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India Arie Simpson was born on the 3rd October 1975, in Denver, Colorado USA. She is a musician, singer, songwriter, and record producer, who is probably best known for winning four Grammy Awards for her albums, including “Open Door”, “Acoustic Soul”, and “Songversation”. She is also recognized as an actress. Her career has been active since 1994.

So, have you ever wondered how rich India Arie is, as of mid- 2016? Sources estimate that India’s net worth is over $4.5 million, with the main source of this amount of money being. Beside that, she has also earned a part of her wealth through her acting skills, as she has appeared in several television and film titles.

India Arie Net Worth $4.5 Million

India Arie was brought up with two younger siblings by her parents Joyce, who is currently her stylist and a former singer, and Ralph Simpson, a retired professional NBA player. Thus, under the influence of her mother, she began singing. At the age of 13, her parents divorced, and she moved with her mother to Atlanta, Georgia. India attended Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) in Savannah, Georgia; however, according to sources from the college, she didn’t graduate, as she quit education to pursue her career in music.

India’s musical career started in the late 1990s, when she co-founded indie music collective entitled Groovement EarthShare. However, she soon focused on her solo career after her first song was released, as she was spotted by a talent agent who then introduced her to Kedar Massenburg, a former CEO of Motown records. After the audition, India signed a contract with Motown, and her career was ready to be launched. Her first album came out in 2001, entitled “Acoustic Soul”, reaching No. 3 on the US R&B chart, and achieving double platinum status, which certainly increased India’s net worth, and also encouraged her to continue with her musical career.

She continued in the same rhythm with her second album named “Voyage To India”, which was released the following year, and it topped the US R&B chart, and reached No. 3 on the US Billboard 200 chart, increasing further her net worth. Her third release was her best so far, entitled “Testimony: Vol. 1, Life & Relationship” (2006); it topped both US R&B and US Billboard 200 chart, and it also achieved gold status.

Since then, her career has begun to decline, with albums “Testimony: Vol. 2, Love & Politics” (2009), “Songversation” (2013), which got sold only a few copies above 100,000, culminating with her latest release “Christmas With Friends” (2015), which only reached No. 107 on the US Billboard 200 chart.

Apart from her career on the music scene, India has also started an acting career, appearing as renowned singer Nina Simone in the TV series “American Dreams” in 2003, then as Lateefah in the film “Pastor Brown” (2009), and most recently she appeared in an episode of the TV series “Zoe Ever After” (2016), which also contributed a lot to the overall size of her net worth.

Thanks to her skills, India has received several prestigious awards, including Grammy Awards for Best R&B Album for her album “Voyage To India”, and Best Urban/Alternative Performance for her song “Little Things”, among others.

If to talk about her personal life, India Arie has been in a relationship with Chris Tucker since 2007. Previously, she dated Musiq Soulchild. She has never been married and she has no children yet. Her current residence is in Atlanta, Georgia.

Quick Facts

Birth date: October 3, 1975
Birth place: Denver, Colorado, U.S.
Profession:Actress, Singer
Education:Savannah College of Art and Design
Nationality:American
Parents:Joyce Simpson, Ralph Simpson
Awards:Grammy Awards for Best Urban/Alternative Performance (2003 (2003), 2010), for Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals (2011)
Nominations:Grammy Awards for Best New Artist, Album of the Year, Best R&B Song, Song of the Year, Best R&B Album, Record of the Year, Best Arrangement, Instrumental and Vocals,
Movies:“American Dreams” (2003), “Pastor Brown” (2009), “Zoe Ever After” (2016), "Brown Sugar" (2002), "Shark Tale" (2004)
TV shows:The Oprah Winfrey Show, "We Are the World: 25 for Haiti" (2010), "VH1 Divas" (2009)
Albums:“Open Door”, “Acoustic Soul” (2001), "Voyage To India" (2002), “Testimony: Vol. 2, Love & Politics” (2009), “Songversation” (2013)
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Interesting Facts

#Fact
1Named India as a tribute to Mohandas K. Gandhi as her due date matched his birth
2Studied jewellery making at Savannah College of Art and Design before getting a recording contract
3Plays the saxaphone, baritone clarinet, french horn, recorder, trumpet and guitar
4Father is basketball player Ralph Simpson.
5Co-founded Atlanta artist collective 'Groovement/Earthseed'


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Won Awards

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2011GrammyGrammy AwardsBest Pop Collaboration with Vocals· Jeff Beck
· Herbie Hancock
· Pink
· Oumou Sangare
· Seal
2010GrammyGrammy AwardsBest Urban/Alternative Performance· Dobet Gnahoré

Nominated Awards

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2010GrammyGrammy AwardsBest R&B Vocal Performance by a Duo or Group· Musiq
2010GrammyGrammy AwardsBest R&B AlbumFor the album "Testimony: Vol. 2, Love & Politics."
2009GrammyGrammy AwardsBest R&B Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals· Anthony Hamilton
2007GrammyGrammy AwardsBest Female R&B Vocal PerformanceFor the song "I Am Not My Hair."
2007GrammyGrammy AwardsBest R&B AlbumFor the album "Testimony: Vol. 1, Life & Relationships."
2006GrammyGrammy AwardsBest Pop Collaboration with Vocals· Stevie Wonder
2003GrammyGrammy AwardsBest Pop Collaboration with Vocals· Stevie Wonder
2002GrammyGrammy AwardsAlbum of the YearFor the album "Acoustic Soul."
2002GrammyGrammy AwardsBest New Artist


Filmography

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Idols2008TV Series writer - 1 episode
Sex and the City2008performer: "Heart of The Matter"
Miami Vice2006performer: "Ready For Love" / writer: "Ready For Love"
Canadian Idol2004-2006TV Series writer - 3 episodes
Idols2005TV Series writer - 1 episode
Australian Idol2004-2005TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Later... With Jools Holland2004TV Series performer - 1 episode
Shark Tale2004performer: "Get It Together" / writer: "Get It Together" - as India Arie Simpson
Idols!2004TV Series writer - 1 episode
Radio2003performer: "Eyes of the Heart Radio's Song" 2003 / writer: "Eyes of the Heart Radio's Song" 2003
The BluesTV Series documentary performer - 1 episode, 2003 writer - 1 episode, 2003
Brown Sugar2002performer: "Get It Together" / writer: "Get It Together" - as India.Arie Simpson
American Dreams2002TV Series performer: "Come Ye"
S.P.U.N.G2002TV Series performer - 1 episode
India.Arie: Up Close and Personal2002TV Movie performer: "The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face"
Dawson's Creek2002TV Series performer - 1 episode
Saturday Night Live2002TV Series performer - 1 episode
Empire2002performer: "Slow Down" / writer: "Slow Down"
Don't Say a Word2001performer: "Promises" / writer: "Promises"
Bamboozled2000performer: "In My Head" / writer: "In My Head"
November Rule2015performer: "Chocolate High" - as India.Arie / writer: "Chocolate High" - as India Arie Simpson,
Beyond the Lights2014performer: "I Am Light"
So You Think You Can Dance2006-2013TV Series performer - 2 episodes
Independent Lens2011TV Series documentary performer - 1 episode
Dancing with the Stars2010TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno2010TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Back-up Plan2010performer: "A Beautiful Day" / writer: "A Beautiful Day" - as India Arie Simpson
The Secret Life of Bees2008performer: "Beautiful" 2001 / writer: "Beautiful" 2001

Actress

Actress

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Zoe Ever After2016TV SeriesIndia.Arie
Pastor Brown2009Lateefah (as India.Arie)
There's Hope2007ShortLead
American Dreams2003TV SeriesNina Simone

Music Department

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
BBC Stevie Wonder 1981 DocumentaryDocumentary special guest post-production
16th Annual Trumpet Awards2008TV Special musician - as India.Arie

Composer

Composer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Tyra Banks Show2005TV Series as India.Arie

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Soul Train Awards Post Show2016TV MovieHerself - Guest
General Hospital2015TV SeriesHerself
Steve Harvey2015TV SeriesHerself - Musical Guest
The 84th Annual Hollywood Christmas Parade2015TV MovieHerself
Being Mary Jane2015TV SeriesHerself
Stevie Wonder Songs in the Key of Life an All Star Grammy Salute2015TV MovieHerself - Performer
Tavis Smiley2005-2013TV SeriesHerself
BET Awards 20132013TV SpecialHerself (as India.Arie)
Super Soul Sunday2013TV SeriesHerself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno2001-2013TV SeriesHerself - Musical Guest / Herself
Huff Post's BV 3652012TV SeriesHerself
Black Girls Rock! 20122012TV MovieHerself (as India.Arie)
43rd NAACP Image Awards2012TV SpecialHerself (as India.Arie)
The BET Honors2012TV MovieHerself (as India.Arie)
Nick News with Linda Ellerbee2011TV SeriesHerself
The 53rd Annual Grammy Awards2011TV SpecialHerself (as India.Arie)
Nobel Peace Prize Concert2010TV SpecialHerself - Performer
Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade2010TV MovieHerself (as India.Arie)
Lopez Tonight2010TV SeriesHerself
Half the Sky: A One Night Event2010TV MovieHerself (as India.Arie)
SOS Saving OurSelves: Help for Haiti2010TV Movie documentaryHerself (as India.Arie)
The BET Honors2010TV SpecialHerself (as India.Arie)
The 52nd Annual Grammy Awards2010TV SpecialHerself (as India.Arie)
The Mo'Nique Show2010TV SeriesHerself
The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien2009TV SeriesHerself - Musical Guest
VH1 Divas Live 20092009TV MovieHerself (as India.Arie)
Leading Women2009TV Series documentary as India.Arie
Walmart Soundcheck2009TV SeriesHerself
16th Annual Trumpet Awards2008TV SpecialHerself (as India.Arie)
38th NAACP Image Awards2007TV SpecialHerself - Performer (as India.Arie)
Building a Dream: The Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy2007TV Movie documentaryHerself (as India.Arie)
BET Awards 20062006TV SpecialHerself (as India.Arie)
Late Show with David Letterman2002-2006TV SeriesHerself - Musical Guest
Later... With Jools Holland2001-2006TV SeriesHerself
One on One2006TV SeriesHerself
37th NAACP Image Awards2006TV SpecialHerself (as India.Arie)
An Evening of Stars: Tribute to Stevie Wonder2006TV Movie documentaryHerself (as India.Arie)
Music Cares Person of the Year: Brian Wilson2005TV SpecialHerself - Performer (as India.Arie)
The Tyra Banks Show2005TV SeriesHerself
VH1 News Presents: Tracking the Monster - Ashley Judd and India.Arie Confront AIDS in Africa2005TV MovieHerself (as India.Arie)
Tsunami Aid: A Concert of Hope2005TV SpecialHerself (as India.Arie)
The 2004 Billboard Music Awards2004TV SpecialHerself (as India.Arie)
The 10th Annual Walk of Fame Honoring Smokey Robinson2004TV MovieHerself (as India.Arie)
Songwriters Hall of Fame2004TV MovieHerself (as India.Arie)
4th Annual BET Awards2004TV SpecialHerself (as India.Arie)
35th NAACP Image Awards2004TV SpecialHerself (as India.Arie)
Lightning in a Bottle2004DocumentaryHerself (as India.Arie)
Sesame Street: Happy Healthy Monsters2004VideoHerself (as India.Arie)
Tinseltown TV2004TV SeriesHerself
3rd Annual BET Awards2003TV Special documentaryHerself (as India.Arie)
34th NAACP Image Awards2003TV SpecialHerself (as India.Arie)
The 17th Annual Soul Train Music Awards2003TV SpecialHerself (as India.Arie)
The Bernie Mac Show2003TV SeriesHerself
VH1/Vogue Fashion Awards2002TV SpecialHerself (as India.Arie)
I Love the '80s2002TV Series documentaryHerself (as India.Arie)
Motown Christmas2002TV SpecialHerself (as India.Arie)
Soul Train2001-2002TV Series documentaryHerself
The 8th Annual Walk of Fame Honoring Stevie Wonder2002TV SpecialHerself (as India.Arie)
2nd Annual BET Awards2002TV Movie documentaryHerself (as India.Arie)
Essence Awards2002TV Movie documentaryHerself (as India.Arie)
India.Arie: Up Close and Personal2002TV MovieHerself (as India.Arie)
Saturday Night Live2002TV SeriesHerself - Musical Guest
33rd NAACP Image Awards2002TV SpecialHerself - Performer (as India.Arie)
The 44th Annual Grammy Awards2002TV SpecialHerself (as India.Arie)
Soul Food2002TV SeriesHerself
Last Call with Carson Daly2002TV SeriesHerself - Musical Guest
The Rosie O'Donnell Show2001-2002TV SeriesHerself
Muhammad Ali's All-Star 60th Birthday Celebration!2002TV SpecialHerself (as India.Arie)
The 29th Annual American Music Awards2002TV SpecialHerself - Presenter (as India.Arie)
2001 Lady of Soul Awards2001TV SpecialHerself - Presenter (as India.Arie)
VH1/Vogue Fashion Awards2001TV SpecialHerself (as India.Arie)
Top of the Pops2001TV SeriesHerself
An Evening of Stars: A Celebration of Educational Excellence2001TV Special documentaryHerself (as India.Arie)
Music in High Places2000TV Series documentary

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Later... With Jools Holland2004TV SeriesHerself

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