M.I.A.'s performance at this past year's grammys was unforgettable. She was 9 months pregnant bouncing around with all the 'big dawg' hip-hop stars in a bumble bee outfit. This is also one of my favorite moments because I am a big fan of M.I.A.. In addition to her music, MIA seems fearless, youthful, fun and open but also incredibly deep and strong. Probably the fact that she was a Sri Lakan Refugee at the age of 9, might contribute to the remarkable energy that she exudes in all of her music and appearances. She has managed to balance her deep and politically driven lyrics with fun and sexy dance beats perfectly. She delivers a unique, yet familiar 'sound' while staying true to her native country. Hands down, she is one of the best artists to come out over the past decade.