Sia becomes the most prolific songwriter on the 1,000,000,000 list
Songs to hit the billion-streams mark include Chandelier, Cheap Thrills and Diamonds performed by Rihanna
Sia is one of Australia’s most well-known exports, achieving success for her own songs and also writing for artists like Rihanna and ZAYN
One of our most prolific exports, Sia Furler, becomes our most prolific songwriter on The 1,000,000,000 List with an impressive nine (9!) songs.
This accolade is one of a long list of awards for Sia, including a plethora of APRA Music Awards, starting with APRA Breakthrough Songwriter of the Year in 2002, APRA Songwriter of the Year in 2013, 2014, and 2015, and many others for her individual hit songs.
Here is The 1,000,000,000 List roll call:
Dusk Til Dawn
Released in 2017 by ZAYN, ‘Dusk Til Dawn’ made a big splash on the charts, selling over 28,000 downloads in the UK within the first week. The pop ballad has accrued almost 1.3 billion views on YouTube alone and featured in the official trailer for 2017 film The Mountain Between Us. In Australia, the track has been certified 4 times platinum.
Arguably one of Sia’s best known songs, ‘Chandelier’ was an enormous worldwide success, receiving 4 nominations at the 57th GRAMMY Awards for Song of the Year, Record of the Year, Best Pop Solo Performance and Best Music Video. ‘Chandelier’ broke the top 5 on charts in over 20 countries and has featured on multiple television shows, including Hit the Floor, Wonderland, Selfie, Unreal, Please Like Me, Transparent, Shades of Blue, and more. It won the 2015 APRA Song of the Year, and 2016 APRA Most Played Australian Work Overseas award.
Chained to the Rhythm
Performed by Katy Perry, the 2017 hit ‘Chained to the Rhythm’ earned over 3 million streams within 24 hours of its Spotify release, breaking the record for the highest 1st day streaming for a single track by a female artist. Katy Perry and Skip Marley performed it live at the GRAMMY Awards, the Brit Awards and the iHeartRadio Music Awards. The track reached number one in Hungary and Latvia, as well as the top 5 in Australia, Canada, France, the UK and USA.