an early age and performed in talent contests throughout her youth. After her high school graduation, her family finally 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. They led to a deal with Rise Entertainment and, in turn, with Columbia Records. 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 charts and the Top 40 of the pop charts. Her follow-up albu, Touch, was released in 2005. ~ William Ruhlmann,