M.I.A.’s New Album Pushed to July, Single to Premiere This Week

M.I.A. at Coachella

M.I.A.’s new album doesn’t even have a title yet, but it’s already experienced its first pushback.

Fans who have been patiently waiting for the “Paper Planes” singer’s third effort won’t have to wait too much longer. A one-week delay will move the project from June 29 to July 6, Rap-Up.com has learned. Albums from Kelis, N.E.R.D., and Big Boi are set to arrive on shelves the same week.

Just last month, a blimp took to the sky during Jay-Z’s set at the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival to reveal M.I.A.’s original album release date and headlining gigs at the HARD Summer Music Festival in Los Angeles and New York in July.

The outspoken artist stirred controversy with the viral video for “Born Free,” which was banned from YouTube for its graphic nature. A radio-ready single “XXXO” is set to hit iTunes on May 11 and Hype Williams has been tapped to direct the music video. Check out the artwork for the electro-pop song here.

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  1. mesouth

    can’t wait.


  2. BlackNLatin

    Finally some news!!!


  3. Missingbeyonce

    Wow cant wait i hope xo sounds like boyz cuse is my f song from m.i.


  4. Alicia

    I can’t wait to see M.I.A. at HARD!!


  5. Jeffery J-Boe

    I Can’t Wait Either… And I Also Hope It’s The Song I’ve Been Waiting For, Because “Born Free” Was Not Enough For Me… M.I.A. For 2010.


  6. boom.BOOM.P0W

    Kelis, M.I.A.and N.E.R.D. all dropping in 1 day!
    AMAZING!! I’m coppin’ all of them.


  7. jack wills

    i’m kinda annoyed, but hopefully the album leaks weeks b4 the release anyway.


  8. URGH

    Why would they push it back? I’ve waited long enough? Well that means I can wait a week longer. I wanted her and Rye Rye’s albums to come out on t he same day because M.I.A. is like Rye Rye’s mentor and M.I.A. got her started. I saw a picture that M.I.A. made on her Apple computer (I can tell by the artwork) and the album is only 10 songs long and only a half an hour. But maybe she’ll add more. I want a 30 Dollar!


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