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Acoustic Soul is the debut album by American singer India.Arie, released in 2001. It was nominated for seven Grammy Awards in 2002, including "Album of the Year" and "Best R&B Album". Acoustic Soul was certified 2x Platinum by the RIAA for shipments of two million copies in the United States.[12]

Acoustic Soul
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Studio album by
ReleasedMarch 27, 2001 (2001-03-27)
Recorded2000–01
Genre
Length61:18
LabelMotown
Producer
India.Arie chronology
Acoustic Soul
(2001)
Voyage to India
(2002)
Singles from Acoustic Soul
  1. "Video"
    Released: February 6, 2001
  2. "Brown Skin"
    Released: 2001
  3. "Strength, Courage & Wisdom"
    Released: 2001
  4. "Ready for Love"
    Released: 2002
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic4.5/5 stars[1]
Billboardfavorable[2]
Entertainment WeeklyA[3]
The Independentfavorable[4]
Mixmag4/5 stars[5]
Muzik5/5 stars[6]
NME(9/10)[7]
PopMattersfavorable[8]
Q3/5 stars[6]
Rolling Stone3.5/5 stars[9]
USA Today3/4 stars[10]
Village Voicemixed[11]

Contents

Track listingEdit

No.TitleLength
1."Intro"0:50
2."Video"4:09
3."Promises"4:37
4."Brown Skin"4:56
5."Strength, Courage & Wisdom"4:57
6."Nature"4:24
7."Back to the Middle"5:11
8."Ready for Love"4:28
9."Interlude"1:24
10."Always in My Head"4:40
11."I See God in You"3:17
12."Simple"3:26
13."Part of My Life"4:03
14."Beautiful"4:05
15."Outro"1:20
16."Wonderful (Stevie Wonder Dedication)"5:31

PersonnelEdit

Chart historyEdit

Release historyEdit

Region Date Format
United States March 27, 2001 Compact disc
United Kingdom October 22, 2001
Japan December 11, 2001
United States July 17, 2007 Special edition CD

NotesEdit

  1. ^ Duffy, John. "Acoustic Soul – India.Arie". Allmusic. Retrieved on 2009-08-12.
  2. ^ Hall, Rashaun. "India.Arie: Acoustic Soul". Billboard: 19. March 31, 2001.
  3. ^ "Acoustic Soul Review". Entertainment Weekly. March 30, 2001. Retrieved on 2009-08-12.
  4. ^ [1][dead link]
  5. ^ "India.Arie: Acoustic Soul". Mixmag: 179. June 2001.
  6. ^ a b "India Arie – Acoustic Soul CD Album". CD Universe. Retrieved 2013-07-28.
  7. ^ Evans, Diana (2001-04-05). "Album Reviews – India.Arie : Acoustic Soul". NME. Retrieved on 2009-08-12.
  8. ^ Bottomley, Maurice (2001-03-26). "India.Arie: Acoustic Soul". PopMatters. Retrieved on 2009-08-12.
  9. ^ Masuo, Sandy (2001-06-05). "India.Arie: Acoustic Soul : Music Reviews". Rolling Stone. Archived from the original on 2007-10-01. Retrieved 2013-07-28.
  10. ^ "Old 97's No. 5; generic Sasha; 'Acoustic' India". USA Today: D.10. March 27, 2001.
  11. ^ Green, Tony (2001-07-03). "Who Isn't Jill Scott?". The Village Voice. Retrieved on 2009-08-12.
  12. ^ "Gold & Platinum". RIAA. Retrieved 2016-07-30.

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