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.
Marina, The Cranberries and Pink are getting us excited for the coming weeks.
Another exceptional month is coming up where we'll be welcoming back veterans, saying farewell to a beloved group and enjoying the debut albums of our some of our favourite artists' latest musical projects. Here are seven of the most eagerly anticipated releases April has in store for us.
Marina - Love + Fear
Marine and the Diamonds is set to drop her first album under her new mononym and it's quite the psychological exploration. It consists of two eight-track sides dealing with 'Love' and 'Fear' respectively as a nod to psychologist Elisabeth Kübler-Ross' theory that these are the two dominant human emotions.
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Sia drove for 13 hours to make it to a gig over the weekend after her flight from Melbourne to Sydney got cancelled.
Sia drove for 13 hours to make it to a gig over the weekend.
The 'Cheap Thrills' hitmaker - who is currently touring Australia - made the dash from Melbourne to Sydney on Saturday after her and her touring crew's flight was cancelled.
She wrote on her social media account: ''I may be five minutes late. We couldn't catch a plane due to weather, so drove thirteen hours then blew a tire which has given me crazy diarrhea. Bear with me guys. I love you.''
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Kristen Bell is the star of her latest video.
It's not even Christmas yet and Sia has already dropped what we're sure is the most festive video of the year. 'Santa's Coming For Us' is her latest single, and with it comes a short film starring Hollywood actors the likes of J.B. Smoove, Dax Shepard and Kristen Bell.
Sia performing live at Way Out West
Being born a week before Christmas Day, you could say that Sia Furler has Christmas in her blood. Indeed, her new album - and first ever festive outing - 'Everyday Is Christmas' proves as much. The first video from the album is for the lead single and it's an idyllic 50s-set family get together with lyrics.
Continue reading: It's A Hollywood Holiday Bash In Sia's New Video 'Santa's Coming For Us'
She's not about to let anyone else profit from her nakedness.
Being a celebrity means dealing with invasions of your privacy on a daily basis, but for Sia Furler, she's determined not to let anyone profit from these moments of violation. She made sure of it by dealing with a recent sale of her nude pictures in the most epic way.
Sia performing at Way Out West Festival
When paparazzi snapped a sneaky photograph of 41-year-old Sia naked while she was on vacation, they tried to sell the images to the highest bidder. But the singer was determined to minimise the value of the shots by posting one back shot of herself on social media for free.
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Princess Twilight Sparkle lives in the beautiful land of Equestria; a land of rainbows and sunshine, and of course, brightly coloured ponies. Everyone is friends in this magical world of fun and frolics, and life seems perfect until the arrival of a dark and dominating force. Tempest Shadow flies into Ponyville during one of their awesome parties and decides that she wants to take over this utopic land with the help of her nefarious assistant Grubber. She's the commander of the Storm King's fleet and more powerful than anyone else in the land, despite having a broken horn, but the Mane 6 are determined not to let her take away their beloved home. Princess Twilight Sparkle bands together with her friends Applejack, Rainbow Dash, Pinkie Pie, Fluttershy, Rarity, and her dragon assistant Spike, to stop Tempest Shadow harming the creatures of Equestria, but she soon realised that Tempest's 'mane' interest is in Twilight's horn. As the Princess of Friendship, Twilight must find a way to extend her love and joy to her biggest threat.
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Sia has been ''revolutionary'' in the music industry, according to 'Nights With You' singer MØ.
Sia has been ''revolutionary'' in the music industry.
'Nights With You' singer MØ has praised the 'Cheap Thrills' hitmaker for being a huge inspiration to other singer/songwriters in the music industry.
She told news.com.au: ''I am really excited to stand on the side of stage and watch her. There's a cloud of opinions about the old-school way of what being a pop star is.
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Sia unveils her new 'Wonder Woman' soundtrack song.
Sia Furler has unveiled a brand new tune with Labrinth entitled 'To Be Human' for the forthcoming 'Wonder Woman' soundtrack. It's the final cut on the full movie album (coming next week) and comes alongside a score by award-winning film composer Rupert Gregson-Williams.
Sia performing at Way Out West Festival
'To Be Human' is a soaring, almost ambient, theme made all the more stunning by Sia's husky, flawless vocals. It's predictably super catchy - definitely one of those 'play on repeat until you know all the words' songs - and Labrinth's contrasting input gives a sensational layered effect that's going to make this a Best Original Song Oscar contender.
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‘Pollinator’ features a number of guest appearances from newer artists and music icons.
Blondie will release their 11th studio album Pollinator on May 5 and it’s packed full of exciting collaborations.
The album is the group’s first since 2014’s Ghosts of Download and sees the New Wave heroes getting serious about ‘fun’ during these trying times.
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Sia has penned a song for 'The X Factor' contestant Saara Alto, who has recently signed a five-album record deal with Sony Music UK and Sony Music Finland.
Sia has penned a song for 'The X Factor' runner-up Saara Alto.
The 41-year-old singer-songwriter is reportedly set to feature on the talent show's runner-up's future album after the 29-year-old Finnish star has recently signed a five-album international record contract with Sony Music UK and Sony Music Finland.
The brunette beauty revealed the news of her collaboration with the 'Chandelier' hitmaker to The Sun newspaper, she said: ''I'm now working with some of the best songwriters in the world and Sia has written a song that has been given to me.''
Continue reading: Sia Pens A Song For Saara Alto
Jack Antonoff gives away some unique remixes as he begins work on album two.
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 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.
Sia, Natasha Bedingfield and Linda Perry - Celebrities attend The L.A. Gay and Lesbian Center's 'An Evening With Women' event held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel - Arrivals - Los Angeles, CA, United States - Sunday 19th May 2013
Date of birth
18th December, 1975