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Sia Kate Isobel Furler, SIA | An Australian Singer-Songwriter

  Sia Kate Isobel Furler, better known as Sia, is an Australian singer-songwriter as well as a music video producer and director. Her career...


Sia Kate Isobel Furler, better known as Sia, is an Australian singer-songwriter as well as a music video producer and director. Her career has spanned more than two decades and has seen many highs and lows, first emerging as a singer in her home country in the 1990s with A local jazz band called Crisp, whose debut album was titled OnlySee.


Desiring to expand her career, Sia moved to England, where she collaborated with Zero 7 and Jamiroquai, then sang with Dance Pool and released both her second album, Healing Is Difficult, and her third album, which was released after signing with Go! Beat titled Color the Small One, and then sought success after relocating to New York City, USA.

Sia's beginnings


Sia Kate Isobel Furler was born on December 18, 1975 to Phil Coulson and Lwen Furler in Adelaide, South Australia, where her father is a musician and her mother is an art lecturer. Sia was educated in her hometown, where she attended Adelaide High School.


Sia grew up with music, as her uncle Kevin Coulson was also a singer and actor, in addition to this, her father had friends from the Australian rock band INXS and a close friend Colin Hay from the other Australian rock band Men at Work who nurtured her musical inclination.

Facts about Sia


Sia is a vegan and has been involved in many animal welfare campaigns.

Her single Chandelier from her album 1000 Forms of Fear peaked at number eight on the US Billboard Hot 100, contributing to her 4 nominations at the 57th Annual Grammy Awards in 2015.

Her single "Cheap Thrills" from the album This Is Acting paved the way for it to rise to the top of the Billboard Hot 100, as well as attaining number one in more than twenty countries and receiving numerous certifications including quadruple platinum in Australia.


Sia's achievements


Sia began her career in the mid-1990s as a vocalist in a local Adelaide jazz band, Crisp, contributing to two of their popular songs Word and the Deal in 1996 and Delirium in 1997.

On December 23, 1997, the Crisp band dissolved, and in the same year Sia released her first album, OnlySee, which included her full name and not just Sia's name as in the case of her subsequent albums, as it consisted of thirteen songs and saw the sale of one thousand two hundred copies.

After that, Sia decided to move to London in order to pursue her musical career and be with her boyfriend Dan Pontifex, however, Dan got into a fatal car accident before she could leave Australia.

She then moved to London after suffering a boyfriend's accident, and joined as a vocalist in the British jazz band Jamiroquai, and later linked up with the musical duo Henry Baines and Sam Hardiker in their band Zero 7.

Her vocal contributions to the three albums she released with Zero 7 include the tracks Destiny and Distract from debut album Simple Things in 2001, followed by Somersault and Speed Dial No.2 from second album When It Falls in 2004, and 5 songs from the album. The third, The Garden, in 2006.

Meanwhile, Sia released her first single, Taken for Granted, on May 19, 2000, after signing a contract with Dance Pool, a subsidiary label of Sony Music. This song became part of her second album, Healing Is Difficult, which was released in both the United Kingdom. and the United States, where it ranked tenth in the UK Singles Chart.

Sia was not satisfied with the results of her album Healing Is Difficult, so she left Sony Music and signed a new contract with Go!, and on January 19, 2004, her third album, Color the Small One, was released, which also failed to make a significant impact.

In 2005, she moved to the United States and began touring extensively across the country, with her manager David Einthoven organizing her affairs there.

In January 2008, her new fourth album, Some People Have Real Problems, was released, and its sales in the first week amounted to about twenty thousand copies, which ranked for the first time twenty-sixth in the US Billboard 200, as it was chosen as the best pop album of 2008 by iTunes, in addition to that It ranked forty-one in Australia.

On 19 May 2009, her first music video, TV Is My Parent, was released, which included four music videos and recordings of a live concert held at the Hiro Ballroom in New York City, for which she won the ARIA Music Award for Best Music DVD in 2009.

On June 18, 2010, Sia released her fifth studio album, We Are Born Born, which made its way to several international charts including its debut on the Australian Albums Chart, where it peaked at number two and also reached number thirty-seven on the US Billboard 200.

Apart from boosting her international fame with her latest album, she has received two ARIA Music Awards in 2010, and also a Gold Accreditation Award from the Australian Recording Industry Association in 2011.

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