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Testimony: Vol. 2, Love & Politics is the fourth studio album by American R&B and neo soul singer-songwriter India.Arie, released February 10, 2009 on Universal Republic Records.

The single "Chocolate High" went for adds at U.S. urban adult contemporary radio the week of November 28, 2008. That single as well as its follow-up, "Therapy", were both released to iTunes in the U.S. on December 16, 2008.

The album debuted as "Hot Shot" on the Billboard 200 in the week of February 28, 2009 at number 3, selling in its first week around 76,000 copies, almost half less than her previous album in 2006. The next week it fell to number 7, selling another 32,000 copies. The album has sold 324,500 copies worldwide to date.

Speaking about the album to noted soul writer Pete Lewis of 'Blues & Soul' in April 2009, India stated; "What this album represents is me finally being my real self. You know, there'd been things I'd always wanted to say that I'd previously shied away from because they were too political, or too whatever... And I now realised that I had to let go of all those concerns and do exactly what I WANTED to do. Which is why 'Testimony Vol 2' sounds like it's exploring new territory to anyone who's familiar with my previous albums. Whereas all I'm actually doing is being more MYSELF than people have ever heard me be before."

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