Alive… Breathe Me… Chandelier… Cheap Thrills… Elastic Heart… Greatest… Kill And Run… One Million Bullets… Opportunity… Salted Wound…
Known for her aversion to fame, Sia is an Australian pop singer behind such smash hits as “Chandelier” and “Elastic Heart.” Sia was born Sia Kate Isobelle Furler on December 18, 1975, in Adelaide, Australia. She moved to England to pursue a career in music in her early 20s …
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Singer Sia was born Sia Kate Isobelle Furler on December 18, 1975, in Adelaide, Australia. Her mom was involved in the arts and her father was a musician, so Sia was exposed to creative elements at an early age. As a musician, her father was friends with members of the band INXS and also Men at Work’s Colin Hay, whom Sia knew so well growing up that she referred to him as Uncle Collie.
Sia first began performing with a band called Crisp, singing her way through the Adelaide jazz scene in the 1990s. Some success led her to launch a solo career in 1997, but it didn’t work out and she soon made a plan to move to the UK to be with her boyfriend. Tragically, a week before she was set to leave Australia, he was hit by a car and killed. She has described the young man as the love of her life, and his death was a devastating event.
Moving to England in the wake of the tragedy, Sia got her first big break in the form of a backup singing gig for Jamiroquai. That led to Sia joining acclaimed electronica act Zero 7, the success of which she found only put off her real dream: a solo career. In 2000, she took a big step toward that dream when she signed a recording contract with Dance Pool, a division of Sony.
But with success came problems, and Sia fell victim to drug and alcohol abuse and was diagnosed with Graves disease. She dropped out of the spotlight, concentrating on writing for the likes of Madonna, Beyoncé and Rihanna, who took the Sia-penned song “Diamonds” to No. 1.
When Sia reappeared, she was shrouded in a white wig that completely covered her face. Tired of fame’s spotlight, Sia only appeared in public obscured by the wig, from TV performances to live appearances. And she only became more famous, with such songs as “Chandelier” and “Elastic Heart” making waves on the pop charts. Sia later received four Grammy nominations for “Chandelier,” including nods in the marquee categories of Record of the Year and Song of the Year.
Sia has done soundtrack work as well, contributing tracks to The Great Gatsby (2013), The Hunger Games: Catching Fire(2013), Annie (2014) and Fifty Shades of Grey (2015). She also collaborated with dance producer David Guetta on the Top 10 hit “Titanium” a The following year saw the release of Sia’s sixth studio album, This Is Acting, with the bulk of the songs having originally been offered to other artists.
In August 2014, Sia married documentary filmmaker Erik Anders Lang at her Palm Springs, California, home.
Sia Backing Tracks – Alive … Angel By The Wings … Bang My Head … Beautiful Pain … Big Girls Cry … Birds Set Free … Breathe Me … Burn The Pages … California Dreaming … Chandelier … Cheap Thrills … Clap Your Hands … Courage To Change … Day Too Soon … Elastic Heart … Footprints … Golden … Greatest … Guts Over Fear … – Helium … I Love It … Kill and Run … Never Give Up … One Million Bullets … Opportunity … Rainbow … Salted Wound … Thunder Clouds … To Be Human … Unforgettable … Unstoppable … Wild Ones … You’re Never Fully Dressed Without A Smile …