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    Pop's Top 35 Hitmakers
    Hitmakers Sia - P 2013
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    This story first appeared in the Feb. 15 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine.

    Australian musician Sia (nee Sia Furler) kicked off her career as a solo artist in the late 1990s, but it’s really been her collaborations with artists like Christina Aguilera, David Guetta and Flo Rida that have recently solidified her as an integral part of contemporary pop music. The 37-year-old singer has released five solo albums since 1997, including her most recent effort We Are Born, and broke into songwriting in 2010 on Aguilera’s Bionic (Aguilera also enlisted Sia as a mentor on The Voice’s first season). “Titanium,” Sia’s 2011 collaboration with Guetta, bowed at No. 7 on the Billboard Hot 100 and has gone double platinum while Flo Rida’s “Wild Ones,” which Sia appeared on as featured vocalist, is nominated for Best Rap/Sung Collaboration at the 2013 Grammys. Plus, Sia is responsible for penning “Diamonds,” the flagship single off Rihanna’s recent album Unapologetic, and has a co-write and featured vocal on Tegan and Sara’s upcoming album Heartthrob.

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