Singing artist M.I.A. is known for her wild music. It can be on the offensive side. Most people are learning her name after seeing her during the Super Bowl in 2012. Born in South London, England, M.I.A was born Mathangi Arulpragasam. Her love of music came from all the music that would come from some of her neighbor’s flats.
M.I.A.’s first album was Arular in 2005. For this debut album, she actually was mixing music by herself. She later used mix engineers, but still did mixing herself. This album debuted to very positive reviews. Most of the songs written were about experiences her father had in his life. Her second album was Kala, released in 2007. Kala is famous for songs like “Boyz” and “Paper Planes”, which was used in the film Pineapple Express starring Seth Rogen and James Franco. Maya was the third album released by the artist, in the year 2009. Maya featured songs like “Tell Me Why” and “Teqkilla”. The album was a buzz on the internet, a place where word spreads like wildfire.
M.I.A. has won several awards over the last five years. These include Best Female Hip-Hop Artist, Best New Act, Best Original Song, and Best Video, among many other accolades. She has also won two Grammy awards, both were received in 2009 for the songs “Swagga Like Us” and “Paper Planes”.
M.I.A. is a true talent that has built a name for herself. Her lyrics are powerful and relevant to the events happening around the world. She is an activist and philanthropist herself, and so she uses her talent of singing and making great music as an outlet to spread the word about different injustices in the world, including violence and immigration politics, which is a heavy topic for every country in the world.
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Madonna: Not happy about M.I.A.’s gesture
Madonna says she’s not happy that M.I.A. made an obscene gesture during the Super Bowl halftime show.
Madonna said on Ryan Seacrest’s radio show Friday that the gesture was pointless and “seemed out of place.” The British hip-hop artist, invited by Madonna to participate in Sunday’s halftime show in front of 114 million people, extended her middle finger to the camera.
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