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MIA to WED

Genre-bending Brit singer M.I.A. is engaged to a member of Montreal’s affluent Bronfman clan, Sun Media has learned.

And she made the announcement here in Edmonton during her concert at the Edmonton Event Centre Tuesday night.

The performer became engaged last week to Benjamin Brewer, the son of Warner Music Group Chairman and CEO Edgar Bronfman Jr., according to sources in the position to know who wish to remain anonymous. Brewer is a guitarist for New York alt-rock band The Exit.

It is not known if the couple has set a wedding date or location.

M.I.A., 30, is touring Canada in support of her 2007 CD Kala. In an interview with Sun Media, M.I.A. said she might have to get married to stay in the U.S., or move to Montreal following the expiration of her American work visa in June.

M.I.A. was born Mathangi Arulpragasam in London, England. She was raised in Sri Lanka, her family’s native country, before they returned to London — as refugees.

The Bronfmans are one of Canada’s richest families, having made their fortune from their Seagram whiskey empire.
(Via Edmonton Sun)