What’s up everybody? Hope all is well. This week for Sunday Selection I’ve chosen to chop it up about R&B singer Amerie. Now when you take a look at Amerie’s career you see the potential for her to be a huge star. Signed to a label that also houses Beyonce Knowles, she’s always been positioned to be released in what seems to be Bey’s downtime. And while that still is a challenge for any female artist (to score a major single or move a good amount of units) when Beyonce is on fire and peaking at the top of the charts, Amerie has consistently gone under the radar. Despite having the look, the sound, and the image to take her to the next level her career continues to stay just shy of elite.
Two new singles from her upcoming CD In Love & War – “Why R U” and “Heard Em All” have been released and only time will tell if they propel her to the next level. Those are cool, but these two OTHER new joints “Pretty Brown” ft/Trey Songz and “Red Eye” tell a different story. Both of these tracks are hot and give you the smooth and softer sound from Amerie that we fell in love with when she first came on the scene.
“Pretty Brown” is a spin-off of Mint Condition’s “Breakin My Heart (Pretty Brown Eyes)” that was a huge hit back in the 1990’s, and I’ll give credit where credit is due this new version is unique in its own right. I think it will be embraced by Amerie fans way more than the two new singles she has out right now. She and Trey Songz are a good combo and seeing that I love a good duet, this will be one I’ll definitely put in my iPod.
“Red Eye” has a sultry and sexy sound to it. And in looking at some of the feedback from other postings about this song people are feeling this joint.
So the question I’ve got to ask is will Amerie ever get the mainstream success she so rightfully deserves? I guess only time will tell. But for now, take a listen to these new tracks. Hot or Not? Tell me what you think.
Well y’all thanks for taking time out to read what I had to say.
Until next week check out this week’s Sunday Selection – “Pretty Brown” ft/Trey Songz and “Red Eye.”
Nia Beckwith is a Senior Writer for allhiphop.com. She can be reached at email@example.com. You can also follow her at twitter.com/niabchicago.
“Pretty Brown Eyes”