The dance-pop song, which sampled The Meters’s 1970 funk recording “Oh, Calcutta! In the United States, it peaked at number eight on the Billboard Hot 100 The album’s title track “Touch” was released as the second single from the album and peaked at number 95 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart in the United States, although it was a top 20 entry in the UK.A third single, titled “Talkin’ About“, was released in America only; an official music video was planned but eventually scrapped.
On May 20, 2016, Ameriie independently released an EP, titled Drive.
She appeared on The Breakfast Club, 105.1 and announced she would continue to release music throughout the year. Amerie describes her parents as conservative, protective, traditional Christians.
“1 Thing” also earned several awards and nominations: two nominations for the MTV Video Music Awards—Best Female Video and Best Choreography—and four nominations for the Soul Train Lady of Soul Awards—Best R&B/Soul Single, Solo, R&B/Soul or Rap Song of the Year, Best R&B/Soul or Rap Music Video, and Best R&B/Soul or Rap Dance Cut.
At the 2005 VIBE Awards, Ameriie took home Club Banger of the Year for her hit.
As with All I Have, the album was co-written and produced by mentor Rich Harrison, who contributed seven (new) tracks to the record; additional productions came from Lil Jon, Bryce Wilson, Red Spyda, and Dre & Vidal.