Soulful singer-songwriter, actress, musician, and record producer India Arie Simpson joins the Nashville Symphony, yet again, to perform selections from her remarkable career, from early favorites like ‘Video’ and ‘Brown Skin’ to new material from her latest critically acclaimed album release, Worthy. This four-time Grammy winner is responsible for some of the most thought-provoking songs of her generation, with enduring messages of healing, love and compassion that have made her an inspiration to countless listeners.
Arie is now R&B royalty. She’s sold over 10 million albums worldwide, and she brings her warmth, heart and passion every time she graces a stage. Her messages of perseverance and self-respect are as compelling now as ever before. She doesn’t worry about public opinion and desires to make meaningful music, filled with integrity and sonic diversity.
Arie released her debut album Acoustic Soul in 2001. Brimmed with meditations on affirmation, resiliency and strength, the album was met with positive reviews and commercial success. It debuted at number 10 on the Billboard 200 and number three on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums. Within months, without the concentrated radio airplay that typically powers pop and rap albums, Acoustic Soul was certified double platinum. Arie’s third studio album, Testimony: Vol. 1, Life & Relationship, was released in 2006. It gave Arie her first number one spot on the Billboard 200 and was her second chart topper on the R&B charts. This album was also the first number one album for Motown in 12 years. ‘I Am Not My Hair’ was the most successful single release from the album.
Music City, get ready to celebrate with India. A two-night special event, Thursday and Friday night, November 14-15, at the Schermerhorn Symphony Center. She’ll probably even throw in some of her holiday favorites along with that jazzy R&B twist. It’s sure to be a treat.