Sia Furler, Australian. Singer/songwriter.

b. 18 December 1975

“I’ve always been honest if anyone ever asked me. Before I was actually successful I’d always said I’ve always dated boys and girls and anything in between. I don’t care what gender you are, it’s about people.

Pop, down tempo, and jazz singer and songwriter. In 2000, her single, “Taken for Granted” was a top 10 hit in the United Kingdom. Her 2008 album, Some People Have Real Problems peaked in the top 30 on the Billboard 200. At the ARIA Music Awards of 2009, she won the award for ‘Best Music DVD’ and received six nominations at the ARIA Music Awards of 2010 and won ‘Best Independent Release’ and ‘Best Pop Release’ for We Are Born and ‘Best Video’ for the song “Clap Your Hands”.

In 2008, Furler discussed her bisexuality in interviews with Scotland on Sunday and AfterEllen.com. In June 2010, Furler expressed a wish to marry her then girlfriend JD Samson of electro-punk band Le Tigre. The couple have since broken up.

She was included on a list of gay entertainers in the June–July 2009 issue of The Advocate, and was nominated for the Australian “SameSame25” awards as among the 25 “most influential” gay and lesbian Australians in 2010, 2009
“My name is Sia Furler. I am a unicorn fart. I was born out of the butthole of a unicorn called Steve. Someday I’ll die. Between now and then I’m going to keep my shit together and sing my fucking heart out.”

Clap Your Hands for our favourite singing star! The mega-successful yet humble Sia had unprecedented success in 2010 as the Adelaide-born songbird returned to Australia to accept ARIAs for her latest tracks.

Based in New York, she’s enjoying making key music industry contacts – and can now name-drop with the very best of them – but often says in interviews that she misses Australia and one day hopes settle back down here with her DJ partner JD Samson.
Last year she released her fifth album which includes singles Clap Your Hands, Bring Night and You’ve Changed. The album, which is noticeably more upbeat than her previous few, was honoured picked up three ARIAs, including Best Pop Release and Best Independent Album.
Sia is currently touring Australia and NZ as part of the Big Day Out line-up.

-SameSame 25, 2010 
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