India Arie Performs Cocoa Butter


Singer India Arie appeared on Good Morning America yesterday to perform her latest single ‘Cocoa Butter,’ taken from her ‘Songversation’ CD, released yesterday, June 25th.

India will keep the promo going, appearing on upcoming episodes of Good Day New York (earlier today), The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (June 28), Tavis Smiley (June 28), Oprah’s Super Soul Sunday (Part 2 June 30) and the BET Awards, also on June 30th.

India Arie Announces “Soul Bird” Tour

India Arie With Spring and warmer weather almost upon us, India Arie is just one of a boat load of artists who are hitting the touring circuit. The singer will kick off the west coast stint of her 2009 “Soul Bird” tour on April 1st in Berkley, California and wrap it up on April 19th in Anaheim. The singer will also make stops in Portland, Seattle, and Vancouver, British Columbia. India’s most recent album, Testimony Vol. 2, Love & Politics hit record store shelves last month and debuted at #3 on the charts. The album also produced the modest hit “Chocolate High” which features singer Musiq Soulchild.

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Sista Sightings: India Arie & Beyonce

India Arie Singer India Arie and Beyonce both made appearances last night. India, who released her new album Testimony: Vol. 2, Love & Politics yesterday, was spotted in New York City at her album release party, which was sponsored by Target. No word yet from Hits Daily Double about where India will end up on next week’s chart, but with no major releases from any other artist, I say India has a good chance of opening at #1- just as she did with her previous album, Testimony: Vol 1, Life & Relationships, did. Next up is Beyonce who decided to skip the Grammys on Sunday, but did show up for last night’s Unforgettable Evening Benefiting The Entertainment Industry Foundation’s dinner.
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India Arie Tracklisting+Promo Pic

india-arie-testimony-promo-pic01 R&B singer India Arie’s second volume in her series of “Testimony” albums, “Love & Politics,” will arrive in stores on February 10th. The lead single from the Universal Republic set, “Chocolate High,” features Musiq Soulchild, while second single “Therapy” features Jamaican roots artist Gramps Morgan. “Love & Politics” follows 2006’s “Life & Relationship,” which has sold 689,000 copies in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan and earned India her second Garammy Award. The singer also recently released the tracklisting for her new set as well as a new promo pic.
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India Arie Is On A “Chocolate High”

Soul diva India Arie is giving her fans a Chocolate High for the Holidays. India is scheduled to debut her first single on Thanksgiving, November 27th, via her Myspace Page. Chocolate High will be the lead single from her new CD, Testimony: Love & Politics, and features R n’ B crooner and former boyfriend, Musiq Soulchild. Look for India’s new album to makes it’s way onto the charts on February 10, 2009. India’s last CD, Testimony: Life & Relationships debuted at the top of the charts back in 2006, with sales of 161,000 in it’s first week- eventually reaching Gold status and earning India her first Grammy. Click here to get your first listen of India’s new song.
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India Arie’s Broadway Debut Gets Postponed

Singer India Arie will have to wait a little longer to make her Broadway debut. A revival of Ntozake Shange’s “For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow Is Enuf,” which was to have starred the Grammy-winning singer, has been postponed. The delay occurred because the loss of one of the production’s backers, producers Whoopi Goldberg and DreamTeam Entertainment Group announced Wednesday. No word on when the show would be rescheduled. The play, directed by Shirley Jo Finney and choreographed by Hinton Battle, was to have opened Sept. 8 at Circle in the Square. “For Colored Girls…,” a prose-poem portrait of black women in America, originally featured Shange and Trazana Beverley, who won a Tony for her performance. It was an off-Broadway hit for the Public Theater in 1976 before transferring to Broadway for a run of more than 700 performances.