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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

    R&B and Soul Mix

    R&B and Soul Mix
    2 songs

    Smooth Jazz

    1 song

    Coffeehouse Corner

    1 song

    Modern Gospel

    1 song

Albums by

Top Songs by

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