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India Arie

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R&B singer-songwriter that has won multiple Grammy Honours and it has sold an incredible number of information worldwide. She’s released strikes like “Video” and “Gorgeous Blossom.” She cites songwriting like a compassion-building device that she found out when she was youthful. She went to Savannah University of Artwork and Style. Her 2001 recording Acoustic Spirit was effective to the idea of being qualified as double-Platinum in just a matter of weeks. Her parents are Joyce, a previous vocalist and her stylist, and Ralph Simpson, who’s a previous ABA and NBA golf ball player. She do a cover of Don Henley’s “THE CENTER of the problem,” that was presented in Sex and the town: The Film.

Quick Facts


Full Name India.Arie
Date Of Birth October 3, 1975
Place Of Birth Denver, CO
Height 1.7 m
Profession R&B Singer
Education Savannah College of Art and Design
Nationality American
Parents Ralph Simpson, Joyce Simpson
Siblings J'On Simpson
Star Sign Libra

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#Fact
1 Named India as a tribute to Mohandas K. Gandhi as her due date matched his birth
2 Studied jewellery making at Savannah College of Art and Design before getting a recording contract
3 Plays the saxaphone, baritone clarinet, french horn, recorder, trumpet and guitar
4 Father is basketball player Ralph Simpson.
5 Co-founded Atlanta artist collective 'Groovement/Earthseed'


Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Idols 2008 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Sex and the City 2008 performer: "Heart of The Matter"
Miami Vice 2006 performer: "Ready For Love" / writer: "Ready For Love"
Canadian Idol 2004-2006 TV Series writer - 3 episodes
Idols 2005 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Australian Idol 2004-2005 TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Later... With Jools Holland 2004 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Shark Tale 2004 performer: "Get It Together" / writer: "Get It Together" - as India Arie Simpson
Idols! 2004 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Radio 2003 performer: "Eyes of the Heart Radio's Song" 2003 / writer: "Eyes of the Heart Radio's Song" 2003
The Blues TV Series documentary performer - 1 episode, 2003 writer - 1 episode, 2003
Brown Sugar 2002 performer: "Get It Together" / writer: "Get It Together" - as India.Arie Simpson
American Dreams 2002 TV Series performer: "Come Ye"
S.P.U.N.G 2002 TV Series performer - 1 episode
India.Arie: Up Close and Personal 2002 TV Movie performer: "The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face"
Dawson's Creek 2002 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Saturday Night Live 2002 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Empire 2002 performer: "Slow Down" / writer: "Slow Down"
Don't Say a Word 2001 performer: "Promises" / writer: "Promises"
Bamboozled 2000 performer: "In My Head" / writer: "In My Head"
November Rule 2015 performer: "Chocolate High" - as India.Arie / writer: "Chocolate High" - as India Arie Simpson,
Beyond the Lights 2014 performer: "I Am Light"
So You Think You Can Dance 2006-2013 TV Series performer - 2 episodes
Independent Lens 2011 TV Series documentary performer - 1 episode
Dancing with the Stars 2010 TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno 2010 TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Back-up Plan 2010 performer: "A Beautiful Day" / writer: "A Beautiful Day" - as India Arie Simpson
The Secret Life of Bees 2008 performer: "Beautiful" 2001 / writer: "Beautiful" 2001

Actress

Actress

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Zoe Ever After 2016 TV Series India.Arie
Pastor Brown 2009 Lateefah (as India.Arie)
There's Hope 2007 Short Lead
American Dreams 2003 TV Series Nina Simone

Music Department

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
BBC Stevie Wonder 1981 Documentary Documentary special guest post-production
16th Annual Trumpet Awards 2008 TV Special musician - as India.Arie

Composer

Composer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Tyra Banks Show 2005 TV Series as India.Arie

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Soul Train Awards Post Show 2016 TV Movie Herself - Guest
General Hospital 2015 TV Series Herself
Steve Harvey 2015 TV Series Herself - Musical Guest
The 84th Annual Hollywood Christmas Parade 2015 TV Movie Herself
Being Mary Jane 2015 TV Series Herself
Stevie Wonder Songs in the Key of Life an All Star Grammy Salute 2015 TV Movie Herself - Performer
Tavis Smiley 2005-2013 TV Series Herself
BET Awards 2013 2013 TV Special Herself (as India.Arie)
Super Soul Sunday 2013 TV Series Herself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno 2001-2013 TV Series Herself - Musical Guest / Herself
Huff Post's BV 365 2012 TV Series Herself
Black Girls Rock! 2012 2012 TV Movie Herself (as India.Arie)
43rd NAACP Image Awards 2012 TV Special Herself (as India.Arie)
The BET Honors 2012 TV Movie Herself (as India.Arie)
Nick News with Linda Ellerbee 2011 TV Series Herself
The 53rd Annual Grammy Awards 2011 TV Special Herself (as India.Arie)
Nobel Peace Prize Concert 2010 TV Special Herself - Performer
Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade 2010 TV Movie Herself (as India.Arie)
Lopez Tonight 2010 TV Series Herself
Half the Sky: A One Night Event 2010 TV Movie Herself (as India.Arie)
SOS Saving OurSelves: Help for Haiti 2010 TV Movie documentary Herself (as India.Arie)
The BET Honors 2010 TV Special Herself (as India.Arie)
The 52nd Annual Grammy Awards 2010 TV Special Herself (as India.Arie)
The Mo'Nique Show 2010 TV Series Herself
The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien 2009 TV Series Herself - Musical Guest
VH1 Divas Live 2009 2009 TV Movie Herself (as India.Arie)
Leading Women 2009 TV Series documentary as India.Arie
Walmart Soundcheck 2009 TV Series Herself
16th Annual Trumpet Awards 2008 TV Special Herself (as India.Arie)
38th NAACP Image Awards 2007 TV Special Herself - Performer (as India.Arie)
Building a Dream: The Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy 2007 TV Movie documentary Herself (as India.Arie)
BET Awards 2006 2006 TV Special Herself (as India.Arie)
Late Show with David Letterman 2002-2006 TV Series Herself - Musical Guest
Later... With Jools Holland 2001-2006 TV Series Herself
One on One 2006 TV Series Herself
37th NAACP Image Awards 2006 TV Special Herself (as India.Arie)
An Evening of Stars: Tribute to Stevie Wonder 2006 TV Movie documentary Herself (as India.Arie)
Music Cares Person of the Year: Brian Wilson 2005 TV Special Herself - Performer (as India.Arie)
The Tyra Banks Show 2005 TV Series Herself
VH1 News Presents: Tracking the Monster - Ashley Judd and India.Arie Confront AIDS in Africa 2005 TV Movie Herself (as India.Arie)
Tsunami Aid: A Concert of Hope 2005 TV Special Herself (as India.Arie)
The 2004 Billboard Music Awards 2004 TV Special Herself (as India.Arie)
The 10th Annual Walk of Fame Honoring Smokey Robinson 2004 TV Movie Herself (as India.Arie)
Songwriters Hall of Fame 2004 TV Movie Herself (as India.Arie)
4th Annual BET Awards 2004 TV Special Herself (as India.Arie)
35th NAACP Image Awards 2004 TV Special Herself (as India.Arie)
Lightning in a Bottle 2004 Documentary Herself (as India.Arie)
Sesame Street: Happy Healthy Monsters 2004 Video Herself (as India.Arie)
Tinseltown TV 2004 TV Series Herself
3rd Annual BET Awards 2003 TV Special documentary Herself (as India.Arie)
34th NAACP Image Awards 2003 TV Special Herself (as India.Arie)
The 17th Annual Soul Train Music Awards 2003 TV Special Herself (as India.Arie)
The Bernie Mac Show 2003 TV Series Herself
VH1/Vogue Fashion Awards 2002 TV Special Herself (as India.Arie)
I Love the '80s 2002 TV Series documentary Herself (as India.Arie)
Motown Christmas 2002 TV Special Herself (as India.Arie)
Soul Train 2001-2002 TV Series documentary Herself
The 8th Annual Walk of Fame Honoring Stevie Wonder 2002 TV Special Herself (as India.Arie)
2nd Annual BET Awards 2002 TV Movie documentary Herself (as India.Arie)
Essence Awards 2002 TV Movie documentary Herself (as India.Arie)
India.Arie: Up Close and Personal 2002 TV Movie Herself (as India.Arie)
Saturday Night Live 2002 TV Series Herself - Musical Guest
33rd NAACP Image Awards 2002 TV Special Herself - Performer (as India.Arie)
The 44th Annual Grammy Awards 2002 TV Special Herself (as India.Arie)
Soul Food 2002 TV Series Herself
Last Call with Carson Daly 2002 TV Series Herself - Musical Guest
The Rosie O'Donnell Show 2001-2002 TV Series Herself
Muhammad Ali's All-Star 60th Birthday Celebration! 2002 TV Special Herself (as India.Arie)
The 29th Annual American Music Awards 2002 TV Special Herself - Presenter (as India.Arie)
2001 Lady of Soul Awards 2001 TV Special Herself - Presenter (as India.Arie)
VH1/Vogue Fashion Awards 2001 TV Special Herself (as India.Arie)
Top of the Pops 2001 TV Series Herself
An Evening of Stars: A Celebration of Educational Excellence 2001 TV Special documentary Herself (as India.Arie)
Music in High Places 2000 TV Series documentary

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Later... With Jools Holland 2004 TV Series Herself

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2011 Grammy Grammy Awards Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals · Jeff Beck
· Herbie Hancock
· Pink
· Oumou Sangare
· Seal
2010 Grammy Grammy Awards Best Urban/Alternative Performance · Dobet Gnahoré

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2010 Grammy Grammy Awards Best R&B Vocal Performance by a Duo or Group · Musiq
2010 Grammy Grammy Awards Best R&B Album For the album "Testimony: Vol. 2, Love & Politics."
2009 Grammy Grammy Awards Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals · Anthony Hamilton
2007 Grammy Grammy Awards Best Female R&B Vocal Performance For the song "I Am Not My Hair."
2007 Grammy Grammy Awards Best R&B Album For the album "Testimony: Vol. 1, Life & Relationships."
2006 Grammy Grammy Awards Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals · Stevie Wonder
2003 Grammy Grammy Awards Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals · Stevie Wonder
2002 Grammy Grammy Awards Album of the Year For the album "Acoustic Soul."
2002 Grammy Grammy Awards Best New Artist


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