Although she came to prominence in 2014 by dropping instant hits such as, Chandelier and Elastic Heart, Sia has been in the music business since the 90s. In her long and illustrious career, she has been through many ups and downs, but despite all the odds, she never gave up on her dreams of becoming a successful artist. As a result, this Australian native has gone on to perform sold out shows in every part of the world, won multiple accolades including ten ARIA Music Awards and has even written or co-written songs for stars like Rihanna and Beyoncé.
In 2017, Sia decided to do something different and released her first holiday studio effort, ‘Every Day is Christmas.’ Produced by Greg Kurstin, the record became a critical hit and peaked at the third spot on the Top Holiday Albums. She is now gearing up to promote it on the road and plans to perform special shows for you live. So, grab your Sia tickets from here and don’t let this opportunity of seeing her live in concert slip away.
Early Life & Influences
Born in a musical family, Sia chose to pursue music when she was young. Influenced by some of the legendary names like Stevie Wonder, Aretha Franklin and Sting, she commenced her journey in the mid 90s by joining the local acid jazz group, Crisp as the lead vocalist. She then started to perform with the band and also recorded a couple of extended plays, ‘Word and the Deal’ and ‘Delirium.’ Unfortunately, Crisp couldn’t get far and eventually disbanded, which led to Sia releasing her first solo studio effort, ‘OnlySee’ in 1997. The record was exclusively released in Australia and featured thirteen songs on the track-list.
Sia then took a flight to London and soon found herself as the background vocalist for the Grammy winning English group, Jamiroquai. She later met with the duo of Henry Binns and Sam Hardaker, collectively known as, Zero 7 and contributed vocals to tracks, Distractions and Destiny, which featured on the band’s first album, ‘Simple Things.’ Sia then made an appearance for the second time on the duo’s sophomore album, ‘When it Falls’ before she was asked again to feature on their third album, ‘The Garden.’
In 2000, Sony Music spotted Sia and signed her to the company’s sub-label, Dance Pool. In the same year, she churned out her first single, Taken for Granted. It became a top 10 hit in the United Kingdom. She followed up by churning out her second single, Little Man and after a year, Sia’s sophomore solo album, ‘Healing is Difficult’ hit the market. The record was only charted in Australia but failed to make its mark outside the country. She then signed with Universal Music Group’s subsidiary Go! Beat and released her third studio effort, ‘Color the Small One’ in 2004. It received 77/100 rating from Metacritic and yielded five singles out of which, Breathe Me was used in the final scene of the HBO television series, ‘Six Feet Under.’
Breakthrough & Recognition
Sia’s music started to gain attention when two of her studio efforts, ‘Some People Have Real Problems’ and ‘We Are Born’ saw the light of day in 2004 and 2008 respectively. Both records were awarded gold certification in Australia and collected favorable response from the critics. Moreover, the latter earned her two ARIA Music Awards under the category of ‘Best Independent Release’ and ‘Best Pop Release’ in 2010.
As her popularity began to soar, Sia decided to retire as a recording artist. She then focused on writing pop songs for other stars and also appeared as a guest vocalist on songs, Titanium and Wild Ones, which were released by David Guetta and Flo Rida respectively. The latter became one of the best-selling singles in history and was certified quadruple times platinum in the U.S.
Albums and Notable Work
In 2014, Sia finally came out of retirement and released her sixth studio album, ‘1000 Forms of Fear.’ Influenced by electropop sound, it became her first record to achieve gold status in the United States and landed at the first spot on the Billboard 200 and ARIA Charts. The record was included in The New York Times’s list of the ‘Favorite Albums of the Year’ and also made the Rolling Stone’s list of the ‘Best Pop Albums of 2014.’ Plus, ‘1000 Forms of Fear’ also earned her four Grammy Award nominations under the category of ‘Song of the Year,’ ‘Record of the Year,’ ‘Best Solo Performance’ and ‘Best Music Video.’
Sia then quickly went to work on her next studio project. She recorded twelve songs and then compiled them into one special album titled, ‘This is Acting’, which hit the markets on January 29, 2016. The record topped the charts in Australia, while in the U.S., it reached the fourth spot. ‘This is Acting’ earned the approval of the critics and Billboard included the studio effort in its list of the ‘Best Albums of the First Half of 2016.’ It also gave four singles, Cheap Thrills, Alive, The Greatest and Move Your Body. The former featured Sean Paul and peaked at the first spot in many countries. In addition, the song was certified multi-platinum by the RIAA, BPI, MC and ARIA.
Apart from eight studio efforts, Sia has six live albums under her belt. She has also released one compilation and one video record so far.
Sia Tour Tickets
Sia spent much of 2017 releasing new material. Besides coming out with her album, ‘Everyday is Christmas’ she went on to record songs, To Be Human and Rainbow, which appeared in the Hollywood films, ‘Wonder Women’ and ‘The Eagle Huntress’ respectively. Moreover, she featured on Zayn’s song, Dusk Till Dawn, which was awarded double platinum certification by the ARIA.
Sia is now setting out on tour. She will be playing multiple shows live, so if you want to groove to the rhythm of her hit songs live then now is your chance to do just that. Simply get your Sia tour tickets and watch her as she gets the ball rolling live.