Mathangi "Maya" Arulpragasam (born 18th July 1975) is a British singer, songwriter, activist, record producer and rapper better known as M.I.A. She became a well-known figure in 2004 with her songs “Galang” and “Sunshowers” that she shared online. She is not following an empirical formula when it comes to music. She has produced various styles of music and has described her music being of the “other” genre.
She released her first album “Arular” in the year 2005. And in 2007 she came up with the album “Kala”. Her single “Boyz” was a huge success in both Britain and North America. Her third album was released recently in 2010 with the title “Maya” which became a huge hit worldwide. The single “XXXO” was the most famed song of the album. She has twice been nominated for the Grammy and once for the “Academy Awards”
M.I.A is one of the most followed musicians of the new era. She has a fan following in millions. She has been placed in the Time Magazine list of the world’s 100 most influential people. She has performed at various major occasions. She is a trend setter and has become a fashion designer and symbol over the years. She is sure to have a bright and successful career ahead.