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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 with resonant hooks and mature lyrics -- impressive, considering she 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 at 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. ~ 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

    Smooth Jazz

    1 song

    New Smooth Jazz

    1 song

    Coffeehouse Corner

    1 song

    Female Focus

    1 song

    Modern Gospel

    1 song

    R&B and Soul Mix

    2 songs

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.   Favorite Time of Year featuring Joe Sample
  13.   Silent Night featuring Brandy
  14.   Good Man
  15.   The Truth
  16.   Strength Courage and Wisdom
  17.   Get It Together
  18.   God Is Real
  19.   Simple
  20.   Little Things
  21.   India' Song
  22.   Good Mourning
  23.   I See God in You
  24.   I Choose
  25.   These Eyes
  26.   Wings of Forgiveness
  27.   Let It Snow
  28.   Mary, Did You Know?
  29.   God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
  30.   Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
  31.   Beautiful Surprise
  32.   Talk to Her
  33.   Wonderful (Stevie Wonder Dedication)
  34.   Strength, Courage, and Wisdom - India Arie
  35.   Interested
  36.   Private Party
  37.   I Am Light
  38.   Therapy
  39.   Cocoa Butter
  40.   Auld Lang Syne
  41.   Thy Will Be Done
  42.   Just Do You
  43.   Butterfly
  44.   Gratitude
  45.   Nature
  46.   Thank You
  47.   Life I Know
  48.   Moved by You
  49.   This Love
  50.   A Beautiful Day
  51.   Psalms 23
  52.   Yellow
  53.   He Heals Me
  54.   Living (Interlude)
  55.   Complicated Melody
  56.   Slow Down
  57.   Growth
  58.   Promises
  59.   I've Got My Love to Keep Me Warm
  60.   Thy Will Be Done
  61.   Break the Shell
  62.   Long Goodbye
  63.   River Rise
  64.   Pearls
  65.   Ghetto
  66.   When Love Came In featuring Lathun
  67.   Outro: Learning
  68.   Great Grandmother
  69.   Summer
  70.   Intro: Loving
  71.   The One
  72.   Healing</