India.Arie

India.Arie
ESSENCE.COM Feb, 06, 2009

1 of 14 Courtesy of Universal

India.Arie points in the right direction as she shares her gift of song. “Having the opportunity to travel abroad, I understand so clearly now that in other parts of the world their only interaction or exposure to Black people are music videos, so I’d like to think that my [musical] presence somehow shows the diversity of young Black America.”

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2 of 14 Courtesy of VH1 Soul

India.Arie moves the crowd with her latest musical offerings during her live VH1 Soul Stage performance. “As far as I know, my artistry shows that I’m a lover of humanity,” she says. “I love people and I work at loving myself every day.”

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3 of 14 Johnny Nunez

The two-time Grammy winner and current Target Dream in Color spokesperson walks the red carpet at her album-release party held at Kiss ’N Fly in New York City.

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The folk soulstress spreads love to her fans as she shares more of her new music during her VH1 Soul Stage performance in New York City.

“My intention is not to get people to share those ideals but to give those who think like I do the music they can relate to as well as share those concepts with younger people who don’t really know what a humanitarian is.

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India.Arie and Gramps Morgan of Morgan Heritage, the reggae family band, perform their duet, “Therapy,” from her latest album, “Testimony Vol. 2: Love and Politics” at a live taping for VH1 Soul Stage in New York City.

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6 of 14 Johnny Nunez

“Good Morning America” cohost Robin Roberts shows her support for India.Arie, who is the voice of the show’s new theme song.

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7 of 14 Courtesy of Universal

“The valuable lesson I’ve learned about love is that your [mate] should also be your friend,” says India.Arie. “I’ve heard that all my life while listening to Luther Vandross and fantasizing about that special someone, but I only recently learned that.”

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India.Arie is radiant on the red carpet with a regal upswept do. The ATL beauty’s chart-topping single “I Am Not My Hair” was revolutionary for Black women all across the world.

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India.Arie serenades a crowd with her smooth vocals. “I don’t believe in actual mistakes,” says India.Arie, “but I believe we all make decisions that are the exact opposite of what our intuition tells us to do.”

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At last year’s NAACP Image Awards, India.Arie puts her best face forward for the camera.

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Music icon and legend Stevie Wonder performs with India.Arie at the Viacom Presents The Dream Concert at Radio City Music Hall on September 18, 2007, in New York City.

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India.Arie performs the second day of the North Sea Jazz Festival in Rotterdam, The Netherlands, on July 14, 2007.

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