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

anthonyjmiccio | June 12, 2008 4:00 am

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