Sia is an Australian singer, songwriter, producer, and director. She has written incredibly popular hits for other artists and also thrived as a singer and music producer on her own. She has also directed a feature film, ‘Music’ , its a 2021 American Musical drama film.
Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
Sia Kate Isobelle Furler was married to Erik Anders Lang between 2014 and 2016 and has two adopted sons. She is also a grandmother. She has often hidden her face from the public, showing her iconic two-color hair obscuring her face instead.
Sia started her career in the 90s as the singer for Crisp, an acid jazz band in Adelaide. In 1997, the band disbanded, and Sia released her debut album, OnlySee. Later on, she moved to London, where she sang for Zero 7. In 2001 and 2004, the artist released her second and third albums, Healing Is Difficult and Colour the Small One.
In 2005, she moved to the U.S. and toured the country, releasing her next two albums in 2008 and 2010, under the titles Some People Have Real Problems, and We Are Born. These received gold certification in Australia.
Sia took a break, worrying about her growing fame, and focused more on songwriting. She produced Titanium, Diamonds, and Wild Ones, records that David Guetta, Rihanna, and Flo Rida performed to critical and audience acclaim.
In 2014, Sia became famous as a recording artist with her sixth album, 1000 Forms of Fear, which debuted at the first spot in the U.S. Billboard 200, featuring the single Chandelier. The music video drew further attention thanks to its artistic vision. It also featured a performance by Maddie Ziegler, a child dancer.
The seventh album, This Is Acting, brought the hit single Cheap Thrills.
In 2021, Sia released the feature film Music that was released alongside an album with the same title. She wrote and directed the movie, and it featured Maddie Ziegler as well. Music received criticisms for its portrayals of autism.
Since she became more well-known, Sia has mostly worn a wig to obscure her face or hides it in other ways.
Sia has several ARIA Awards, 9 Grammy Award nominations, and an MTV Video Music Award.
Sia provided her voice and a song for My Little Pony: The Movie, voicing a pop star pony character. She also voiced for an episode of South Park.
The artist has struggled with depression and addiction, two topics that appear in her songs. In addition, she has been public about her mental health difficulties and past trauma.
Sia is an animal rights activist who has collaborated with multiple charities and projects to promote pet adoption and cruelty-free fashion.
She has collaborated with Zayn Malik for one of the singles.
Music received a nomination for the Golden Globes and a Golden Raspberry Award for Worst Director, showing its mixed reception. However, the songs were received more positively.
Sia offers a complex mix of genres, such as electropop, jazz, folk, alt-rock, and more.
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