"I wanna go to a place where I am
nothing and everything
That exists between here and nowhere
I wanna got to a place where time has no consequence
The sky opens to my prayers" -- from Beautiful
My Opinions and Recommendations
India Arie is one of the hottest new artists to emerge from this time. She is beautiful and has a voice to match that. Her debut album was recieved very well and was even nominated for an MTV Video award. Plus, her music has a great message that everyone needs to hear once in a while. My favorite song is Video, but it is followed closely by the bonus track Wonderful, dedicated to her mentor, Stevie Wonder. I definitely think that this girl will be around for a while.
Her second album, Voyage to India, kept up with her first one and may have surpassed it by winning a Grammy or two in the process. She sings about things that she loves and this makes her music that much more touching and real. She is not afraid to be honest about all of the topics that she sings about. My favorite song on the CD is Can I Walk With You, I would like it to play at my wedding. I also like Complicated Melody a lot.
Her sound is very inspirational, even my mom likes her, so I suggest other spiritual singers such as Sarah Brightman, who has an operatic voice. India can groove though, that is why fans should also check out singers like En Vogue and Erykah Badu. Soon, I think India will be one to live up to, though.
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