9. She Was Nominated for an Alternative Turner Prize in 2001

In 2001, M.I.A. was nominated for an Alternative Turner Prize, the prestigious annual award presented to a British visual artist under the age of 50, on the strength of her first exhibition at Euphoria. She is the only artist in history to be nominated for an Academy Award, a Grammy Award, a Brit Award, a Mercury Prize, and an Alternative Turner Prize.

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