Sia Performs Hit Song

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Sia Performs Hit Song

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Released in July,1000 Forms Of Fearpeaked at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 and features collaborations with GRAMMY-nominated producers Diplo and Greg Kurstin and the Strokes guitarist Nick Valensi, among others. The album features 12 tracks, including Big Girls Cry, Chandelier and Elastic Heart, the latter of which is also featured on the soundtrack for the 2013 filmThe Hunger Games: Catching Fire.

As a master collaborator, Guetta has learned many of these techniques to take the awe-inspiring talents of some of musics biggest stars such asRihannaNicki MinajandUsherand harness them into an effective accessible record. But his respect for Sias ability is so strong that it presents a unique production challenge, albeit one every producer would love to have.

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The first collaboration between the two artists was 2011sTitanium, which reached No. 7 on the Billboard Hot 100 and has more than 774 million views on YouTube. Their follow-up the next year wasShe Wolf (Falling to Pieces), which has reached 485 million views. On 2015sBang My Head,the two were joined byFetty Wapfor a hit that has more than 190 million views.

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If you want to know if its a hit, anybody has to be able to sing it and to relate to it.  David Guetta

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Born Sia Kate Isobelle Furler in Adelaide, Australia, Sia started her career performing on the Adelaide jazz circuit in the 90s as a guest vocalist for Crisp. After relocating to London, she landed gigs as a guest vocalist for GRAMMY winners Jamiroquai and electronic duo Zero 7. In 2002 Sia released her major label debut,Healing Is Difficult, which featured the Top 10 UK Singles hit Taken For Granted.Colour The Small Onewas released in 2004 and garnered Sia international acclaim whenBreathe Mewas featured in the series finale of HBOs Six Feet Under, which she parlayed into a subsequent U.S. tour. Sias third album, 2008sSome People Have Real Problems, peaked at No. 26 on the Billboard 200.

GRAMMY-nominated singer/songwriter Sia recently visited The Recording Academys headquarters in Santa Monica, Calif., to perform a rare live set featuring songs from her latest album,1000 Forms Of Fear, including Big Girls Cry and the Top 10 hit Chandelier.

This weekend, Guetta will headlineUltra Music Festivalin Miami, delivering the Sunday night closing set on the festivals main stage. From the perspective of an artist who was seen dance music go through many changes, Ultra has emerged as one of the scenes most special gatherings.

Weve been working very often together, with Sia, in different ways. Sometimes shes writing on my music or sometimes Im producing around her song, Guetta told us in South Beach duringMiami Music Week. So this time it was like that. She sent me that song and I loved it.

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It took me a minute to find the right approach to [Flames], and Im very happy with it. That funky bass line, I love, says Guetta. Its a little bit like I did in Dangerous, the previous record I did. It has that French touch feeling.

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GRAMMY-nominated artistsDJ KhaledandDemi Lovatos I Believe flew in on March 7, offering a taste of the soundtrack from the highly anticipated Ava DuVernay-directed film,A Wrinkle In Time.

Much like previous collaborations, Flames is a pop-forward tune that showcases Sias vocal prowess while sending an encouraging message for listeners to keep pushing forward. This marks Sia and Guettas fourth collaboration.

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For her part, Sias raw talent and je ne sais quoi actually presents somewhat of a challenge for Guetta, who has to dig deep to discern if what hes hearing is the magnetism of her voice or the makings of a true pop hit.

Sias song contribution, meanwhile, is titled Magic.

On Feb. 20 DuVernay announced via Twitter thatSadeandSiahave contributed original songs to the films soundtrack. Sades contribution, Flower Of The Universe, marks the first new music from the GRAMMY winner since her 2010 album,Soldier Of Love.

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Anything she does I love. Its almost hard for me not to like anything that shes singing, says Guetta. Its funny actually because when we were in the studio, especially around the time of Titanium, she was not the huge star she is now she had this thing in her that was not out yet.

In 2010 Sia releasedWe AreBorn, which cracked the Top 40, and co-wrote three tracks for GRAMMY winner Christina Aguileras hit albumBionic, including You Lost Me. Sia subsequently went on a brief hiatus from recording and focused her efforts on songwriting, co-penning songs for the likes of GRAMMY winners Madonna, Britney Spears, Beyonc, Celine Dion, and Rihanna, for whom she co-wrote the 2012 No. 1 hit Diamonds. Sia was also featured on Flo Ridas Top 5 hit Wild Ones, which earned her a GRAMMY nomination for Best Rap/Sung Collaboration for 2012.

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Clearly, there was something special about the synergy between Sia and Guetta. On March 22 Guettareleaseda new collaboration with the beloved Australian singer/songwriter, Flames, which proves their magic musical connection is unwavering.

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So get ready to travel through space and time when the film drops on March 9, and get a head start with the lavish I Believe music video.

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On March 22 GRAMMY-winning DJDavid Guettaand GRAMMY-nominated singer/songwriterSiareunited to release the lyric video for their latest project together, Flames.

Happy to share that WRINKLE IN TIMEs soundtrack also includes original music by none other than Sia. I remember being blown away by her SPEAKING VOICE ON THE PHONE. So when she shared the song she wrote for Meg, I was spellbound. Its called Magic. And it is. Thank you,@Siapic.twitter.com/PioLASDipQ

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Mark your calendars:A Wrinkle In Timewill hit theaters on March 9.

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The superstar DJ/producer breaks down the funky bass line, mind-blowing harmonies and magic French touch that went into his latest dance-pop masterpiece

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Rewind to 2011: SuperstarDavid Guettareleased his fifth studio album,Nothing But The Beat, and one of the LPs infectious singles,Titanium,featured pop geniusSia, who at that point had just retired from her career as a recording artist to focus on being a songwriter. Co-written and produced by Guetta, along withGiorgio TuinfortandAfrojack, the song hit the top 10 on charts all over the world, including landing at No. 1 onBillboards UK dance and UK singles charts.

Other artists set to sing on the soundtrack includeKehlaniDJ KhaledDemi Lovato, and Chloe X Halle. GRAMMY-nominated Game Of Thrones composerRamin Djawadiis set to compose the films score.

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Guettas production style is often credited for bringing dance music sensibilities into the pop realm, most notably with his breakoutBlack Eyed Peascollab, 2009s I Gotta Feeling, which blew opened the door for pop records to integrate EDM elements. But finding the right match is not always automatic, even for Guetta.

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Not only is she a genius songwriter, but shes also an incredible singer and also the way she does her harmonies is completely mind-blowing, Guetta says, still glowing. I feel like she could sing the phone book and it would be amazing, and plus her lyrics are insane. So when you have the voice the melody and the lyrics, then my job is quite easy, you know?

The Frenchman certainly has made things look easy for some time. For two years running, he took home the GRAMMY for Best Remixed Recording, Non-Classical at the52ndand53rd GRAMMY Awardsfor When Love Takes Over (Electro Extended Remix) and Revolver (David Guettas One Love Club Remix), respectively.

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Music matters deeply to DuVernay, whose movieSelmafeaturedCommons song Glory, which went on to win Best Song Written For Visual Media at the58th GRAMMY Awards. DuVernay gathered a standout group of artists forA Wrinkle In Timeas well.

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We would make four songs a day it was insane and the thing is everything sounded amazing. When Im listening to the song I always try to say, What if it wasnt her singing? Would I still like the song? Because, if you want to know if its a hit, anybody has to be able to sing it and to relate to it. And of course, not everybody can sing the way she sings.

I never thought shed say yes, but asked anyway. She was kind + giving. A goddess. We began a journey together that Ill never forget. Proud to announce that Sade has created an original song for WRINKLE IN TIME. Its entitled Flower of the Universe. And its a dream come m/FdXrZ1MFMO

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In case youre late to the party, Madeleine LEngles 1962 science-fiction novel,A Wrinkle In Time, is a veritable classic in the world of literature. Now its getting the big-screen treatment under the capable direction of Ava DuVernay with blockbuster stars, including Oprah Winfrey, Reese Witherspoon and Mindy Kaling, among others.

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I have to say that Ultra has managed to become so important that [all the DJs] prepare our set like [nowhere else] in the year. I have those two moments, probably forTomorrowlandin Europe and for Ultra in America we work days, sometimes weeks, on that DJ set. I see it as like a fashion designer, a new collection. Youre presenting your new music.

The filmssoundtrackincludes the first new song from multiple GRAMMY winnerSadein years, new tracks fromKehlaniSiaand sisters Chloe X Halle, whose debut album arrives March 23, as well as a soundtrack composed by GRAMMY-nominated Game Of Thrones composerRamin Djawadi.

There was a lot of hype around me at the moment because I was changing not only the music in my scene but pop … because I was the one representing this new wave of music. I think this also helped me, Guetta reflects. I have many awards, but I dont put them all [on display], but the GRAMMYs, definitely. Actually, when I had No. 1 DJ in the world and the [two] GRAMMYs, those are the three.

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