Amerie ‎– Because I Love It

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Columbia ‎– 88697085222, Sony BMG Music Entertainment ‎– 88697085222, Feenix Rising ‎– 88697085222
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1 Forecast Intro
Performer ["Farandole" Samples] – Bob James
1:11
2 Hate2LoveU
Performer ["Give It Up" Samples] – Kool & The Gang
3:11
3 Some Like It
Performer ["World's Famous" Samples] – Malcolm McLaren
2:56
4 Make Me Believe 3:22
5 Take Control
Performer ["Jimi Renda-Se" Excerpts] – Tom Zé
3:41
6 Gotta Work
Performer ["Hold On I'm Coming" Samples] – Mighty Dog Haynes*
3:11
7 Crush 3:39
8 Crazy Wonderful 3:48
9 That's What U R 3:36
10 When Loving U Was Easy 3:21
11 Paint Me Over
Performer ["Mother's Theme (Mama)" Samples] – Willie Hutch
4:12
12 Somebody Up There 4:45
13 All Roads
Performer ["How Do You Keep The Music Playing?" Sample] – James Ingram, Patti Austin
3:08
Bonus
14 1 Thing
Performer ["Oh, Calcutta" Excerpts] – The Meters
3:59
15 Losing U 3:26

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Issued in a jewel case with clear tray and 8-page booklet. From the sticker:
'The superb new album
Features Take Control, 1 Thing, Crush & Gotta Work
88697085222'

Track 1
Mi Suk Pub (ASCAP), adm. by Universal, Drop Music (BMI) / Paultre Music (BMI) / Remidi Music (ASCAP)
Produced for Tru Music
Recorded at Wonderland Studios, NJ
Contains samples from the composition & sound recording "Farandole" written & performed by Bob James & published by Remidi Music (ASCAP) released on Tappan Zee Records.

Track 2
Mi Suk Pub (ASCAP), adm. by Universal / Ezeke International Music / Hitco Music Publishing (BMI) / Christopher Matthew Music (BMI) / Hitco Music Publishing (BMI) / Bootleggers Stop / Universal Music Corp. (ASCAP) / Jahqae Joints / Universal (SESAC) / Latania Evans (ASCAP) / Warner-Tamerlane Pub. Co. (BMI) / Carbert Music Inc. (BMI) / Lenvert G. Johnson III (ASCAP)
Produced for One Up Entertainment. Co-produced for Feenix Rising Ent.
Recorded at Wonderland Studios, NJ
Contains samples from the composition "Give It Up" written by Robert Bell, Ronald Bell, George Brown, Robert Mickens, Gene Redd, Claydes Smith, Woodrow Sparrow, Dennis Thomas, Richard Westfield & published by Warner-Tamerlane Pub. Co. (BMI) & Carbert Music Inc. (BMI). Contains a sample of the recording "Give It Up" as performed by Kool & The Gang. Originally released in 1970. Courtesy of The Island Def Jam Music Group under license from Universal Music Enterprises

Track 3
Mi Suk Pub (ASCAP), adm. by Universal / Lenvert G. Johnson III (ASCAP) / Bughouse (ASCAP)
Produced for Feenix Rising Ent.
Recorded at Wonderland Studios, NJ
Contains samples from the composition "World's Famous" written by Anne Dudley & Malcolm McLaren, performed by Malcolm McLaren Bughouse (ASCAP) courtesy of Capitol

Track 4
Mi Suk Pub (ASCAP), adm. by Universal / Mayfield Music (BMI) / Todd Mayfield Publishing (BMI) / Lenvert G. Johnson III (ASCAP) / 48 Laws Of Power Pub. (ASCAP) / Curly Kid Flavor (ASCAP) / Dreamworks / Cherry Lane Music Pub.
Produced for Feenix Rising Ent. (Amerie & Len Nicholson) & Buchanans Music Works (The Buchanans)
Recorded at Wonderland Studios, NJ

Track 5
Mi Suk Pub (ASCAP), adm. by Universal / God Given Music (BMI) / Serious Scriptures (ASCAP) / Fermata Do Brasil / Fermata International Melodies Inc. (ASCAP) administered by Wixen Music Publishing, Inc. / Warner Chappell Music, Inc. (BMI) / Irving Music, Inc. (BMI) o/b/o Geomantic Music
Produced for Serious Entertainment, Inc. Additional production for Moodswing Soundscapings, Inc. (Cee-Lo Green) & Feenix Rising Ent. (Amerie & Len Nicholson)
Recorded at Wonderland Studios, NJ
Contains excerpts from "Jimi Renda-Se" written by by Tom Zé & Waldez, published by Fermata Do Brasil / Fermata International Melodies Inc. (ASCAP) administered by Wixen Music Publishing, Inc., performed by Tom Zé courtesy of Trama Records. Contains elements of the composition "You Make My Dreams" (Daryl Hall, John Oates, Sara Allen) published by Warner Chappell Music, Inc. (BMI) / Irving Music, Inc. (BMI) o/b/o Geomantic Music

Track 6
Mi Suk Pub (ASCAP), adm. by Universal / Sony/ATV Songs / Nieze World (BMI) / Sony/ATV Tunes LLC / One Dynasty Publishing (ASCAP) / Irving Music (BMI) / Pronto Music Inc. (BMI)
Produced for One Up Entertainment.
Recorded at Wonderland Studios, NJ
Contains samples from the composition "Hold On I'm Coming" written by Isaac Hayes & David Porter & published by Irving Music (BMI) / Pronto Music Inc. (BMI). Performed by Mighty Dog Haynes courtesy of Brunswick Records

Track 7
Mi Suk Pub (ASCAP), adm. by Universal / Notting Dale Songs, Inc. (ASCAP) / 48 Laws Of Power Pub. (ASCAP) / Curly Kid Flavor (ASCAP) / Dreamworks / Cherry Lane Music Pub.
Produced for Buchanans Music Works
Recorded at Wonderland Studios, NJ

Track 8
Mi Suk Pub (ASCAP), adm. by Universal / 48 Laws Of Power Pub. (ASCAP) / Curly Kid Flavor (ASCAP) / Dreamworks / Cherry Lane Music Pub.
Produced for Buchanans Music Works
Recorded at Wonderland Studios, NJ

Track 9
Mi Suk Pub (ASCAP), adm. by Universal, Drop Music (BMI) / Paultre Music (BMI)
Produced for Tru Music
Recorded at Wonderland Studios, NJ

Track 10
Mi Suk Pub (ASCAP), adm. by Universal / Copyright Control
Produced for Feenix Rising Ent./Against All Odds Mgmt.
Recorded at Wonderland Studios, NJ

Track 11
Mi Suk Pub (ASCAP), adm. by Universal / One Shot Deal Muzak (SESAC) / Jobete Music Co. (ASCAP)
Recorded at Wonderland Studios, NJ
Contains samples from the composition "Mother's Theme (Mama)" written by Willie Hutch & published by Jobete Music Co. ASCAP. Contains a sample of the recording "Mother's Theme (Mama)" as performed by Willie Hutch, Courtesy of Motown Records under license from Universal Music Enterprises

Track 12
Mi Suk Pub (ASCAP), adm. by Universal / WBM Music Corp. o/b/o itself & Songs In The Key Of B Flat, Inc. / Noontime South (SESAC)
Produced for Blackbaby Entertainment, Inc.
Recorded at Wonderland Studios, NJ

Track 13
Mi Suk Pub (ASCAP), adm. by Universal / Copyright Control / WB Music Corp. (ASCAP)
Produced for Feenix Rising Ent./Against All Odds Mgmt.
Recorded at Wonderland Studios, NJ
Contains samples from the composition "How Do You Keep The Music Playing?" written by Alan Bergman, Marilyn Bergman & Michel Legrand & published by WB Music Corp. (ASCAP).
Contains a sample of the recording "How Do You Keep The Music Playing?" as performed by James Ingram & Patti Austin. (P) 1982 Quest Records, Inc., under exclusive license to UMG Recordings, Inc. Courtesy of Quest Records, Inc. under license from Universal Music Enterprises

Track 14
Mi Suk Pub (ASCAP), adm. by Universal / EMI Blackwood Music, Inc. (BMI) o/b/o itself & Dam Rich Music (BMI) / EMI U Catalog, Inc. (ASCAP)
Produced for Richcraft Inc.
Recorded at Sony Music Studios, NYC & Nightflight Studios, DC
Mixed at The Hit Factory, NYC
Contains excerpts from the Meters' recording of "Oh, Calcutta" written by S. Walden, published by EMI U Catalog, Inc. (ASCAP). Produced under license from Rhino Entertainment Co. by arrangement with Warner Strategic Marketing

Track 15
Mi Suk Pub (ASCAP), adm. by Universal / EMI Virgin Music Publishing
Recorded at Wonderland Studios, NJ
Mixed at Studio Blaster
Contains a sample from "Didi" (Khaled Hadj Brahim) used courtesy of EMI Virgin Music Publishing

Executive producers for Feenix Rising Ent.

Mixed at Larrabee North Studios, Los Angeles, CA except tracks 14, 15
Mastered at Powers Studio, FL

© 2007 Sony BMG Music Entertainment / ℗ 2006, 2007 Sony BMG Music Entertainment
Distributed by Sony BMG Music Entertainment.
"Sony" and "BMG", as used in the name "Sony BMG Music Entertainment", and in the Sony BMG Music Entertainment logo are trademarks of, and are used under license from Sony Corporation and Bertelsmann AG, respectively.
Made in the EU.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 886970852227
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 1): Sony DADC A0100800383-0101 13 A 1
  • Mastering SID Code (Variant 1): IFPI L553
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 1): IFPI 94Y4
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 2): Sony DADC A0100800383-0101 13 A 7
  • Mastering SID Code (Variant 2): IFPI L553
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 2): IFPI 943S
  • Rights Society: BIEM/GEMA
  • Label Code: LC 00162

Other Versions (5 of 6) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
none Amerie Because I Love It(16xFile, AAC, Album, 256) Columbia none Canada 2007
88697 08523 2 Amerie Because I Love It(CD, Album) Columbia 88697 08523 2 South Korea 2007 Sell This Version
88697085212 Amerie Because I Love It(CD, Album) Sony BMG Music Entertainment, Columbia 88697085212 France 2007 Sell This Version
SICP 1116 Amerie Because I Love It(CD, Album) Sony Records Int'l SICP 1116 Japan 2007 Sell This Version
88697 08523 2 Amerie Because I Love It(CD, Album) Columbia 88697 08523 2 Hong Kong 2007 Sell This Version

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