Amerie Celebrates 18th Anniversary of Her Classic Debut Album ‘All I Have’

Posted July 30, 2020

Summer 2002 was the year that Amerie‘s ‘Why Don’t We Fall In Love‘ hit the airwaves and brought a fresh, and nostalgic sound to R&B lovers.

The song became an instant staple on radio and cemented her as one of the top tier new girls of the genre that were coming out in the early 2000s.

Months later, her debut album ‘All I Have’ would arrive and further cement her status as one of R&B’s top female contenders.

Packed with songs reminiscing on summer love, heartbreak, and relaxing vibes, the album which was produced entirely by her fellow DC native/in house producer Rich Harrison–was later certified gold and even snagged the singer several nominations and awards for the project.

Today, Amerie took to Instagram to celebrate the 18th anniversary of the classic LP. Get into it below as well as some of our fave tracks from the album.


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It’s the anniversary of ALL I HAVE 💖❤️💖 Memories… love and heartbreak and summer and optimism… ✨carrying these vibes with me into my new project🎵 … Repost from @wordup90s ~ thank you for the love💖🙏🏾 ~~> 18 years ago today, Amerie dropped her debut studio album, “All I Have”. The album peaked at #9 on the Billboard 200 & #1 on the R&B/Hip-Hop Albums Chart & is RIAA Certified Gold. The singles released include “Why Don’t We Fall In Love”, peaking at #23 on the Billboard Hot 100 & #9 on the R&B/Hip-Hop Singles Chart, & “Talkin’ to Me” (#51 & #18). Produced by Amerie & Rich Harrison, “All I Have” is a R&B/Neo-Soul album & is the major music debut of Amerie (from Fitchburg, M.A.). Amerie’s debut came shortly after meeting Harrison, while attending Georgetown University. Harrison & Amerie worked one few demos to pitch to labels, with Columbia Records signing her in 2001, to begin work on her debut. The first single became a MAJOR summer hit for Amerie, & immediately placed her into the mainstream R&B circuit, touring with Nas & Usher in 2002. The MAJOR success of the album would earn her major accolades, including winning the 2003 Soul Train Award for Best R&B/Soul or Rap New Artist, besting Tweet, Nappy Roots, & Heather Headley: THATS HUGE! “All I Have” is a CLASSIC album, that showcases fresh & smooth vocals from Amerie, stylistic & dope production from Harrison & is still an album on rotation to this day. “All I Have” is all the way!🔥✨. HAPPY 18th ANNIVERSARY “All I Have”!✔️🚨✨👑🎁🎂💐❤️😍🔌🙌🏼☀️🙌🏼🔥🎉🎊🎉 SWIPE LEFT & COMMENT YOUR FAVORITE SONGS!😁🙏🏼 #Amerie #allihave #whydontwefallinlove #talkintome #00s #2000srnb #wordup00s #forthe00s

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