1. Kanye West's 'Fade' Flies Into Top 10 on Billboard + Twitter Top Tracks Chart

    September 09, 2016 3:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 The rapper earns a top 10 debut, as does M.I.A. Plus, chart action from Ariana Grande & Zara Larsson. Kanye West rockets to his 12th top 10 on Billboard + Twitter Top Tracks chart (dated Sept. 17) as “Fade” debuts at No. 6. The lofty arrival com ...

  2. Hear Diplo's Remix of M.I.A.'s 'Bird Song'

    August 18, 2016 12:25 PM EDT 0 0 0 The dream team is back, and it is fuego. M.I.A.  took to Twitter to cry foul  when Interscope wouldn't clear Diplo 's remix of the Blaqstarr-produced “Bird Song” for release, and her gambit appears to have paid off.  M.I.A. Tweets Intersco ...

  3. M.I.A. Tweets Interscope 'Won't Clear' Diplo Collab 'Bird Song'

    August 15, 2016 11:14 AM EDT 0 0 0 More trouble for M.I.A. and her label. She threatened to leak her LP back in July as a means of protest in the name of suffering refugees. Now, she's coming for Interscope on Twitter, asking her label to “sort it out” with collaborator Diplo so ...

  4. Diplo and Friends: Meet the Team Behind the Producer's Success

    August 05, 2016 11:50 AM EDT 0 0 0 The emergence of Thomas Wesley Pentz – who records under the name  Diplo  – as a pop juggernaut was one of 2015's biggest stories. His trio,  Major Lazer , released "Lean On," which amiably smashed Spotify records and reached No. 4 on ...

  5. M.I.A. and Diplo Got Back Together in the Studio

    August 01, 2016 3:56 PM EDT 0 0 0 Indie beat freaks all over the world know very well the connection between M.I.A. and Diplo . They were basically the coolest couple of all time in 2007. Their romance resulted in sweet, sweet jungle beats all over the singer/rapper's sophomore ...

  6. M.I.A. Criticizes MTV VMAs For Shutting Out 'Borders'

    July 28, 2016 9:37 AM EDT 2.35 k 0 5 Like Nick Jonas , the 2016 MTV Video Music Award nominations have  M.I.A. feeling some type of way. The Sri-Lankan MC took to Twitter to call out the VMAs for omitting her song "Borders" from the nods list. "MIA - BORDERS is not ...

  7. Want a Booty Like Nicki Minaj? Here's How to Get the Perfect Butt Crease

    July 21, 2016 5:30 PM EDT 0 0 0 Nicole Winhoffer, 31, has trained some of the most famous faces (and backsides) in music including Madonna , Nicki Minaj and M.I.A. The creator of the NW Method, an unconventional workout that combines Winhoffer's knowledge of the body, dance, ...

  8. Hear M.I.A. 'Go Off' on Collab With Skrillex & Blaqstarr

    July 18, 2016 3:20 PM EDT 0 0 0 Last September, M.I.A. lit up the Internet with an Instagram post that showed Skrillex working on her upcoming album, titled AIM . Now, we have the fruits of that labor in the form of a track so dope, Annie Mac had to crown it Hottest Record in the ...

  9. M.I.A. Dropped From Afropunk London Festival

    July 15, 2016 8:20 PM EDT 0 0 0 After some back and forth over the past few months, M.I.A. will no longer be playing her Afropunk London headlining slot, the festival announced on Friday (July 15).  In a statement, the organizers said, "We are excited and honored to do our fi ...

  10. M.I.A. Delivers Explosive 'Go Off' Video, Says She Wanted 'No Human Beings In It'

    July 15, 2016 10:49 AM EDT 0 0 0 After debuting "Go Off" on BBC Radio 1, M.I.A. unleashes the new dynamite video for "Go Off." Directed by the Sri Lankan MC herself, the video fires off explosion after explosion to match the fiery beat produced by Skrillex and B ...

  11. M.I.A. Defends Refugee Lives, Shares Release Dates for 'Go Off' Single & 'A.I.M.' Project

    July 14, 2016 10:53 AM EDT 0 0 0 New M.I.A. material is on the horizon. After previously threatening to leak her forthcoming fifth studio effort , the eclectic singer-songwriter shared lyrics from her upcoming "Go Off" single featuring Skrillex  on Twitter and teased on   ...

  12. M.I.A. Teases New Album With 'Poc That Still a Ryda' Video: Watch

    June 01, 2016 5:14 PM EDT 0 0 0 “I set this track on fire/ I’m here for every color/ Including Black Lives Matter,” raps M.I.A. in her new visual for the politically charged track "Poc That Still a Ryda." The release follows the online controversy surrounding the Sri Lan ...

  13. M.I.A. Reveals Being in Talks with Rihanna for Collaboration

    May 18, 2016 11:35 AM EDT 0 0 0 The follow-up to M.I.A. 's 2013 studio effort  Matangi  could be near. While the Sri Lankan, U.K.-based MC tweeted about the yet-to-be-titled album earlier this month -- "I am handing my last LP in to my American label this week. It'l ...

  14. M.I.A. Clarifies Comments on Beyonce, Black Lives Matter Movement

    April 21, 2016 9:51 AM EDT 0 0 0 In a recent interview with  ES magazine , eclectic musicmaker  M.I.A. tackled various topics like Kanye West's advice to her 10 years ago (“Whatever you do, don’t date people, don’t get pregnant, don’t fall in love. Love is like cancer") a ...

  15. M.I.A. Releases 'Rewear It' Video for World Recycle Week: Watch

    April 10, 2016 9:25 PM EDT 0 0 0 M.I.A. has dropped a video for new song “Rewear It,” which she says was shot across the world in Senegal, Iceland, the United States and Europe. The video premiered on Vogue ’s website and arrives in partnership with clothing brand H&M to promot ...

  16. M.I.A. Delivers Full NFL Lawsuit-Referencing Skit 'Boom ADD'

    February 25, 2016 12:29 PM EST 0 0 0 M.I.A. got a head start on spring cleaning when she cleared out her hard drive and dusted off a 2012 banger called "Boom ADD."  M.I.A. Resolves NFL's War Over Super Bowl Middle Finger Boom was recorded 2012 - Cleaning out my hard driv ...

  17. Grammys 2016 Preview: Jamie XX, Skrillex and Diplo and More Dance Music Nominees on Their Hit Music

    February 13, 2016 9:15 AM EST 0 0 0 Best Dance/ Electronic Album Our Love Caribou Label Merge Records Like most electronic-dance producers, Canadian Dan Snaith has more than one alias: Daphni, for spontaneously generated dance tracks, and his longer-lasting alter ego, Caribou, which e ...

  18. M.I.A. Talks Western Culture's Effect on Refugee Crisis

    December 15, 2015 11:20 AM EST 0 0 0 M.I.A. knows a thing or two about a refugee crisis, and joined NPR this week to discuss the West's effect on and responsibility towards those refugees seeking its borders. The artist was born in London but spent her childhood in Sri Lanka, wher ...

  19. Adele's 'Hello' Hits No. 1 on Billboard + Twitter Top Tracks

    December 03, 2015 1:45 PM EST 0 0 0 Adele ’s hit “Hello” greets the summit on the Billboard + Twitter Top Tracks chart dated Dec. 12, stepping 2-1 in its sixth week. The British songstress’ ascent coincides with the chart debut of her third album, 25 , which enters atop the Billboard ...

  20. M.I.A. Shares Self-Directed Video 'Borders': Watch

    November 27, 2015 1:09 PM EST 0 0 0 About a week after sharing her new song “Borders,” M.I.A. dropped the music for the unfiltered banger exclusively on Apple Music Friday, Nov. 27. M.I.A. Releases Audiovisual Project 'Matahdatah Scroll 01 Broader Than a Border' In the hard- ...

  21. M.I.A. Releases Audiovisual Project 'Matahdatah Scroll 01 Broader Than a Border': Watch Now

    July 13, 2015 3:35 PM EDT 0 0 0 M.I.A. dropped her long-teased project "Matahdatah Scroll 01 Broader Than a Border," a six-minute video for her Matangi track "Warriors" and a new song called "Swords," exclusively through Apple Music on Monday  (July 1 ...

  22. The 10 Best Shania Twain Songs

    June 30, 2015 2:45 PM EDT 0 0 0 Shania Twain 's farewell tour kicks off this week, which makes it a good time to attempt to pick the ten greatest Twain songs. This might actually be mathematically impossible -- it would be difficult to even pick the ten strongest tracks on Co ...

  23. Rewinding the Charts: Madonna Scored Her First Top 10 With 'Borderline' in 1984

    June 16, 2015 5:27 PM EDT 4.168 k 162 145 On this date 31 years ago, Madonna's "Borderline" became her first Hot 100 top 10 & ignited one of the most impressive streaks in chart history: 17 straight top 10s. "I signed [ Madonna ] because I believed in Mark ...

  24. M.I.A.'s 'New International Sound Pt. II' Video Features 36,000 Chinese Children Fighters: Watch

    June 15, 2015 4:34 PM EDT 0 0 0 In her new music video for “The New International Sound Pt. II” -- an electrifying collaboration with GENER8ION (a.k.a. French producer Surkin) -- M.I.A. carries forth her reputation for aesthetic opulence. M.I.A. Tackles Tech & Oil in New Song ...

  25. M.I.A. Announces New Mixtape and Video

    June 10, 2015 12:40 PM EDT 0 0 0 M.I.A. just announced a three-song, 12-minute mixtape on Instagram -- apparently, the fruits of a conflict with her label that she alluded to last month  on social media. M.I.A. Says 'Cultural Appropriation' Concerns Are Holding Up Release ...

  26. A$AP Rocky’s 'At.Long.Last.A$AP' Is the Perfect Experiment: Album Review

    May 29, 2015 11:39 AM EDT 0 0 0 Two years after Beyonce 's self-titled coup, the term "surprise album" has become a misnomer, especially in hip-hop. In the first three months of 2015, Drake , Kendrick Lamar and Earl Sweatshirt all dropped records with little to no w ...

  27. A$AP Rocky's New Album Gets Early Release

    May 26, 2015 2:30 AM EDT 0 0 0 A$AP Rocky’s trippy year has just peaked with the surprise release overnight of his new album, At.Long.Last.ASAP. The Harlem rapper’s sophomore set was originally slated to drop on June 2, but he alerted his fans of the quick release with a pair of ...

  28. Madonna Makes History With 45th No. 1 on Billboard's Dance Club Songs Chart

    May 14, 2015 9:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 The Queen of Pop reigns with "Ghosttown," giving her the most No. 1s of any artist on a single Billboard chart. "Thanks to all my fans on & off the dancefloor," she tells Billboard. The Queen of Pop is now unequaled chart roy ...

  29. MIA Tackles Tech & Oil in New Song, 'Platforms': Listen

    May 08, 2015 6:38 PM EDT M.I.A released a demo for a track called "Platforms" onto SoundCloud Friday, tackling matters of oil and tech in her lyrics.  Over a shuffling synth beat accented with timpani-like drums, the song starts, "Neon lights on the dust on ...

  30. M.I.A. Responds to Diplo: 'You Owe an Apology to My People'

    April 23, 2015 6:39 PM EDT 4.7 k 112 32 M.I.A.  took to Twitter to respond to Diplo 's recent Billboard interview, denying that she ever apologized for criticizing him in Rolling Stone and demanding an apology to her "people." Diplo on Being 'Jealous' of Ex ...

  31. Diplo on Being 'Jealous' of Ex M.I.A.'s Success & Why Justin Bieber Is Controlled By His Fans

    April 23, 2015 1:08 PM EDT 7.291 k 241 17 The megawatt DJ-producer doesn’t hold back when it comes to his ex M.I.A., collaborating with Justin Bieber and Drake’s entourage. D iplo may be dance music’s busiest man. Fresh off the February release of the self-titled debut from Jack Ü ...

  32. M.I.A. Talks Being Controlled by Diplo, a Bad Episode With Oprah, 'Arular' 10 Years Later

    March 20, 2015 8:32 PM EDT 0 0 0 With M.I.A. 's spectacular 2005 debut album Arular turning 10 this weekend, she looked back at the project and her life at that time in an interview with Rolling Stone where she digs deep into her relationship with Diplo , a harsh encounter wit ...

  33. Listen to M.I.A.'s New Song 'Can See Can Do'

    March 07, 2015 11:53 AM EST 6.672 k 181 49 M.I.A. has shared her first new track of 2015 and hinted that she'll be releasing more music this summer. M.I.A. Goes for 'Gold' on Partysquad Track The rapper began her Saturday morning (March 7) by tweeting that she'd ...

  34. Madonna Notches Historic 44th No. 1 on Dance Club Songs Chart

    February 19, 2015 9:00 PM EST 17.929 k 1.52 k 118 The Queen of Pop reigns again with 'Living for Love,' tying with George Strait, the King of Country, for the most leaders on a single Billboard chart. Madonna makes Billboard chart history, as she earns her 44th No. 1 on Danc ...

  35. Madonna Debuts Three Tracks on Hot Dance/Electronic Songs Chart

    December 24, 2014 6:15 PM EST A trio of tracks from her upcoming 'Rebel Heart' album debut days after their arrival. Madonna catapults onto Billboard 's Hot Dance/Electronic Songs chart with three tracks from her upcoming Rebel Heart album: "Bitch I'm ...

  36. A$AP Ferg Samples 'Frozen's 'Let It Go' On 'Ferg Forever' Mixtape: Listen

    November 28, 2014 4:30 PM EST Did you ever think you'd hear A$AP Ferg and Idina Menzel together on one song? Well, today is the day: A$AP Ferg's mixtape, Ferg Forever , released Friday, Nov. 28, features the rapper sampling a snippet from Disney's "Frozen&q ...

  37. M.I.A., Tom Morello, Moby & More Rally Behind Edward Snowden

    November 10, 2014 6:04 PM EST While TV news pundits talk themselves red in the face about Edward Snowden and the ethics of his whistleblowing, a collection of genre-spanning musicians are teaming up to rally behind the exiled American. M.I.A. , Tom Morello , Moby , PJ Harvey , ...

  38. M.I.A. Resolves NFL's War Over Super Bowl Middle Finger

    August 22, 2014 4:35 PM EDT 0 0 0 The league sought $16.6 million in arbitration. After more than three years, a dispute over M.I.A. 's halftime performance at Super Bowl XLVI has been resolved. Super Bowl Pay-to-Play Reports: Grammys Producer Weighs In When the singer extended ...

  39. M.I.A. Goes for 'Gold' on Partysquad Track

    July 24, 2014 8:40 PM EDT 4 0 0 M.I.A. has emerged with a shiny new song. The rapper-singer partners with The Partysquad on "Gold," a relentless 1:47-long track off The Partysquad Summer Mixtape .  "Show me your gold, do what you're told / No time for games, pu ...

  40. 5 Other Awesome Holograms: Tupac, Janelle Monae and M.I.A., More

    May 19, 2014 12:45 AM EDT 4.554 k 135 0 Michael Jackson may have invented the moonwalk, and he certainly inaugurated his signature strut as a hologram -- and the MJ hologram was certainly the talk of the 2014 Billboard Music Awards . But the King of Pop was not the first artist to ...

  41. Haim Rocks Terminal 5 In New York: Live Review

    May 12, 2014 9:05 AM EDT 0 0 0 The sister trio amps up its recorded pop polish at the cavernous Hell's Kitchen venue "No texties … live in the moment!" Such was Haim's message to an adoring crowd that, even if it didn't fully abide by the directive (a tra ...

  42. Janelle Monae, M.I.A. Perform Bicoastal Hologram Duet: Watch

    April 04, 2014 8:48 AM EDT 0 0 0 Singers M.I.A. and Janelle Monae shared the stage during separate concerts on opposite coasts through the magic of holograms. M.I.A. performed in New York with a 3-D projection of Monae Thursday night while Monae sang on the West Coast with M.I.A.&# ...

  43. Ladies First: 31 Female Rappers Who Changed Hip-Hop

    March 31, 2014 1:15 PM EDT 9.14 k 2.9 k 29 In celebration of women's history month, we're spotlighting 31 great female MCs over 31 days. Hip-hop is a tough game in which only the best survive. From the early days of the male-dominated genre, female rappers have proved tha ...

  44. NFL Now Wants $16.6 Million for M.I.A.'s Super Bowl Bird

    March 18, 2014 9:45 AM EDT 0 0 0 As The Hollywood Reporter revealed last September, the NFL has been secretly pursuing M.I.A. in arbitration in the aftermath of Super Bowl XLVI on Feb. 5, 2012. During the event, watched by nearly 167 million TV households, the Sri Lankan singer-rap ...

  45. NFL Wants $16.6 Million for M.I.A.'s Super Bowl Bird

    March 18, 2014 8:30 AM EDT As The Hollywood Reporter revealed last September, the NFL has been secretly pursuing M.I.A. in arbitration in the aftermath of Super Bowl XLVI on Feb. 5, 2012. During the event, watched by nearly 167 million TV households, the Sri Lankan singer-r ...

  46. Jennie Boddy Teams with Ambrosia Healy to Open East Coast Office of The Fun Star

    January 13, 2014 9:00 AM EST Today public relations pro Jennie Boddy joins publicity veteran Ambrosia Healy to open an East Coast branch of The Fun Star, the publicity firm founded by Healy. Boddy will oversee the East Coast office, while Healy and associate Erin Cooney run T ...

  47. M.I.A. Announces Departure From Roc Nation

    January 02, 2014 2:34 PM EST 0 0 0 On New Year's Eve this past Tuesday, M.I.A. abruptly announced via Twitter her departure from the management roster of Roc Nation, which she signed with in May, 2012 . At the time of her signing her album "Matangi" was scheduled for a ...

  48. M.I.A. Announces Departure from Roc Nation Via Twitter

    January 02, 2014 2:09 PM EST On New Year's Eve this past Tuesday, M.I.A. abruptly announced via Twitter her departure from the management roster of Roc Nation, which she signed with in May, 2012 . At the time of her signing her album "Matangi" was scheduled for ...

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