M.I.A.
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1975-07-18
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M.I.A.

M.I.A. Biography (Wikipedia)

Mathangi Arulpragasam (born 18 July 1975), better known by her stage name M.I.A., is an English rapper, singer, songwriter, record producer, and activist. Her stage name is wordplay on her name as well as a reference to the abbreviation for "missing in action". Her work combines elements of alternative, dance, electronic, hip hop, and world music.

M.I.A. began her career in 2000 as a visual artist, filmmaker, and designer in west London before beginning her recording career in 2002. Since rising to prominence in early 2004 for her singles "Sunshowers" and "Galang", charting in Canada and the UK and reaching number 11 on the Billboard Hot Dance Singles Sales in the US, she has been nominated for an Academy Award, three Grammy Awards and the Mercury Prize.

She released her debut album Arular in 2005 and her second album Kala in 2007, both to wide critical acclaim. Arular charted in Norway, Belgium, Sweden, Japan and the US, where it reached number 16 on the Billboard Independent Albums chart and number three on the Dance/Electronic Albums chart. Kala was certified silver in the UK and gold in Canada and the US, where it topped the Dance/Electronic Albums chart. It also charted in several countries across Europe, in Japan and Australia. The album's first single "Boyz" reached the Top 10 in Canada and on the Billboard Hot Dance Singles Sales in 2007, becoming her first Top 10 charting single.

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M.I.A. Performances & Interviews


M.I.A. Tracks

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Paper Planes
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Paper Planes (DFA Remix)
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Paper Planes (DFA Remix)
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Bad Girls
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Bad Girls
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Boyz
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Boyz
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XXXO
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XXXO
Buraka Som Sistema
Sound of Kuduro (feat. M.I.A., DJ Znóbia, Saborosa & Puto Prata)
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Sound of Kuduro (feat. M.I.A., DJ Znóbia, Saborosa & Puto Prata)
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Ali R U Ok
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Ali R U Ok
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Galang '05
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Galang '05
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Bucky Done Gun
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Bucky Done Gun
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It Takes A Muscle
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It Takes A Muscle
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O Saya
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O Saya
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Warriors
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Warriors
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Freedun (feat. ZAYN)
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Freedun (feat. ZAYN)
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Past BBC Events

Glastonbury: 2014
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Worthy Farm, Pilton
2014-06-27T21:35:44
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2014
Glastonbury: 2014

Glastonbury: 2014

Worthy Farm, Pilton

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