She also has a younger sister named Angela who would later be a lawyer.
Under the nurture of her Korean mother who is a painter, singer, and classical pianist, she has developed an interest in music thus started to learn singing as well as dancing.
'I wanted to put a lot of 80s stuff on the last album,' says Amerie, 'but I was worried about whether the audience would want to go there with me.
I thought it might be too left-field, too much to digest.
'I remember telling all my friends about Narnia when I was seven years old,' she recalls avidly. She chats unselfconsciously, punctuating her conversation with an uninhibited laugh rather than the standard-issue diva's icy formality.
I always carry a couple in my bag.'It's hard to imagine Beyonce producing a well-thumbed copy of, say, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland from her Hermes Birkin bag, but her love of literature is not the only thing that marks out Amerie - who also has a degree in English and fine arts from Georgetown University in Washington - from her peers.
The reception featured music spun by DJ Konflikt and a sea foam green seven-tier cake by pastry chef Yannis Janssens of Yann Chocolates.
Its not every day that you find yourself discussing C S Lewis with an R&B diva; but then, Amerie is no ordinary member of that rarefied species. Her looks are sexy, yet sultry, the result of her African-American/Korean parentage.Some critics even considered her as the next Mary J. All of these have proven that she is indeed an extraordinary singer with a bright career waiting ahead.Born as Amerie Mi Marie Rogers on January 12, 1980 in Fitchburg, Massachusetts, little Amerie used to move from one place to another, following her African-American father who was a career military member.But this time I think we're all ready for it.'Hang on, though; Amerie, now 29, was born in January 1978, which means that she was a mere stripling through most of the decade she claims to revere.The Grammy-nominated recording artist, 30, married former Columbia Records executive Lenny Nicholson on Saturday on Anguilla in the British West Indies. This is my first marriage and I am over the moon,” Ameriie told PEOPLE. Every tier of the cake was a different flavor, and the couple had three cake tastings to make sure it would be perfect.