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Sia on 17 August 2011 in Seattle, Washington
Sia Kate Isobelle Furler

(1975-12-18) 18 December 1975 (age 48)
  • Singer
  • songwriter
SpouseErik Anders Lang (m. 2014–16)
Musical career
Years active1990–present

Sia Kate Isobelle Furler (born 18 December 1975)[1] (known mononymously as Sia) is an Australian singer. She was born and raised in Adelaide. She is known for the songs "Titanium" with French DJ David Guetta, "Chandelier", and “Cheap Thrills”. These songs managed to reach the top ten worldwide.

Album release[change | change source]

Sia's fifth album We Are Born was released in 2010. Her album 1000 Forms of Fear was released in 2014. It entered on the Billboard 200 albums chart at number one. It was her first number-one album in the U.S. 1000 Forms of Fear featured the Grammy-nominated top-ten single "Chandelier", along with "Elastic Heart".

Sia released her album This Is Acting in January 2016. The track features the singles "Alive" (which was written with Adele, who turned down releasing the song) and "Cheap Thrills". A remix of "Cheap Thrills" features the Jamaican reggae recording artist Sean Paul. This version of the song reached number one in the US and Canada, number two in the UK, and the top ten in Australia. It was nominated for a 2017 Grammy Award for Best Pop Duo/Group Performance. It lost to "Stressed Out" by Twenty One Pilots. This Is Acting was re-released as a deluxe edition in late 2016. It includes the Sean Paul remix of "Cheap Thrills" and a version of the song "The Greatest" featuring rapper Kendrick Lamar, which reached the top 20 in the US. In 2017, she released the album Everyday is Christmas

Works[change | change source]

Sia co-wrote "Diamonds" for Rihanna's album Unapologetic (2012),[2] which topped charts worldwide. She co-wrote "Pretty Hurts", the first song on Beyoncé's fifth album Beyoncé (2013) with Knowles and producer Ammo.

In 2018, Sia voiced Ms. Tiggy-Winkle in the animation movie Peter Rabbit.

She released Music, a musical film which she co-wrote and directed, in 2021. She wrote ten songs for its soundtrack.[3]

Public image[change | change source]

Sia often used large wigs to hide her face

When she became a celebrity, Sia was uncomfortable with being famous. She is well-known for hiding her face during performances and music videos. Many people disliked Sia's film called Music, where the main character had autism. People got angry at Sia because they thought that the autistic character had been portrayed offensively.

Personal life[change | change source]

Sia is bisexual.[4] She married Erik Anders Lang in August 2014. They announced their splitting in late 2016. In 2020, Sia revealed that she had adopted two boys who had grown out of the foster care system.[5]

She has been diagnosed with bipolar disorder.[6]

Sia is a vegetarian.

Albums[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Sia - Music Biography, Credits, Discography". Retrieved 13 February 2013.
  2. "Si Performed Rihanna's 'Diamonds' and We Are LIVING For It!". Retrieved 13 February 2013.
  3. Shaffer, Claire; Shaffer, Claire (20 May 2020). "Sia Premieres 'Together' From Her Upcoming Album and Film, 'Music'". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 27 June 2020.
  4. "Sia Furler: The Same Same 25, the 25 Most Influential Gay and Lesbian Australians". 2009. Archived from the original on 24 February 2017. Retrieved 30 September 2016.
  5. Moniuszko, Sara M. "Sia confirms she adopted two teenage sons that were 'aging out of the foster care system'". USA TODAY. Retrieved 27 June 2020.
  6. Sia says bipolar disorder is the result of smoking too much marijuana