Named one of the ten defining artists of the 2000s decade by Rolling Stone and one of the worlds 100 most influential people by Time magazine, British singer-songwriter M. I. A. has been nominated for an Academy Award and two Grammys (“Paper Planes” and “Swagga Like Us”). Her most recent album, 2010s Maya, hit the Top 10 on the Billboard 200 album chart and #1 on the Dance/Electronic chart. in 2012 M. I. A. released the song “Bad Girls” for which the video was nominated for both a Grammy and MTV Video Music Award. M. I. As fourth album was named after finding she shared a first name with the Hindu goddess of music Matangi who just so happens to be the goddess of untouchables. MIAs casual internet investigations uncovered funny parallels between herself and her Goddess, most comically that Matangis mudra, her signature hand-shape when in yoga position, was flipping her middle finger and the album MATANGI was born.