1975 - Today


Mathangi "Maya" Arulpragasam (born 18 July 1975), known by her stage name M.I.A. (), is a British rapper, singer, songwriter, record producer, visual artist, and activist. Combining elements of alternative, dance, electronic, hip hop, and world music, her early compositions relied heavily on the Roland MC-505 music sequencer and drum machine, whilst her later work marked an evolution in her sound with rare instruments, electronics, and unusual sound samples. M.I.A.'s music lyrically incorporates a range of political, social, philosophical and cultural references. M.I.A. has embarked on five global headlining tours and is the founder of her own multimedia label, N.E.E.T. Born in London to Sri Lankan Tamil parents, M.I.A. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of M.I.A. has received more than 37,996 page views. Her biography is available in 46 different languages on Wikipedia making her the 1,115th most popular singer.

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  • 38k

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  • 44.27

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 46

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 3.43

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 4.87

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among singers, M.I.A. ranks 1,119 out of 3,001Before her are Shirley Manson, Sergei Lemeshev, J Balvin, Chris Lowe, Lee Hyori, and Timo Kotipelto. After her are Jisoo, V, Johnny Rivers, Akina Nakamori, Luis Miguel, and Alison Moyet.

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Among people born in 1975, M.I.A. ranks 90Before her are Felix Brych, Mary Pierce, Sara Ramirez, Juan Carlos Valerón, Lou Bega, and Marcelo Ríos. After her are Dario Šimić, Manuel Ferrara, Preity Zinta, Cosmin Contra, Valentina Monetta, and John Higgins.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, M.I.A. ranks 3,093 out of 5,347Before her are Christopher Cazenove (1943), Erskine Hamilton Childers (1905), Andy Bown (1946), Ron Moody (1924), Brendan Rodgers (1973), and Hanif Kureishi (1954). After her are Benjamin Vulliamy (1747), Reginald Innes Pocock (1863), John Ireland (1879), Danny Blanchflower (1926), Dan Stevens (1982), and Guy Butler (null).

Among SINGERS In United Kingdom

Among singers born in United Kingdom, M.I.A. ranks 123Before her are Leo Sayer (1948), Mary Garden (1874), Lisa Stansfield (1966), Gary Numan (1958), Shirley Manson (1966), and Chris Lowe (1959). After her are Alison Moyet (1961), Genesis P-Orridge (1950), Amy Macdonald (1987), Emma Kirkby (1949), Sheena Easton (1959), and Ray Wilson (1968).