Collaboration: Arie guested on “Peaceful World,” which appeared on Mellencamp’s 2001 album, Cuttin’ Heads.
“He sent his private jet, and we flew to Indiana. I went in and sang the vocal twice. He’s very forward. He said, ‘That’s it. I’ve never heard someone do a vocal that good that fast.’ ”
Collaboration: Adele joined Arie in singing Arie’s hit song “Video” during the VH1 Divas televised concert in 2009.
“That was the beginning of the really hard days of my career. We had time to talk, and the things she said touched me and gave me a boost when I really needed it. I love her.”
Collaboration: Arie wrote the lyrics for and contributed vocals to “A Time to Love,” the title track from Wonder’s 2005 album.
“He said, ‘I have this melody. I’d like you to write the lyrics to it.’ [Once I’d done that] he said, ‘You sound amazing on this demo. Do you want to sing on it?’ I was shocked!”