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India.Arie Trivia



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)
Her song "I am Not My Hair" won Outstanding Song in the 2007 NAACP Awards.
Had her previously unreleased version of "I Am Not My Hair", a duet with Pink, featured in a new Lifetime Television movie, "Why I Wore Lipstick to My Mastectomy" (October 2006).
Sang "Get It Together" for the soundtrack of "Shark Tale" (2004) and "Purify Me" for that of "Diary of a Mad Black Woman" (2005).
Appeared as Nina Simone on the NBC series "American Dreams" in 2003.
"Good Man" became the soundtrack of "We Were Soldiers" (2002).
Her song titled "Good Man" told about what it means to lose a loved one, the effect it can have on children and the person who's left behind.
Created "What About The Child" as an available download worth $1 on Internet in her support for child victims of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita.
Wrote "Just 4 2day" especially for "The Tyra Banks Show."
Has collaborated with other noted music artists like John Mellencamp, Cassandra Wilson, Stevie Wonder, and Sergio Mendes.
Placed a dot in the middle of her name so that it became more recognizable.
Once had performed in coffee shops during the beginning of her singing career.
Her favorite musicians mostly are singer-songwriters, including Stevie Wonder, James Taylor, Bonnie Raitt, Oleta Adams, Vince Gill, and George Benson.
Was named India by her parents in tribute to Mahatma Gandhi with whom she shared a birthday.

India.Arie Pictures

39th NAACP Image Awards - Press Room
57th Annual GRAMMY Awards - Arrivals
39th NAACP Image Awards - Press Room
The 2013 BET Awards - Inside
The 2013 BET Awards - Arrivals
The 2013 BET Awards - Inside
The 2010 BET Honors sponsored by Lexus
The 2013 BET Awards - Arrivals
57th Annual GRAMMY Awards - Arrivals