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Amerie Releases Surprise Double Album — Her First In 9 Years!

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Oct. 19 2018, Published 1:56 p.m. ET

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After spending almost a decade out of the spotlight, singer Amerie has finally made her grand return. Read on for all the details about her new surprise album.

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Today, October 19, the “1 Thing” singer dropped her ambitious double album 4AM Mulholland and After 4AM.

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This album was an independent release — she parted with her old label, Def Jam, back in 2010.

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Though she released an EP in 2016 called Drive, 4AM Mulholland/After 4AM marks her first full-length work since 2009’s In Love & War.

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Amerie, who became a mom in May, has admitted that she put her music career on the back-burner to explore other endeavors. She wrote fantasy novels and even edited a New York Times best-selling anthology of YA stories.

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Ultimately, however, she believed that now was the best time for her comeback. She even explained to Billboard that she got more experimental during this album — she described it as “darker and moodier” than her older stuff.

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“As I was recording, I wasn’t trying to limit myself in any way, I was feeling very, very creative — I had just came off of writing a new story and I wanted to go full-out into the recording process. I didn’t want the album to be a smorgasbord of sound; it needs to have a vibe,” she explained.

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Are you excited to check out Amerie’s new album? Sound off in the comments.

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