The sensational Sia is on tour

May 30, 2016

Sia Kate Isobelle Furler also known by her stage name, Sia is an Australian Singer who was born in 1975. She belongs to a family with musical background as her father, Phil Colson is a musician. So, it was only natural for her to pursue a career in the music industry.

 

Sia soon moved to London and performed with a couple of groups, Jamiroquai and Zero 7 before she went solo and released her debut single, Taken for Granted in 2000. Fast forward to today, the artist has become a global figure in pop music and has put out seven studio albums including the latest, ‘This is Acting’ for which she is going on her North American Tour to support it. Sia tickets are in demand right now and fans throng to buy them. Get yours and enjoy her breathtaking performance in person.

It was in the genes

Sia Kate Isobelle Furler was born to loving parents, Phil Colson and Loene Furler. She was introduced to the creative elements early on as her father was a musician and her mother was an arts lecturer. Moreover she is the niece of Kevin Colson who is a well known actor and singer, and Colin Hay who was a member of the group, Men at Work.

Since she belonged to a family with a musical background, it made it easier for Sia to take up music as a career. She cites some of the most iconic names as her influences including, Stevie Wonder, Sting and Aretha Franklin. After her graduation from the Adelaide High School in 1994, she became a part of the acid jazz group, “Crisp,” as a vocalist. She contributed vocals for two of their albums, ‘Word and the Deal’ and ‘Delerium’ in 1996 and 1997 respectively before the group parted ways. After the separation, Sia decided to pursue a solo career and got signed to Flavoured Records. She then released her debut studio album, ‘OnlySee.’ The record failed to chart and sold only twelve hundred copies in Australia. When she failed to make her mark in the music industry, Sia took a flight to London where she was met with new opportunities that helped her in becoming the star she is today.

Finding her way to the top

Once in London, Sia joined the Grammy Award winning British acid jazz group, Jamiroquai as a background vocalist. She later collaborated with the English downtempo duo, Zero 7 which is the brainchild of Henry Binns and Sam Hardaker. Sia featured on a total of three studio albums with the group including, ‘Simple Things’, ‘When it Falls’ and ‘The Garden’ all of which not only went gold but also performed well on the charts in the United Kingdom. She contributed hit singles to the group’s records like, Destiny, Distractions, Speed Dial No. 2 and Somersault out of which the former reached the thirtieth spot on the UK Singles chart.

Sia soon started to gain recognition as a vocalist due to the work she did with Zero 7. That brought her one step closer to her dream of pursuing a solo career. She was soon approached by Sony Music’s sub label, Dance Pool and Sia signed a recording contract with the organization. She then released her debut single, Taken for Granted in 2000 that climbed to the tenth spot on the UK Singles chart. It wasn’t long before she finished working on her second studio album, ‘Healing is Difficult.’

The record was released in 2001 and charted at the ninety ninth spot in Australia. It featured two singles Little Man and Drink to Get Drunk (Different Gear vs. Sia) that reached the eighty fifth and the ninety first spots on the UK Singles chart respectively. The album did not receive much success due to the lack of promotion and so she decided to leave the label and later signed with Go! Beat Records.

Color the Small One

Once Sia signed with Go! Beat Records, a subsidiary of Universal Music Group (UMG), she came out with her extended play, ‘Don’t Let Me Down’ in 2004. The EP featured four songs including the title song, Don’t Bring Me Down, Broken Biscuit, Lucky and So Bored. She later came out with her third studio album in the same year, which was titled, ‘Color the Small One.’ It was produced by Jimmy Hogarth and employed a fusion of electronic and acoustic elements.

The album landed at the fourteenth spot on the Billboard Top Heatseekers chart and received favorable reviews from the critics as Pitchfork Media and The Guardian gave it three stars out of five. ‘Color the Small One’ produced five singles out of which, Breathe Me became popular. It climbed to the seventy first, nineteenth and eighty first positions in the United Kingdom, Denmark and France respectively. The song was also featured in the ABC Family television film, ‘cyberbu//y’ and was used as a closing song in the series finale of the HBO Drama, ‘Six Feet Under.’ Her other single, Where I Belong was to be included on the soundtrack for the film, ‘Spider-Man 2’ but was withdrawn due to a record label conflict.

Shaking things up

‘Sia soon moved to the United States where she signed a recording deal with Monkey Puzzle and Hear Music. She took a break from recording music and went on tour across the country and released her live album, ‘Lady Croissant’ in 2007. The record featured a total of eight live songs that she performed at the Bowery Ballroom in 2006. A year later, Sia put out her fourth studio album, ‘Some People Have Real Problems’ which became her first gold selling album.

The record performed well on the Australian charts and produced four singles including, Day Too Soon, The Girl You Lost to Cocaine, Soon We’ll Be Found and Buttons. It received overwhelming support from the critics as AllMusic and Slant Magazine gave it four and a half stars out of five. It also earned her an ARIA Music Award nomination for the “Best Breakthrough Artist Album.”

Sia Kate Isobelle Furler also known by her stage name, Sia is an Australian Singer who was born in 1975. She belongs to a family with musical background as her father, Phil Colson is a musician. So, it was only natural for her to pursue a career in the music industry.

Sia soon moved to London and performed with a couple of groups, Jamiroquai and Zero 7 before she went solo and released her debut single, Taken for Granted in 2000. Fast forward to today, the artist has become a global figure in pop music and has put out seven studio albums including the latest, ‘This is Acting’ for which she is going on her North American Tour to support it. Sia tickets are in demand right now and fans throng to buy them. Get yours and enjoy her breathtaking performance in person.

It was in the genes

Sia Kate Isobelle Furler was born to loving parents, Phil Colson and Loene Furler. She was introduced to the creative elements early on as her father was a musician and her mother was an arts lecturer. Moreover she is the niece of Kevin Colson who is a well known actor and singer, and Colin Hay who was a member of the group, Men at Work.

Since she belonged to a family with a musical background, it made it easier for Sia to take up music as a career. She cites some of the most iconic names as her influences including, Stevie Wonder, Sting and Aretha Franklin. After her graduation from the Adelaide High School in 1994, she became a part of the acid jazz group, “Crisp,” as a vocalist. She contributed vocals for two of their albums, ‘Word and the Deal’ and ‘Delerium’ in 1996 and 1997 respectively before the group parted ways. After the separation, Sia decided to pursue a solo career and got signed to Flavoured Records. She then released her debut studio album, ‘OnlySee.’ The record failed to chart and sold only twelve hundred copies in Australia. When she failed to make her mark in the music industry, Sia took a flight to London where she was met with new opportunities that helped her in becoming the star she is today.

Finding her way to the top

Once in London, Sia joined the Grammy Award winning British acid jazz group, Jamiroquai as a background vocalist. She later collaborated with the English downtempo duo, Zero 7 which is the brainchild of Henry Binns and Sam Hardaker. Sia featured on a total of three studio albums with the group including, ‘Simple Things’, ‘When it Falls’ and ‘The Garden’ all of which not only went gold but also performed well on the charts in the United Kingdom. She contributed hit singles to the group’s records like, Destiny, Distractions, Speed Dial No. 2 and Somersault out of which the former reached the thirtieth spot on the UK Singles chart.

Sia soon started to gain recognition as a vocalist due to the work she did with Zero 7. That brought her one step closer to her dream of pursuing a solo career. She was soon approached by Sony Music’s sub label, Dance Pool and Sia signed a recording contract with the organization. She then released her debut single, Taken for Granted in 2000 that climbed to the tenth spot on the UK Singles chart. It wasn’t long before she finished working on her second studio album, ‘Healing is Difficult.’

The record was released in 2001 and charted at the ninety ninth spot in Australia. It featured two singles Little Man and Drink to Get Drunk (Different Gear vs. Sia) that reached the eighty fifth and the ninety first spots on the UK Singles chart respectively. The album did not receive much success due to the lack of promotion and so she decided to leave the label and later signed with Go! Beat Records.

Color the Small One

Once Sia signed with Go! Beat Records, a subsidiary of Universal Music Group (UMG), she came out with her extended play, ‘Don’t Let Me Down’ in 2004. The EP featured four songs including the title song, Don’t Bring Me Down, Broken Biscuit, Lucky and So Bored. She later came out with her third studio album in the same year, which was titled, ‘Color the Small One.’ It was produced by Jimmy Hogarth and employed a fusion of electronic and acoustic elements.

The album landed at the fourteenth spot on the Billboard Top Heatseekers chart and received favorable reviews from the critics as Pitchfork Media and The Guardian gave it three stars out of five. ‘Color the Small One’ produced five singles out of which, Breathe Me became popular. It climbed to the seventy first, nineteenth and eighty first positions in the United Kingdom, Denmark and France respectively. The song was also featured in the ABC Family television film, ‘cyberbu//y’ and was used as a closing song in the series finale of the HBO Drama, ‘Six Feet Under.’ Her other single, Where I Belong was to be included on the soundtrack for the film, ‘Spider-Man 2’ but was withdrawn due to a record label conflict.

Shaking things up

‘Sia soon moved to the United States where she signed a recording deal with Monkey Puzzle and Hear Music. She took a break from recording music and went on tour across the country and released her live album, ‘Lady Croissant’ in 2007. The record featured a total of eight live songs that she performed at the Bowery Ballroom in 2006. A year later, Sia put out her fourth studio album, ‘Some People Have Real Problems’ which became her first gold selling album.

The record performed well on the Australian charts and produced four singles including, Day Too Soon, The Girl You Lost to Cocaine, Soon We’ll Be Found and Buttons. It received overwhelming support from the critics as AllMusic and Slant Magazine gave it four and a half stars out of five. It also earned her an ARIA Music Award nomination for the “Best Breakthrough Artist Album.”

‘Some People Have Real Problems’ contributed to her rise to fame and she was later asked by the pop icon, Christina Aguilera to write music for her sixth studio album, ‘Bionic.’ Sia then also wrote a song for the film, ‘Burlesque’ titled, Bound To You which earned a Golden Globe Award nomination for the ‘Best Original Song.’

A couple of years later Sia returned to the studio and came out with her fifth studio album, ‘We Are Born’ which took her popularity to a whole new level. It was certified gold in Australia and climbed to the second spot on the ARIA chart. The album included three singles out of which, Clap Your Hands earned her an ARIA Music Award nomination for the ‘Single of the Year’ in 2010.

Hiatus from recording

Following the success of ‘We Are Born,’ Sia began to struggle with her life and stepped away from the spotlight. She retired from her recording career and focused on becoming a songwriter. The artist wrote and co-wrote many songs for names like, Flo Rida, Beyoncé, Madonna and Rihanna for whom she penned down the number one hit single, Diamonds. She later wrote the song, Titanium for Alicia Keys but it was later sent to French DJ, David Guetta. He used Sia’s original demo vocals on the track and it went five times platinum in Australia. She tasted her first major commercial success with the song and  that made her think about resuming her career as a recording artist.

Making a comeback

Sia made her return in a big way by collaborating with Diplo and The Weeknd on a song, Elastic Heart which was featured on the soundtrack of the film, ‘The Hunger Games: Catching Fire.’ Sia soon signed with RCA Records and released the first single, Chandelier from her sixth studio album, ‘1000 Forms of Fear’ in 2014. The song sold two million copies in the United States and was included in Complex’s list of ’The 50 Best Songs of 2014.’ The track charted at the eighth spot on the Billboard Hot 100 and received four Grammy Awards nominations. She also performed, Chandelier on a number of television shows including, Jimmy Kimmel Live! which created anticipation for her album.

After making huge impact with Chandelier, Sia released, ‘1000 Forms of Fear’ in 2014 which became her first album to top the Billboard 200.  The record earned her three ARIA Music Awards for the ‘Album of the Year,’ the ‘Best Female Artist Album’ and the ‘Best Pop Album.’ It went platinum in Australia and made it to the Rolling Stones’ list of the ’20 Best Pop Albums of 2014.’

This is Acting and tour

Sia’s career in earnest took off with ‘1000 Forms of Fear’ and she then made her contribution to the soundtrack of the movie adaptation of the famous Broadway musical, ‘Annie.’ She also worked with the composer, J. Ralph on a song, One Candle for the environmental documentary, ‘Racing Extinction.’ At the 72nd Venice International Film Festival, Sia announced the release of her latest single, Alive which sent her fans into a frenzy as they began to wait for her sixth studio album, ‘This is Acting.’

Alive was certified platinum by the ARIA and climbed to the tenth spot in Australia. Sia soon released, ‘This is Acting’ in 2016 which made it to the top of the ARIA chart and received positive reviews from the critics as Billboard and Rolling Stone gave it three stars out of five.

She is now gearing up for her first tour in five years to support ‘This is Acting’ and will be singing all her biggest hits as she takes the stage in your town. So, what are you waiting for?  Grab your Sia tickets and watch her epic performance live.

Some People Have Real Problems’ contributed to her rise to fame and she was later asked by the pop icon, Christina Aguilera to write music for her sixth studio album, ‘Bionic.’ Sia then also wrote a song for the film, ‘Burlesque’ titled, Bound To You which earned a Golden Globe Award nomination for the ‘Best Original Song.’

A couple of years later Sia returned to the studio and came out with her fifth studio album, ‘We Are Born’ which took her popularity to a whole new level. It was certified gold in Australia and climbed to the second spot on the ARIA chart. The album included three singles out of which, Clap Your Hands earned her an ARIA Music Award nomination for the ‘Single of the Year’ in 2010.

Hiatus from recording

Following the success of ‘We Are Born,’ Sia began to struggle with her life and stepped away from the spotlight. She retired from her recording career and focused on becoming a songwriter. The artist wrote and co-wrote many songs for names like, Flo Rida, Beyoncé, Madonna and Rihanna for whom she penned down the number one hit single, Diamonds. She later wrote the song, Titanium for Alicia Keys but it was later sent to French DJ, David Guetta. He used Sia’s original demo vocals on the track and it went five times platinum in Australia. She tasted her first major commercial success with the song and  that made her think about resuming her career as a recording artist.

Making a comeback

Sia made her return in a big way by collaborating with Diplo and The Weeknd on a song, Elastic Heart which was featured on the soundtrack of the film, ‘The Hunger Games: Catching Fire.’ Sia soon signed with RCA Records and released the first single, Chandelier from her sixth studio album, ‘1000 Forms of Fear’ in 2014. The song sold two million copies in the United States and was included in Complex’s list of ’The 50 Best Songs of 2014.’ The track charted at the eighth spot on the Billboard Hot 100 and received four Grammy Awards nominations. She also performed, Chandelier on a number of television shows including, Jimmy Kimmel Live! which created anticipation for her album.

After making huge impact with Chandelier, Sia released, ‘1000 Forms of Fear’ in 2014 which became her first album to top the Billboard 200.  The record earned her three ARIA Music Awards for the ‘Album of the Year,’ the ‘Best Female Artist Album’ and the ‘Best Pop Album.’ It went platinum in Australia and made it to the Rolling Stones’ list of the ’20 Best Pop Albums of 2014.’

This is Acting and tour

Sia’s career in earnest took off with ‘1000 Forms of Fear’ and she then made her contribution to the soundtrack of the movie adaptation of the famous Broadway musical, ‘Annie.’ She also worked with the composer, J. Ralph on a song, One Candle for the environmental documentary, ‘Racing Extinction.’ At the 72nd Venice International Film Festival, Sia announced the release of her latest single, Alive which sent her fans into a frenzy as they began to wait for her sixth studio album, ‘This is Acting.’

Alive was certified platinum by the ARIA and climbed to the tenth spot in Australia. Sia soon released, ‘This is Acting’ in 2016 which made it to the top of the ARIA chart and received positive reviews from the critics as Billboard and Rolling Stone gave it three stars out of five.

She is now gearing up for her first tour in five years to support ‘This is Acting’ and will be singing all her biggest hits as she takes the stage in your town. So, what are you waiting for?  Grab your Sia tickets and watch her epic performance live.

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