India.Arie Trivia

  • India.Arie
    • Famous as : R&B singer
    • Birth Name : India Arie Simpson
    • Birth Date : October 03, 1975
    • Birth Place : Denver, Colorado, USA
    • Spouse : -
    • 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.