Sia is not your everyday singer, she is basically a nightingale in a woman’s body. She has an amazing voice. Born on the 18th day of December, 1975, Sia Kate Isobelle Furler is an Australian singer and songwriter who has taken her music to a new different level. Her love for music probably stems from her father Phil Colson who is a musician. As a child, Sia imitated music legends like Aretha Franklin who is better known as the “Queen of Soul”, Steve “Stevie” Wonder, and Sting who served as early influence and musical role models for young Sia.
Sia started her career with a band known as Crisp an acid Jazz band in Adelaide around the 1990s. She released her debut studio album titled OnlySee shortly after the band disbanded in 1997. The album was released via the stables of Flavored Records. However, the album released under the name “Sia Furler” was by no means a hit as it sold a meager 1200 copies. In 2000, she signed up with Dance Pool, a sub-label of Sony Music and she released her first single titled “Taken FOR Granted”. Her song would eventually make the number 10 spot on the UK Singles Chart. It was a sign of good thing to come.
Sia kept the faith alive and in 2001, she followed up her debut album with a second studio album titled Healing Is Difficult the album was said to have been inspired by the struggles she faced as a result of the demise of her fist love affair. (Love is tough when you are young). Sia broke off her deal with Sony Music after expressing her displeasure at the poor promotion of her album, and signed a deal with Go! Beat, a subsidiary of Universal Music Group. In 2002, Sia won the Breakthrough Songwriter alongside Grant Walls and Jennifer Waite at APRA Awards.
Her third Studio album titled Colour the Small One was released in 2004. The album had four singles amongst which Where I Belong and Breathe Me peaked at number 71 in the United Kingdom, number 19 in Denmark and 81 in France. in 2005, Sia moved to New York City as she sought to connect with the mainstream audience after another poor promotion crisis. Fast forward to 2008, she released her fourth studio album titled Some People Have Real Problems. The album was more successful than her previous ones as it charted at number 26 on the US Billboard 200. A first of its kind for her in the United States. Her fifth studio album, We Are Born, released in 2010, and at that point it became evident Sia was here to stay. The songs on the album brought her much attention and shot futher into the lime light.
Sia has been able to set herself apart with unique resonant voice and powerful images in her songs. Chandelier and Titanium are songs that will probably never be forgotten as no one saw them coming.