As far as I’m concerned, Sia Furler, more commonly known by her stage name of Sia, really came out of nowhere. That isn’t a bad thing – it’s actually a refreshing surprise. She’s got quite the set of pipes and knows her way around a catchy pop song, which truly a breath of fresh air from the nonsense that is currently plaguing the top 40 charts.
The Australian-born singer reluctantly entered the limelight back in 2005, which means she has been doing this music industry business thing for quite some time now. You may be wondering how much she is worth, given that she has been producing and performing for so long.
As of 2018, Sia Furler is worth $20 million dollars.
Frankly, at the rate her music career is going, I imagine that sum is going to near double itself in the coming years.
Sia started creating music and performing at an early age. In the 1990s, she sang in a acid jazz band by the name of Crisp. She contributed her vocals to their two EPS, Word and the Deal and Delirium. The band disbanded in 1997. She then moved to London and performed as a background vocalist for the band, Jamiroquai.
Sia released her debut studio album in 1997. It was called OnlySee and sold only 1,200 copies.
In 2000, Sia signed a recording contract with Dance Pool. Her first single, “Taken For Granted,” peaked at number 10 on the UK Singles Chart. In 2001, she released her second album, Healing Is Difficult.
In the same year, she contributed vocals to Zero 7’s album, Little Things, on the tracks “Destiny” and “Distractions.”
In 2002, Sia won the Breakthrough Songwriter at the APRA Awards.
In 2004, she contributed vocals to Zero 7 again for their album, When It Falls. In the same year, she released her third studio album entitled Colour The Small One. It created four singles for Sia.
In 2005, her song, “Breathe Me,” appeared in the final episode of Six Feet Under and propelled her into the public eye.
Sia released a live album called Lady Croissant, which featured eight live songs from her 2006 performance at the Bowery Ballroom in New York City. In the following year, she left the band, Zero 7, but on friendly terms.
In 2008, she released her fourth album, Some People Have Real Problems. It peaked at number 41 in Australia. In the United States, it charted at number 26 on Billboard 200. It spawned four singles for the singer.
In 2009, Sia won the Best Music DVD Award for her DVD, TV Is My Parent at the 2009 APRA Awards. She was also nominated for Best Breakthrough Artist Album for Some People Have Real Problems.
In the same year, she was approached by Christina Aguilera about writing ballads for her sixth album. On Aguilera’s record, three songs were co-written by Sia.
In 2010, Sia co-wrote “Bound To You” for the film, Burlesque. It was nominated for Best Original Song at the 68th Golden Globe Awards.
In the same year, Sia appeared on the inaugural season of the United States version of The Voice as an adviser for Christina Aguilera.
Sia released her fifth album, We Are Born, in 2010. It was certified gold by the Australian Recording Industry Association. The record went on to win two awards at the ARIA Music Awards of 2010: Best Independent Release and Best Pop Release.
In 2012, Sia released her greatest hits album, Best Of…, in Australia. She then announced that she was retiring from her career as a recording artist and went on to start a career as a songwriter. Her first song, “Titanium,” was given to David Guetta.
In October 2013, Sia released “Elastic Heart” for the soundtrack of The Hunger Games: Catching Fire.
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In July 2014, Sia released her sixth studio album, 1000 Forms Of Fear. It debuted on top of the Billboard 200 in the United States. It was certified silver by the British Phonographic Industry and gold by the Australian Recording Industry Association.
The record spawned the hit, “Chandelier.” The record was nominated four times at the 57th Annual Grammy Awards for Record of the Year, Song of the Year, Best Pop Solo Performance and Best Music Video.
In the same year, Sia contributed to the 2014 film adaption of the Broadway musical, Annie. She also released a mobile game, called Bob Job.
In 2016, Sia released her sixth studio album called This Is Acting. She gave a widely-acclaimed performance at Coachella – her first full concert since 2011.
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Sia continues to impress us with her vocals and started off 2017 strong. She was nominated for three Grammy Awards and she is also scheduled to perform for the closing ceremony of the Dubai World Cup on March 25, 2017.
She is also set to be featured in the the movie Charming and the 2017 animated film My Little Pony: the Movie as the voice of Songbird Serenade. She plans on contributing two original songs for the film’s soundtrack.
Sia has teamed up with Afrojack and David Guetta on ‘Helium’ Remix to benefit MAC Cosmetics AIDS Fund.