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Oprah Winfrey sits down with recording artist India.Arie in this weekend’s episode of Super Soul Sunday.

Arie talks about her spiritual awakening and why she almost left the music industry. “There’s several months where I was retired,” Arie shared. “I just decided I wasn’t gonna do the music industry. I feel like I’m always gonna sing and write songs because it’s me. But I never felt like I had to be in the music industry, but I understand now that it’s the vehicle for my message and, you know, the more people you reach, the more people you reach.” She goes on to talk about the way she felt during that time and what helped her bounce back.

You can check out the clip over on Essence.com.  India.Arie is a prime example of how you can be making money and affect lives for the better at the same time but find yourself without full, personal happiness. Her new album, Songversation, is out on June 25th and this episode of Super Soul Sunday airs Sunday, June 23rd at 11am.

Are you an India.Arie fan? What’s your favorite song?

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