Who is Sia?
Sia is an Australian singer, a voice-actress, a director, and a songwriter who gained massive popularity after releasing ‘Chandelier’ from her sixth studio album ’1000 Forms of Fear’ in 2014. Her song also made it the number 1 of the U.S. Billboard 200. Following this success, she released ‘Cheap Thrills’ in 2016 from her seventh studio album, ‘This Is Acting,’ which was a massive hit and included in the Billboard Hot 100. Sia has received many awards and achievements in her career, including the ARIA Awards and the MTV Video Music Award.
|Full Name||Sia Kate Isobelle Furler|
|Date of Birth||December 18, 1975|
|Birth Place||Adelaide, Australia|
|Profession||Singer, Songwriter, Voice Actress, Director|
|Height||5 ft 5 in|
|Net Worth||US $30 million|
She was born on 18 December 1975 in Adelaide, South Australia, to father, Phil Colson, a musician, and mother, Loene Furler, an art lecturer. Her parents never married each other, and they split when she was just ten years old, and she does not have any siblings. She is currently 44 years old with the zodiac sign of Sagittarius.
Nationality and Physical Stats
Sia holds an Australian nationality and belongs to white ethnicity. Besides this, she stands at the height of 5 feet and 5 inches (1.65m/165cms) and weighs around 62kgs (136lbs). She has an average body type, and her body measurements are 35-28-35, respectively.
Sia studied in the North Adelaide Primary School situated in Adelaide, and for higher studies, she looked in the Adelaide High School. She completed her graduation in the year 1994 from the Olivet Nazarene University situated in Bourbonnais, Illinois.
Sia dated J.D. Samson, an American musician, from the year 2008 to 2011. After separating, she was in a romantic relationship with Erik Anders Lang, a documentary filmmaker. They dated from the year 2014-2016. Furthermore, She adopted two sons in the year 2019 because of their traumatic life conditions.
Sia is active on social media platforms. Her Instagram account (@siamusic) has over 5.9 million followers, and her Twitter account (@Sia) has over 3.8 million followers. Moreover, her official Facebook page has over 9 million followers, with over 7.2 million likes. Her YouTube channel (Sia) has over 18.1 million subscribers, and she also has her official website (www.siamusic.net), where the latest news, tour dates, videos, and the store is exposed.
Sia started her music career by performing in Adelaide jazz scenes during the 1990s with a band called ‘Crisp.’ During this time, she also tried to launch her solo career but couldn’t succeed. She decided to move to the United Kingdom, but a tragic set of events took place as her boyfriend met with an accident was passed away before this could happen. She described this as a very devastating event that happened to her.
‘Healing is Difficult’
After her lover’s sad demise, she moved to the United Kingdom to carry on with her career. She sang as a backup singer for Jamiroquai, which led her towards joining the electronica act Zero 7. In the year 2000, Sia decided to pursue her real dream of starting a solo career and signed a contract with Dance Pool. She released her first album ‘Healing is Difficult’ which produced a hit single ‘Drink to Get Drunk.’ This album brought her into the limelight, and her other song, ‘Little Man,’ went on to be a staple in dance-clubs when it got remixed by an artist called Wookie. Her career began taking shape with the massive success of these two songs.
‘Don’t Bring Me Down’ and ‘Color the Small One’
She released ‘Don’t Bring Me Down’ in the year 2003 and an LP, ‘Color the Small One,’ but they could not produce massive hit songs but did change the way of Sia’s career. It created a ballad, ‘Breath Me,’ which later fit the final episode of ‘Six Feet Under,’ an HBO series.
‘Lady Croissant’ and ‘Some People Have Real Problems’
Sia released her first live album, ‘Lady Croissant’ which was the result of her rejuvenated career. She released her third album, ‘Some People Have Real Problems’ in the year 2008, which landed on the number 26 spot in the U.S.
With the growing success, She faced drug and alcohol abuse and eventually suffered from Graves’ disease. Thus, Sia moved away from the limelight and started writing songs for artists like Madonna, Beyonce, and Rihanna.
‘1000 Forms of Fear’
Sia came back as an artist who did not like fame. She covered her face with a wig to protect her privacy. But success had its way with the singer when she produced two massive hits, ‘Chandelier’ and ‘Cheap Thrills,’ which made its way to the charts’ top. The album ‘1000 Forms of Fear’ made its way to number 1 on the U.S. charts and received numerous Grammy nominations.
Along with an American DJ and producer named Diplo and an English singer and rapper named Labrinth, Sia created a group called LSD. This group produced a super-hit song called ‘Audio’ in the year 2019, which received a Grammy nomination.
Sia has written and performed many movie soundtracks like ‘The Twilight Saga: Eclipse’ in the year 2020, ‘The Hunger Games: Catching Fire’ in the year 2013, ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ in the year 2015, and many more. She has also appeared in movies like ‘Piccadilly Jim’ (2004) as the New York bar singer and ‘Annie’ (2014) as an animal care and control volunteer. Furthermore, she has lent her voice in movies like ‘My Little Pony: The Movie’ (2017) as Songbird Serenade, ‘Peter Rabbit’ (2018) and its sequel ‘Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway’ as Mrs. Tiggy-Winkle, ‘Dominion’ (2018) as the narrator and ‘Charming’ (2018) as Half-Oracle.
Sia won the Montville Music Video Awards’ Best Choreography Award for her work ‘Chandelier’ in 2014. She won the APRA Music Awards’ Breakthrough Songwriter Award in 2002, Songwriter of the Year Award and the Urban Works of the Year Award for her work in ‘I Love It’ in the year 2013, Songwriter of the Year Award in the year 2014, and 2015. She has also won the Most Played Australian Work Overseas Award, including the ARIA Awards and the MTV Video Music Award.
Sia has earned herself a lot of name and fame in her musical career, and as of 2020, Sia has an approximate net worth of $30 million.