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Mathangi "Maya" Arulpragasam (born 18 July 1975), known by her stage name M.I.A. (an initialism for "Missing in Acton"), is a British rapper, singer, record producer and activist. Her songs contain evocative political and social commentary regarding immigration, warfare and identity in a globalised world. Her music combines elements of alternative, dance, electronic, hip hop and world music with eclectic instruments and samples. 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 45,329 page views. Her biography is available in 49 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 46 in 2019). M.I.A. is the 1,209th most popular singer (down from 1,121st in 2019), the 3,478th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 3,091st in 2019) and the 136th most popular British Singer.

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  • 45k

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  • 49

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  • 3.39

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  • 5.00

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among singers, M.I.A. ranks 1,209 out of 3,541Before her are J Balvin, Tonina Torrielli, Peter Murphy, Lian Ross, Millie Small, and Chayanne. After her are Helen Shapiro, Little Eva, John Kay, Alma Cogan, Roland Orzabal, and Nina Persson.

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Among people born in 1975, M.I.A. ranks 107Before her are Atifete Jahjaga, Cristiano Lucarelli, Felix Brych, Hiroshi Kamiya, Zach Braff, and Elizabeth Reaser. After her are Darude, Albin Kurti, Néstor Pitana, Cosmin Contra, Dario Šimić, and Judy Greer.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, M.I.A. ranks 3,478 out of 6,924Before her are Thomas Henderson (1798), Frederick Stanley, 16th Earl of Derby (1841), Charles Henry Bartlett (1885), Clive Dunn (1920), Hanif Kureishi (1954), and Barry Jackson (1938). After her are Helen Shapiro (1946), Peter F. Hamilton (1960), Anne Treisman (1935), Alma Cogan (1932), Roland Orzabal (1961), and Joe Jordan (1951).

Among SINGERS In United Kingdom

Among singers born in United Kingdom, M.I.A. ranks 136Before her are Acker Bilk (1929), Chris Farlowe (1940), Chris Lowe (1959), Peter Sinfield (1943), Lonnie Donegan (1931), and Peter Murphy (1957). After her are Helen Shapiro (1946), Alma Cogan (1932), Roland Orzabal (1961), Tina Charles (1954), Mick Hucknall (1960), and Pete Ham (1947).

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