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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...
  • 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...
  • In pop music, a whole new way of doing business

    In pop music, a whole new way of doing business
    January has always been slump month when it comes to new pop music. Musicians tend to turn bearlike around this time, hibernating until conditions seem friendlier. Yet the resourceful pop lover will be anything but bored right now, with so much to reap...
  • Odd Future Wolf Gang Kill Them All is performing rap on its terms

    Odd Future Wolf Gang Kill Them All is performing rap on its terms
    Revolutions are still televised, but they get Tumblr'd, tweeted and YouTubed first. This one started last summer when music micro-bloggers began deifying a pack of nine skateboarding, freewheeling teenaged rap vandals from Los Angeles. Full name:...
  • Critic's Notebook: Kanye West's growing pains

    Critic's Notebook: Kanye West's growing pains
    Here's a quote that recently resonated with Kanye West: "Every child is an artist. The problem is staying an artist when you grow up." Pablo Picasso said that. West found it on a poster somewhere, took a photo, and claimed it as a statement of purpose &#...
  • British phenoms One Direction performing at 2012 MTV Video Music Awards

     
    The nominations for the 2012 MTV Video Music Awards were announced yesterday, along with the first two performers for the event, which will air live on MTV Sept. 6 at 8pm ET from the Staples Center in Los Angeles. British boy band phenoms One Direction,...
  • 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....
  • 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......
  • Adele, Lana Del Rey and Leonard Cohen lead the pop charts

     
    The charts have a much-publicized newcomer near the top, but vampy pop chanteuse Lana Del Rey is a distant No. 2. Her Interscope debut "Born to Die" lands in the runner-up spot with more than 76,000 copies sold in the U.S., according to Nielsen SoundScan....
  • Grammys 2012: Adele's 'Rolling in the Deep' wins record of the year

     
    Adele's gospel-inflected "Rolling in the Deep" was named record of the year at the 54th Grammy Awards, her fifth award out of six nominations. The song was the top-selling single of 2011, having sold 5.81 million copies, according to Nielsen......