Mathangi Maya Arulpragasam, widely known as M.I.A is a British rapper and a record producer. She is also a singer-songwriter, activist and visual artist.
She first gained attention for her singles, Galang and Sunshowers.
Her father is Arul Pragasam and her mother is Kala. She grew up with her brother, Sugu. She engaged environmentalist Benjamin Bronfman and welcomed a son named Ikhyd Edgar Arular Bronfman in 2009.
Her single, Paper Planes was nominated for Record of the Year at the 2009 Grammy Awards.
Time listed her among their world’s 100 most influential people in the year 2009. That same year, Arulpragasam was appointed a Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) for her services to music.
As of 2020, she is the only artist to have received nominations from the Academy Award, Brit Award, Alternative Turner Prize, Mercury Prize and Grammy Award.
She has also gained nominations for an MTV Video Music Award, MOBO Award and MTV Europe Music Award.
She has embarked on tours including the Arular Tour (2005), Kala Tour (2007), People vs. Money Tour (2008), Maya Tour (2010), and the Matangi Tour (2013-2014) for her various albums.
M.I.A. is a famous British rapper, who was born on July 18, 1975. As a person born on this date, M.I.A. is listed in our database as the 30th most popular celebrity for the day (July 18) and the 84th most popular for the year (1975).
People born on July 18 fall under the Zodiac sign of Cancer, the Crab. M.I.A. is the 729th most popular Cancer.
Aside from information specific to M.I.A.'s birthday, M.I.A. is the 128th most famous British and ranks 111th in famous people born in London, England, UK.
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