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"India.Arie reaches #1 on Billboard!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"
Tue Jul-11-06 10:51 AM by okpdan

          

INDIA.ARIE HITS # 1 WITH NEW ALBUM

“Testimony: Vol. 1, Life & Relationship” In Stores Now


(New York, NY – July 5, 2006) - 12-time Grammy nominee India.Arie enters the Billboard Top 200 Albums Chart this week at #1 with her third studio album Testimony: Vol. 1, Life & Relationship on Universal Motown Records. The acclaimed release was produced by longtime collaborators Shannon Sanders and Mark Batson (Seal, Beyonce), among others and has been receiving universal critical acclaim. Entertainment Weekly says “Testimony may just be your cup of decaffeinated jasmine tea” while VIBE Magazine describes it as “pensive and poetic,” The album’s first video, “I Am Not My Hair,” helmed by Barnaby Roper (Moby, Razorlight) has become a staple on both VH1 and BET.

“This is a great milestone for India.Arie and the entire Universal Motown team,” stated Sylvia Rhone, President of Universal Motown Records. “The #1 debut of Testimony…. is a powerful testament to the unique bond she has with her audience, as well as affirming India.Arie’s rightful place as one of our culture’s most uplifting and empowering artists.”

Testimony… is also being hailed as a more personal expression from the singer/songwriter, with People Magazine calls the CD “inspirational” and Glamour Magazine names it among “Songs to Download Now” in their July 2006 issue. India.Arie recently completed an international promotional tour for the new disc, drawing raves in Europe: “Another earthy uplifting testimony of empowerment” (New Nation 6/12), “This magnificent return shows her at her very best (Mirror, 6/9) and “With Testimony, the world will be a better place.” (Daily Star, 6/7) where she previewed the startling repertoire of new songs.

India.Arie emerged onto the music scene in 2001 with her platinum plus debut Acoustic Soul. A masterful meditation on self-acceptance and womanhood, she was dubbed the new “neo-soulstress” by no less than Newsweek Magazine, praising her as “one of the freshest talents to come out of 2001,” the emotive singer went on to be nominated for seven Grammys for her debut album, and subsequently has won a host of awards including 2 Grammys, 3 NAACP Awards, as well as being recognized by BET, Billboard Magazine, MTV, VH1 and Essence Magazine, among others.

2002’s Voyage To India cemented her rep as a seminal singer/songwriter, netting her 4 Grammy nominations and two statues. With more than six million albums sold, she most recently was nominated for her 12th Grammy in the Best Pop Collaboration With Vocals category for her writing collaboration with Stevie Wonder on the title song of his most recent album, A Time To Love.

India.Arie is also a U.S. Ambassador for UNICEF and is universally recognized as a tireless champion of social and humanitarian causes around the world. She recently returned from a trip to South Africa where she observed and assisted humanitarian efforts taking place in the epicenter of the global AIDS crisis.

She has performed with numerous artists including Sting, Elton John, Sade, Aaron Neville and Sergio Mendes to name a few and has collaborated with many others including; Stevie Wonder, John Mellencamp, Bonnie Raitt, Keb Mo, Rascal Flatts, Cassandra Wilson, and Elmo. She has also written songs for several movie soundtracks including “Good Man” for We Were Soldiers, “Eyes of the Heart” for Radio, “Get It Together” for Shark Tale and “Purify Me” for Diary of a Mad Black Woman.

India.Arie is currently on tour and will be the featured musical guest on Late Night With David Letterman, July 28.

  

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RE: India.Aire reaches #1 on Billboard!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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congrats! that's tight!
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coughcough voodoo coughcough
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LMAO!!!!
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RE: coughcough voodoo coughcough
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no i mean Voodoo was the first number one
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yay for her !
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Testiment to her wackness.
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c'mon man u gotta respect her accomplishments
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best of all, indiaarie.com...
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RE: India.Aire reaches #1 on Billboard!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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CONGRATS!
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i still think it's hilarious that she's an okayartist now
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Great Music
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Great Music
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im not a fan of hers... BUT
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word up!
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RE: India.Arie reaches #1 on Billboard!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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RE: India.Arie reaches #1 on Billboard!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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RE: India.Arie reaches #1 on Billboard!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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not surprising...
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RE: India.Arie reaches #1 on Billboard!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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RE: India.Arie reaches #1 on Billboard!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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RE: An easy accomplishment
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fowler
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1. "RE: India.Aire reaches #1 on Billboard!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"
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the revolution begins...

congrats everyone involved.

  

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2. "congrats! that's tight!"
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-T
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3. "coughcough voodoo coughcough"
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january 2000

NO! LIST
Tom Petty
M J
Zeppelin
Springsteen
Neil Young
Eagles
Ray Charles
Madonna
Chuck Berry
South Park TV Songs
Justin Timberlake
"Food Glorious Food"
"Twilight Zone" theme
"A Boy Named Sue"
"Night Moves"
"The Situation"
"Superbowl Shuffle"

  

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4. "LMAO!!!!"
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15 gettin his.

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

*Effasig*

  

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LOL.

  

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17. "no i mean Voodoo was the first number one"
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i fucks with india!
love her to death

NO! LIST
Tom Petty
M J
Zeppelin
Springsteen
Neil Young
Eagles
Ray Charles
Madonna
Chuck Berry
South Park TV Songs
Justin Timberlake
"Food Glorious Food"
"Twilight Zone" theme
"A Boy Named Sue"
"Night Moves"
"The Situation"
"Superbowl Shuffle"

  

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5. "yay for her !"
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is it friday yet...

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6. "Testiment to her wackness."
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14. "c'mon man u gotta respect her accomplishments"
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ALL WITHOUT showing any cleavage.

<--- That Dude.

  

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8. "best of all, indiaarie.com..."
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has a black okayplayer.com banner along the top.

which means this site will probably get enough advertising to allow the haters on this board to continue hating for years to come!

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11. "RE: India.Aire reaches #1 on Billboard!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"
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Huge props. Well deserved success. Never really understood the hate directed her way but I consider myself privileged to remain ignorant of it..lol.

Ahhh, bliss.

~1~ Luv Alwayz
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12. "CONGRATS!"
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now can i get my free autographed india.arie guitar? I BETTA WIN THAT MOTOWN CONTEST!


BLACK WOMEN RULE!

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Check out NEW Soul music at: www.myspace.com/starbeing

i love music!-THE MIGHTY O'JAYS

  

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meh.

congrats anyway.

lord knows UMRG could use a successful album right about now.

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... and her ablbum is timeless. Congrats India and Okayplayer.

"We must learn to live together as brothers or perish together as fools."
-Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

  

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16. "Great Music"
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Thu Jul-06-06 03:00 PM by Demonte

  

          


... and her album is timeless. Congrats India and Okayplayer.

"We must learn to live together as brothers or perish together as fools."
-Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

  

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21. "im not a fan of hers... BUT"
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if she's gonna do numbers like this and rep okayplayer, thats good for everybody.

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Peace.

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19. "RE: India.Arie reaches #1 on Billboard!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"
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Haters are always going to hate.

That just goes to show you that a black woman can sell records without selling herself or her people short and that folks are still interested in clean music. How many female artists out there can you say can pull that off without gyrating and hiking up their skirts? Obviously Okayplayer recognizes this fact.

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>Haters are always going to hate.
>
>That just goes to show you that a black woman can sell records
>without selling herself or her people short and that folks are
>still interested in clean music. How many female artists out
>there can you say can pull that off without gyrating and
>hiking up their skirts? Obviously Okayplayer recognizes this
>fact.


yeah, until i saw the picture of her and her new best friends((new)LL and "fitty")

i.stopped.combing.my.mind.so.my.thoughts.could.lock.
.saul.williams.
http://myspace.com/keithmorison

  

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23. "RE: India.Arie reaches #1 on Billboard!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"
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>Haters are always going to hate.
>
>That just goes to show you that a black woman can sell records
>without selling herself or her people short and that folks are
>still interested in clean music. How many female artists out
>there can you say can pull that off without gyrating and
>hiking up their skirts? Obviously Okayplayer recognizes this
>fact.

true.true.true. INDIA.ARIE IS DA BOMB!


BLACK WOMEN RULE!

the Avatar: JUNE POINTER(1952-2006)-one of the prettiest voices ever.

Check out NEW Soul music at: www.myspace.com/starbeing

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her music is very simple which suits the masses

  

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24. "RE: India.Arie reaches #1 on Billboard!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"
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I'm astonished at how far India Arie has come! I only knew of her first album, "Acoustic Soul" and I definitely liked it. But wow, #1 out of the top 200 albums on Billboard? What a success.....I'm diggin' her~Laura


















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i know, right? i didn't think he single had that much rotation!

i.stopped.combing.my.mind.so.my.thoughts.could.lock.
.saul.williams.
http://myspace.com/keithmorison

  

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26. "RE: India.Arie reaches #1 on Billboard!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"
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thats whats up

  

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Just look at the competition, Donnell Jones, Shawna, Ray Cash? Who is that? Cube and Busta came out the week before.C'mon Ain't nobody that hyped about these cats who are waaay past they prime.Her latest offering will go gold and that's it. Her debut(which I Bought) sold 2 million copies. I for one am not interested. Her second release put me to sleep. Criticism is not unwarranted. That remix with Akon is Terrible. She stays on the grind doing a lot of appearances to keep herself in the public's eye. If it were not for that she would have quickly faded long ago.

  

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