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Name: Amerie Rogers  
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Date of Birth: 12th January 1980
Place of Birth: Fitchburg, Massachusetts, USA
Profession: Singer
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Amerie on the cover of her 2005 sophomore album Touch

Amerie Rogers (born January 12, 1980 in Fitchburg, Massachusetts), known professionaly as Amerie, is an American female R&B singer.

Amerie was born to an African-American father and Korean-American mother. Growing up in Washington, DC, many of her musical influences are from that area. She attended D.C.'s Georgetown University and graduated in 2000 with a degree in English and Fine Arts.

Throughout early 2002, Amerie's single, "Why Don't We Fall In Love", from her debut album All I Have received much urban radio airplay. Amerie's album was released amid the success of "Why Don't We Fall In Love", and the media immediately began to judge her successes against those of other recent female R&B artists such as Tweet and Ashanti.

The album's next single, "Talkin' To Me", did not hit nearly as big at urban radio, yet its video still enjoyed strong support from MTV2. VH1 Soul has been known to spin both of Amerie's videos with regularity since their debuts, and MTV Jams still occasionally spins "Why Don't We Fall In Love".

Amerie returned to the music scene briefly in 2003 as a featured vocalist, first on LL Cool J's "Paradise" and later on DJ Kay Slay's "Too Much For Me". Neither single performed very well, although their videos received a lot of attention from digital music video channels.

In 2005, Amerie had the biggest hit of her career so far with the single "1 Thing" from her sophomore album Touch. The single was also featured on the soundtrack to the Will Smith romantic comedy, Hitch. Producer Rich Harrison sampled the distinctive main drum-and-guitar loops of the song from a 1970 version of "Oh, Calcutta!" by funk group The Meters. (Harrison also co-wrote and produced "Crazy in Love" for Beyoncé Knowles, which also had a distinctive horn sample.) She also released a second single, "Touch", from that album.

"1 Thing" earned two MTV Video Music Award nominations, for Best Female Video of the Year and Best Choreography in A Video", the single also earned 4 Lady Of Soul Soul Train Award nominatations , for Best R&B/Soul Single Solo, R&B/Soul or Rap Song of the Year, Best R&B/Soul or Rap Music Video and Best R&B/Soul or Rap Dance Cut.

In August of 2005 Amerie and Columbia sent her third single to radio "Talkin' About" of her sophomore album Touch. It was most added at Urban Radio with 38 total adds.


Amerie in her 2005 music video for "1 Thing"


  • All I Have (2002) #9 US (Gold)
  • Touch (2005) #5 US #28 UK (Gold)


From All I Have:

  • "Why Don't We Fall In Love" (2002) #23 US, #40 UK
  • "Talkin' To Me" (2002) #51 US

From 10 (LL Cool J's album):

  • "Paradise" (LL Cool J feat. Amerie) (2002) #36 US, #18 UK (2003 release)

From Touch:

  • "1 Thing" (2005) #8 US, #4 UK, #5 CAN, #1 US-R&B
  • "Touch" (feat. T.I.) (2005) #19 UK
  • "Talkin' About" (2005)

From Life (Ricky Martin's album):

  • "I Don't Care" (Ricky Martin feat. Amerie & Fat Joe) (2005) #65 US, #11 UK

Awards & nominations


  • 2002 Won Soul Train Award for Best New Soul/R&B, Rap Artist ("Why Don't We Fall In Love").
  • 2002 Nominated for Soul Train Award for Best R&B/Soul Single - Female ("Why Don't We Fall In Love").
  • 2002 Nominated for NAACP Image Award for Outstanding New Artist


  • 2003 Nominated BET Award for Best Female R&B Artist.
  • 2003 Nominated for 2 Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Awards for Top R&B/hip-hop female artist, and Top R&B/hip-hop new artist.


  • 2005 Won Soul Train Lady of Soul Award for "Entertainer Of The Year"
  • 2005 Nominated for 2 MTV Video Music Awards for Best Female Video and Best Choreography in a Video ("1 Thing").
  • 2005 Nominated for 2 BET Awards for Best Female R&B Artist and Video Of The Year ("1 Thing").
  • 2005 Nominated for 4 Soul Train Lady of Soul Awards for Best R&B/Soul Single Solo, Best R&B/Soul or Rap Music Video, Best R&B/Soul or Rap Dance Cut, R&B/Soul or Rap Song of the Year ("1 Thing").
  • 2005 Nominated for Mobo Music Award for Best Single ("1 Thing").
  • 2005 Nomimated for Vibe Music Award for Club Banger of the Year ("1 Thing").

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