Reluctant pop star, Sia, accepted her APRA songwriting award as only she can – she got someone else to do it.
In Brisbane on Monday night, the star was named Songwriter of the Year for the second year in a row, at the esteemed peer voted APRA Awards.
And the reluctant star accepted the award via video link … well sort-of. The star actually made her acceptance speech through a man who sat on a sofa wearing a wig, resembling Sia’s blonde bob, and mimed as the star spoke.
The prolific songwriter who has written songs for major stars such as Beyonce and Rihanna, and whose track Chandelier has been a global hit, is not a fame seeker and frequently gets other people to pose as her.
A young dancer, Maddie Ziegler, starred in the video for Chandelier and she famously had actress Lena Dunham appear on the US TV show Late Night with Seth Meyers, dancing and miming to the song.
Sia continued the trend at the APRAs.
“Thank you for this great honour. I can’t believe I won twice,” the songwriter said through the man, who was seen sitting cross-legged on a sofa.
“I guess I’d like to thank my Mum and Dad for being the best kind of super weirdos,” the quirky singer said.
She then thanked various people who have helped her in her career including her manager, Jonathan Daniel, who she described as “the best manager in the world”.
The Aussie songwriter then graciously name-checked all the Australian artists who taught her “subconsciously, how music should be”.
Those artists include; Men at Work, Crowded House, Hoodoo Gurus, Renee Geyer, Mondo Rock, Kate Ceberano, INXS, Icehouse, The Divinyls, Kylie, Nick Cave.
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