Sia

Sia

Real Name:
Sia Kate Isobelle Furler
Profile:
Australian singer and songwriter, born 18 December 1975 in Adelaide, Australia.

In the early 1990s, Furler started gigging in the Adelaide acid jazz scene and at the age of 17, she joined the jazz-funk band Crisp. The group released two albums: "Word And The Deal" (1996) and "Delerium" (1997). By 1997, Furler had left Crisp and released her debut solo album "OnlySee" as a trip hop artist from an Adelaide garage – which sold 1,200 copies, 1,000 in Adelaide alone. Unlike her later albums, "OnlySee" was released under her full name, instead of the mononym Sia.

In 2000, Furler scored a top 10 hit with her debut single "Taken For Granted". Pairing her unique Australian drawl with the strident strings from Prokofiev's "Romeo & Juliet", the track was championed by Trevor Nelson and had Sia performing live on Jo Whiley's BBC Radio 1 show. Her second album "Healing Is Difficult" arrived to cries of 'the next big R&B thing'. She then added her jazzy slurs to two tracks on Zero 7's "Simple Things" album and became the voice of the year's downtempo soundtrack.

Furler's third album "Colour The Small One" was released in Australia on 19 January 2004 and in Europe later that year. This downtempo album had Furler employ a mixture of acoustic instruments and electronic backing to her material. It was re-released on 10 January 2006 in the US, after the track "Breathe Me" became popular on alternative radio, following its feature as the closing song in the series finale of the HBO drama Six Feet Under.

On 3 April 2007, Furler released a live album, "Lady Croissant", in the US. It featured eight live songs from her April 2006 performance at New York's Bowery Ballroom. It was later released in other countries as well.

Fourth studio album "Some People Have Real Problems" was released in 2008. It spawned the successful single "The Girl You Lost To Cocaine", which was released with charting remixes by StoneBridge and Sander van Doorn.

In 2010, Furler released her fifth studio album titled "We Are Born". A year later, she was the featured artist on David Guetta's global hit "Titanium". Furler also was the featured artist on "Wild Ones" by Flo Rida and "She Wolf (Falling To Pieces)", also by David Guetta. Those hits resulted in her worldwide breakthrough. Furler's songwriting credits include Christina Aguilera, Rihanna, Ne-Yo, Céline Dion, Beyoncé, Katy Perry, Britney Spears and Eminem.

Sia has a mezzo-soprano vocal type.
Vocal range: 3 octaves and a semitone B2-B5.

For full-name credits, please see Sia Furler.
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Sia Discography

Albums

Sia Healing Is Difficult (Album) Long Lost Brother Records UK 2001 Sell This Version
Sia Colour The Small One (Album) Go! Beat 2004 Sell This Version
Sia Lady Croissant (Album) Astralwerks, EMI Europe 2007 Sell This Version
Sia Some People Have Real Problems (Album) Monkey Puzzle Records US 2007 Sell This Version
Sia Live - The We Meaning You Tour 2010 (12.05.2010 - Copenhagen) (Album) Concert Live Denmark 2010 Sell This Version
Sia Live - The We Meaning You Tour 2010 : Live At The Roundhouse - 27.05.2010 (Album, Comp) Concert Live UK 2010 Sell This Version
Sia We Are Born (Album) Monkey Puzzle Records, Jive Canada 2010 Sell This Version
Sia 1000 Forms Of Fear (Album) Monkey Puzzle Records, RCA Russia 2014 Sell This Version
Sia This Is Acting (Album) Monkey Puzzle Records, RCA, Sony Music US 2016 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

none Sia How To Breathe(CD, EP, Single, Promo) Not On Label none Australia 1997 Sell This Version
S.i.A* Little Man (Single) Long Lost Brother Records UK 2000 Sell This Version
S.i.A* Taken For Granted (Single) Long Lost Brother Records UK 2000 Sell This Version
S.i.A* Drink To Get Drunk (Maxi, Single) Long Lost Brother Records UK 2000 Sell This Version
S001 Sia Get Me (Groove Chronicles Mix)(12") Long Lost Brother Records S001 UK 2000 Sell This Version
none Zero 7 Featuring Sia Zero 7 Featuring Sia - Distractions(CDr, Single, Promo) Ultimate Dilemma none UK 2002 Sell This Version
S005V Sia Judge Me(12") Long Lost Brother Records S005V UK 2002 Sell This Version
Sia Breathe Me (Single, Maxi) Go! Beat UK 2004 Sell This Version
Zero 7 Feat. Sia Zero 7 Feat. Sia - Somersault (Single) EastWest, Ultimate Dilemma UK 2004 Sell This Version
Sia Don't Bring Me Down E.P. (EP) Go! Beat UK 2004 Sell This Version
Sia Where I Belong (Single) Go! Beat UK 2004 Sell This Version
SIA210 Sia Rewrite(10", Promo) Go! Beat SIA210 UK 2004 Sell This Version
Sia Numb (Single) Go! Beat UK 2004 Sell This Version
Sia Day Too Soon (Single, Maxi) Monkey Puzzle Records UK 2007 Sell This Version
Sia Soon We'll Be Found (Single) Monkey Puzzle Records UK 2008 Sell This Version
Sia The Girl You Lost To Cocaine (Single) Ultra Records US 2007 Sell This Version

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Tiddlypeep

Tiddlypeep

February 7, 2017
edited 2 months ago
Sia's early work is groundbreaking. Tracks like Breathe me, The Girl You Lost and Button's encapsulate her true brilliance with a delicate balance of vulnerability and raw emotive songwriting.

Although I'm not a fan of her newer material which I find is too pop-orientated and commercial, She truly deserves all the success that is coming her way in recent years.

A stand out artist who is truly unique. Quite a rarity these days.
bokonon42

bokonon42

July 8, 2014
Criminally under-represented on vinyl. The first 4 albums need vinyl pressings! :)

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