However, she already had an intuition of her future as she confessed: "It sounds like a cliche, but I always knew I was going to sing.
I always knew that music was what I was going to do." Blending this divination along with perseverance, she has successfully developed herself to be a rising star in the American music industry.
She then released her debut single entitled 'Why Don't We Fall in Love' in the spring of 2002.
This single surprisingly became a radio hit and was included in the top 40 of Billboard Hot 100.
It was the time when she made a decision to go to Washington D. In her efforts to get into the music industry, Amerie often joined the local talent contests while also studying at Georgetown University.
She later graduated with a degree in English and Fine Arts in 2000.
Cause if we go just know we won't make it back Just cause yo girlfriend said it don't make it fact If anythin' her corny ass just make it wack We all say you shit then take it back I think I listen to too much drake in fact Cause I'm the best you ever you had Your friends just mad cause I'm the best they never had And if you don't trust nothin' you can trust that I come with new shit and have 'em like what's that?It probably just takes a little more time for her to become one of American R&B divas.This is not without reason for she has been admired by the media for possessing the same quality like Ashanti and Tweet.She also has a younger sister named Angela who would later be a lawyer.Under the nurture of her Korean mother who is a painter, singer, and classical pianist, she has developed an interest in music thus started to learn singing as well as dancing.Being determined to be a singer, she then began to enter various talent shows in her third grade.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.Some critics even considered her as the next Mary J. All of these have proven that she is indeed an extraordinary singer with a bright career waiting ahead.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.This attainment undoubtedly led Amerie to popularity and commercial success while gaining critical acclaim from the media.In 2003, she contributed her voice in LL Cool J's 'Paradise' and DJ Kay Slay's 'Too Much for Me.' She also hosted a television show on BET called 'The Center.' In 2004, Amerie turned her attention from music for a while, exploring another chance to develop her talent.