Sia

Sia

Biography

Sia (born Sia Kate Isobelle Furler, 18.12.1975) is an Australian-born singer, known for her solo work as well as her contributions to Zero 7.

Net Worth: According to Celebrity Net Worth in 2014, Sia has a net worth of 20 million USD.

Childhood: Sia was born in Adelaide, Australia to Phil Colson and Loene Furler and was part of the acid jazz group Crisp. The band released two albums, entitled Word and the Deal and Delirium. Following her work with the band, Sia released her debut solo album, entitled OnlySee. However, it was not until she moved to the UK that she gained any notable recognition for her talents.

Career: Sia signed to the DancePool record label, a subsidiary of Sony, in 2000. Her major label debut album was named Healing Is Difficult. A number of underground club hits came from the album, such as 'Drink To Get Drunk' and 'Little Man'. 'Little Man' was remixed by the UK garage artist Wookie and was a popular club hit. She also sampled Prokofiev's 'Dance of the Knights' for the song 'Taken For Granted'. Following a dispute with her label, Sia left them and signed a new deal with Go! Beat Records, a subsidiary label of UMG. In 2003, Sia released an EP named 'Don't Bring Me Down', the closing track of which was used on the soundtrack for the French film 36 Quai des Orfèvres. Colour the Small One, her third full-length album, was released the next year and led to her being compared to artists such as Dido and Sarah McLachlan. One track on the album, named 'The Bully', was a collaboration with the US musician Beck Hansen (who is better known simply as Beck). Sia once again changed labels after the release of Colour the Small One. However, the single 'Breathe Me' had received a lot of international airplay and was featured in an episode of the HBO TV show Six Feet Under, as well as being used at Victoria's Secret's Fashion Show in 2006. As a result, Astralwerks picked the album up and released it in the US. The re-released album featured remixes by the established electronic artists Ulrich Schnauss and Four Tet. The following year, Sia's fourth album was released. Entitled Lady Croissant, the album was a mixture of live tracks and one studio recording. This was followed by the 'Day Too Soon' EP which featured the tracks 'The Girl You Lost To Cocaine' and 'Buttons'. The next solo album from Sia as a solo album was entitled Some People Have Real Problems. Sia performed live on 'Late Night With Conan O'Brien' and on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live!' in January 2008. Sia collaborated with Christina Aguilera and Samuel Dixon on the song 'Bound to You' for the film 'Burlesque'. The song was nominated for the 2010 'Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song'. Sia released her fifth studio album, 'We Are Born', on 18th June 2010. The album received absolutely glowing reviews from fans and critics alike. In June 2010, Sia cancelled a large portion of her touring after being diagnosed with Graves' disease. After receiving treatment and having some time off, Sia returned to resume the tour in January 2011. On 30th March 2012, Sia released 'Best Of.' in Australia. The following year, Sia recorded 'Kill and Run' for 'The Great Gatsby' soundtrack. On 4th July 2014, Sia released her sixth studio album, '1000 Forms of Fear', to great critical praise. Sia had collaborated with The Weeknd and Diplo for the 1st October 2013 release of the song 'Elastic Heart', which featured on the soundtrack of 'The Hunger Games: Catching Fire'. On 7th January 2015, a music video for the song was released featuring Shia LaBeouf.

Personal Life: Sia discussed her bisexual orientations in 2008. In June 2010, Sia expressed an interest in marrying JD Samson, her girlfriend at the time, however the couple broke up soon after. On 6th June 2014, Sia announced that she was engaged to Erik Anders Lang, a documentary filmmaker, and the couple were married at her Palm Springs home on 2nd August 2014.



Biography by Contactmusic.com

Sia performing on the third day of Way Out West Festival 2016 held in Gothenburg, Sweden - Saturday 13th August 2016

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SIA - This Is Acting Album Review


The latest album from Sia - This is Acting is a follow up to her successful 2014 album 1000 Forms of Fear and her 7th studio release. This is Acting is a self-written album by the Australian singer and consists of twelve tracks, some of which the singer wrote for the likes of Rhianna but were turned down, knowing this it might leave some listener feeling that This Is Acting is a second hand record with the tracks being released for the sake of it, however there are still some great moments.

SIA - This Is Acting Album Review

Opening track Bird Set Free showcases Sia's empowering vocal, the soft, angelic keys in the intro entice us in before imploding into a dramatic chorus elevate Bird Set Free. Toning down the album is Alive, which is a mediocre track and unfortunately doesn't live up to the song title. Only Sia's confident vocals help savour the song but there's not enough vibrancy or creativity pouring out of the track for it to be considered memorable.

Move Your Body and Cheap Thrills aid the energetic production of This is Acting with the fast, catchy beat being fitting for a nightclub. Move Your Body lives up to the track title with influence of latino music.

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Sia - Sia is helped in to BBC Radio 2 - London, United Kingdom - Tuesday 8th December 2015

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Bleachers Gets A Feminine Makeover With Google Play Free Album 'Terrible Thrills Vol. 2'


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Bleachers have got involved with Google Play's Free Album of the Week promotion by giving away a new album entitled 'Terrible Thrills Vol. 2', which is now available to download completely free of charge for a limited time only - so grab it quickly while the offer lasts.

Jack Antonoff of BleachersJack Antonoff continues his Steel Train tradition with 'Terrible Thrills Vol. 2'

The album is rather a companion album to Bleachers' debut album 'Strange Desire', featuring all the best tunes re-worked by stellar artists such as Sia ('Like a River Runs'), Charli XCX ('Rollercoaster') and Carly Rae Jepsen ('Shadow') among others. It's a reward for all the devotion fans have shown to Jack Antonoff and his latest pop project, as well as all his previous work with the likes of Fun. and, of course, Steel Train. 'Terrible Thrills Vol. 2', in fact, follows Steel Train's 2010 remix collection ('Terrible Thrills, Vol. 1') which had appearances the likes of Scarlett Johansson, Tegan and Sara, and Amanda Palmer, not to mention Jack's older sister Rachel Antonoff.

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Sia Reveals That Adele Offered A Million Dollars For Her New Single


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Popular and talented singer and songwriter Sia has revealed she was offered a million dollars from Adele for her new single while superstar Rihanna also wanted to take it off her hands. Alive is Sia’s first single from her new album This Is Acting and was recently previewed online.

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Speaking to Zane Lowe on Beats 1, the Australian 39-year-old told the DJ about the story behind her song, Alive, and how she originally gave it to Rihanna but was pleased when the Umbrella hit-maker gave it back.

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Sia , Sia Furler - Sia makes every effort to avoid being seen by wearing a metal face mask and then covering her face with her hands as she leaves Katsuya Hollywood with husband Erik Anders Lang - Los Angeles, California, United States - Sunday 13th September 2015

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Sia - A variety of female celebrities were snapped as they attended an Evening With Women Benefitting the Los Angeles LGBT Center which was held at the Hollywood Palladium in Los Angeles, California, United States - Saturday 16th May 2015

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Sia - Kourtney Kardashian hosts Marquee Dayclub Season Preview - Arrivals at Marquee Dayclub - Las Vegas, Nevada, United States - Saturday 21st March 2015

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The Wind And The Wave Take On Sia And Steve Nicks In 'Covers One' EP Release


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Texan two-piece The Wind and The Wave re-introduce some of the nation's favorite pop songs with their upcoming EP release, 'Covers One'. The record is set for release in February and will be followed up by a US tour.

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The Wind And The Wave release 'Covers One' EP in February 2015

The EP features epic renditions of hits of both old and new. There's Sia's explosive 2014 showstopper 'Chandelier', R. Kelly's 2003 number one 'Ignition', Metric's 2009 single 'Gold Guns Girls', Stevie Nicks' third solo single from 1982 'Edge of Seventeen' and Regina Spektor's 2013 release 'You've Got Time'. 'Covers One' will also feature versions of Cyndi Lauper's 'Time After Time' and Simple Minds' 'Don't You (Forget About Me)' which were specially recorded for the 'Grey's Anatomy' soundtrack.

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Gwyneth Paltrow Mentions Blue Ivy And Sia In The Same Sentence, Blogosphere Implodes


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Gwyneth Paltrow went on Watch What Happens Live last night and, like everything Gwyneth Paltrow does, it was very entertaining in a really weird way. How did Paltrow manage to sneak Sia and Blue Ivy Carter into her interview? Read on for full-on pop-culture meltdown.

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Gwyneth Paltrow just gave everyone an overdose of pop culture.

So, be it for the PR or actual human reasons, Paltrow is known to be good friends with the Carters and apparently knows the ins and outs of their lives.

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Brit Awards 2015 Nominations Announced: Sam Smith, George Ezra And Royal Blood Are Major Contenders


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The 2015 Brit Award nominations have finally been announced with, it seems, a few surprises alongside the obvious candidates. There's no prizes for guessing who's come out on top for this year's list of award-winning possibles.

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Awards season rears its ominous head for another year, with some major ceremonies - in both film and music - having already taken place. We've seen prizes sent out for 2014's films; I.e. Golden Globes, the Critics' Choice Awards, People's Choice Awards, AFI Honours; and now it's time for music, with the BBC Sound of 2015 having already taken place and now The Brits and the Grammys have unveiled their candidates.

Continue reading: Brit Awards 2015 Nominations Announced: Sam Smith, George Ezra And Royal Blood Are Major Contenders

Shia LaBeouf Faces Off Against Maddie Ziegler In Sia's 'Elastic Heart' [Video]


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Sia returns with another spectacularly choreographed video, once again starring pre-teen dance prodigy Maddie Ziegler who is this time joined by a topless Shia LaBeouf in a caged face-off for the epic single 'Elastic Heart'.

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Shia LaBeouf goes primal in Sia's 'Elastic Heart' video

Having previously appeared in the erratic video for Sia's multi-platinum single 'Chandelier', 12-year-old Maddie Ziegler makes a return complete with the same wig and nude-coloured leotard for another bout of expressive movement in 'Elastic Heart'; the song from the soundtrack of 'The Hunger Games: Catching Fire'. While her talent remains breathtaking in her latest venture, viewers were still quick to criticise the controversial content.

Continue reading: Shia LaBeouf Faces Off Against Maddie Ziegler In Sia's 'Elastic Heart' [Video]

Sia Is "Saddened To Be Getting Shit" After Not Attending Australia's ARIA Awards


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It seems Sia has been on the receiving-end of some harsh backlash from fans after she chose not to attend Australia's ARIA Awards ceremony on Wednesday (Nov 26th), especially since she was prized with four awards, and got even more hate after apparently only recording one acceptance speech.

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Sia took to Twitter to address why she missed the award ceremony

Fellow Australian, rapper Iggy Azalea was also absent from the award show, which led local media outlets to speculate whether some nominated stars thought they were "too cool" for the ARIAs.

Continue reading: Sia Is "Saddened To Be Getting Shit" After Not Attending Australia's ARIA Awards

Jim Carrey Does Sia's 'Chandelier' On 'SNL'. Scarily Well.


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Jim Carrey's third appearance on 'Saturday Night Live' at the weekend (October 25th 2014) proved to be another eye-wateringly hilarious episode - though we know we'll be stuck with an image of the actor in a nude unitard and blonde wig forever more.

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Jim Carrey does 'Chandelier' rather well

Yes, Saturday's 'SNL' highlight was the Halloween themed office party sketch, which saw the 'Dumb and Dumber' star re-enact the video for Sia's Platinum hit 'Chandelier', alongside identically dressed cast member Kate Mckinnon as they attempted to battle it out for the right to wear the costume. The pair performed the energetic dance routine of 'Dance Moms' star Maddie Ziegler who starred in the video, and while it has to be said that it really is a remarkable rendition, Jim Carrey's customary absurd facial expressions made it a truly unmissable show - that and musical guest Iggy Azalea's unexpected cameo.

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We Defy You To Keep A Straight Face With Sia's Rendition Of 'Annie' Song 'You're Never Fully Dressed Without A Smile' [Video]


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If anything's going to cheer you up today, let it be the heartwarming video for Sia's rendition of 'Annie' song 'You're Never Fully Dressed Without A Smile'. Released ahead of the movie re-boot, it's got us all a little bit choked up.

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Sia never fails to make us smile

As part of the soundtrack for the new film, Sia has recorded an exceptionally uplifting update on the original song which first featured in the 1977 Broadway run. In the run-up to the new movie's release, an adorable promotional video premiered on 'Good Morning America' alongside the track, featuring the colourful cast doing their best to get commuters and shoppers to smile while out and about in New York City. With signs reading 'Smile' and other encouraging messages, the young actors hand out drawings of smiley faces to strangers as well as free lemonade in return for smiles, high fives, flowers and, for the dedicated joggers of the city, bananas and water. 

Continue reading: We Defy You To Keep A Straight Face With Sia's Rendition Of 'Annie' Song 'You're Never Fully Dressed Without A Smile' [Video]

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Sia

Date of birth

18th December, 1975

Occupation

Musician

Sex

Female

Height

1.63




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