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And, with the release of her third album, Because I Love It, she has moved beyond the influence of early mentors - such as 'Crazy in Love' creator Rich Harrison, who crafted her earlier hits, including 'Why Don't We Fall in Love' and '1 Thing' - to write and produce much of her own material.
The first fruit of her labours, the single 'Take Control', is a maddeningly infectious soul-hip-hop hybrid on which Amerie implores her paramour to assist her in exercising constraint, while a chattering guitar line and slapping snare drum encourage just the opposite approach.
'My first album, All I Have, was very mellow R&B,' she says, 'as that was my vibe back then.
People would meet me and say, "My, you're a dynamo but your album is so laid-back."' She laughs.
Born as Amerie Mi Marie Rogers on January 12, 1980 in Fitchburg, Massachusetts, little Amerie used to move from one place to another, following her African-American father who was a career military member.
The former Columbia Records executive wed the singer back in July 2011 in a destination ceremony held in Anguilla.
After living in Germany and Alaska, her family finally settled in Virginia. "Being in DC offered me more opportunities for singing and meeting other musicians," she remarked.
It was the time when she made a decision to go to Washington D.
But this time I think we're all ready for it.'Hang on, though; Amerie, now 29, was born in January 1978, which means that she was a mere stripling through most of the decade she claims to revere.
'But all the music was being played around our house,' she stresses.