India Arie Simpson

Inside Biography

Grammy Awards winner India Arie Simpson is one of the successful American singers and songwriters who has sold over 3.3 million records in the US and 10 million worldwide. Some of her popular singles are Video, Brown Skin, Little Things, and I Am Not My Hair

Arie's Short Career Insight

India released her debut studio album Acoustic Soul on 27 March 2001 by Motown. The album peaked at no.10 on the U.S. Billboard 200 and no.3 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums. 

The album's lead single Video grabbed commercial success peaking at #47 on the US Billboard Hot 100. 

CAPTION: Singer-songwriter India Arie Simpson performing SOURCE: Pinterest

Likewise, her second album titled Voyage to India was released on 24th September 2002 and sold 109,000 copies within the first week. The lead single Little Things won Best Urban/Alternative Performance at the 2003 Grammy Awards. 

 She then went and released five more albums entitled Testimony: Vol. 1, Life & Relationship, Testimony: Vol. 2, Love & Politics, Songversation, Christmas with Friends, and Worthy

Similarly, India released her first EP SongVersation: Medicine on June 30 with singles Breathe and I Am Light.  

Apart from her singing career, she is also known for work on Miami Vice, Blue's Clues, One on One, Sesame Street, and Don't Say a Word. 

How Much Is Her Net Worth?

The 45-year-old singer-songwriter began her career in 2001 and has released seven studio albums in total. 

According to Celebrity Net Worth, India's net worth is estimated at around $4.5 million as of 2021. Her primary source of income is her successful musical career. 

In 2001, Arie made $5,860,000 from ticket sales (91,155 sold) of the Loves Rock Tour with the British band Sade. 

Here is a list of India Arie's record sales throughout the year: 

Year Title Earnings From Albums Sales
2001 Acoustic Soul $2,830,000
2002 Voyage to India

$90,000 (UK)

$1,500,000 (US)

$1,440,000 (1,105,000 copies sold approximately)


2006 Testimony: Vol. 1, Life & Relationship

$750,000 (US)

$650,000 (500,000 copies sold)

2009 Testimony: Vol. 2, Love & Politics $434,200 (334,000 copies sold)
2010 Guitar Heaven: The Greatest Guitar Cla s sics of All Time (with Santana) $300,950 (231,000 copies sold)
2013 Songversation $146,900 (113,000 copies sold)

She reportedly resides in Stone Mountain, Georgia where the median house price ranges around $205k depending on the area and size of the house. 

Early Life & Childhood Details

India Arie Simpson was born on 3rd October 1975 in Denver, Colorado, the United States of America to former basketball players Ralph Simpson and former singer Joyce Simpson. She is 45 years old as of 2020 and has Afro-American ethnic descent.

After graduating from Rangeview High School, she went to Savannah College of Art and Design which eventually led her into songwriting and performing. 

In 2020, Arie was rumored to be dating actor-comedian Chris Tucker for 13 years. They were also spotted hanging out together a few times back in 2007.

CAPTION: India's response to her & Chris' dating rumors SOURCE: Pinterest

In response to the news, Arie tweeted with a GIF of Michelle Obama Laughing:

“Me and Chris Tucker bee dating for 13 years?! Whew Chile! Thats some STRONG BLACK (LOVE) Tea,”

On the other hand, Chris was married to Azja Pryor from 1997 to 2003. While together, they welcomed son Destin Christopher Tucker born in 1998. 

by emrald, 22 Apr, 2021

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