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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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  • 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...
  • Virgin Mobile FreeFest has another solid lineup, but where's the rap?

    Virgin Mobile FreeFest has another solid lineup, but where's the rap?
    A quick scan of this year's Virgin Mobile FreeFest reveals the type of lineup we've come to expect from the annual concert at Merriweather Post Pavilion: Smart, on-the-nose and balanced -- as long as you're the type of music fan who takes pride in genre...
  • Mayer Hawthorne: Return of the soul reviver

    Mayer Hawthorne: Return of the soul reviver
    The first time Mayer Hawthorne came through South Florida for a show at the Culture Room nearly three years ago, he was a promising oddity: The soul singer, hip-hop DJ and producer born Andrew Mayer Cohen in Ann Arbor, Mich., dressed with nerdy...
  • M.I.A. battling NFL over middle finger in Super Bowl halftime show

    M.I.A. battling NFL over middle finger in Super Bowl halftime show
    M.I.A. is calling foul over the NFL's reaction to her 2012 Super Bowl halftime performance. The British-Sri Lankan pop star has been embroiled for months in a behind-the-scenes battle with pro football officials over her Super Bowl XLVI show....
  • Pitchfork Music Festival wraps up with M.I.A. and R.Kelly

    Pitchfork Music Festival wraps up with M.I.A. and R.Kelly
    Here's how the final day of the Pitchfork Music Festival went down Sunday in Union Park, with commentary from yours truly (GK) and Bob Gendron (BG): 1:21 p.m.: "Are you all happy to be alive" queries Tree, before taking the crowd to church. The...
  • Pitchfork preview: Your guide to every festival act

    Pitchfork preview: Your guide to every festival act
    What: Pitchfork Music Festival Where: Union Park, 1501 W. Randolph St. When: 3 p.m. Friday, 1 p.m. Saturday and Sunday What: 46 bands/artists, three stages, hosted by e-zine pitchfork.com Info: Pitchforkmusicfestival.com Tickets: Ticketweb.com...
  • Easton's State Theater announces bunch of Broadway musicals, Christmas shows, crooners and comedy for new season

     
    A bunch of Broadway musicals, the return of favorite rocking Christmas shows, a classic crooner and comedians, an iconic performer’s daughter and more fill the 2013-14 season that was just announced for Easton’s State Theatre. Yup, Little...
  • City Link Happy Hour Guide 2010

    City Link Happy Hour Guide 2010
    America's Backyard (photo by Beth Black) During tough economic times, when the unemployment rate reaches double digits, corporations lay off employees like fat guys lay off salads, and the American dream loses touch with reality, people more readily...