Sia – Australian singer, songwriter, and producer
Sia’s full name is Sia Kate Isobelle Furler. She was born on 18 December 1975 in Adelaide, Australia. Sia wanted to become a singer since she was a kid. Her uncle, Kevin Colson, is a famous Australian actor. He helped guide the girl in the right direction. While studying, Sia demonstrated her talent. After graduating, she worked with the group Crisp to record “Word and the Deal” in 1996 and “Delirium” in 1997. Furler was influenced by such artists as Stevie Wonder, Aretha Franklin, and Sting.
In 1997, Sia moved to London, where she performed with such bands as Jamiroquai and Zero 7. Together with Zero 7, she released two hits, "Destiny" and "Distractions". Soon Sia recorded her first studio album, OnlySee. Even though it didn’t chart, the LP eventually sold 1,200 copies in Australia.
In 2000, Sia decided to focus entirely on her solo career. She signed a contract with Sony Music and recorded her debut single “Taken For Granted”. The song made it into the top-10 of UK Singles Chart, which was an excellent result for the young artist. In 2001, she presented the second LP Healing Is Difficult, which brought the singer international recognition. It featured Sia’s debut single and other hits, such as "Fear", "Drink to Get Drunk", "Get Me", "Blow It All Away", "I'm Not Important to You", "Healing Is Difficult", and "Judge Me".