Artist Name: M.I.A.

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M.I.A.
There are five known artists under this name:

1. Mathangi “Maya” Arulpragasam also known as M.I.A., (born 18 July 1975 in Hounslow, London, U.K.) is a British artist of Sri Lankan descent. As a baby she moved with her family to their native Sri Lanka, where her father became increasingly politically active in militant activities. As the Civil War escalated the rest of the family was forced to flee as refugees, first to India and then the UK. “M.I.A.” [“Missing In Action”] references both her London neighborhood (Acton) and her politically tumultuous youth.

Her style contains elements of hip-hop, reggae, alternative, dance hall, electro and baile funk and is strongly inspired by her Sri Lankan background.

2. American Punk/Hardcore band formed in Orange County, CA in 1981 by Chris Moon, drums; Mike Conley, bass; Nick Adams, guitar (all previously of Las Vegas, NV punk band The Swell); and Art Carasco, vocals. Their sound was generally hardcore and thrasher, though they produced more melodic and progressive sounds in their later albums. Allmusic called the band "one of the 50 best So-Cal punk bands of the great early-'80s second wave explosion. In 1984 they signed a deal with the cult Alternative Tentacles label, after the label's founder, Dead Kennedys frontman Jello Biafra, saw them play at a secret illegal punk nightclub in Las Vegas. Biafra was impressed by Mike Conley's distinctive voice, saying "The minute you hear a song with him singing you know it's him." They released the album Murder in a Foreign Place on Alternative Tentacles in 1984, followed in 1985 by Notes From the Underground on National Trust Records, and in 1987 by After the Fact on Flipside Records. The band split up in 1988. In 2001, Alternative Tentacles released Lost Boys, a 37-song retrospective of the band's work, including Last Rites, Murder in a Foreign Place, and several additional tracks. On February 28, 2008 vocalist Mike Conley was found dead in a Chicago hotel parking lot. Conley was taken to Gottlieb Memorial Hospital in Melrose Park, where he was pronounced dead at 6:25 a.m. On April 27, 2008, there was a secret warm-up show at Detroit Bar featuring Todd Sampson of Self Abuse and Samson's Army on vocals, Jello Biafra of Dead Kennedys on guest vocals, Chris Moon and Larry Pearson on drums, Nick Adams on guitar, and Bob Thomson on bass. The next day, the "Beautiful Noise" benefit show took place at the Anaheim House of Blues with Jigsaw, Naked Soul, Cadillac Tramps, Social Distortion and MIA with the same lineup as the previous night, but adding Kevin Seconds of 7 Seconds on guest vocals. The proceeds of "Beautiful Noise" went to Mike Conley's family.

(3) Formed in the mid 70s, Independent Musicians Associated (MIA) was a group of musicians, technicians and drawers gathered together by Lito and Liliana Vitale’s parents. They produced their own records and concerts in an independent way. Their music is a complex symphonic rock with definite Argentinean/latin folk influence with multiple chorals and vocals beautifully contrasting with the keyboards and a great guitar sound upon a strong rhythmic section. They were highly influenced by symphonic music, more noteworthy by Emerson, Lake & Palmer, Gentle Giant and Focus.

4. Merriweathers is a member of Underground Resistance under the alias of The Unknown Soldier.

5. mia's page (Michaela Grobelny).


Top Track of Atist: M.I.A.

Paper Planes - M.I.A.

Paper Planes

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Bad Girls - M.I.A.

Bad Girls

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Boyz - M.I.A.

Boyz

288,219
1,636,200
Jimmy - M.I.A.

Jimmy

271,266
1,686,135
Bucky Done Gun - M.I.A.

Bucky Done Gun

241,092
1,437,098
Bamboo Banga - M.I.A.

Bamboo Banga

231,019
1,368,473
XR2 - M.I.A.

XR2

197,448
928,456
Galang - M.I.A.

Galang

195,311
983,367
The Turn - M.I.A.

The Turn

183,030
724,839
XXXO - M.I.A.

XXXO

182,683
1,514,449
Pull Up the People - M.I.A.

Pull Up the People

179,688
843,537
Bird Flu - M.I.A.

Bird Flu

177,004
888,201
Sunshowers - M.I.A.

Sunshowers

163,928
870,092
World Town - M.I.A.

World Town

155,498
766,117
Amazon - M.I.A.

Amazon

153,263
661,266
Bingo - M.I.A.

Bingo

143,637
598,524
20 Dollar - M.I.A.

20 Dollar

135,654
699,419
10 Dollar - M.I.A.

10 Dollar

134,744
687,381
Born Free - M.I.A.

Born Free

133,809
757,004
Hombre - M.I.A.

Hombre

133,310
598,935
Y.A.L.A. - M.I.A.

Y.A.L.A.

126,792
922,121
Banana Skit - M.I.A.

Banana Skit

124,084
487,594
The Message - M.I.A.

The Message

122,550
480,863
Bring the Noize - M.I.A.

Bring the Noize

122,235
798,738
Fire Fire - M.I.A.

Fire Fire

119,354
543,294
Double Bubble Trouble - M.I.A.

Double Bubble Trouble

118,729
963,990
It Takes a Muscle - M.I.A.

It Takes a Muscle

111,771
508,937
Teqkilla - M.I.A.

Teqkilla

103,804
466,570
Lovalot - M.I.A.

Lovalot

101,645
476,030
Steppin Up - M.I.A.

Steppin Up

100,991
443,649
Karmageddon - M.I.A.

Karmageddon

98,745
454,115
Come Walk with Me - M.I.A.

Come Walk with Me

96,009
582,921
Matangi - M.I.A.

Matangi

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505,024
Tell Me Why - M.I.A.

Tell Me Why

93,558
378,584
Story to Be Told - M.I.A.

Story to Be Told

91,244
354,451
Meds and Feds - M.I.A.

Meds and Feds

86,040
424,382
Space - M.I.A.

Space

84,841
367,482
Borders - M.I.A.

Borders

82,581
694,443
Only 1 U - M.I.A.

Only 1 U

82,150
388,763
Warriors - M.I.A.

Warriors

82,136
414,867
It Iz What It Iz - M.I.A.

It Iz What It Iz

82,039
316,758
$20 - M.I.A.

$20

78,402
418,280
Boom Skit - M.I.A.

Boom Skit

73,734
391,012
Dash the Curry Skit - M.I.A.

Dash the Curry Skit

71,469
255,688
Hussel - M.I.A.

Hussel

71,094
292,042
Freedom Skit - M.I.A.

Freedom Skit

69,573
255,090
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