Amerie Mi Marie Rogers (born January 12, 1980), known mononymously as Amerie (formerly Ameriie), is an American singer, songwriter, actress and author who debuted in 2002 with her highly acclaimed album All I Have.
In 2003, she helped develop the BET original series The Center, which she also hosted and, during her run as host, accumulated the highest ratings ever for any show in its time slot. Amerie's time on the series was short-lived due to her landing a starring role in the 2004 film First Daughter.In 2005, Amerie released her second album Touch, which included her biggest hit to date, "1 Thing". The song and the album earned her two Grammy nominations and gained her crossover recognition. Her third album, Because I Love It, achieved moderate international success in 2007, although it was not released in North America and she was subsequently bought out of her Sony contract by LA Reid Columbia Records' roster. Amerie released her fourth studio album, In Love & War, in 2009 on Island Def Jam.On May 20, 2016, Amerie independently released an EP, titled Drive. She appeared on The Breakfast Club, 105.1 and announced she would continue to release music throughout the year. On July 17, 2017, Amerie published her first book via Bloomsbury Publishing titled "Because You Love To Hate Me" which made it into The New York Times Best Seller list.
She is also known as Ameriie.