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Unapologetic. Ours. A publication from Medium for Black women.

Amerie

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A selfie of Amerie with a bookshelf behind her.
A selfie of Amerie with a bookshelf behind her.
Photo courtesy of Amerie.

Amerie isn’t afraid to follow her passions. While many know her for her beautiful voice, the Grammy-nominated singer is also making waves in the publishing world. She’s released a New York Times bestseller, Because You Love to Hate Me, and launched her own book club and popular YouTube channel. In 2018, she gave birth to her son, River, and she’s still in the studio getting ready to put out some new music!

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A selfie of Amerie with a bookshelf behind her.
A selfie of Amerie with a bookshelf behind her.
Photo courtesy of Amerie.

At the turn of the millennium, a fresh, soulful, and versatile talent, Amerie set the music scene on fire — her debut single “Why Don’t We Fall in Love” quickly climbed the Billboard charts and became one of the hottest breakout songs of the early 2000s. On her second album, Touch, the standout, self-written single “1 Thing,” garnered critical acclaim in addition to its digital download snagging certified gold in ringtone releases. With its backdrop of go-go beats and sampling of the funk record, “Oh, Calcutta!” the singer-songwriter soon found herself a unique and sought-after talent in the industry.

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