The album was met with positive reviews and commercial success. Within months, without the concentrated radio airplay that typically powers pop and rap albums, Acoustic Soul was certified double platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), selling 2,180,000 copies in the U. "Video" attained commercial success peaking at forty seven on the US Billboard Hot 100 and becoming her highest charting song in the region to date.
Arie performed a duet with rock singer-guitarist John Mellencamp on the song "Peaceful World" for his 2001 album Cuttin' Heads.
Arie performed a duet with jazz singer Cassandra Wilson on the song "Just Another Parade" for her 2002 album Belly of the Sun.
Arie followed the success of her debut on September 24, 2002 with the release of Voyage to India.
Arie is also featured on Stevie Wonder's album A Time to Love, released on October 18, 2005.
Lola Ogunnaike of the New York Daily News spoke with Musiq (formerly Musiq Soulchild) about his rumored romance with fellow R&B artist India. Musiq revealed, “I like being around her because she’s one of the realest people that I’ve run across in a while,” but stressed, “I guess you could call it romantic. She’s my friend that happens to be a girl.” The full article at has since been removed or relocated.
She was born in Denver, Colorado, the daughter of Joyce and Ralph Simpson.