It’s Amerie! She took a little time out, took a vacation but boys, she’s back! Not really though. It’s just my new weekly feature, Flashback Friday, where I’ll be putting the spotlight back on some forgotten gems. To kick this off right, I had to show some love to the always underrated r&b diva Amerie. “Heard ‘Em All” was the second single off her fourth studio album, 2009’s In Love & War and even till this day, the song is still my jam. Produced by Eric Hudson and written by Sean Garrett, “Heard ‘Em All” includes all the elements to a hit with its energetic beat, thrilling horns, and killer hooks. The track did absolutely nothing for her career wise but it was undeniably a highlight and crunks along with a sound that’s still more adventurous than the majority of contemporary R&B. Now known as Ameriie, the 33-year-old songstress is currently working on an EP titled The Prelude, due to be released later this year. I’m ready!

BUY Amerie’s fourth studio album In Love & War on iTunes NOW!