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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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  • Willis Earl Beal makes music out of loneliness

    Willis Earl Beal makes music out of loneliness
    Willis Earl Beal wandered through most of his 28 years on the planet without a steady job or much direction until his loneliness become so consuming that he began to sing. Now he finds himself as a labelmate of Radiohead, M.I.A. and Adele. His debut album...
  • Beyonce gets experimental in latest studio release

    Beyonce gets experimental in latest studio release
    Beyonce, '4': 2.5 stars (out of 4) Beyonce has paid lip service and more in recent years to broadening her musical range. She’s hung out at indie-rock concerts, and this month she headlined the rock-heavy Glastonbury festival in England. In...
  • TV on the Radio, Cee Lo Green, Black Keys to headline 2011 Virgin Mobile Freefest

    TV on the Radio, Cee Lo Green, Black Keys to headline 2011 Virgin Mobile Freefest
    TV on the Radio, Cee Lo Green, the Black Keys and Patti Smith are among the headliners at this year’s Virgin Mobile FreeFest, which returns to Merriweather Post Pavilion Sept. 10, organizers will announce today. The announcement follows months of...
  • 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...
  • Get to know M.I.A.'s protege, Rye Rye

    Get to know M.I.A.'s protege, Rye Rye
    You've probably heard Ryeisha Berrain's voice on tracks before -- she dropped her verses on DJ Blaqstarr's "Shake It To The Ground" when she was just 15 -- but with the Tuesday release of her first album, "Go! Pop! Bang!" the Baltimore-based rapper is...
  • Rome Ramirez pays tribute to Amy Winehouse with his cover of 'Rehab'

     
    Rome Ramirez pays tribute to Amy Winehouse with his cover of "Rehab," posts to You Tube....
  • M.I.A. dishes on Super Bowl appearance with Madonna

     
    Electro pop "Bad Girl" M.I.A. revealed that she’ll be performing during this Sunday’s Superbowl halftime show alongside Madonna and Nicki Minaj during an interview with BBC Radio 1 personality Zane Lowe on Tuesday....
  • M.I.A.'s halftime gesture said to be 'a case of adrenaline'

     
    In early 1989 Madonna was the center of controversy over the religious imagery in the video for her "Like A Prayer." Twenty-two years later the song brought her Super Bowl halftime performance to an end with the all-together unifying message of "world...
  • Bon Iver on 'SNL': Indie-pop at its most easy-listening

     
    The hushed, don't-speak-or-you'll-miss-it synth-adorned folk of Bon Iver was a surprise top nominee at next week's Grammy Awards and no doubt more at home last night on "Saturday Night Live," which has opened 2012 with a string of adventurous musical...
  • Grammys 2012: The most bloated Grammy show ever?

     
    A first for the Grammys in 2012 was its album of the year winner apologizing for "snot" on her face, as an overwhelmed Adele did when she accepted her album of the year prize. Another first for the Grammys was......
  • Grammys 2012: Adele's '21' wins album of the year

     
    This post has been corrected. See note at the bottom for details. Soul traditionalist Adele triumphed over pop stars, a veteran rock act and an up-and-coming songwriter/producer to win the most prestigious Grammy prize, album of the year, for her......