1 hit on the Hot 100 when it was initially released -- was famously re-created in 2001 by Christina Aguilera, Lil' Kim, Mya and Pink for the soundtrack to "Get Out Of My Life, Woman," Lee Dorsey (1966): Written and produced by Toussaint, Dorsey's version -- with its six-second drum intro -- provided the backbone to plenty of hip-hop staples, including Biz Markie's "Just a Friend," Cypress Hill's "Hits From the Bong" and Nas' cut "Memory Lane (Sittin' In Da Park)," which was helmed by DJ Premier.
The cut was lifted by the likes of the RZA, Salaam Remi and Statik Selektah over the years as well, while Toussaint's own recording and Solomon Burke's 1968 cover have also been sampled by Q-Tip, Gorillaz, Dr.
She debuted in 2002 with her highly acclaimed debut album All I Have.
In 2003, she helped develop the BET original series The Center, which she also hosted, and, during her run as host, accumulated the highest ratings ever for any show in its time slot.
and in April 2008, Amerie's name was removed from the label's roster.
Recording sessions for the album took place during 2008 to 2009 at Record Plant Studios in Hollywood, California, and at other recording studios in Miami, Florida and Atlanta, Georgia.
Her third album, Because I Love It, achieved moderate international success in 2007, although it was not released in North America and she was subsequently bought out of her Sony contract by LA Reid Columbia Records' roster.
[Chorus] How can we make it, love, when I don't trust? We need more than love, more than love [VERSE 1: Amerie] It's a bad situation and I'm tired of pretendin' Everythin' is alright when we argue Half the time, almost every night It's a hard road I'm facin' So maybe I should keep it movin' Cause I can only trust you, baby Far as I can see what's in front of me [PRE-Chorus] You keep tellin' me That I keep askin' you these questions That don't make no sense But we both know they do (they do) Now we arguin' And now you're leavin' once again And I just sit here wonderin' what will I do (I do) [Chorus] [VERSE 2: Fabolous] Answer me this, now do you really wanna go there?
We need more than love Cause everythin' is everythin' When we're just makin' love But how can we make it, love, when I don't trust you?
Amerie's time on the series was short-lived due to her landing a starring role in the 2004 film First Daughter, alongside Katie Holmes, Marc Blucas, and Michael Keaton.
In 2005, Amerie released her sophomore album Touch, which included her biggest hit to date, "1 Thing".