Sammie in 2018
|Sammie Leigh Bush, Jr.|
March 1, 1987|
Boynton Beach, Florida, U.S.
|Origin||Miami, Florida, U.S.|
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.
In 1999, Sammie was signed to Capitol Records and released his debut album, From the Bottom to the Top, on March 14, 2000. 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. 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. 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.
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. The song reached number 77 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart.
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. 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). The album debuted at number 42 on the Billboard 200 chart. 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.
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. In 2012, he co-wrote the song "Next Breath" for singer Tank's fifth studio album, This Is How I Feel.
|2009||BET Awards||Viewer's Choice||"Kiss Me thru the Phone" (with Soulja Boy)||Nominated|
|Teen Choice Awards||Choice Music: Collaboration||Nominated|
|Choice Music: R&B Track||Nominated|