Sia Signs to Atlantic Records, Announces Christmas Album
Sia announced Tuesday (Aug. 1) that she is working on a Christmas album for Atlantic and directing her first feature film.
Sia officially has a new home. The superstar singer (and songwriter to her fellow stars) has made the leap from RCA to Atlantic Records. Her first release under the recently signed worldwide deal will be a collection of original holiday songs written by Sia and producer Greg Kurstin, due later this year via Monkey Puzzle/Atlantic Records, according to a release announcing the deal Tuesday (Aug. 1).
“Sia is a once-in-a-generation artist. Her extraordinary gifts as a singer and songwriter, her revolutionary approach to the art of performing, her groundbreaking videos – everything she does comes from a deep wellspring of inspiration and imagination,” said Atlantic Records Chairman/CEO Craig Kallman and Atlantic Records Chairman/COO Julie Greenwald in a statement. “Sia is that rare artist who has formed her own singular, boundless musical universe. We are so happy to welcome her into the Atlantic family and to be joining Sia on her amazing musical journey.”
The signing news comes just weeks after one of Sia’s former clients, Kelly Clarkson, inked her own long-term deal with Atlantic after leaving RCA as well. Sia joins an Atlantic roster that includes such fellow singer/songwriters as Charli XCX, Ed Sheeran and Charlie Puth, not to mention Meek Mill, Bruno Mars, Coldplay, Janelle Monae, Wiz Khalifa, Sturgill Simpson, Paramore and Rita Ora.
In addition to the holiday album, Sia — who has written hits for everyone from Beyoncé to Britney Spears, Katy Perry and Rihanna — is also currently directing her first feature film. She recently wrapped a tour for her Grammy-nominated 2016 This is Acting album.