Is India Arie married? No. she isn’t. Officially, her relationship status Is single and has managed her personal profile low. However, she is supposed to be dating boyfriend Chris Tucker who was earlier married to Azja Pryor. The duo has been dating since 2007 and it’s already more than a decade of their love life. We can predict that India Arie would soon make Chris Tucker as her husband. But some online sources have mentioned that they aren’t together and Chris is in the relationship with Cynne Simpson and is already engaged as well. Before him, Arie was in the relationship with Musiq Soulchild. Let’s explore in detail about Arie’s bio including her net worth below:
Who is India Arie?
Ariee is an American singer, record producer and songwriter whose records have been sold for more than 3.3 million copies in the United States and 10 million worldwide. For her amazing performances, she has got victory over Grammy Awards including 21 nominations. In addition to singing, she is also popular for contributing as an actress to the entertainment industry. She has been in the music industry since 2004 and now is the most celebrated figure from the field.
Early Life and Education
The American singer was born as India Arie Simpson on October 3, 1975, which makes her age be 45 years old as of 2020. Considering her date of birth, Arie’s zodiac sign is Libra. Her place of birth is in Denver, Colorado, the United States. She was born as the daughter to Ralph Simpson (father) and Joyce Simpson (mother). India Arie’s father is a retired American basketball player born on August 10, 1949. Arie’s mother Joyce is a former singer who was signed to Motown during her teenage days and performed in the opening of for Stevie Wonder and Al Green. As of now, Joyce is contributing to the stylist of her daughter.
As a child, she was encouraged by her family members to present her musical skills. She grew up with two other siblings including a younger sister Mary A Martin and older brother J’On. Considering the DNA reports, she is the descendant of and the Fula people of Guinea-Bissau, Mende people of Sierra Leone and the Kru people of Liberia.
At the age of 13, she witnessed her parents getting divorced and following the separation she moved to Atlanta with her mother. She gained interest in the musical instrument during her school days in Denver. She went to the Savannah College of Art and Design, in Savannah where Arie developed an interest in playing guitar. She started writing songs and performing. During the press release of her first album Acoustic Soul, Arie stated “When I started tapping into my own sensitivity, I started to understand people better. It was a direct result of writing songs.”
Career and Professional Life
On March 27, 2001, Arie released her first debut album entitled Acoustic Soul. It proved to be a commercial success and amassed positive reviews with lots of appreciation from the audiences. The debut album was able to enter the U.S. Billboard 200 at number 10 and was mentioned on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums at number three. After few days, the album was certified double platinum by RIAA after making massive sales of 3 million copies worldwide and 2.1 million copies inside the United States. The British Phonographic Industry and Music Canada certified the album Gold and Platinum respectively. The album consists of 16 singles among which the song entitled “Video” proved to be a big hit which peaked at forty-seven on the US Billboard Hot 100. Another song “Brown Skin” was able to become Arie’s highest-charting single in the United Kingdom.
The same year, Arie performed for a duet song “Peaceful World” with John Mellencamp for his album Cuttin’ Heads. Arie alongside the album received seven nominations for Grammy Awards but returned empty-handed in 2002 losing five nominations to Alicia Keys. In 2002, Arie sang for a duet song with Cassandra Wilson for the song “Just Another Parade” which was included in Cassandra Wilson’s album, Belly of the Sun.
Following the grand success of her debut album, Arie released her second album on September 24, 2002, which was entitled “Voyage to India.” The album was able to at number six on the Billboard 200. It was too commercially hit with about 109,000 copies sales within the first week. Voyage to India topped the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums and also received the Platinum certificate from Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). The album won Best R&B Album during the 2003 Grammy Awards. One of the popular songs in the album “Get it Together” has been featured as soundtracks of numerous movies including Shark Tale and Brown Sugar released in the year 2004 and 2002 respectively.
On June 27, 2006, Arie released her next album entitled “Testimony: Vol. 1, Life & Relationship” which made a grand debut at number one on the Billboard 200. With more than 161,000 copies being sold within the first week, the album was certified Gold in August 2006. The song “I Am Not My Hair” which was created with collaboration with Akon became the most successful release.
On February 10, 2009, Arie’s fourth album Testimony: Vol. 2, Love & Politics was released on Universal Republic Records. The album made 76,000 copies sales within the first week and till date, it has made more than 334,000 copies sales in the United States. The album includes 16 tracks including “A Beautiful Day”,”Intro: Grains”, “Therapy” and so on.
The news about Arie working for her fifth album was reported during March 2015. The fifth studio album was entitled “Songversation” and was released on June 25, 2013. Similarly, Arie released her sixth album collaborating with musician Joe Sample on October 16, 2015. The album consists of 10 tracks including “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas”, “I’ve Got My Love to Keep Me Warm”, “God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen” and so on. Arie announced that she was going to release her first EP- Medicine in June 2017.
Despite turning 40’s, India Arie is still not married. She has dedicated her entire youth time mostly for her professional life. Since 2007, she is in the relationship with actor Chris Tucker but no. Talking aout her pats affair, she was romantically linked to Musiq Soulchild. It seems like, India has never thought of having kids with her partner.
The American singer Arie has an average height of 5 feet 7 inches. She has a perfect body structure weighing about 59 kg or 130 pounds. Her body figure measures 36-25-32 inches. With her dark brown colored hair and eyes, she looks pretty and attractive. As per the information provided by some wiki sites, she wears a shoe size of 13 and dress size of 6 as per the United States measurement.
Salary and Net worth
India Arie has a net worth of 4.5 million USD which she has amassed mostly from the worldwide sales of her albums. In addition to millions of copies sales of the album, she has amassed her fortune by performing on various tours, events, concerts and functions. Arie has also performed for various charity activities including her performance to support the children suffered from the disaster of the hurricane. One of the most prestigious awards in the musical industry i.e. Grammy Awards, Arie has received it for four times for her albums. According to some reports, Arie’s net worth has made a significant growth this year.
Wiki and Facts
IMDb, Wikip[edia and some other popular wiki sites have provided Arie’s biography on their web pages. You can also find her on social networking sites like Twitter and Instagram reachable @indiaarie and @indiaarie respectively. She has garnered more than 514k and 467k followers in her Twitter and Instagram profile respectively. We hope this article was fruitful for you knowing about your favorite singer including her marital status, net worth details and so on.