Sia




Sia Kate Isobelle Furler (born 18 December 1975), referred to mononymously as Sia (/ˈsiːə/), is an Australian singer, songwriter and video music director. She started her career as a singer in the local Adelaide acid jazz band Crisp in the mid-1990s. In 1997, when Crisp disbanded, she released her debut studio album titled OnlySee in Australia. She then moved to London, England, and provided lead vocals for the British duo Zero 7.

In 2000, Sia signed to Sony Music’s sub-label Dance Pool and released her second studio album, Healing Is Difficult, the following year. Displeased with the promotion of the record, she signed to Go! Beat and released her third studio album, Colour the Small One, in 2004. The project struggled to connect with a mainstream audience, and so Sia relocated to New York City in 2005 and began touring across the United States. She released her fourth and fifth studio releases, Some People Have Real Problems and We Are Born, in 2008 and 2010, respectively. She then took a hiatus from performing, during which she focused on songwriting for other artists. Her catalogue includes the successful collaborations “Titanium” (with David Guetta), “Diamonds” (with Rihanna) and “Wild Ones” (with Flo Rida).

Sia has released seven studio albums, five live albums, thirty-four singles (including eleven as a featured artist), and fifteen music videos. In 1997, she released her debut studio album entitled OnlySee. It was commercially unsuccessful, and none of its songs were released as a single. Sia released her second album, Healing Is Difficult, in 2001. The album yielded three singles: “Taken for Granted”, “Little Man” and “Drink to Get Drunk”. The lead single, “Taken for Granted”, peaked at number 10 on the UK Singles Chart.

In 2004, Sia released her third studio album, Colour the Small One. Its singles included “Don’t Bring Me Down”, “Breathe Me”, “Where I Belong” and “Numb”. “Breathe Me” was the most successful single from Colour the Small One, peaking at number 19 in Denmark, number 71 in the United Kingdom and number 81 in France. In 2008, Sia released her fourth studio album, Some People Have Real Problems. The album was certified gold by the Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA), and spawned four singles: “Day Too Soon”, “The Girl You Lost to Cocaine”, “Soon We’ll Be Found” and “Buttons”. The follow-up We Are Born was made available in 2010. It was certified gold by the ARIA, and spawned the singles “You’ve Changed”, “Clap Your Hands”, “Bring Night” and “I’m in Here”.

In 2011, Sia was featured on the top-ten singles “Titanium” by David Guetta and “Wild Ones” by Flo Rida. In 2013, Sia contributed the song “Elastic Heart” to the soundtrack to the 2013 American film The Hunger Games: Catching Fire. A year later, she released her sixth studio album, 1000 Forms of Fear. It became Sia’s most successful release, peaking atop the record charts of Australia, Canada and the United States. Furthermore, it was certified platinum in Australia and gold in France. As of January 2016, the album has sold 1 million copies worldwide. Its lead single, “Chandelier”, became her first hit single as lead artist, peaking within the top ten of charts in various countries. 1000 Forms of Fear was further promoted by the singles, “Big Girls Cry”, Sia’s solo version of “Elastic Heart”, and “Fire Meet Gasoline”.

Sia’s seventh album, This Is Acting, was released on 29 January 2016. It became her second consecutive chart-topping album in Australia and it peaked within the top ten in various countries, including Canada, the United Kingdom and the United States. It spawned two top ten singles in her native country: “Alive” and “Cheap Thrills” (solo or featuring singer/rapper Sean Paul). The latter became her most successful song as a lead artist, reaching the top five in many European countries and peaking at number one on the US Billboard Hot 100, where it became Sia’s first song to do so.

For her work as a songwriter, she has sold 25 million songs worldwide as of October 2014.



Discography

Artist: Sia
Title: The Greatest
Album: This Is Acting
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Artist: Sia
Title: Chandelier
Album: 1000 Forms of Fear
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Artist: Sia
Title: Clap Your Hands
Album: We Are Born
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Artist: Sia
Title: I Go To Sleep
Album: Some People Have Real Problems
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Artist: Sia
Title: Breathe Me
Album: Colour The Small One
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Artist: Sia
Title: Taken for Granted
Album: Healing Is Difficult
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Artist: Sia
Title: Don’t Get Me Started
Album: OnlySee
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Artist: Sia
Title: Clap Your Hands
Album: Best Of
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Artist: Sia
Title: RAC Remix
Album: Cheap Thrills Rmx)
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Artist: Sia
Title: Plastic Plates Remix
Album: Alive (Remixes)
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Artist: Sia
Title: Bleachers Remix
Album: Big Girls Cry Remix
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Artist: Sia
Title: Hector Fonseca
Album: Chandelier Remix
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Artist: Sia
Title: Wideboys Heart Mix
Album: Elastic Heart Remix
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Artist: Sia
Title: Filterheadz Mix
Album: Buttons Remix
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Artist: Flo Rida (Sia)
Title: Alex Guesta Remix
Album: Wild One Remix
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Artist: Sia
Title: Stongbridge Mix
Album: The Girl You Lost (Remixes)
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Albums
Studio albums

“This Is Acting” (2016), “1000 Forms of Fear” (2014), “We Are Born” (2010), “Some People Have Real Problems” (2008), “Colour the Small One” (2004), “Healing Is Difficult” (2001), “OnlySee” (1997).

Compilation albums

“Best Of…” (2012).

Live albums

“Spotify Sessions” (2016), “The We Meaning You Tour, Live at the Roundhouse 27.05.2010” (2011), “The We Meaning You Tour (Copenhagen 12.05.2010)” (2011), “iTunes Live – ARIA Concert Series” (2010), “iTunes Live from Sydney” (2009), “Lady Croissant” (2007).

Remixes albums

“Cheap Thrills (Remixes)” (2016), “Alive (Remixes) – EP” (2015), “Big Girls Cry (Remixes) – EP” (2015), “Chandelier Remixes – EP” (2014), “Elastic Heart (The Remixes)” (2014), “Buttons (Remixes)” (2008), “Remixes 2 – EP” (2008), “Remixes 1 – EP” (2008), “The Girl You Lost to Cocaine (Remixes)” (2008).

Video albums

“TV Is My Parent” (2009).

Singles
As lead artist

“The Greatest” (featuring Kendrick Lamar) (2016 Album This Is Acting), “Cheap Thrills” (featuring Sean Paul) (2016 Album This Is Acting), “Alive” (2016 Album This Is Acting), “Fire Meet Gasoline” (2015 1000 Forms of Fear), “Elastic Heart” (2015 1000 Forms of Fear), “Big Girls Cry” (2014 1000 Forms of Fear), “Chandelier” (2014 1000 Forms of Fear), “Elastic Heart” (featuring The Weeknd and Diplo) (2013 The Hunger Games: Catching Fire), “Bring Night” (2010 We Are Born), “Clap Your Hands” (2010 We Are Born), “Under the Milky Way” (2010 Non-album single), “You’ve Changed” (2009 We Are Born), “Buttons” (2009 Some People Have Real Problems).

“Soon We’ll Be Found” (2008 Some People Have Real Problems), “The Girl You Lost to Cocaine” (2008 Some People Have Real Problems), “Day Too Soon” (2007 Some People Have Real Problems), “Numb” (2005 Colour the Small One), “Where I Belong” (2004 Colour the Small One), “Breathe Me” (2004 Colour the Small One), “Don’t Bring Me Down” (2003 Colour the Small One), “Drink to Get Drunk” (with Different Gear) (2001 Healing Is Difficult), “Little Man” (2000 Healing Is Difficult), “Taken for Granted” (2000 Healing Is Difficult).

Promotional singles

“Unstoppable” (2016 Album This Is Acting), “Reaper” (2016 Album This Is Acting), “One Million Bullets” (2016 Album This Is Acting), “Bird Set Free” (2015 Album This Is Acting), “Eye of the Needle” (2014 1000 Forms of Fear).

As featured artist

“Bang My Head” (David Guetta featuring Sia and Fetty Wap) (2015 Album Listen), “Golden” (Travie McCoy featuring Sia) (Album Rough Water),  “Déjà Vu” (Giorgio Moroder featuring Sia) (2015 Album Déjà Vu), “Guts Over Fear” (Eminem featuring Sia) (2014 Shady XV), “Battle Cry” (Angel Haze featuring Sia) (2014 Dirty Gold), “Dim The Light” (Creep featuring Sia)(2013 Echoes), “She Wolf (Falling to Pieces)” (David Guetta featuring Sia) (2012 Nothing but the Beat), “Wild One Two” (Jack Back featuring David Guetta, Nicky Romero and Sia) (2012 Non-album single).

“Wild Ones” (Flo Rida featuring Sia) (2011 Wild Ones), “Titanium” (David Guetta featuring Sia) (Nothing but the Beat), “I Love It” (Hilltop Hoods featuring Sia) (2011 Drinking from the Sun), “I’ll Forget You” (Lior featuring Sia) (Corner of an Endless Road) (2011 Corner of an Endless Road), “Somersault” (Zero 7 featuring Sia) (2004 When It Falls), “Destiny” (Zero 7 featuring Sia and Sophie Barker) (2001 Simple Things).



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