Singer Sia and dancer Maddie Ziegler arrive. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni February 09, 2015 06:35pm EST – Compiled by Egypt Today
CAIRO – 18 December 2017: “I'm an advocate of 'it's not what you are; it's who you are” - Sia
Sia Kate Isobelle Furler was born on Dec.18, 1975, in Adelaide, South Australia. Her mother is an art lecturer and her father a musician. Furler began singing in the local acid jazz band “Crisp” in the 1990s. A guest vocalist, music video director, singer and songwriter, she released her debut album “Only See” in 1997.
“My goal is to give girls and boys a different idea of expression. It's not always about looking pretty or cute. It's about expressing yourself however that may be, even if that's being silly or goofy or weird” - Sia
She relocated to England to pursue her music career, after the death of her boyfriend, whom she refers to as “the love of her life.” She had her first job as a backup singer for Jamiroquai, only to go on and become the lead vocalist for electronica duo Zero 7.
”The truth is that you shouldn't match your insides to other people's outsides. Life is an inside job, and we just have to do our best” - Sia
Signing with “Dance Pool,” a Sony music label, she released her second album “Healing Is Difficult” in 2001. “Color the Small One,” her third album, was released with “Go! Beat” in 2004. “Some People Have Problems” and “We Are Born” were both released before her break from her own music career, and she used to write songs for David Guetta, Rihanna, Beyoncé, Flo-Rida and other artists. “1000 Forms of Fear,” her sixth album, and “This is Acting” both were radio and charts hits. Her single “Cheap Thrills” made it to number one spot on the Hot 100 list.
“We all need to stand together and be a part of creating the future we hope to see.” - Sia