Amerie Mi Marie Rogers - is known professionally as Ameriie. Born in Fitchburg, Massachusetts, she is a two time Grammy-nominated singer, songwriter, producer and actress. She has sold over 6 million albums worldwide.
A few months after she was born, the Rogers family moved to her mother’s native Korea, where Amerie lived for three years. Her father, Charles, was a chief warrant officer, and Amerie lived and visited many different places, including South Korea, Alaska, Texas, Virginia, and Germany.
Growing up, she and her sister were forbidden to leave the house or use the phone on school days. Amerie enrolled at Georgetown University to study literature, and was in Navy ROTC, but quit after her sophomore year. She graduated with a BA degree in English and Fine Arts minor in design.
Ameriie's first language is Korean; however, after the family left Korea, Amerie's mother made a conscious effort to limit the use of Korean with her daughters out of fear that it would impede their development of English proficiency.
In an interview with KoreAm Journal, Ameriie said she is now only "conversational" in the Korean language and speaks it at home with her mother, Angela, and extended Korean family members.
While studying at Georgetown, she befriended a Washington D.C. club promoter who eventually put her in touch with producer Rich Harrison. Harrison, who had worked on Mary J. Blige's recent albums Mary and No More Drama, began making/developing demos with Amerie. This led to Ameriie's first record deal with Rise Entertainment in collaboration with Columbia Records.
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-----Ameriie debut album, All I Have, was released in 2002. Her debut hit singles were "Why Don't We Fall In Love" and "Talkin' to Me." In 2005, she released the hit "1 Thing," the lead single from her second album, Touch, which became her biggest hit to date.
The last single released from Touch was the self-titled "Touch," which became an international hit in other countries. Her third album, Because I Love It was not released in the U.S.
Ameriie released her fourth studio album titled In Love & War in November 2009. The singles from the album were "Why R U," "Heard 'Em All" "Pretty Brown" featuring Trey Songz, and "More than Love" featuring Fabolous.
Ameriie is currently in the studio working on her fifth studio album, Cymatika Vol. 1, to be released in 2011. The album title is based on the word Cymatics, which means the study of visible sound and vibration. The first single "Outside Your Body" premiered on her official website www.Ameriie.com on November 16, 2010.
Ameriie has said that her two upcoming projects, Cymatika Vol. 1 and 2, are part of a trilogy.
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