R&B singer Amerie and other celebrities performed yesterday at the Femme it Forward Music Festival at the Concord Pavilion on July 20, 2019 in Concord, California.
And Amerie's legs were the star of the show.
The 39 year old beauty strutted back and forth across the stage, taking long strides and showing off her God given talent.
Amerie burst on the scene in 2005, when her signature song 1 Thing took over the country, and hit #1 on the Billboard charts. Her second album Touch, debuted at number #5 on the US Billboard 200 chart. Amerie would receive 2 Grammy nominations from the Album Touch - Best Female R&B Vocal Performance and Best Contemporary R&B Album for Touch which peaked at number #8.
In 2003, she helped develop the BET original series The Center (TV series), which she also hosted and, during her run as host, accumulated the highest ratings ever for any show in its time slot. Amerie's time on the series was short-lived due to her landing a starring role in the 2004 film First Daughter.
In 2017, Amerie published her first book titled Because You Love To Hate Me, The book, which was widely praised, made it in to The New York Times Best Seller list.
Since the start of her career, Amerie has been heavily involved within the creative process of her music, receiving not only writing credits but production and instrumentation credits as well. Amerie is a soprano.
In an interview with Myplay.com, she described her early process of recording music: "I used to record songs that I wrote by using two different tape recorders and two separate tapes. I would start by recording myself on the first tape, singing the song down from top to finish. Then, I would play it back, while singing the harmonies and recording them on the second tape. I'd just keep repeating the process, going back and forth between tapes until I had a final version of the full song on one tape, with stacked harmonies, backgrounds and everything!".
Amerie listed diverse musical influences in a 2014 interview, including the musical Grease, Motown era soul music, late 1960s rock and roll, heavy metal, 1980s pop and new wave, German pop music, Korean traditional music, R&B, and hip hop. She cited film scores as an inspiration, describing them as "that very surround-sound, immersive experience".