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Sammie in 2018
Background information
Sammie Leigh Bush, Jr.
Born (1987-03-01) March 1, 1987 (age 32)
Boynton Beach, Florida, U.S.
OriginMiami, Florida, U.S.
  • Singer
  • songwriter

Sammie Leigh Bush, Jr. (born March 1, 1987) is an American singer and songwriter. He is best known for his 1999 hit single, "I Like It", from his debut album, From the Bottom to the Top (2000). He returned with his second studio album, Sammie in 2006.


1999-2001: From the Bottom to the Top

In 1999, Sammie was signed to Capitol Records and released his debut album, From the Bottom to the Top, on March 14, 2000.[1] Debuting at number 46 on the U.S. Billboard 200 charts, it was certified gold by the RIAA for more than 500,000 copies shipped to stores.[2][3] The first single, "I Like It" reached number 24 on the Billboard Hot 100 and number 8 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Songs charts, simultaneously became gold-certified by the RIAA.[3] The second single, "Crazy Things I Do" was released in early 2000 and peaked at number 39 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart.[4]

In 2001, Sammie also contributed chorus vocals for "Hardball", a collaboration with rappers Lil' Bow Wow, Lil' Wayne and Lil' Zane for the Hardball soundtrack.[5] The song reached number 77 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart.[6]

2005-2012: Sammie

After taking a hiatus from the music industry to focus on school, the singer graduated from West Orange High School in Winter Garden, Florida at age 17 in 2005.[7] He signed to Dallas Austin's Rowdy Records, where he re-entered the studio with top producers Dallas Austin, Jazze Pha, and Bryan-Michael Cox for his second studio album, Sammie (2006).[8] The album debuted at number 42 on the Billboard 200 chart.[2] The first single "You Should Be My Girl", featuring YoungBloodz member Sean P, peaked at number 26 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart, while the second single "Come with Me" peaked at number 23 on the same chart.[4]

In 2008, Sammie was featured on rapper Soulja Boy's hit single "Kiss Me thru the Phone", which peaked at number 3 on the Billboard Hot 100.[9] In 2012, he co-wrote the song "Next Breath" for singer Tank's fifth studio album, This Is How I Feel.[10]

2016-present: Indigo and Coming of Age

In January 2016, Sammie released his third album, INDIGO via his own imprint StarCamp Music.[11] His fourth album, Coming of Age was released in September 2017.[12]


Awards and nominations

Year Awards Category Nominated work Result
2009 BET Awards[13] Viewer's Choice "Kiss Me thru the Phone" (with Soulja Boy) Nominated
Teen Choice Awards[14] Choice Music: Collaboration Nominated
Choice Music: R&B Track Nominated


  1. ^ "From the Bottom to the Top by Sammie". iTunes. Retrieved 2018.
  2. ^ a b "Sammie Chart History". Billboard. Retrieved 2018.
  3. ^ a b "Sammie Discusses His Mission to Save R&B & New EP 'I'm Him'". Billboard. November 18, 2016. Retrieved 2018.
  4. ^ a b "Sammie Chart History". Billboard. Retrieved 2018.
  5. ^ "'Lil' Rappers Team Up For 'Hardball'". Billboard. August 15, 2001. Retrieved 2018.
  6. ^ "Bow Wow Chart History". Billboard. Retrieved 2018.
  7. ^ "West Orange High School choir director strikes chord of unity". Orlando Sentinel. January 21, 2008. Retrieved 2018.
  8. ^ "Sammie Inks With Austin's Rowdy Records". Billboard. February 27, 2006. Retrieved 2018.
  9. ^ "Sammie Chart History". Billboard. Retrieved 2018.
  10. ^ "R&B singer Sammie talks new music and growing up in the industry". The Grio. May 20, 2013. Retrieved 2018.
  11. ^ "Indigo by Sammie". iTunes. Retrieved 2018.
  12. ^ "Interview: Sammie Talks 'Coming Of Age' And "Beating The Odds" As A Young Black Man In America". Vibe. September 7, 2017. Retrieved 2018.
  13. ^ "Beyonce, T.I. Nominated For BET Awards". Billboard. May 14, 2009. Retrieved 2018.
  14. ^ "Teen Choice Awards 2009 nominees". Los Angeles Times. June 15, 2009. Retrieved 2018.

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