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India.Arie

India.Arie

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Famous as :

R&B singer

Birth Name :

India Arie Simpson

Birth Date :

October 03, 1975

Birth Place :

Denver, Colorado, USA

Claim to fame :

Single "Video" from album "Acoustic Soul" (2001)

Biography


At last brought up her third full-length album, "Testimony: Vol. 1, Life & Relationship", to the stores, India.Arie apparently does not want to take slow move this time to mark her comeback for a handful of performances have already compiled neatly to be carried out for the next months of 2006. Previously joined the likes of Missy Elliott, Fantasia Barrino, Ice Cube, and Snoop Dogg to present at the year's BET Awards held on June 27, this brilliant singer also songwriter really has such a hectic schedule in July, beginning with a live show in Chicago, Illinois by date 5 at Taste of Chicago then in Toronto, Ontario, Canada 2 days later. As the gigs afterwards extend to other big cities in the States which covered Louisville, Detroit, Atlanta, plus Atlantic City before closing the month at Memphis' Orpheum Theatre on date 30, another performance has delightfully been added on August 7 at House of Blues in New Orleans, which sure will bring delight to her fans there.

Arguably one of the substantial figures in either neo soul or R&B music genres, India was born India Arie Simpson on October 3, 1975 in Denver, Colorado as a daughter of professional basketball player Ralph Simpson and a former singer named Joyce, from whom she inherited abundant fondness for music unquestionably. With her mother being her mentor in singing, she persistently developed her musical skills during her early life, joining church's choir while in the meantime learning to play various musical instruments like saxophone, baritone clarinet, French horn, also trumpet. However, it was not until the girl began to take up guitar during her college years at Savannah College of Art and Design that her resoluteness to be fully involved in music finally came to the surface. “It was my first instrument I played that I could sing with", she recalled, "and that transformed my life and changed my musical expression.”

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India.Arie Blasts Grammys After Kendrick Lamar's Snub

January 29, 2014 06:50:04 GMT

is not the only person who's disappointed after he failed to win any award at the Grammys on Sunday, January 26. has decided to pen an open letter, in which she addresses the rapper's snub and criticizes the awards show for the lack of support for the music by black singers.
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India.Arie Pays Tribute to Grandmother in Twitter

March 30, 2010 08:28:50 GMT

R&B star is mourning the loss of her great grandmother, who died just months shy of turning 100. The "Video" singer tweeted her tributes to her late relative over the weekend, March 28, telling followers she'd attended the funeral on Saturday, March 27 and realized there her great grandmother was truly a great lady.
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Eli Roth's Foot Swelled After Stung By Sea Urchins

January 07, 2010 07:50:21 GMT

Actor-director was left in agony during a festive vacation to Mexico - after he was engulfed in waves while kayaking and then stung 200 times by sea urchins. The "" star was one mile (1.6 kilometres) from shore when he was pulled under by a sinkhole off the coast of Careyes 10 days ago, December 27, 2009.
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'Precious' Grabs Eight Nominations for NAACP Image Awards

January 07, 2010 07:21:40 GMT

Lee Daniels' new film "" will lead the way at the upcoming NAACP (The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People) Image Awards - after winning eight nominations. "Precious" earned nods for director Daniels, star and supporting actors , , and . It was also nominated for outstanding motion picture and outstanding independent film.
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