Home page - book a STAR for your event!


   Richard De La Font Agency, Inc.
   Legendary 5-Star Service and Reputation
   Providing Excellence in Entertainment Since 1970

      Booking India.Arie - book r&b music artists
      Book India.Arie
         Neo-Soul, Soul, Adult Contemporary R&B, Urban

Booking Information
About This Company
R&B Music Roster  |  Music Menu
Fast Index  |  Home  |  Search
Printable Page


How To Book INDIA.ARIE For Your Event!

India.Arie may be available for your next special event!

  India.Arie - booking information

Nominated for Seven GRAMMY Awards -- 2001

When India.Arie (born India Arie Simpson) sings, "I'm not the average girl from your video," it has got to be the understatement of the year. Charismatic, emotional, and impossible to pigeonhole, her Motown debut "Acoustic Soul" was more than a breath of fresh air: with it, she stepped right into the artistic whirlwind of the new R&B.

  India.Arie - booking information  India.Arie has left deep impressions with her richly textured voice and some of the most eloquent and inspiring songs we've heard on love and life since our first encounters with Roberta Flack, Tracy Chapman and Bill Withers.

"Songwriting has had an effect on me that I would never have predicted," India.Arie says. Her many talents – singing, writing, playing, arranging, producing – feel at first impressive, and then truly inspired.

With equal parts of gorgeous melodicism and honest, rootsy blues, India.Arie's voice was made to communicate directly to the heart. Her insights are wonderfully warm and reassuring. She writes and sings with such originality and intimacy that she immediately joins singular talents like Mary Chapin Carpenter and Lucinda Williams. Stevie Wonder, for whom India.Arie wrote her joyful tribute "Wonderful," said of her: "A gentle genius lives in the mind, voice and hands of this woman."

  India.Arie - booking information  Both India.Arie's overflowing generosity of spirit and breadth of background are rooted in a supportive and musical family. Her mother, called Simpson by the family, and her father, basketball player Ralph Simpson, named India.Arie in tribute to Mahatma Gandhi because her due date matched his birthday. "Arie was something my mom made up, but I was told later that it means 'lion'."

After picking up a recorder when she was too young to join the school band in her hometown Denver, India.Arie eventually took up sax, baritone clarinet, "a little" French horn, soprano, alto and tenor recorders, and trumpet as she was drawn by each instrument's unique qualities. All the while, she sang in school choir.

  India.Arie - booking information  "Both my mom and dad's side encouraged me, but once I started singing, my mom was my mentor," India.Arie says. "She grew up in Detroit when Motown was new, and taught me everything about singing and songwriting. My 'formal training' was my mom saying, 'Try this.'" India.Arie adds, "My whole family is helping me, sending me clothes, praying for me. In fact, my mother, a professional designer, is my stylist."

Taking up the guitar while studying jewelry-making at Savannah College of Art and Design transformed her life. "It was the first instrument I played that I could sing with. At a party, I was playing a song that I wrote about my mother, and at some point, I wasn't even thinking about what the next word or note was going to sound like. The room got really bright, like someone had turned up the lights. At that moment, I knew that a dream was coming true."

But India.Arie also set high standards for herself. "I always loved Stevie Wonder. When I was a kid, his music would touch me so much that I would have to take it off the record player for a little bit. Donny Hathaway had that effect on me too. I love James Taylor, Bonnie Raitt, Oleta Adams, Vince Gill and George Benson. Basically, I love singer-songwriters. That's what kept me from taking my music seriously at an earlier age. I didn't write songs; I just sang, and that wasn't enough for me. So when I started playing guitar, I jumped on it right away and I was out playing my first two songs within a month."

Soon, India.Arie co-founded an Atlanta artist's collective, Groovement/Earthseed, and their independently-released compilation led directly to a call to play Lilith Fair stops in St. Louis and Nashville, to crowds of 10,000. "That's the day I met Bonnie Raitt," says India.Arie. "I really admire her social work and musicianship. There were way more people than I thought were going to be at the 'B' stage: there were lots of different colors, the sun was shining and people were just open to hear me. That was a perfect day."

Not long afterward, Divine, a young vocal group with a No. 1 pop single, sought out not only India.Arie's songwriting, but her production, too. "It was beautiful to see a song I had written in my bedroom go to the next level for the first time."

Amid this activity, India.Arie says, "I was never searching for a deal. I knew that I wanted as many people as possible to hear my music, but I made a decision early not to compromise myself or my music." Her Nashville Lilith Fair appearance led her to two key people. "Meeting Reen Nalli (a talent scout for Universal Music Group), and trusting her, I knew she was going to help me do it right. Then I met Motown President, Kedar Massenburg, and he told me he'd never make me compromise my artistic integrity."

Like many of the young artists who've now remade R&B, India.Arie embraces hip-hop, but isn't subject to its stereotypes. "I don't define hip-hop the way a record company would. The thread that runs though both my music and hip-hop is that it's a very precise expression of my way of life. It's like blues; it's very real and honest output of emotion into a song. Because of that legacy, my generation now has an opportunity to candidly state our opinions. I just wanna be me."

India.Arie has a deeply personal understanding of the physical, spiritual and emotional aspects of music. "I think certain instruments and sounds correspond to certain parts of your body and energy centers," she says. "That's what those chills are when you hear something you like. I've been told that my voice is healing."

To test India.Arie's philosophy, look no further than your own reaction. "I had a dream that someone said: 'Artists help people stay in touch with their feelings.' I think music has the ability to heal, the ability to destroy, to teach. It's a very tangible/non-tangible thing…it just goes. It's like pure energy that lives forever." Very soon, India.Arie will prove that her music is everyone's gift.

Hit songs include --

  • Brown Skin
  • I Am Not My Hair
  • Intro
  • Video
  • Little Things
  • There's Hope
  • Purify Me
  • Strength, Courage & Wisdom
  • Beautiful Flower
  • Heart of The Matter
  • Chocolate High
  • Therapy
  • Cocoa Butter
  • Just Do You

India.Arie may be available for your next special event!

Watch videos
YouTube | Vimeo

Booking India.Arie

"Let's Get Started!"

  For booking information, click HERE!

Genre: R&B
   .Neo-Soul. / NeoSoul
   .Soul. / xSoul
   .Adult Contemporary R&B. / AdultContemporaryR&B
   .Urban. / xUrban

Years active
   x00s, x10s, x20s

Born: ..in Colorado / born nColorado
Born: ..in Denver / born DenverCO
Born:   Oct 3, 1975

Based: ..in US
Based: ..in Georgia / based nGeorgia
Based: ..in Atlanta / based AtlantaGA



Concert Schedule – by Ticketmaster

Concert Schedule – by Live Nation

 Top Rated, 5-STAR Service!!

Booking Information
Music Menu
Fast Index  |  Home  |  Search

Frequently Asked Questions About How To Hire INDIA.ARIE for a private party or special event.

(i.e., how to hire INDIA.ARIE for an event)

You are currently on the official site of De La Font Agency. For more than 50 years, we have successfully helped official talent buyers around the world secure quality talent.

We welcome the opportunity to be of service to you. Let's do this the right way! Let's save you time and frustration!

Simply click on the "Let's Get Started!" link found on this page. Then, send us your request for booking information.

Include information about your plans for your event and how taking steps to hire INDIA.ARIE (or someone similar) might be of special interest.

If you decide you want to look at other names, simply include your talent-fee budget range and indicate that you want to see who else you might be able to afford with such a budget. We can send you a list of names that are affordable and in the style of music you prefer. We hope to save you time and frustration!

(i.e., what is the booking fee to hire INDIA.ARIE for an event?)
(i.e., what is INDIA.ARIE booking fee to perform at an event?)

Official booking fees for INDIA.ARIE, or any other celebrity, are determined based on a number of factors and may change at anytime without prior notice.

Factors influencing pricing vary and may include date, location, type of event, whether a private party or a public concert, the artist's calendar, whether the artist is on tour or not, how well tickets are selling at the artist's concerts, the current demand for the artist's music, market activity, etc.

As you might expect, the more in-demand the artist is, the more buyers are prepared to pay. Of course, this causes the artist's price to increase as the artist becomes more popular or decrease when becoming less popular.

Exclusive agents with exclusive representation frequently quote a range instead of a specific price, since changes can occur at anytime. Generally, the artist's manager has a role in the decision to accept any particular offer from a talent buyer.

To learn the most current artist's pricing, or the estimated artist's fee for your particular event, simply click on the "Let's Get Started!" link found on this page. Then, send us your request for booking information.

(i.e., what is INDIA.ARIE's availability?)

To learn the artist's current availability for your special event, simply click on the "Let's Get Started!" link found on this page. Then, send us your request for booking information.

Once we have your event/party information, we will be better able to assist you with putting your entertainment talent booking plans in place as your entertainment consultant. Let's get this done right! We look forward to working with you!



Do you need to print copies?
For a special page designed for printing or e-mailing,
click HERE.

Printer friendly page




This company has been providing excellence in entertainment and customer service since 1970.
We can assist you regarding any of the following --
booking entertainment, such as major name entertainers or celebrities, booking India.Arie, booking information on India.Arie, or hiring India.Arie for your special event, or to book or hire India.Arie, or if you are seeking the India.Arie booking agent for corporate entertainment or for a private party.
Consider the opportunity to book India.Arie or other entertainers for a wedding, birthday, anniversary, business meeting or convention.
If you are not a talent buyer, we are unable to provide India.Arie manager or management contact information.
This is the official website of Richard De La Font Agency, Inc.
Contact us to book a celebrity entertainer for your private party, birthday, or wedding, or for your corporate event!
Consider this your official India.Arie booking agency web site – The booking agent who works for you!

This company acts as an entertainment consultant or broker/producer and does not claim or represent itself as the exclusive agent, representative or management of India.Arie.

This is the month of June update of this page. Cost, fee and pricing are available.

Questions submitted to us include -
what is the booking fee or price of INDIA.ARIE
what is the cost of INDIA.ARIE
is INDIA.ARIE available for my event
how do I hire INDIA.ARIE for a corporate event or private party
how do i book INDIA.ARIE for a corporate event or private party
how do I contact INDIA.ARIE
who is the manager of INDIA.ARIE
how do I contact the official agent of INDIA.ARIE
how do i contact the manager of INDIA.ARIE
who is the official manager of INDIA.ARIE
who is the direct agent of INDIA.ARIE
who is the official agent of INDIA.ARIE
who is the responsible agent of INDIA.ARIE
who is the booking agent of INDIA.ARIE
how do i contact INDIA.ARIE
how do i contact management of INDIA.ARIE
looking for direct contact information for INDIA.ARIE

This site uses a fast and efficient internal search engine to help you find what you need. The following tags help it do its job --
Incorrect or alternate spelling: india aries, indie aries, india arie's, indie arie's, india.aries, indie.aries, indie ariel, india ariel, indie ire, indie.ire, india ire, indie aire, india.irie, india irie, indie irie, indie.irie, india iree, india.iree, ind, indi, india a, india ar, india ari, india.a, india.ar, india.ari, indie arie, indie aria, india aria, indie arie, indie aries, indie.aries, indie arees, indie aree, india aree, india arey, india.arey, india.aree, india-arie, India Irie, india.irie, india-irie, india i, india ir, india iri, indie.arie, indy arie, india irie, india.irie, Inia Arie, India Aire, India.Aire, indie, indie.a, indie.ar, indie.ari, indie.arie, indie a, indie ar, indie ari, indie arie
Booking price. Booking fee. How much does it cost to book India Arie r&b music artist booking India.Arie booking agent contact information official web site manager home page website management concert bookings, biography
India.Arie, r&b music artist - booking agent. INDIA.ARIE may be available for your event. Book her if you can. You will have the time of your life!