Imagine you are a female R&B star who peaked with a megahit pop song in 2005 and hasn’t been able to reclaim any sort of buzz since. You’ve tried releasing some other great songs. That didn't work. You don’t want to stoop to a VH1 dating reality show. You’re not quite ready to give up all your cred and sign on for Dancing With the Stars. What would you do to drum up some chatter and maybe even get yourself onto Twitter's Trending Topics list? Well, if you answered “Add a vowel to your name,” you and Amerie are of the same mind. The “1 Thing” singer has added an “i” to her name and will now be called “Ameriie.” The announcement comes as she continues work on her upcoming album (of course), titled Cymatika Vol. 1. Here’s her explanation for the change: “I operate on vibes and intuition, and I believe everything is energy; the vibration of the double I is right for me. Slightly different spelling, completely same pronunciation!” [Rap-Up via Just Jared]
Most Viewed Stories
20 Marvel ‘Firsts’ in Jessica Jones
Behind Jessica Jones’s Unprecedented Sex Scenes
Why Leonardo DiCaprio’s Turn in The Revenant Will Be Hard to Beat at the Oscars
In Praise of Adele, My Fat, Flawless Heroine
Fargo Recap: Different Journeys, Same Destination
Even HBO Is No Longer Pretending Jon Snow Is Really Dead
Jane the Virgin’s Radically Frank Depiction of Early Motherhood
Louis C.K. Is Still Really, Really Sorry About Those Sarah Palin Tweets
It’s Superheroes Galore in the New DC’s Legends of Tomorrow Trailer
Amazon Is Pulling Its High Castle Nazi Ads From NYC Subways; Pretty Much Everyone Is Okay With This
Latest News from VultureThe Captain America: Civil War Trailer Is Here, and It's a Big Bucky Hunt
Wowowowowow.And Your Dancing With The Stars Season 21 Winner Is...
Drum roll, please.Sly and the Family Stone's Cynthia Robinson Has Died
She was 69.Grease: Live Teaser: The Dancing Is in the Hands
No, really.Limitless Recap: A Farewell to Arms
The show hints at a not-so-distant future where robots kill us all.All My Children Actor David Canary Has Died
He was 77.The Man in the High Castle Recap: A Known Subversive
"If you fail, the girl dies with you."The Man in the High Castle Recap: Speak No Evil
"Nobody talks about the camps."Natalie Dormer on The Hunger Games, Game of Thrones, and the Fate of Men Named ‘Snow’
"Gwendoline Christie and I are the Hunger Thrones girls! We're the Game of Games girls!"Julian Fellowes Really Wants the Downton Abbey Movie to Happen
Six seasons and a movie!
The Beatles would be the ultimate feather in any streaming service's cap. But will the iconic band ever deign to go free when their records still sell?5 Best New Songs of the Week
Is it too early for Christmas music? CRJ says no!Who the Jessica Jones Characters Are in the Comics and How They Connect to the Marvel Universe
Get the backstories.Jessica Jones Recap: Selfie Help
Kilgrave's face finally gets a much-deserved punch.Kevin Bacon to Star and Exec-Produce the Tremors TV Reboot; We’re Wriggling With Excitement (Like a Big Worm)
Who wants to play Six Degrees of Worms?Jason Street Will Play Coach Taylor in the Unauthorized Musical of Friday Night Lights
Clear eyes, full lungs!Your Dad Tom Hanks Is an Amazing Rapper
He did a flawless rendition of "City of Crime" on The Graham Norton Show.Look at Their Dab: A Brief Conversation With Migos About Dabbing As Fashion
The two members who aren't in jail are celebrating a new capsule collection called Worldwide Rich.Quality Snooping Reveals Harry Styles Grabbing Jimmy Kimmel’s Butt
Butts! Need we say more?Knight of Cups Trailer: Terrence Malick Will Have You Reconsider That Move to L.A.
This is the least fun being Christian Bale has ever looked.