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India Arie Simpson (India Arie)

Born: 1975 AD
Currently alive, at 39 years of age.

Nationality: American
Categories: Singer


1975 - Born in Denver, Colorado on the 3rd of October.

1999 - In a Universal/Motown music scout spotted her and made an introduction to former Motown CEO Kedar Massenberg.

2001 - Acoustic Soul was released on the 27th of March and debuted at number ten on the U.S. Billboard 200 and number three on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums.

         - Arie duetted with rock singer-guitarist John Mellencamp on the song "Peaceful World" for his album Cuttin' Heads.

2002 - Arie duetted with jazz singer Cassandra Wilson on the song "Just Another Parade" for album Belly of the Sun.

2005 - On the 12th of September premiere of The Tyra Banks Show, Arie performed "Just 4 2day", a song she wrote especially for Tyra's show. She also performed "What About the Child", a song that did not air but was made available as a one-dollar Internet download to support child victims of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita.[2]

         - Arie is also featured on Stevie Wonder's album A Time to Love, released on the 18th of October. Arie and Wonder duet on the title track "A Time to Love", written by Arie, which was nominated for "Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals" at the 2006 Grammy Awards.

2006 - Arie duetted with Brazilian musician Sérgio Mendes on the title song "Timeless" for his album Timeless.

2007 - Arie performed the vocals for "It Might Be You" on Dave Koz's album At the Movies.

         - Arie collaborated with Akon for her song "I Am Not My Hair". On the the 16th of April episode of The Oprah Winfrey Show entitled "After Imus: Now What?", Arie guest-starred as a panelist. She stated that she wasn't completely crazy about the duet partner, but the label suggested that it would make the album more commercial. Versions without Akon on the song are currently available on the iTunes Store.

         - She is expected to release Testimony: Vol. 2, Love & Politics in the spring.


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