Biography of SiaThe singer with a unique voice, author, and performer of songs in the quaint style, which mixed jazz, folk, soul, and pop, is often called «the Australian treasure». And it is no wonder – once hearing the voice of this singer, you will really remember it forever.
The ChildhoodSia Kate Isobelle Furler was born in a family of musicians from the small Australian town of Adelaide. The father, Phil Colson, lectured on art, and her mother composed the songs. The couple played together in the rockabilly band The Soda Jerx, the leader of which was Sia’s uncle. So, the atmosphere of music and creativity surrounded the baby from the first years of her life.
Often going on tour, parents left the baby at home alone, and the girl was having fun, dancing in front of a mirror, imitating her favorite singers. Many years later, these children's memories formed the basis of a video on her famous song «Chandelier».
At the age of 17, she first appeared on the stage as a member of the local jazz-funk band The Crisp, but she was not there for a long time. Under this project, the girl recorded two albums («Word and the Deal» and «Delirium»). Both discs had failed commercially, but this experience helped the young singer to understand that it was time to start her solo career.
Sia’s musical careerIn 1997 Sia moved to London, where she was finally in luck. Firstly, she was invited as a backing vocalist in the famous jazz-funk band Jamiroquai (she recorded an album «Only See» with them), and in 2000 she signed a contract with the famous recording company Sony Music.
The situation changed after the release of her second studio album «Colour the Small One» in 2004. The third song from the album – «Breathe Me», ranked first in the charts of several American radio stations. But it was the most important that it became a soundtrack to the TV series «Six Feet Under». It was a lucky strike and a great success. A little later, this song was played at Victoria's Secret fashion show, for Australian supermarkets’ commercials, during the Olympic Games in Beijing and even in a trailer of the popular game «Prince of Persia».
By that time, the singer started to work on the other artists’ projects. Thus, in 2010 she composed four songs for Christina Aguilera’s album «BIONIC», which the star called «the heart of the whole album».
In 2013 the Billboard chart released a traditional thematic magazine with the best singers of the year. On the cover, it was the girl with a paper bag on her head. There was an inscription on the paper bag: «She has sold 12 million tracks, composed the soundtrack for The Hungry Games 2, but she still does not want to be popular». The inscription could be unstuck – the real Sia’s face was hidden behind it.
Later Sia’s songs could be heard in such movies as «Fifty Shades of Grey» («Salted Wound»), «The Eagle Huntress» («Angel by the Wings»), and «Lion» («Never Give Up»). In January 2016, it was released another successful singer's album «This Is Acting», a track from which «Cheap Thrills» became a dance hit for a long time and received the Grammy nomination. At the same time, the singer was nominated for «The Best Vocal Pop Album of the Year», but gave the award to Adele. To promote the album Sia organized a world tour, the first concert of which was held in August 2016 in Moscow.
Personal Life of SiaThe singer’s personal life was quite dramatic. In London, in the early 2000s, she met the guy Dan, who became her first true love. A couple went traveling in Thailand, but due to the work issues, Dane had to return to London earlier. A week before Sia’s arrival he had died, after being struck by a car.
In 2008 she publicly stated her bisexuality, and in 2014 she married the American movie director Erik Anders Lang, but at the end of 2016, the couple broke up.
In 2019 she admitted her everlasting pain due to Ehlers–Danlos syndromes – a disease that causes numerous injuries of the skin and blood vessels.