You might not be able to see her face, but Sia’s voice is unmistakable.
Sia was the guest on Tuesday evening, for the latest edition of Carpool Karaoke on James Corden’s ‘Late Late Show’. While the Australian singer didn’t show her face, she did belt out some of her biggest hits along with Rihanna’s ‘Diamond’, in-between talking about aliens and her famous wigs.
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.
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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From the confirmed to the rumoured and the long-awaited, here's half a dozen of the records we're looking forward to hearing in 2016.
RiRi’s been holding back her eighth album Anti, despite revealing the high concept artwork with a full-on unveiling ceremony at a small gallery in Los Angeles a few months back and having already released a host of hit singles from it. Possibly waiting for the tremors from Adele’s 25 to wear off before dropping it, the Barbadian singer’s new effort has no official release date as yet but will definitely be arriving in 2016.
Rihanna's 'Anti' is certain to drop in 2016
The band will support the EP on tour this February.
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.
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.
Gwyneth Paltrow made a passing comment about Blue Ivy and now the internet cannot stop obsessing about it.
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.
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.
The New York premiere of 'Annie', held at the Ziegfeld Theater, was a star-studded affair, with appearances from producer Will Smith, star Cameron Diaz and singer Sia Furler - who has re-recorded original 'Annie' song 'You're Never Fully Dressed Without A Smile' - with her husband Eric Anders Lang.
The Aussi singer-songwriter was accused of thinking she was "too cool" for the award show.
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.
Sia took to Twitter to address why she missed the award ceremony
Where will Ms. Minogue be headed to on her new album's tour?
Kylie Minogue has announced a full UK tour for her new album, Kiss Me Once. The Australian starlet will be playing 31 shows in 15 countries to promote her new pop record. Kylie will celebrate the release of her first album under Jay Z's Roc Nation label by kicking off in September in Liverpool and wrapping things up in Sheffield in November.
2014 Will See Kylie Minogue Embark On A Tour For Her Latest Album.
Credited with single-handedly reviving the BBC's singing talent contest, The Voice, the 45 year-old singer has a sizeable fan base in the UK who will no doubt be poised to snap up the tour tickets when they go on sale this Friday (21st March). Kiss Me Once sees Kylie team up with some of the hottest names in music today, including producers Sia, Stargate and Pharrell Williams.
The Aussie pop star made a surprise appearance at a Kylie night to promote her new album.
We've all heard similar stories: a musical legend hops on the mic at a random karaoke to perform their own hits and the tale goes down in history. However, some stars decide to take that magic into their own hands and engineer an "impromptu" performance that quickly gets tweeted and blogged about across the world.
Kylie Brought Some Cheer To Shoreditch With A Secret Karaoke Performance.
Kylie Minogue appeared in the diddy London pub, The Old Blue Last, in Shoreditch last night for a bit of speedy publicity and a clever plug of her new album, Kiss Me Once. Due to the security detail, fans at the Kylie karaoke evening still weren't allowed near the star whilst she performed her three songs onstage so it wasn't exactly a front room party.
Britney's new cover art is simple, but effective.
This week marks a special event in music – Britney Spears, queen of pop, has unveiled the cover art for her seventh studio album, Britney Jean. It seems that Britney meant for this one to be more personal than any of her previous work, and so the cover is fairly simple – a black and white picture of Brit herself, with the title spelled in blue and pink neon – perhaps a reference to her Vegas connection and upcoming residency?
It's no real surprise that sales of CD albums have dropped by 19.5%, with the rise of mp3 players and everyone using laptops, phones, and tablets along with the internet for all their musical needs, the CD is fast becoming redundant. However, as the BBC reports, overall album sales have dropped by 11.2% while fans opt to download singles (sales of which have risen by 6%) rather than an artist or band's full set of new music.
The British Phonic Industry (BPI) have released the data, and their Chief Executive, Geoff Taylor, commented on the statistics, Like all other industries in the nation, the Olympics helped out. "The Jubilee celebrations and the London 2012 Olympics provided a great showcase for British music internationally," he said, adding that "market conditions at home remained difficult and pressure on the 'leisure wallet' impacted music sales on the high street." Indeed, numerous artists saw as much success overseas as at home, including One Direction, Mumford & Sons and Adele, all of whom have enjoyed number one albums in the USA. The highest selling album artists of the year were Adele with 2011's album 21, Emeli Sande's Our Version of Events, and Ed Sheeran's +.
The final week of December saw the highest downloads of the year with "more than 1.3m albums and 5.6m singles" being downloaded. Streaming music has also become increasingly popular, while "UK music fans streamed more than 3.7 billion tracks in 2012." Most streamed tracks included Somebody That I Used To Knowby Gotye ft Kimbra, Call Me Maybe by Carly Rae Jepsen and Titanium by David Guetta ft Sia.
The 'Django Unchained' New York premiere saw high profile celebs flock to the red carpet in droves. Arrivals included 'Gossip Girl' star Olivia Wilde, Don Johnson's daughter Dakota, 'Kill Bill' star Uma Thurman, Liv Tyler from 'Lord of the Rings', former 'America's Got Talent' judge Sharon Osbourne, 'St Trinian's' actress Lucy Punch, The Rolling Stones guitarist Ronnie Wood with his fiancée Sally Humphreys and 50 Cent.
OK, so the majority of the US public have just one race on their minds today and that’s the US Presidential race. But once that’s been decided in a few hours, all thoughts will surely be turning to the all-important albums chart race… surely? Can any of this week’s releases threaten Taylor Swift’s position at the top or will she get a second term at number one?
Aerosmith have returned, after an 11-year hiatus from writing any new material. Time appears to have stood still on Aerosmith-land in those eleven years and Music From Another Dimension is pretty much as you would expect an Aerosmith album to sound. Of course, Steven Tyler’s presence on American Idol has brought the attention of Aerosmith back to a new generation of fans, so much of this material may well even sound fresh to them.
Calvin Harris will most likely be taking a peek at this week’s UK album’s releases (Monday November 5, 2012) and resigning himself to handing over the albums chart crown to Robbie Williams, come Sunday. In fact, it’s quite appropriate that Robbie has named his album Take The Crown, because that’s exactly what we think he’ll be doing this week.
Take The Crown is Robbie Williams’ ninth solo studio album and if the first single to be lifted from the album is anything to go by, it’s heading straight for the top of the charts. ‘Candy’ went in at number one yesterday, following an appearance from Williams on the UK’s X Factor show the previous weekend. The former Take That singer recently welcomed his first child into the world – what better way to celebrate than with a number one album?
Watch Robbie Williams' 'Candy':
We caught up with Australian songbird Sia to find out all about her excellent new album Colour The Small One
She is addicted to TV but her telly-video-combo is at the repair shop. Her record sits at one hundred and eighty in the album charts and she feels ok with that. She doesn’t crave fame and is happy with her current level of success. Sia is a sweet girl with a bubbly personality and the voice of an angel.
You have been in the UK for 6 years now, had you ever visited before you came over to live?
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Date of birth
18th December, 1975