India Arie - Beautiful
----------------I was left a sticky note on my laptop that said "India Arie...check out her music!" with a little music note next to it. So I thought if this person went through the trouble to leave a lavender-colored pencil message, I'd check it out.
Fifteen Grammy noms. Impressed? Arie has kept her soulful, sunny and melodic writings under the mainstream radar.
In 2001 her debut album Acoustic Soul went multi-platinum. The New York Times calls her an artist of substance, a complimentary understatement to describe the expansive success of this artist. "Beautiful" is the perfect first-taste of Arie's simple, open-hearted writing.