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