One of the themes that resonate most in India.Arie’s music is her unapologetic embracing of her authentic self. Back in the spotlight in 2013 with the release of her single “Cocoa Butter,” the last thing India.Arie expected was the controversy around a publicity shot in which people accused her of lightening her skin. Watch as she reflects on the controversy and shares her prayer to heal colorism.
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In 2002, newcomer India.Arie netted a total of seven Grammy nominations. At the end of the night, though, she walked away with none—an outcome that is still considered one of the worst snubs in Grammy history. India.Arie says that she learned two very important lessons from that night. Find out what they are.
By 2009, a series of physical setbacks, a broken engagement and a cross-country tour left India.Arie exhausted and at a spiritual crossroads. She says that despite selling millions of albums, gracing magazine covers and becoming a darling of the critics, her soul felt out of balance. India.Arie shocked her managers, label and family by quitting music. About a year later, she says, she had an epiphany that shifted her entire perspective. Watch to find out what it was.
In the last four years, India.Arie has left the music industry and has returned stronger than ever after her recent awakening to a greater sense of self. Watch as she shares how she learned to listen to her own voice and became responsible for her own life.