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Maya Arulpragasam (also referred to as M.I.A.) is an English-Sri Lankan recording artist, painter, songwriter and director who has an estimated net worth of $10 million as of 2013. M.I.A. began her career in 2000 as a visual artist, filmmaker and designer inWest Londonbefore starting her recording career in 2002. In 2004, her singles “Sunshowers” and “Galang”, which went to chart in the United Kingdom and Canada and reaching number eleven on theBillboardHot Dance Singles Salesin the US. She released her debut albumArularin 2005 and second albumKalain 2007. M.I.A.’s third album, Mayawas released in 2010 soon after the controversial song-movie short “Born Free”. This became her highest-charting album in the United Kingdom as well as the US. It reached number nine on theBillboard200, topping the Dance/Electronic Records chart and debuting in the top ten in Finland, Norway, Greece and Canada. She owned a multimedia label, N.E.E.T. in 2009.M.I.A. signed artists such as Baltimore musicianBlaqstarr, indie rock bandSleigh Bellsand visual artistJaime Martinez. M.I.A. also released the mixtapes Piracy Funds Terrorism, which was released in 2004, and Vicki Leekx in 2010. In 2011, she co-wrote the song”Give Me All Your Luvin'” withMadonnaandNicki Minaj, that was included in the albumMDNAand performed it at theSuper Bowl XLVIHalftime Show. In the year 2012, M.I.A officially signed toJay-Z’sRoc Nation, and also released an autobiographical book titledM.I.A., which recorded “the five years of M.I.A. art that crosses across three LPs: Arular, Kala, and Maya.”The said novel comprises artwork as well as a foreword by regular collaborator Steve Loveridge and various essays by M.I.A. Her fourth studio album,Matangi, was recorded over the world with different collaborators. The very first single off the album,”Bring the Noize”, was produced by French producerSurkinandSwitch, and was released on 17 June 2013. The official release date for Matangi is going to be on November 5, 2013, after M.I.A. threatened to leak the album due to the numerous postponements by Interscope. M.I.A. is the sole artist in history to be nominated for an Academy Award, Grammy Award,Brit Award, Mercury Prize and Alternative Turner Prize, and the first artist of Asian ancestry to be nominated for an Academy and Grammy Award in the same year. Esquiremagazine ranked M.I.A. on its list of the 75 most influential people of the 21st century in January 2010, and in January 2010Timemagazine named her one of the world’s100 most influential people. Mathangi Arulpragasam was born on July 18, 1975 in Hounslow, London. She grew up in Jaffna, a town in northern Sri Lanka. Her father was really politically active. She moved back to London with her mother and younger brother, and spent her late teenage years there. She’s a son with partnerBenjamin Bronfman.