M.I.A. Blasts New York Times Writer, Racists in New Song

Singer M.I.A. arrives at the Jimmy Choo for H&M Collection private event in support of the Motion Picture & Television Fund on November 2, 2009 in West Hollywood, California.

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"/\/\/\Y/\" (read as 'Maya')

(Interscope, July 13)

M.I.A. veers all over the musical map on her latest effort, which features grime-tinged lo-fi efforts like "Tequila" and "Steppin Up" and radio-ready pop tracks like "XXXO."

Previous album and sales: "Kala," 518,000 (according to Nielsen Soundscan)

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