Why Does Sia Cover Her Face?

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Why does Sia cover her face?

Sia hides her face as a way to maintain her anonymity and privacy. She also explained that she wanted a touch of mystery in her performances which gave her the idea to use wigs to cover her face.

As shocking as it may sound, Sia is among the very few artists who shun the fame and recognition brought about by her music. She revealed her elaborate reason for flamboyant and oversized wigs during one of her appearances on the Ellen DeGeneres show, claiming that wearing wigs that hide her real face gives her a bit of privacy to let her live her life as a normal person while writing music that people love.

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On an interview with the entertainment show ‘E!’, she recounted an instance when she shopped at a Target store without a wig. No one recognized her while she looked around to buy a hose, even with her music blaring on the store’s speakers. Since then, she knew that her little experiment to hide her face worked.

Sia’s Dark Past

Sia used to perform without any outlandish costume or wig to hide her identity. She began her singing career with the acid jazz band Crisp in the mid-’90s and headlined as the band’s vocalist in two albums before the group’s disbandment in 1997. She continued to flourish as a singer while doing back-up vocals for the iconic 90’s band Jamiroquai and even became an unofficial lead singer for the group Zero 7. Throughout the late and the mid-2000s, Sia slowly built a name for herself in Australia and the United States, receiving recognition and accolades for her music. The fame that she garnered, however, soon made her uncomfortable.

It’s unfortunately all too common with individuals overwhelmed with sudden fame to fall into a spiralling descent of alcoholism, drug abuse, and depression. Sia apparently spent quite a lot of time in dark phases to the point that she even contemplated suicide, but her passion for music kept her steadfast and strong. She soon realized that fame and the toxic music industry were unhealthy for her well-being.

The straw that broke the camel’s back happened during one of her private conversations with a friend. While out for coffee, a fan interrupted Sia and asked for photos while her friend revealed that she has cancer. The experience left Sia traumatized.

What Does Sia Look Like

Sia has blonde hair, blue eyes, and a round face. Since her traumatic experience, Sia’s face is always hidden with a wig whenever she performs in concerts or appeared in award shows. She even hired child dancer Maddie Ziggler to act as her persona whenever she performs on stage. There have also been instances when Sia would sing with her back turned to the audience.

Up to now, Sia hasn’t revealed her face on any of her public appearances. There are pictures of Sia’s real face on the internet, but for the most part, they are older pictures from 2010 and earlier. She does occasionally reveal her face in public appearances, but it’s a rare occurrence.

As of 2022, Sia has appeared more regularly without her famous wigs. At the Kardashian Christmas party, she even performed alongside North West, with photos showing the famous singer in a braided hair-do and her face on full display.

Sia and North West performing together. (Credit: Instagram)
Sia (far right) with the Kardashians. (Credit: Instagram)

What Is Sia’s Real Name?

Sia’s full name is Sia Kate Isobelle Furler, a bit unorthodox since she has her mother’s maiden last name as her surname. She eventually dropped her surname when she created her stage persona.

How Old Is Sia?

Sia is 47 years old. 

Where Was Sia Born?

Sia’s from Australia! She was born in Adelaide, South Australia to parents Phil Colson, a musician, and Leone Furler, an art lecturer. She is also the niece of singer-actor Kevin Colson.

What Is Sia’s Net Worth?

Sia has an estimated net worth of $25 million. Adding to her wealth are two of her best-selling albums: her 2014 album “1000 Forms of Fear” and her 2016 album “This is Actin”, both selling 2 million units.

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Sia in 2008 (Credit: Getty)

What Are Sia’s Most Popular Songs?

To date, two of Sia’s most popular songs are ‘Chandelier’ and ‘Elastic Heart’.

‘Chandelier’ is the lead single in Sia’s 2014 album 1000 Forms of Fear and became her first entry as a solo artist in the US Billboard Hot 100 where it peaked at Number 8. The song also ranked consistently in the top ten charts of numerous European countries and in her native country of Australia.

In 2015, Chandelier became Sia’s most acclaimed song as it received four nominations in the 57th Annual Grammy Awards which includes “Record of the Year”, “Song of the Year”, “Best Solo Performance”, and “Best Music Video”.

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Sia at the 2015 Grammys (Credit: Getty)

Does Sia Write Her Own Songs?

Aside from her own, Sia also wrote songs for other notable artists like Christina Aguilera, Beyonce, Kylie Minogue, Rihanna, Flo Rida, and David Guetta.

Christina Aguilera once approached Sia in 2009 to co-write three songs in her upcoming sixth album, Bionic. The following year, Sia also co-wrote the song “Born to you”, a song included in the soundtrack of the film “Burlesque” where Christina starred together with singer Cher. “Born to You” got nominated as “Best Original Song” in the 68th Golden Globe Awards.

Sia also wrote the song ‘Titanium’ which was originally meant for Alicia Keys but was eventually picked up by David Guetta. Guetta kept Sia’s demo vocals on the song and released the single in 2011, peaking in numerous top ten charts in Europe, Australia, and the United States.

Flo Rida collaborated with Sia on the song ‘Wild Ones’ in 2012. The song reached 5th in the Billboard Top 100 and became the 10th best-selling song in the world on that year.

Is Sia On Twitter?

Yes, she is. You can see her Twitter here.

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