Amerie Headed To Island Def Jam?

Published: Wednesday 13th Feb 2008 by Sam
Amerie Headed To Island Def Jam? According to our friends over at, singer Amerie may be set the likes of Janet Jackson and Mariah Carey over at Island Def Jam. Check out their report below:

Late last year, reported that Amerie had been dropped from her label Columbia Records. There have been a few signs that lead us to believe that the R&B singer is in the process of signing or has already signed a new deal with Island Def Jam. Amerie’s third album Because I Love It was never released in the U.S.

For one, Amerie appeared on Chingy’s first single, “Fly Like Me.” Chingy is signed to Def Jam. Last month, Amerie appeared at the birthday party for Island Def Jam executive VP of A&R Karen Kwak. And just last night, she showed up to the Island Def Jam Grammy after party toasting IDJ chairman L.A. Reid. She was a no-show at the Sony BMG after party, home to Columbia Records.

Could Amerie be making the move to Island Def Jam? It’s only speculation at this point, but all signs point in that direction.

I’m really hoping this is true, because she’s too good of talent to be overlooked and treated in the way she has been by her current label. Prior to her most recent effort ‘Because I Love It’, I wasn’t really on the Amerie bandwagon, but the LP converted me, for real. With Def Jam’s proven track record of pulling out all the stops for their artists (see: Rihanna, Mariah etc), this would really be a good look for Amerie.

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  1. Anonymous February 13, 2008

    Amerie is great. She brings different concepts to her albums. Why people sleep on her, I don’t know, but if she joint Def Jam, they’ll bring her to where she needs to be. good luck.

  2. Anonymous February 13, 2008

    Cassie’s first single is “Official Girl” produced by Nate “Danjahandz” Hills and written by Jim Beans.

  3. Anonymous February 13, 2008

    omg i hope this is true! amerie is an amazing talent who was wasted through not enough promotion. she has had amazing songs that never did that well (1 thing, touch, take control) in the us becacauseuse of columbia. she’s a youthful, fun artist and seeing what def jam has done with rihanna, i have every hope that amerie will finally be the huge star she deserves to be!!!

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  5. Guadalupe February 13, 2008

    Wow i really hope this is true. Ive always been a massive Amerie fan.. Her talents going to waste at the moment at columbia because they’re not supporting her in any way and thats whats holding her back. If she had the support of her label then people wouldnt be sleeping on her. To me Amerie seems like her own person and has her own style and thats what attracts me to her music. I just hope that this rumours true for her and her fans.

  6. Melissa February 14, 2008

    This could be a good look for her. Def jam seems to make stars

  7. LeAnne@Hairs My Story Team February 14, 2008

    I love Amerie. Her CDs are awesome and it’s sad she doesn’t sell well.

  8. Doom February 18, 2008

    This is probably not true.. These rumours started just because Amerie attended DEF JAM’s Grammy party.. lol That’s it.

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