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Mathangi "Maya" Arulpragasam (Tamil: மாதங்கி 'மாயா' அருள்ப்ரகாசம்; born 17 July 1975), better known by her stage name M.I.A., is a British songwriter, record producer, singer, rapper, fashion designer, visual artist, and political activist.
April 22, 2011
M.I.A has recruited Chris Brown to help record her new album, it has been revealed. Brown, the former boyfriend of Rihanna, is one of a host of musicians M.I.A is collaborating with on the as-yet-untitled effort. Read more
December 31, 2010
M.I.A has released a free mixtape inspired by the recent Wikileaks scandal. The 18-track LP, entitled ‘VickiLeekx’, is available to download from vikileekx.com, and includes collaborations with dubstep producers Diplo, Rusko and Switch. Read more
August 18, 2010
M.I.A has announced details of a one-off gig in London later this year. The singer will play Brixton Academy on November 10 in support of new album 'Maya'. Read more
August 9, 2010
M.I.A has claimed that the Sri Lankan government is applying pressure on YouTube users to remove her videos. The British-Sri Lankan rapper claimed users were being told that they were “supporting terrorism” by uploading the clips. Read more
August 9, 2010
M.I.A was forced to end her headline slot at this weekend’s Big Chill festival after a stage invasion. The singer asked fans to join her on stage during her hit ‘Paper Planes’. Read more
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