We simply can’t wait for her album, This is Acting, to be released later this month! We’re talking about Sia… and because we’re so excited for her new release, we’ve made her our Weekly Spotlight. Did you know these fun facts about this great artist?

 

1. She spent several years singing backup vocals for Jamiroquai.

 

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2. She’s so shy that she wrote an “Anti-Fame Manifesto” for Billboard in 2013. In her words: “If anyone besides famous people knew what it was like to be a famous person, they would never want to be famous. Imagine the stereotypical highly opinionated, completely uninformed mother-in-law character and apply it to every teenager with a computer in the entire world. Then add in all bored people, as well as people whose job it is to report on celebrities. Then, picture that creature, that force, criticizing you for an hour straight once a day, every day, day after day.”

 

 

3. Sia has written music for almost ever major female pop star! A few of these artists include Rihanna, Katy Perry, Beyoncé, Britney Spears, and Christina Aguilera. In fact, she wrote “Diamonds” for Rihanna in just 14 minutes!

 

 

4.  In 2014, BRW magazine ranked Sia as the 97th richest Australian under the age of 40. It was reported that she has a net worth of AU$20 million.

 

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5.  Sia has actually been a solo artist since 1997, when she released her first album OnlySee.

 

Sia