India.Arie truly comes from a musical family: her mother was signed to the Motown label as a teenager. India herself picked up many different musical instruments during her youth, but only seriously started writing songs and playing guitar after highschool in Atlanta. Her debut album ‘Acoustic Soul’ was considered the best soul album of 2001 and received a whopping seven Grammy nominations. Its successor, ‘Voyage To India’, also did very well, though her third album, 2006’s ‘Testimony: Vol. 1, Life & Relationship’, was the first to actually reach number one. The singer is praised for her warm sounds and inspiring lyrics, in which she tells about her personal life as well as deals with social issues. According to unconfirmed reports, India will release an new album this Summer, on which she collaborates with Israeli singer Idan Raichel.