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M.I.A. has been awarded an MBE

Mathangi Arulpragasam has been named a Member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (MBE) in the Queen's birthday honours list for “services to music”...

Revealed in the Queen's annual birthday honours list, Mathangi Arulpragasam, AKA M.I.A., has been awarded an MBE for her services to music.

M.I.A. shared the news in an Instagram post, where she revealed her mother "was one of the 2 women in England who hand stitched these medals for the last 30 years."

M.I.A.’s most recent album, 'AIM', was released in 2016 and featured a collaboration with Skrillex.

Last year, M.I.A. featured in Diplo's documentary, Florida to California, about his career to date.