Fact: Norwegian producers Stargate have recruited pop stars Pink and Sia to lend their vocals to their first single, the reggae-tinged Waterfall. The hitmakers, made up of Tor Erik Hermansen and Mikkel Eriksen, have been crafting tunes for the likes of Beyonce, Katy Perry, and Rihanna for years, but they are now launching careers as recording artists in their own right after signing a deal with RCA Records.
Fact: Katy Perry dropped her new single Chained to the Rhythm on Thursday night (09Feb17). The track, produced by Max Martin, co-written by Sia and featuring Bob Marley's grandson Skip Marley, is an uptempo tune which will feature on the singer's long-awaited fourth album. Katy will perform the song live for the first time at the Grammy Awards on Sunday night (12Feb17), with Skip rumoured to be making an appearance too.
Quote: "6 years sober today. Thank you to all those who have contributed knowingly and unknowingly. I love you, keep going." Sia, who has struggled with drug and alcohol abuse throughout her career, celebrates six years of sobriety with a touching post on Twitter.
Fact: Sia has scored a third week at the top of the U.S. charts with her Cheap Thrills. Rapper Drake's former 10-week Billboard Hot 100 number one, One Dance, is refusing to bow out gracefully, rising from three to two on the countdown, while Calvin Harris and Rihanna's This Is What You Came For is also up a spot to three.
Fact: Sia has announced plans for her first full concert tour in five years. The reclusive Chandelier singer will hit the road with Miguel for a 20-date North American tour later this year (16).
Quote: "Everybody in the entertainment industry is insecure. We have been tap-dancing our entire lives for your approval and you won't meet anybody who is in the entertainment industry who isn't a bit f**ked in the head. That's how we got here, so if you can imagine a room full of us, it's pretty hilarious. It's exhausting." Sia admits she and her peers are often an odd bunch.
Fact: Pop star Sia's appearance at the 2016 Coachella music festival in California this April (16) will mark her first concert in five years. The reclusive singer, who often hides her face from the audience during performances, has also booked a slot at Finland's Flow Festival in August (16).
Fact: Singer/songwriter Sia is looking to make a quick profit by selling the Los Angeles home she purchased this summer (15). The Chandelier star bought the five-bedroom Mediterranean villa in July (15) for $4.7 million (£2.9 million), and now she's hoping to offload the Los Feliz pad, designed by architect A.F. Leicht, at the increased price of $5 million (£3.1 million), reports Realtor.com.
Fact: Child dancer Maddie Ziegler, who starred in Sia's Chandelier and Elastic Heart videos, has landed a new role as a fashion correspondent for Elle.com. She has attended a string of recent runway shows as part of her new post and admits she is enjoying working in a different aspect of the creative industry. She says, "I am just watching the shows and giving my feedback to them... It's cool."
Quote: "There's a lot of celebrities that actually knew my name, like Sam Smith, he told me that he was a fan and I was freaking out because I'm his biggest fan." Child dancer Maddie Ziegler was overwhelmed by the celebrity attention she received at the Grammy Awards after performing during Sia's set.
Fact: Singer/songwriter Sia has been named Spin Magazine's Artist Of The Year. The news comes just days after the Australian hitmaker picked up four Grammy Awards nominations.
Quote: "If I'm working four days a week, which is the usual, then once every 10 days (I'll write a hit)." Singer/songwriter Sia reveals she turns out a hit every 10 days.
Fact: Singer Sia performed the weirdest version of her hit Chandelier on U.S. Tv on Monday night (18Aug14) when she sang with her back to the studio audience as Chelsea Lately host Chelsea Handler's dwarf sidekick Chuy Bravo swung from a chandelier in front of her, wearing a ballet costume and a platinum blond wig.
Fact: Singer/songwriter Sia made a rare Tv appearance on Monday (19May14) when she recreated her viral music video for new single Chandelier on comedienne Ellen DeGeneres' daytime chat show. Choosing to not show her face, Sia had her back to the audience but sang the track live, while young dancer Maddie Ziegler danced to the song in a replica of the desolate apartment set which appears in the music video.
Fact: Pop star Sia performed her megahit David Guetta collaboration Titanium acoustically for the first time ever at the Evening With Women gala in Los Angeles on Saturday (18May13).
Quote: "I thought to myself, 'This is the craziest opportunity I've ever been given. Who of my friends do I want to make a million dollars?'" Australian singer/songwriter and Zero 7 vocalist Sia shared producing duties on Christina Aguilera's forthcoming album LIGHT & DARKNESS with struggling musician pals.