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M.I.A.

M.I.A.
M.I.A., born Maya Arulpragasam in London, is an electronica artist. Her music also blends the sounds of dancehall and hardcore rap.

In 2005, she released her first album, "Arular," which featured the popular track "Galang."

"Kala," her sophomore effort, was released in 2007. The album generated buzz in 2008 after one of its tracks, "Paper Planes," was used in trailers for the stoner action-comedy "Pineapple Express."
M.I.A., born Maya Arulpragasam in London, is an electronica artist. Her music also blends the sounds of dancehall and hardcore rap.

In 2005, she released her first album, "Arular," which featured the popular track "Galang."

"Kala," her sophomore effort, was released in 2007. The album generated buzz in 2008 after one of its tracks, "Paper Planes," was used in trailers for the stoner action-comedy "Pineapple Express."
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  • Season Preview: Your guide to Orlando-area theater

    Season Preview: Your guide to Orlando-area theater
    THE ABBEY The Orlando nightspot, at 100 S. Eola Drive, hosts plays, concerts and a fall cabaret series. The cabaret performances are at 8 p.m. and cost $10 each. Details: abbeyorlando.com. Monday Night Cabaret Series REBECCA FISHER: Sept. 8...
  • Grammy-winning songwriter, country chart-topper, actor/singer headline State Theatre season

     
    Singer-songwriter Randy Newman, country singer Jo Dee Messina and actor/singer Danny Aiello, along with a cache of comedy and a long lineup of Broadway and stage performances highlight the 2014-15 season of The State Theatre in Easton, which was...
  • Justin Bieber timeline: A look at the singer in South Florida

    Justin Bieber timeline: A look at the singer in South Florida
    It's like a scene out of a rap video. From driving an exotic car to reportedly spending big bucks at a strip club, pop star Justin Bieber has been living it up after arriving in South Florida on Monday. We combed through social media to get a sense of his...
  • M.I.A.'s global dance party rocked the Riv

    M.I.A.'s global dance party rocked the Riv
    "Some (expletive) think I'm crazy," M.I.A proclaimed during her packed show at the Riviera on Thursday. "That makes you crazy, too, 'cause you're at my show." And while the Sri Lankan-bred, London-reared Mathangi "M.I.A." Arulpragasam has had her share of...
  • Complete list of Summer Sneaks films

    APRIL 30 The M Word At a struggling Los Angeles TV station, a children's show actress leads her female colleagues as new management arrives from New York on a cost-cutting mission. With Tanna Frederick, Michael Imperioli and Gregory Harrison....
  • Wu-Tang Clan says it has been offered $5 million for secret album

    Wu-Tang Clan says it has been offered $5 million for secret album
    When the Wu-Tang Clan announced they would manufacture, and auction off, just one copy of a long-in-the-works secret album, the news was met with obvious intrigue. Who would shell out the money for the rarity -- and how much would a given collector be...
  • NFL wants $16.6 million from M.I.A. for Super Bowl finger

    NFL wants $16.6 million from M.I.A. for Super Bowl finger
    M.I.A. might want to hang onto all that cash-register-ringing money she earned on "Paper Planes." The NFL is asking for $16.6 million stemming from the fracas over her middle-finger gesture at the 2012 Super Bowl. The incident took place during M.I.A.'s...
  • Jack Antonoff announces Bleachers solo project, debuts single

    Jack Antonoff announces Bleachers solo project, debuts single
    Jack Antonoff, one-third of the Grammy-winning indie pop band Fun, is at a Hollywood recording studio previewing tracks from Bleachers, a side project he’s spent the last year secretly crafting. “I wanted a modern ‘Dancing in the Dark&...
  • M.I.A.'s 'too positive' album 'Matangi' set for April

    M.I.A.'s 'too positive' album 'Matangi' set for April
    M.I.A.’s upcoming record, “Matangi,” was expected to arrive sometime in 2012 after last January's  release of the album's anthemic lead single, "Bad Girls." But save for a rather odd collaboration with Madonna, she was mostly silent...
  • Album review: M.I.A., 'Matangi'

    Album review: M.I.A., 'Matangi'
    “Matangi” M.I.A. 3.5 out of 4 stars   Do you remember the episode of the Flash cartoon “Homestar Runner” when the Cheat holds a lightswitch rave and Strong Bad yells at him? (If not, watch it immediately.) That’s...
  • Album review: M.I.A. keeps idiosyncrasies on 'Matangi'

    At a New York release party for her new album "Matangi," M.I.A. brought a special guest onstage — WikiLeaks' Julian Assange. He Skyped an introduction to the show from his longtime temporary home inside the Ecuadorean Embassy in London. The...