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Among the neo-classic soul artists to emerge in the early 2000s following the success of artists like D'Angelo and Lauryn Hill, Atlanta's India.Arie was poised to make a major impact. A studied songwriter and guitar player rooted in the soul and blues of the past, as well as in positive-minded contemporary hip-hop, Arie debuted with Acoustic Soul. Rich with resonant hooks and mature lyrics -- impressive, considering she had been writing songs for only five years -- the album established a remarkable career that has entailed four Grammy Awards and five consecutive placements in the Top Ten of the Billboard 200. Born in Denver to parents from Memphis and Detroit, Arie always had music in her life. The family moved to Atlanta when she was 13, and after high school she began playing guitar with the encouragement of her mother. Involvement in the fertile Atlanta music scene led to the formation of an artist's collective called Groovement and an independent label, EarthShare, which released a compilation CD featuring Arie's first songs. A second-stage slot on the 1998 Lilith Fair tour garnered major-label interest. Arie signed with Motown after she was guaranteed full artistic control. Work on Acoustic Soul dragged out over nearly two years, but Arie's pursuit of perfection and musical integrity yielded pleasing results. The album's first single, "Video," received strong radio and club play early in 2001, and the full-length followed that March. Just over a year later, Arie completed her follow-up, Voyage to India, and it appeared in September 2002. Four years later, the singer hit number one on the all-genre Billboard 200 for the first time with Testimony: Vol. 1, Life & Relationship, which also netted her three Grammy nominations. The more outward-looking Testimony: Vol. 2, Love & Politics was released through Universal Republic in February 2009 and debuted at number three on the Billboard 200. After a hiatus from the industry, she returned to Motown, where she released Songversation in June 2013. It was her fifth consecutive Top Ten album. She performed with Stevie Wonder during the Songs in the Key of Life tour and, in 2015, teamed up with Joe Sample for Christmas with Friends. Her next release was the single "Breathe" in 2016, which was inspired by the Black Lives Matter movement. The following year Arie put out her first ever EP, SongVersation: Medicine. ~ John Duffy
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Stations Featuring


    14 songs

    '00s R&B

    '00s R&B
    8 songs

    Acoustic Rock

    Acoustic Rock
    1 song

    Smooth Vocals

    Smooth Vocals
    2 songs

    R&B and Soul Mix

    2 songs

    Smooth Jazz

    1 song

    New Smooth Jazz

    1 song

    Coffeehouse Corner

    1 song

    Female Focus

    1 song

    Modern Gospel

    1 song

Albums by

Top Songs by

  1.   Song
  2.   Video
  3.   Brown Skin
  4.   Beautiful
  5.   Chocolate High
  6.   I Am Not My Hair
  7.   There's Hope
  8.   Purify Me
  9.   Can I Walk with You
  10.   The Heart of the Matter
  11.   Ready for Love
  12.   Silent Night featuring Brandy
  13.   Good Man
  14.   Strength Courage and Wisdom
  15.   The Truth
  16.   Get It Together
  17.   Little Things
  18.   God Is Real
  19.   India' Song
  20.   These Eyes
  21.   Wings of Forgiveness
  22.   I Choose
  23.   Simple
  24.   Mary, Did You Know?
  25.   Good Mourning
  26.   Let It Snow
  27.   Favorite Time of Year
  28.   God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
  29.   Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
  30.   I See God in You
  31.   Beautiful Surprise
  32.   Ghetto
  33.   Just Let It Go
  34.   Breathe
  35.   Interested
  36.   Merry Christmas Baby
  37.   I Am Light
  38.   Psalms 23
  39.   Private Party
  40.   Always in My Head
  41.   Give Thanks
  42.   Life I Know
  43.   Yellow
  44.   River Rise
  45.   Pearls
  46.   Therapy
  47.   Gratitude
  48.   Healing
  49.   Part of My Life
  50.   Nature
  51.   Thy Will Be Done
  52.   Just Do You
  53.   Flowers
  54.   Nothing That I Love More
  55.   A Beautiful Day
  56.   Interlude: Grains
  57.   He Heals Me
  58.   This Too Shall Pass
  59.   Better People
  60.   Summer
  61.   Eyes of the Heart (Radio's Song)
  62.   Complicated Melody
  63.   The One
  64.   Headed in the Right Direction
  65.   Talk to Her
  66.   Wonderful (Stevie Wonder Dedication)
  67.   Interlude
  68.   Slow Down
  69.   Promises
  70.   Life Is Good
  71.   Chicken Soup in a Song
  72.   Auld Lang Syne
  73.   I've Got My Love to Keep Me Warm
  74.   Strength, Courage, and Wisdom - India Arie
  75.   Brothers' Keeper
  76.   SoulBird Rise
  77.   Break the Shell
  78.   Moved by You
  79.   This Love
  80.   Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire)
  81.   Therapy
  82.   Outro: Grains
  83.   The Cure
  84.   Long Goodbye
  85.   Better Way