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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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  • Coachella 2010: Street Sweeper Social Club covers M.I.A.'s "Paper Planes" in the late afternoon

     
    The Street Sweeper Social Club's cover of M.I.A.'s "Paper Planes" contains multitudes. When guitarist Tom Morello tossed off the opening riff of the song, a sample of the Clash's "Straight to Hell," it was unclear where the song was headed.......
  • Album review: Christina Aguilera's 'Bionic'

     
    On "Elastic Love," the fourth cut on "Bionic," Christina Aguilera's new set of postmodern future-pop, the vocalist sings in monotone and then stretches her voice over a seductively lashing beat from British producer Switch. His frequent collaborator, M.I....
  • Rethinking raves in aftermath of Electric Daisy Carnival

     
    After teen's death at the Electric Daisy festival, artists and L.A. promoters seek to distance events like the upcoming Hard L.A. fest from the stigma attached to such massive dance party shows. In the troubled aftermath of last week's mega......
  • Album review: M.I.A.'s MAYA album

     
    There are so many ways to say “I love you,” and if you’re singing, it can be hard to say anything else. Pop stars are our love machines, expressing desires people are otherwise too uptight or disconnected to put into......
  • Album review: M.I.A., 'Maya'

     
    Rating: 2.5 stars (out of 4) Within the first minute of M.I.A.’s third studio album, “Maya” (N.E.E.T./XL/Interscope), what sounds like a dentist drill revs up, sure to send an involuntary chill through anybody within earshot. It’s a harsh, don’...
  • 51st Annual Grammy Awards Wrap-Up

    LOS ANGELES -- If the apocalypse is here, we might as well enjoy it. Stomp down the doors of your comfort zone. Hook up with unlikely new friends. Get noisy. Have a party before the flames consume us all. That seemed to be the prevailing attitude...
  • Plant, Krauss win 5 Grammys, Jennifer Hudson gets first

    LOS ANGELES (AP) - Robert Plant and Alison Krauss' unorthodox partnership yielded rich rewards on Grammy night, as the pair nabbed five awards for their haunting "Raising Sand," including record and album of the year honors. But their sweep was...
  • Turn It Up

    Turn It Up
    TTE--TTE: M.I.A. Maya Arulpragasam is an anomaly in many ways. As M.I.A., she has had a lightning-fast rise. From her early singles Galang and Sunshowers, which spread virally through the Web in 2004, to her 2005 debut album, Arular (named...
  • Practicing for the Grammy Awards

    Practicing for the Grammy Awards
    The rehearsals for the 51st Annual Grammy Awards could be considered the calm before the storm of the ceremony -- except, well, they haven't been all that calm and rain has been falling on Staples Center for days. The show will air live on the East...