M.I.A. Signs Publishing Deal With BMG Chrysalis

LONDON (CelebrityAccess) — Rapper M.I.A., best known for her hits "Paper Planes" and "Boyz"; and for offering a one-fingered salute to the audience during the Super Bowl half-time show, has signed an exclusive worldwide publishing deal BMG Chrysalis UK.

The agreement covers future compositions by M.I.A.

Born in Hounslow, London, but raised partly in northern Sri Lanka and Tamil Nadu, India, M.I.A. first gained prominence as a visual artist and filmmaker before releasing her first single ‘Galang’ in 2003 and signing to XL Recordings in 2004. Her first album, Arular, was released to worldwide critical claim in 2005. Sales success followed with 2007’s Kala, which spawned the hits ‘Boyz’ and ‘Paper Planes’.

Her third album, Maya, became her highest-charting album internationally. Trailed by the hit ‘Bad Girls’, album four, Matangi, appeared in November 2013. – Staff Writers

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