Amerie Signs To Def Jam, Will Maybe Get To Release An Album

Rebounding from rumors of being dropped by Columbia after the blog love for her last album, Because I Love It, failed to inspire the label to release it Stateside, Amerie has signed to Def Jam and is already hard at work on her first album for the label, Ironically, I wouldn’t be surprised if Sony finally releases Because I Love It (at least on iTunes) if Def Jam succeeds in making Amerie an across-the-board. After all, it’s bound to be referenced in every article.

Despite being glad that she’s going to be able to move on with her career, there’s still part of me that’s disappointed that “Crush” never got a chance to reach audiences here. As enjoyable as the singles “Take Control” and “Gotta Work” were, I think this homage to the days of Rhythm Nations and synth-orhcestra stabs would have sounded great coming out of car radios last summer (or even this one).

AMERIE SIGNS WITH DEF JAM RECORDS [Contact Music]
Amerie – Crush

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  • Anonymous

    The world would be a better place with more Rich Harrison production on the radio.

  • BawstonSean

    @StuntKockSteeev: Amen to that.

  • Anonymous

    @StuntKockSteeev: Yea, verily. I think Rich and Amerie deserve all the exposure in the world. But what’s up with Def Jam’s hip-hop department? Their upcoming releases look drab.

  • Anonymous

    I can imagine Amerie’s A&R description at Columbia Urban…”She’s like, one of those r&b dancy-pop type chicks that isn’t Beyonce”

    After Janet’s recent Def Jam debacle, let’s just hope our girl Amerie doesn’t try and push a product at the same time as Mariah.

    Loving this track btw

  • alec_baldwin

    @HONEYBFLY: Speak on it.