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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

    Coffeehouse Corner

    1 song

    Smooth Jazz

    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.   Good Man
  14.   Strength Courage and Wisdom
  15.   The Truth
  16.   India' Song
  17.   I Choose
  18.   Get It Together
  19.   Little Things
  20.   God Is Real
  21.   I See God in You
  22.   Good Mourning
  23.   Mary, Did You Know?
  24.   These Eyes
  25.   God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
  26.   Favorite Time of Year
  27.   Simple
  28.   Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
  29.   Let It Snow
  30.   Wings of Forgiveness
  31.   Back to the Middle
  32.   Part of My Life
  33.   Beautiful Surprise
  34.   Private Party
  35.   Talk to Her
  36.   Outro: Grains
  37.   The One
  38.   Healing
  39.   Nature
  40.   Strength, Courage, and Wisdom - India Arie
  41.   I Am Light
  42.   Break the Shell
  43.   Flowers
  44.   Yellow
  45.   Intro: Grains
  46.   When Love Came In featuring Lathun
  47.   Complicated Melody
  48.   Slow Down
  49.   Butterfly
  50.   Intro
  51.   Life Is Good
  52.   Chicken Soup in a Song
  53.   Breathe
  54.   SoulBird Rise
  55.   Thy Will Be Done
  56.   Just Do You
  57.   Therapy
  58.   A Beautiful Day
  59.   The Cure
  60.   Better Way
  61.   River Rise
  62.   Outro: Learning
  63.   Intro: Loving
  64.   Headed in the Right Direction
  65.   Wonderful (Stevie Wonder Dedication)
  66.   Always in My Head
  67.   Promises
  68.   Just Let It Go
  69.   Auld Lang Syne
  70.   I've Got My Love to Keep Me Warm
  71.   Merry Christmas Baby
  72.   Moved by You
  73.   This Love
  74.   Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire)
  75.   Psalms 23 by MC Lyte
  76.   Interlude: Grains
  77.   He Heals Me
  78.   Ghetto
  79.   Therapy
  80.   This Too Shall Pass
  81.   Great Grandmother
  82.   Summer
  83.   Interlude
  84.   Outro
  85.   Give Thanks
  86.   Light of the Holy Spirit
  87.   Brothers' Keeper
  88.   Life I Know