She dazzled us back in 2005 with “1 Thing” (not so much on the big screen’s First Daughter, but let’s just blame Joey Potter for that, shall we?), and made a smaller but no less devout audience (including much of Europe and our own Michael Slezak) very happy with 2007’s “Take Control.”
Now, after struggling to release her last record, Because I Love It, and losing her Columbia record deal, R&B baby-diva Amerie has bounced back with a new contract at Island Def Jam, and a new album, In Love and War, due this August.
Check the official video for first single “Why R U,” which debuted last night on BET’s 106 & Park, and tell us if this is the ‘Rie ‘Rie comeback you’ve been waiting for. (Also, enjoy her impressively wide-ranging twitters on Malcolm Gladwell’s Outliers and the Hubble Telescope live feed):